NASHVILLE — Watch out Georgia because Tennessee now has a ready-to-use military defense plan designed to keep your peach-picking hands out of the Volunteer State’s Tennessee River water.
And East Ridge, well, you better get used to being part of Ground Zero in the firefight.
In a tongue-in-cheek article, Chattanooga native Andrew Exum outlines how the Volunteer State can best deploy troops to deter a potential Georgia invasion to gain access to Tennessee water.
He’s calling for a “static defense,” which assumes the main line of invading, water-crazed Atlantans and Georgia lawmakers will strike in suburban SUVs coming up Interstate 75, before turning west on I-24 to Chattanooga and the river.
Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...