Opinion

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 10:28 PM

Jason Davis: ‘Sleeping with the Sharks’ makes for fun under sea

In old gangster movies, sleeping with the fishes is never a good thing. 

 

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 01:18 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

After months of construction and  preparation, Dolly Parton's DreamMore Resort in Pigeon Forge is open.


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 02:50 PM

Letter: AP story on Planned Parenthood shows bias

In response to the Associated Press story on page 3 of your Wednesday edition.


Jul. 28, 2015 @ 04:17 PM

Editorial: New effort helps support victims of domestic violence

Just over a month ago in this space we discussed the struggles for both our community and the state of Tennessee to combat the scourge of domestic violence.


Jul. 28, 2015 @ 04:16 PM

Letter: Reader urges public to think before voting

I agree with the letter written in the July 23rd paper, Obama is no different now than when he was elected.


Jul. 28, 2015 @ 11:31 AM

Michael Collins: Finding the gold standard of papaws

I never had a papaw when I was growing up.


Jul. 26, 2015 @ 12:20 PM

Jason Davis: Raising a kid with man’s best friend

Having a new baby at home has been an adjustment for me, my wife and our 6-year-old son.

 

Jul. 26, 2015 @ 12:19 PM

Sevierville's Gary Wade served Tennesse well in his time on the court

With the Friday announcement that Gary Wade is stepping down from the Tennessee Supreme Court effective Sept. 8, a longtime ambassador of the city of Sevierville will return home.


Jul. 24, 2015 @ 05:42 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Congratulations to the Pittman Center Community Volunteer Fire Department for its recent efforts at the inaugural Firehouse Expo Fire-Rescue Competition earlier this month in Baltimore.



Jul. 22, 2015 @ 06:33 PM

Letter: This president is not a commander in chief

Anyone who has voted for or thinks that Obama is a commander in chief is not sucking in good American air, in my opinion.


Jul. 22, 2015 @ 01:13 PM

Editorial: Guns again a topic after Chattanooga

The Chattanooga tragedy last week is a heartbreaking reminder of the dangers faced both abroad and at home for our military men and women.


Jul. 21, 2015 @ 02:48 PM

Letter: Clinic thanks Ober for fundraising efforts

Sevier County Days at many local attractions have become a tradition. Local residents can have fun at reduced prices while learning more about the attractions and maybe recommending them to visitors.


Jul. 21, 2015 @ 02:47 PM

Ask the Doc: NSAIDs: weighing benefit vs. side effects

I broke the news to her and she nearly began to cry.


Jul. 20, 2015 @ 01:21 PM

Letter: Confederate flag has always meant separation

I am not newly converted to the reality of the Confederate Flag brought about by the unspeakable tragedy which occurred at the Emanuel AME Church last month. For me, it has always represented racism, separation and segregation.


Jul. 19, 2015 @ 02:27 PM

Seemingly normal life of Chattanooga shooter adds to situation's horror

The Thursday shooting in Chattanooga has left Tennessee and the nation reeling.


Jul. 17, 2015 @ 11:14 AM

Editorial: Three cheers

A visitor to the area, Angela Hansen of Unadilla, Ga., wrote a letter to the editor (Wednesday, July 15) thanking local emergency service workers Jeff Ayers and Todd Spence, police officer James Fox and dispatcher Patricia Fog for their efforts in helping her mother during a medical situation earlier this year.


Jul. 15, 2015 @ 03:04 PM

Editorial: New facility helps county make the most of recycling

It's been said that if there's a opportunity to make money from specific venture, Sevier County will find a way.


Jul. 15, 2015 @ 02:38 PM

Letter: Unhappy voter scolds GOP leadership

Dear Mr. Priebus (Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee) and Republican leadership:


Jul. 15, 2015 @ 02:37 PM

Letter: Officials ignoring speeding concerns

There are three of us now selling our homes here on Dixon Branch Road due to the speeding and the uncontrol of speeders by authorities.


Jul. 14, 2015 @ 03:51 PM

Reader thanks local EMS workers

I felt compelled to write and praise some people who are often unsung heroes.


Jul. 14, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

Michael Collins: Celebrity encounters aren't my strong suit

Many of you know that for a season in my life I wanted nothing more than to be a radio personality.


Jul. 10, 2015 @ 04:33 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Six local athletes earned all-state honors in recent weeks.


Jul. 09, 2015 @ 02:48 PM

Letter: Please have courtesy with fireworks

I live in a well-maintained mobile home park. I have no problem with my neighbors except when it is time to celebrate with fireworks.


Jul. 09, 2015 @ 02:47 PM

Letter: What's up with running red lights?

Am I the only Sevierville resident who has noticed a major increase over the past year or so in the number of drivers running red lights?