I live here and they won't, especially since you have a condo in MI (you are visiting). Don't sweat it at all. East TN isn't hardcore about stuff like that unless you spit on the cop. You will pay sales tax, tag, and title when you buy your car but NO INCOME TAX.
You need to hit The Dragon and Skyway since you are so close.
No kidding about the roads around here. Sure beats back home.
A couple coworkers said the same thing about the license. I'm going to call the dealer I got my 08 from to see what he says about availability on Monday. It's across from the Wayne Assembly plant where they make Focus or Fiesta (something small). I will be back home from mid Dec to mid Jan so MAYBE...