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GA Legislator Uses “Dating” Analogy Referring to TN Water PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jimmy Holbrook   
Thursday, 21 February 2013

A newly elected state representative from Northwest Georgia stated this week that the discussion between Tennessee and Georgia should be ongoing regarding Georgia’s desire to move the state boundary between the two states.

Georgia needs a water source and the Tennessee River is seen as a potential source to help fill Atlanta’s need for more water.  Some project that Atlanta will be unable to supply its water needs within the next twenty years.

A state representative that represents Dade and part of Walker Counties made an unusual analogy this week when asked about the discussion with Tennessee about the possibility of moving a 150 year old border between the two states.  Rep. John Deffenbaugh (R- Dade County) said, “It’s just like dating a girl.  You have to date her more than once or twice to get what you want.”  Deffenbaugh, a former one-term Dade County Commissioner and Dade Republican Party Chairman, campaigned as a “Family Values” Republican saying that he would represent a conservative view point on issues such as marriage and abortion.

At issue is a border dispute between the two states that some Georgia legislators feel should be moved because of a bad survey when the border was set.  The proponents of moving the border say that Georgia’s state line should be in the middle of the Tennessee River which would allow Georgia access to the river’s water.

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