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Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 2:53pm

Concerns Over Drilling In NW GA

Residents in the northwest Georgia town of Cave Spring are expressing concerns about plans for natural gas drilling operations in the area.

A Texas oil, gas and development conglomerate plans a well near the town. A state permit indicates that Forestar expects to start drilling in the Cave Spring area in May.

The possibility of drilling attracted residents to the Cave Spring City Council meeting this week. Steve Craw told city councilors that he was concerned about protecting the city's water source.

Councilmember Ken Landers said officials will attempt to get more information about the drilling and have the city attorney advise them of any action they could take.