Mayor Ron Littlefield and staffers saw off city representatives this morning as they headed off to Atlanta in a truck stocked with bottled water.
The mayor has proclaimed today “Give Our Georgia Friends a Drink Day,” after the Georgia Legislature approved a joint resolution in support of moving the Tennessee-Georgia state line slightly to the North.
The shift is intended to reach part of the Tennessee River, a water source envied by thirsty Georgia lawmakers in the drought-plagued Peach State.
Matt Lea, special assistant to the mayor, and Councilman Manny Rico are representing the city on this trip to the Georgia General Assembly.
Mr. Littlefield said the proclamation is a light-hearted, humorous response to what he thinks is a silly stunt by Peach State lawmakers.
“We know that this is a ridiculous solution to their problem,” Mr. Littlefield said early this morning. “And they seem to still be serious about ... their proposal.”