Did TN Gov. Bill Haslam just invade Georgia?

Did TN Gov. Bill Haslam just invade Georgia?

June 22nd, 2015 by Andy Sher in Politics State

On a listing of Tennessee historic sites, an icon located just below Chattanooga describes the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park's headquarters as "Fort Oglethorpe, Tenn."

NASHVILLE -- Someone call Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and fast! The state of Tennessee appears to have invaded the Peach State and seized Fort Oglethorpe. 

Or at least you might think something like that happened if you've checked out Tennessee state government's improved website, which was rolled out over the weekend.

On a listing of Tennessee historic sites, an icon located just below Chattanooga describes the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park's headquarters as "Fort Oglethorpe, Tenn."

Bill Haslam

Bill Haslam

Photo by John Rawlston /Times Free Press.

Fort Oglethorpe is in Georgia. 

The park includes parts of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge in Tennessee where historic Civil War battles between the North and South were fought. 

In and around Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., there was a horrific fight known as the Battle of Chickamauga. 

Maybe the move to annex Fort Oglethorpe represents a tit-for-tat effort on Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's part, an effort to punish uppity Georgia officials who have long disputed the two states' border, especially as thirsty Atlanta and parts of North Georgia seek access to the Tennessee River. 

In 2013, Georgia legislators voted to authorize a lawsuit against Tennessee over the territory. Tennessee lawmakers and Haslam thumbed their noses at them.

The fuss spurred Chattanooga native Andrew Exum to describe in an April Fool's Day article for wired.com how the Volunteer State could best deploy troops to deter a potential Georgia invasion.

So, has Tennessee's Haslam finally respond by seizing Fort Oglethorpe? 

Or is this simply another glitch on Tennessee government's revamped website, which was delayed two weeks after problems developed during its initial roll out?