Editorials

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 11:26 PM

Editorial: Efforts to decontaminate local waterways are succeeding

With the Smoky Mountains' natural beauty, it's no wonder millions of visitors pour into the area each year to catch a glimpse of the often awe-inspiring views.


Apr. 22, 2014 @ 11:09 PM

Editorial: New basketball coach calls for a unified Vol nation

The new man at the helm of the Tennessee Vols basketball team seemed to be a likable fellow in his first interaction with Knoxville yesterday. And he also seemed to know the score.


Apr. 21, 2014 @ 11:13 PM

Editorial: Reporting difficult situations

If you work in a newsroom for any length of time you can see them coming from a mile away.


Apr. 21, 2014 @ 12:05 AM

Leadership Sevier has impacted community in its 17 years

This past week Leadership Sevier and Leadership Tomorrow, two county groups created to help cultivate leadership qualities in promising individuals gathered to tour Sevier County and learn from government leaders about issues facing the county.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 11:36 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

The Sevierville Commons Association’s plan to revitalize downtown Sevierville should be commended.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 11:36 PM

Editorial: Governor had bumpy session, but signature piece has passed

The 108th Tennessee State Legislature adjourned Thursday afternoon after an up-and-down session for Gov. Bill Haslam.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 11:53 PM

Editorial: Don't blame Cuonzo Martin for leaving

Twenty-three days ago in this spot (March 25 issue), we predicted the tough regular season and intense scrutiny placed on third-year Tennessee Volunteers coach Cuonzo Martin might drive him to seek employment elsewhere after the Vols’ successful NCAA tournament run.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 11:56 PM

Editorial: Bill will make voluntary DCS reporting mandatory

The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services has been embroiled in controversy the past few years because a number of children died after their cases were brought to state attention.


Apr. 14, 2014 @ 11:04 PM

Editorial: Don’t forget first responders

When an adult dies in an accidental tragedy, it’s horrible for family, friends and the community where such an event happens.


Apr. 14, 2014 @ 09:36 AM

Editorial: Anonymous giver bestows a blessing

Last week some incredible, unexpected news came down from the Great Smoky Mountains Association.


Apr. 10, 2014 @ 11:04 PM

Editorial: Law that would jail mothers of drug-addicted newborns nears passage

On the surface, Tennessee House Bill 1295 looks like a winner.


Apr. 09, 2014 @ 11:51 PM

Editorial: National Volunteer Week celebrates those who give

Veta King does it with Helping Others Prepare through Education.


Apr. 09, 2014 @ 11:41 PM

Editorial: 'It's football time' no more

A day after the UConn women’s basketball team passed the Lady Vols for all-time basketball national championships another, even more saddening event transpired.


Apr. 07, 2014 @ 11:31 PM

Editorial: Tourism funding hampered by budget shortfall

While Gov. Bill Haslam has enjoyed strong support throughout the years in the Sevier County area, a recent move has some local tourism professionals asking his administration to rethink decreased funding for tourism marketing.


Apr. 07, 2014 @ 12:17 AM

Get Fit Seymour offers fitness to community

As the cold weather moves out and the sunny days of spring are ushered in, people across the county will look to get outside and get active.


Apr. 04, 2014 @ 10:45 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Thursday afternoon it was official — Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg had reached its $8 million fundraising goal for the purchase of its 13-acre campus, ending years of speculation about the school’s future in the mountain city.


Apr. 03, 2014 @ 11:44 PM

Editorial: Checking up on a charity

Sevier County people, by nature, seem to be charitable, giving and genuinely concerned about their neighbors.


Apr. 02, 2014 @ 11:46 PM

Editorial: Haslam often talks teacher pay, but cuts raises in recent budget

Governor Bill Haslam has been a leader behind a tough move across Tennessee to set higher academic standards in our classrooms for students, teachers and administrators.


Mar. 31, 2014 @ 11:40 PM

Editorial: Don't drive distracted

You hear a beep from the passenger seat. Having just left work, you’re sure it’s a text from a coworker or your boss, alerting you to some “t” you’ve left uncrossed or some “i” left undotted.


Mar. 31, 2014 @ 12:02 AM

Budget shortfall creates problems for higher education

Gov. Bill Haslam has announced some big initiatives over the past year when it comes to higher education.


Mar. 28, 2014 @ 11:31 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Dollywood’s latest coaster, FireChaser Express, pleased a lot of theme park fans, young and old, last weekend, as it was designed to cater to kids and adults from 39 inches tall up.


Mar. 27, 2014 @ 11:40 PM

Editorial: Great days in the Great Smoky Mountains

There’s nothing quite like a hike through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on a warm and clear spring day.


Mar. 26, 2014 @ 11:26 PM

Editorial: Another day, another delay as ACA enrollment deadline pushed back

To the surprise of almost no one, the deadline for signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act has been deemed flexible.


Mar. 25, 2014 @ 11:08 PM

Editorial: To delay or not delay Common Core

The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Tennessee State Senator Frank Niceley has said a compromise on legislation delaying for two years the further implementation on Common Core education standards, is close.


Mar. 24, 2014 @ 11:03 PM

Editorial: Pressure on Martin could backfire for Vols fans

One week is in the books in the NCAA Basketball Tournament, and the Tennessee Volunteers have officially danced their way into the Sweet 16.