The Tennessee Valley Authority celebrated its 75th Anniversary last Sunday and there is a partisan battle going on in the U.S. Senate regarding appointments to its board of directors. Harry Reid, the Democratic Majority leader in the U.S. Senate is blocking the appointment of two Tennessee Republicans to the board of the federal utility. Republican Senators from Tennessee are supporting the appointments. Reid says that after recent retirements there are no Democrats on the TVA’s Board of Directors. The TVA was created during President Franklin Roosevelt’s administration in 1933 to supply electricity to rural areas of the Tennessee Valley. Around 90,000 Georgians get their power from the TVA including Chattooga Countians served by the North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation.