Editorials

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. 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. 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 @ 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. 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. 10, 2015 @ 04:33 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

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


Jul. 09, 2015 @ 02:46 PM

Editorial: Group does great work in battle for addicted babies

Being an newborn isn't easy.


Jul. 07, 2015 @ 01:14 PM

Editorial: Increasing property tax is never popular

Tax increases are rarely met with applause, but some credit is due the Sevier County Commission for its courage in facing a fiscal crunch in the upcoming year.


Jul. 04, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

Editorial: U.S. should stand tall in times ahead

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges ruling last month, there has been outpouring of opinion both against and for the court’s controversial 5-4 decision.

According to Rasmussen Reports, that close margin is reflected throughout American society.


Jul. 04, 2015 @ 06:59 PM

Editorial: Three Cheers


Jul. 01, 2015 @ 02:25 PM

Editorial: Stay safe over the holiday

As the Fourth of July approaches, firework stands have popped up across the county.


Jun. 30, 2015 @ 04:33 PM

Editorial: Will new interchange fix things?

As is often the case, people love to pick a side.


Jun. 25, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

Editorial: Agree with me, or get out


Jun. 24, 2015 @ 03:02 PM

Editorial: Visitor safety is paramount


Jun. 21, 2015 @ 03:11 AM

Celebrate Dad today

All too often, fathers are cast as irresponsible, uncaring and grumpy buffoons in popular media.


Jun. 13, 2015 @ 03:46 PM

Three cheers

After a busy week of rescues, bear attacks and the ever-popular synchronous firefly events, our local national park staff members deserve a pat on the back.


Jun. 11, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

Editorial: In Tennessee, domestic violence is all too common

Almost every day, our published arrest report includes at least one arrest for domestic violence in Sevier County.


Jun. 09, 2015 @ 01:12 PM

Editorial: Stay safe in the Smokies

Summer is here, and locals and tourists are venturing into the wilderness and the peaceful grandeur of the Great Smoky Mountains.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 06:23 PM

Editorial: Hug a teacher today

It’s not an easy time to be a teacher.

With always changing state and federal guidelines, it’s becoming more and more difficult to do the most important job an educator is tasked with: teaching their students.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Editorial: Three cheers

Congratulations to Northview Intermediate student McKenna Layman on her win at the National Cornbread Festival’s 4-H Cornbread Cook-off.


May. 30, 2015 @ 10:49 AM

Officials desire to keep plan financials secret is troubling

Since the governor's Insure Tennessee plan failed in the last legislative session, there's been a full-court press to expose just how much is spent annual by state taxpayers to insure those very legislators through state insurance plans.


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.