Mar. 25, 2015 @ 01:42 PM

Editorial: With Internet fraud booming, phone scammers persist

In today's digital age, con artists are always just a click away online.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 01:57 PM

Editorial: The fight over Insure Tennessee continues

The Tennessee Legislature's Republican supermajority may be losing some steam thanks to disagreements between the party's conservative and centrist factions.

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 02:27 PM

Editorial: Bill would ease counties' access to state money

Last week the Tennessee Senate's Transportation Committee approved the “County Road Relief Act of 2015,” which would make state funding for road grants more easily accessible to downtrodden Tennessee counties.

Mar. 20, 2015 @ 11:12 AM

Editorial: Three cheers

Congratulations to Sevier County High School quarterback Deuce Wallace on his recent offer and commitment to play major-conference football at Northwestern.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 01:18 PM

Editorial: Government secrecy knows no bounds

With Obama firmly into his second term in office, the Associated Press is reporting that the president's administration has set a new standard for secrecy.

Mar. 17, 2015 @ 03:57 PM

Editorial: National Agriculture Day celebrates farmers

Today is National Agriculture Day, a day to celebrate the achievements and abundance of goods produced by growers across the country.

Mar. 13, 2015 @ 04:28 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

No longer the staple they were just a half-century ago, scholastic science fairs have been knocked down a peg across the country.


Mar. 12, 2015 @ 02:51 PM

Editorial: Penalties may be increasing for texting while driving

It’s likely you’ve seen them: weaving over the center line and onto the shoulder of the road, failing to maintain pace with other vehicles or last-second breaking behind stopping traffic.

Mar. 10, 2015 @ 01:51 PM

Editorial: Banned in the USA?

It seems many throughout the U.S., especially the millennial generation, have become jaded to the fabric of the very country in which we live.

Mar. 07, 2015 @ 05:27 PM

Editorial: State attorney general headed for ballot?

Tennessee is one of only a handful of U.S. states to have an appointed state attorney general.

Mar. 06, 2015 @ 12:56 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Yet another high school basketball season has ended for our local high school teams. And though no team made the state tournament this year, continuing a streak that dates back to the Pigeon Forge Lady Tigers' 2011 appearance, several teams staged impressive campaigns.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 11:24 AM

Editorial: Mean-spiritedness of social media rears its head again

Curt Schilling is a polarizing figure for many baseball fans.

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 12:04 PM

Editorial: The War on Terror continues

A poll last week from Rasmussen Reports paints a grim picture of public perception of the United State's continued fight against terrorism.

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 12:32 PM

Editorial: 'Right to try' bill heard today in Nashville

Today in Nashville, legislators in the Tennessee House Health Subcommittee are hearing information about House Bill 0143. Introduced by Rep. Jon Lundberg (R–Bristol) the measure would give terminally-ill patients access to investigational drugs once other methods of treatment have failed.

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 12:25 PM

Scandal shouldn't reflect negatively on CASA

Seeing an arrest report of the one-time executive director of the local branch of the Court Appointed Special Advocates brought a measure of sadness around The Mountain Press newsroom on Friday.

Feb. 27, 2015 @ 03:19 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Another week, another couple rounds of winter weather. And yet again, our police, fire and rescue and area road workers did an outstanding job keeping folks safe and commerce going.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 04:25 PM

Editorial: Learning to save takes first step

An Oxford Economics study last year found Americans are saving money at an alarmingly low rate.

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 01:05 PM

Editorial: Tournament 'strategy' is poor sportsmanship at its worst

Our office's copy of "Webster's Third New International Dictionary," published in 1986, defines sportsmanship as: "Conduct becoming to a sportsman and involving fair honest rivalry, courteous relations, and graceful acceptance of results."

Feb. 23, 2015 @ 01:46 PM

Editorial: State may repeal 'Pain Patient's Bill of Rights'

The Senate Health and Welfare Committee, which includes local legislator Sen. Doug Overbey, unanimously passed a bill earlier this month that could provide a substantial barrier to the growing spread of opiate addiction across the state.

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

Weather-related deaths are tragic

 Just hours after it seemed Sevier County had made it through the worst of the icy conditions and cold temperatures without any weather-related deaths, the bodies of two people were found in a Seymour-area home Friday night.

Feb. 20, 2015 @ 03:35 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

High school extracurricular activities are often among the most treasured memories students carry with them beyond their senior year.

Feb. 18, 2015 @ 12:41 PM

Editorial: Are technological advancements stifling creativity?

The technological advances of the 20th and early 21st century have undoubtedly improved the standard of living for nearly all Americans, but are the changes all for the better?

Feb. 17, 2015 @ 11:39 AM

Editorial: Service workers' efforts appreciated when winter strikes

When the weather was at its worst Monday night and early Tuesday morning, many dedicated souls were out braving the conditions to help ensure the comfort of others across the community.

Feb. 14, 2015 @ 11:34 AM

Online database details struggle for desegregation

In Sevier County, the observance of Black History Month in February may not resonate as much as it does elsewhere.

Feb. 13, 2015 @ 04:17 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

The ladies of the Auxiliary of American Legion Post 104 have been busy in the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day.