Misrule of Law Attorney Mark Pulliam Secures Write-in for State Executive Committee in Blount, Monroe, and Polk Counties

Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Misrule of Law blog creator and California refugee, Mark Pulliam to the newsmaker line to talk about his write-in candidacy for state executive committee seat in Blount, Monroe, and Polk counties. 

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State Rep. Bob Ramsey Clarifies House Bill 946 and Titan Stadium Improvements

Bob Ramsey

Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Tennessee State Representative (R-TN-20) Bob Ramsey to the newsmaker line to discuss HB946 and comment on the proposed budget for Titans Stadium.

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Blount County Resident and Retired Attorney Mark Pulliam Describes Woke Questionnaire Distributed by Election Administrator

Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Blount County, Tennessee resident, and creator of the Misrule of Law blog, Mark Pulliam to the newsmakers line to talk about the woke questionnaire distributed to county candidates.

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Misrule of Law Blog Creator Mark Pulliam Talks About Blount County’s Efforts to Evolve into a More Hipster-Like Community

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Misrule of Law blog creator and Blount County resident, Mark Pulliam to the newsmakers line to talk about this forced demographic shift from middle-class to hipster in his county.

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Maryville, Tennessee Mayor Andy White Talks Smart Move of Smith & Wesson

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed the Mayor of Maryville, Tennessee, and the new headquarters of Smith and Wesson, Andy White to the newsmakers line to discuss the move and what attracted the company to the state.

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Governor Lee Announces Amazon Expansion in East Tennessee

Amazon will establish its eighth fulfillment center in East Tennessee, creating 800 full-time employees “to engage with advanced robotics.” Governor Bill Lee issued the announcement on Wednesday in a joint press release with Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) Commissioner Bob Rolfe, and Amazon spokespersons.

Located in the city of Alcoa, the distribution center will overtake property that was once a local golf course by Alcoa Highway and Pellissippi Parkway. According to a press release issued by the county’s development cooperative, Blount Partnership, employees will receive a starting wage of $15 an hour with full benefits and other perks, including 20 weeks of maternal and parental paid leave. 

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Blount County Mayor Shares Comparison of Mask and No-Mask Counties in Tennessee

Mayor of Blount County Ed Mitchell took to Facebook last week sharing a comparison of how Tennessee counties have fared under mask and no-mask mandates.

Blount County, which is not under a mask mandate by Mitchell, has Maryville as its county seat and largest city.  It lies in Tennessee’s eastern grand division adjacent to Knox and Sevier counties, both of which have mask mandates in place.

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Law Enforcement Announces More TennCare Arrests in Knox, Williamson, and Blount Counties

  Tennessee officials have arrested more people on charges of TennCare fraud. According to a press release, authorities with the Office of Inspector General and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office charged a Loudon County woman in Knox County with doctor shopping for prescription drugs and using TennCare as payment for…

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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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