My God, if we continue…these people may have to expend some energy to get a drink:
Patrons at Patrick’s Pub and Grill drink their beer in Tennessee, but a walk to the restroom in the same building takes them across the state line to a dry county in Georgia. But as Georgia eyes a longshot bid to move its state line north to the Tennessee River in pursuit of water for drought-stricken Atlanta, residents fear this Appalachian tourist town and its bars would be left high and dry – literally. If the move went through, local watering holes would be in Fannin County, Ga., which bans alcohol. “Everybody would have to drive 40 miles” to get a beer, Deonna Beckett, 37, of Ducktown, said recently as she sat with friends at Dinos New York Pub in Copperhill.