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ATLANTA -- The Georgia state line with Tennessee would shift ever so slightly under a resolution that has now passed both houses of the Georgia legislature.

In northwest Georgia, there's a marker that sits at the point where Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama meet.

The marker is in the wrong place, according to local officials -- on the Georgia side -- who visited the marker with 11Alive, last month. They say the misplacement dates back a couple hundred years. Because of the placement of the marker, the state line was drawn several hundred yards south of the main channel of the Tennessee River.

Because metro Atlanta craves drinking water, state officials want Tennessee to agree to re-draw the state boundary to access the river. In the resolution, Georgia officials threaten to sue Tennessee if Tennessee doesn't cooperate.

Georgia officials say if they sue, they would sue to move the entire state line, which could affects thousands of people who now think they live in Tennessee. A reasonable compromise, they say would be to move just enough of the state line to access the river.

Tennessee officials have mostly expressed amusement at Georgia's quest to shift the state line.

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