The face-off between Georgia and Tennessee over the Tennessee River and Nickajack Lake is growing more similar to the fashion in which the Persians and Spartans bantered in “300” every day.
Steele pays tribute to Egyptian god Ra. Millennia later the mayor of Chattanooga mocks Georgia with a “tribute of water”.
With the announcement Tuesday that Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield was proclaiming it “Give Our Georgia Friends a Drink Day”–and dispatching a truckload of bottled water to parched Atlanta the following morning– the hours are clearly counting down until the time he finds himself forced to kick Sonny Purdue into a (dry) well.
In his written proclamation of the day, Littlefield is clearly enjoying himself, stating the risk that if Georgia is allowed to claim Tennessee water, they might grow greedy and seek to annex the sources of Jack Daniels or George Dickel Whiskey. He also declares his truck of Aquafina (one can only hope he sent a Coca-Cola product to Atlanta) to be a “cool, wet kiss of friendship.To their credit, Georgia seems to need to be seeking the whiskey rather than the water at this point; state senator David Shafer, who sponsored the bill that initiated this frenzy, called the move “posturing.”
Info from AJC
By new Environmental Graffiti contributor Ben Ray. Ben is a freelance writer, check him out at What’s Required