Hamblen County Under Investigation, Yet Again

Tennessee Comptrollers are investigating the Hamblen County Trustee’s Office, according to a document they released this week — but they won’t talk specifics. Comptrollers would only say they are investigating the county’s Trustee Department. They said they will publish any findings in a future report. County Mayor Bill Brittain told…

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The Would-Be ‘State of Franklin’ That Never Officially Existed

The United States Constitution does, of course, contain guidelines as to how a territory may enter the Union as a full-fledged state on an equal footing with all previously-existing states.  The last time that any new states were added to the United States was in the year 1959 when Alaska…

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