Mike Ross owns a LOT of land in Blount County. This is the subdivision you see up in the mountains beyond Jellico between here and KY along I-75:

Federal authorities have cited a prominent East Tennessee developer for illegally strip-mining coal at a gated, luxury golf resort touted as an "eco-friendly community" under construction in Campbell County.


Hah. I was just getting

Hah. I was just getting ready to post about this when I saw yours. Isn't he involved in the Alcoa/Blount/Knox technology/business/office/retail/condo development over on Old Knoxville Highway?

Mike Ross

Oh yes.

And a lakefront development out of land taken from people by imminent domain for the creation of Tellico Lake in Friendsville, if I'm not mistaken.

"Men are equal; it is not birth but virtue that makes the difference." --Voltaire

Not the first time!


Ross was cited for illegally allowing sediment runoff from Rarity Bay into the lake at Vonore, too. He's a fat cat contributor to Republicans, especially in Blount. He's big buds with the sheriff. That should tell you all you need to know about his integrity.

Take a look at his Rarity Properties "corporate headquarters" on William Blount Drive. Yeah, TVA property has been very, very good to Mr. Ross. It's a shame that property wasn't "good" to those who actually owned it.

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