Melissa Blair Will Enter a Plea of Guilty on Monday


Melissa_Blare is a mixed ancestry Anishinaabekwe living on Turtle Island. She divides her time between Treaty 9 in Northern Ontario and unceded territory of Algonquin Anishinabegs in Ottawa, Canada, where they both reside unceded territories of Algonquin Anishinabeg. Melissa holds a graduate degree in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies; loves movies but hates spoons! A Broken Blade marks Melissa’s first book release from The Halfing Saga series!

Midcentury politics was often written about through men’s eyes; but in her remarkable book Bringing Home the White House, historian Melissa Estes Blair unearths five remarkable women whose contributions changed American politics from Depression-era depths through Cold War divisions.

McMINN COUNTY, Tenn – A McMinn County woman charged with child sexual offenses will need to defend herself in her hometown, after Judge Andrew Freiberg denied a change of venue request due to its potential interference with juror pools. Local 3 will be at court to provide updates as this story develops.


On Monday, Melissa Blair will waive her right for trial and plead guilty to 44 charges including Aggravated Statutory Rape and Patronizing Prostitution against 18 McMinn Central High School students between 14-17. Prosecutors say these relationships included trading cigarettes, vapes or alcohol for sexual favors from Blair over several years – and have left Englewood reeling from these allegations and their impact on its youth.