Drought-stricken Georgia, revives old border feud

Dear fellow Atlantan’s. I’ve missed you. Been on assignment out of town, state, country for far to long. Home soon.

While on said assignments, I’ve received updates from HQ on things going on in ATL. This one was too rich to pass up a post. Please see the following two headlines:

[Georgia] State lawmakers seek to move part of Georgia’s border one mile north into Tennessee.
Georgia wants to move the entire border northward by more than a mile along a line from just west of Lookout Mountain to near McCaysville, Ga. That appropriation (or land grab) of more than 50 square miles would transform longstanding relationships along one of America’s fuzziest stretches of border.

Chattanooga Sending Truck Load Of Water To Atlanta
The city of Chattanooga, facing a possible Georgia land grab as part of an effort to get access to the Tennessee River, is sending a truck load of bottled water to Atlanta.

The best way to settle this is to challenge any football team in Tennessee to play the Georgia Bulldogs. If we win, we get the whole river. If we lose, we give Tennessee, Stone Mountain. Let’s see ’em move that.

This is where I am now. Help me explain this to them as I’m tired of the laughter. (Folks, I’m really tired of it)


XO, Stevie.

2 Comments so far

  1. Some Other Mike (unregistered) on February 27th, 2008 @ 12:11 am

    Since the mayor is accepting donations, shall we start a pool (pun intended) on the Dasani percentage of this shipment? :-)

  2. John (unregistered) on February 27th, 2008 @ 5:18 am

    Wait–here’s a novel idea: How about the folks we’ve elected to do well by our state pass sensible laws to manage our water issues rather than making us the butt of everyone else’s joke.

    Please? I’m tired of having to explain it, too.

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