Opinion

May. 29, 2015 @ 02:51 PM

Letter: Reader complains of speeding on Dixon Branch Road

I was hit six weeks ago this Thursday turning into my driveway. These travelers use Dixon Branch as a cut through road from Jones Cove to Richardson Cove.


May. 29, 2015 @ 02:50 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

The Sevier County Relay for Life's signature event — the annual Relay — is today at Patriot Park.


May. 28, 2015 @ 03:44 PM

Letter: Organizers thank sponsors for Chamber golf tournament

The Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s 16th Annual Golf Tournament was hosted by Gatlinburg Golf Course this month, and it is with deepest gratitude that we acknowledge the support and contributions of our premier event sponsor, Americomm, and our event sponsors.


May. 27, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

Editorial: Give the bears some space

Every year around this time, the black bears of the Great Smoky Mountains become more active.


May. 26, 2015 @ 02:16 PM

Letter: Smoky Mountain Thunder has best response ever

On behalf of Smoky Mountain Thunder, I would like to thank many people and organizations for making this year the best and largest Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride it has ever been, including movie night in downtown Sevierville the night before the ride.


May. 26, 2015 @ 02:15 PM

Letter: Coaches thank sponsor for teams’ support

We the coaches of the Stallions baseball team would like to recognize and thank Ed Saunders, general manger of Texas Roadhouse at Governors Crossing, for his continued support of our baseball and basketball teams as they make it possible for us to buy equipment and even donate food to feed our boys.


May. 26, 2015 @ 02:13 PM

Ask the Doc: Practice of medicine rapidly changing

“I’ve never done this before,” I said to my patient sitting in my office.


May. 26, 2015 @ 02:11 PM

Editorial: With experience, Lions should get another shot at state

Players and coaches from The King’s Academy’s softball team were undoubtedly disappointed in last week’s second-place finish at the TSSAA Division II Class A state championship in Murfreesboro.


May. 24, 2015 @ 10:37 AM

Jason Davis: Here’s what a young husband ought to know

I’ve always been a bookworm.


May. 22, 2015 @ 04:37 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Though there were no surprises in the three local municipal elections and turnout was far from great, there are reasons to applaud the process.


May. 20, 2015 @ 11:22 AM

Editorial: All 'charities' are not the same

When the Federal Trade Commission, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Attorney General Herb Slatery announced a federal lawsuit against Cancer Fund of America, Children’s Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, The Breast Cancer Society and others, the blood of many across the state boiled.


May. 21, 2015 @ 02:39 PM

Michael Collins: A young man’s special moment witnessed

Once in a while a person is fortunate enough to bear witness to a special moment.


May. 19, 2015 @ 01:18 PM

Editorial: One in 12 grads is a valedictorian

Last year in this space, we decried the growing trend of multiple valedictorians at high schools nationwide, including right here in our own backyard.


May. 18, 2015 @ 02:13 PM

Letter: Nontraditional student thanks supporters

I can say my journey began six years ago when I enrolled at Walters State back in 2009, but in reality my journey started over 40 years ago.


May. 16, 2015 @ 12:19 PM

Jason Davis: They law, where'd that come from?

I've lived in the South all of my life.


May. 14, 2015 @ 06:00 PM

Editorial: Local economy thriving

Everywhere you look, there’s something new coming to Sevier County.


May. 14, 2015 @ 05:59 PM

Letter: GPHS class of 1965 celebrating 50 years

On May 31, 1965, the second graduating class of the newly formed Gatlinburg-Pittman High School received their diplomas and said a tearful goodbye to the school they had only known for two years.


May. 13, 2015 @ 01:31 PM

Editorial: Oversight of federal and state seizure badly needed

What would you do if you were stopped by police, wrongly accused of a crime, and had your property seized? What if you were never charged with a crime, yet the government decided to keep your money or property?


May. 12, 2015 @ 04:06 PM

Letter: Day of Prayer coordinator grateful for coverage

Your coverage of this year’s National Day of Prayer encouraged our attendees to come and enjoy this unity of believers.


May. 12, 2015 @ 04:05 PM

Ask the Doc: Trouble sleeping? Try tuning out

The National Anthem was a troubling song when I was growing up.


May. 08, 2015 @ 03:11 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Congratulations to Pittman Center Volunteer Fire Department and the Pigeon Fire Department on earning their spots to compete nationally in Balitmore with their performances at last weekend's annual Smoky Mountain Weekend Fire/Rescue Expo in the LeConte Center.


May. 07, 2015 @ 06:44 PM

Editorial: Votes against tuition bill are votes against students

As the Tennessee Legislature finished up its 2015 session, a bill seeking to make college an attainable dream was extinguished, at least temporarily, for no logical reason.


May. 07, 2015 @ 06:14 PM

Letter: Readers urge gardeners to donate excess produce

For the past few weeks, we have been trying to get our Crop Sharers program under way. This program would link landowners who do not garden with gardeners who don’t have enough land in order to produce fresh vegetables for our two local food pantries.


May. 06, 2015 @ 05:27 PM

Letter: Pigeon Forge wrestler’s punishment too much

I am writing regarding a 16-year-old honor student, Gavin Hutchens, who has brought many honors to Pigeon Forge High School. This is a response to punishment imposed by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (Editor’s note: This was reported in The Mountain Press on May 2. The penalties were self-imposed by the school, per TSSAA officials).


May. 06, 2015 @ 05:27 PM

Letter: Readers praise convenience worker

My husband and I would like to congratulate Mr. Don McGill, who is in charge of the Pigeon Forge Convenience Center “garbage disposal.”