Peaveys honored by Mississippi Arts Commission

JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - The Mississippi Arts Commission honored Hartley and Mary Peavey Thursday evening in Jackson.

The Peaveys are among recipients of the 2019 Governor's Arts Awards.
The couple received the Governor's Choice Award.

The awards ceremony was held at the House Chamber in the Old Capitol Museum.

Hartley Peavey, a Meridian native, founded Peavey Electronics in 1965. He and his wife have supported the arts in numerous ways over the years, including afterschool programs, donating guitars to Meridian Community College and a grant for the Temple Theatre.