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  • Progress photo by Lorraine Bennett
    Clay County Manager Mark Pullium gives commissioners an update on the TVA-granted lease at Gibson Cove Campground while County Attorney Merinda Woody listens.

TVA grants 30-year lease for Gibson Cove Campground

 Clay County has been granted a 30-year lease by the TVA for the county recreation park and Gibson Cove Campground, the county Board of Commissioners learned Thursday evening. 

“This is a huge win for us,” Clay County Manager Mark Pullium told the board. “After two and a half years of work, this lease has been approved.” 

As early as 2015, commissioners had discussed trying to enter into such an agreement with TVA. Gibson Cove campground on Lake Chatuge sits on TVA land. The county has operated under a 30-day lease agreement but TVA had encouraged the county to change to a 30-year agreement. The process has been in discussions since. 

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By Lorraine Bennett Staff Writer

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
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