TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Feb 19, 2014

According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, lawmakers in Georgia say they have instructed state Attorney General Sam Olens to file suit in the U.S. Supreme Court if Tennessee doesn’t agree to give up 1.5 square miles near Dade County so a pipeline could be bult to pump up to 1 billion gallons of water a day from Nickajack Lake. Georgia legislators say Tennessee can have 66.5 square miles of land — and its 30,817 residents — that they claim a surveyor misdrew when creating state lines almost 200 years ago. The ongoing debate was covered in a 2008 issue of the Tennessee Bar Journal.