Editorials

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.


Feb. 11, 2015 @ 03:56 PM

Editorial: Neonatal dependence continues to plague East Tennessee

Over the past year, ordinary Tennesseans and state officials have been battling to protect unborn children from harm and neglect associated with their mothers' substance abuse.


Feb. 10, 2015 @ 12:56 PM

Editorial: Haslam must work to keep this year's teacher promise

After announcing a 2 percent raise for teachers in his proposed 2014-2015 budget last February, Gov. Bill Haslam had to cut th proposal from his budget once it was noticed in March that projected revenues weren't reaching targets.


Feb. 09, 2015 @ 01:53 PM

Editorial: Wilderness Wildlife Week exceeds expectations

Whether it was the cooperating weather, lower gas prices or a full slate of events and programs, this year’s Wilderness Wildlife Week was a runaway success.


Feb. 08, 2015 @ 01:01 PM

Autism speaks, we should listen

Today is Autism Sunday, also known as the International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger’s syndrome.


Feb. 06, 2015 @ 03:10 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Congratulations to Sevier County Sheriff's Office and Animal Control Officer Phil King, who this week earned a citation from the the Humane Society of the United States for his work in a case that ended what authorities allege was a breeding operation for illegal dogfighting.


Feb. 05, 2015 @ 12:45 PM

Editorial: Sevier County football stars make commitments on signing day

As Tennessee Volunteers fans across the state were celebrating coach Butch Jones' incredible 2015 recruiting haul on National Signing Day, a number of folks across Sevier County were celebrating as well.


Feb. 03, 2015 @ 02:24 PM

Editorial: Help for veterans coming

If you want to find common ground between Democrats and Republicans in Washington, propose a measure to provide support for America's veterans.


Feb. 02, 2015 @ 05:52 PM

Editorial: Pigeon Forge High School brings another trophy home

Over the last decade plus, Pigeon Forge wrestling coach Greg Foreman, his staff and dozens of dedicated wrestlers have built a dynasty in the heart of Sevier County.


Jan. 30, 2015 @ 04:13 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

The smiles and laughs spreading through the gathered crowd of residents and staff at Ft. Sanders Sevier Nursing Home earlier this week were infectious.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

Editorial: Free self-defense training for women is a no-brainer

It’s something you never expect. A physical confrontation or attack is probably the last thing on your mind.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 12:52 PM

Editorial: Seat belts save lives

Through some clerical error in a state office, The Mountain Press receives almost daily fax updates of traffic fatalities across East Tennessee from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.