Editorials

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.


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 @ 02:11 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. 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. 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. 14, 2015 @ 06:00 PM

Editorial: Local economy thriving

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


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. 11, 2015 @ 09:10 AM

Editorial: Tell mom what she means


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. 05, 2015 @ 01:41 PM

Editorial: In controversial police actions, answers are rarely clear

As police interactions with black citizens have embroiled communities across the nation in the past year, many minority communities are on edge.


May. 02, 2015 @ 11:15 PM

Striving to revive downtown is a smart move

It’s been inspiring to see the Sevierville Commons Association’s push to revitalize historic downtown Sevierville.


May. 01, 2015 @ 05:20 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

For over 25 years, Dana Soehn’s smiling face has been a constant with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.