Nov. 26, 2014 @ 11:22 AM

Editorial: Thanksgiving as it was meant to be

The continued commercialism of Christmas — only 27 shopping days left, by the way — has resulted in the devaluing of Thanksgiving, one of the most beautifully intended holidays on the U.S. calendar.

Nov. 25, 2014 @ 12:31 PM

Editorial: There's plenty of time for shopping; keep Thanksgiving off limits

Pundits on television, in print and over the airwaves have bemoaned "Christmas creep" – the earlier promotion of the Christmas season and its accompanying holiday sales.

Nov. 24, 2014 @ 02:23 PM

Editorial: Volunteer spirit on display during holidays

As the holidays approach, the unwavering charitable spirit of Sevier County begins to shine.

Nov. 21, 2014 @ 06:13 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 04:10 PM

Editorial: Work on Veterans should bring beauty to thoroughfare

Keep Sevier County Beautiful has always done great work to help maintain the natural beauty of our area, while cleaning up messes we've made to tarnish our local environment.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 01:22 PM

Editorial: Parkway distilleries appear imminent

Since the launch of Ole Smoky Distillery in 2010 in Gatlinburg, there's been a explosion of growth in the business of making spirits across Sevier County.

Nov. 18, 2014 @ 02:32 PM

Editorial: Haslam should hear educators out on new commissioner

There was an almost audible roar of rejoicing voices in Tennessee public schools last week with the resignation of Kevin Huffman as the state's education commissioner.

Nov. 15, 2014 @ 04:56 PM

Editorial: Manufacturing means more career opportunities

The announcement last week of a new auto parts production facility — the first development in the new Sevier County I-40 Industrial Park — could be a sign of good things to come for our area.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 03:02 PM

Editorial: Economic development headed in the right direction statewide

Gov. Bill Haslam announced the departure of Bill Hagerty as Tennessee's commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development on Wednesday.

Nov. 11, 2014 @ 11:44 AM

Editorial: Winterfest has been a boon to Sevier County economy

All of us Sevier County residents, natives and transplants alike, have heard tales of the competitiveness between our cities in years past.

Nov. 10, 2014 @ 11:55 AM

Editorial: Veterans deserve our best, year-round

As we celebrate America's veterans today with the usual pomp, circumstance and fanfare, we should strive to support those same veterans beyond the one day per calendar year marked in their honor.

Nov. 07, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

There were a number of local veterans in the obituaries this week. Servicemen who were on duty in Korea, and in World War II.

Nov. 06, 2014 @ 05:46 PM

Editorial: Officer's arrest raises questions

The Wednesday afternoon arrest of a Pigeon Forge police officer by federal authorities may have been surprising, but there’s something else about the incident that’s left almost everyone scratching their heads.

Nov. 04, 2014 @ 04:34 PM

Editorial: Relatively quiet week leading up to election is strange

In the Mountain Press office this week, several remarks were made about how calm Sevier County seemed in the week leading up to an election with measures relating to abortion, alcohol and a state income tax on the ballot.

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 06:10 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

With the release of our annual Readers’ Choice poll on Thursday, many of the hardest-working people, businesses and attractions received recognition they’ve earned through years of service to Sevier County.

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 06:32 PM

Editorial: Halloween should be fun, but put safety first

Every year around the last week of October, The Mountain Press receives a slew of press releases about keeping kids safe on Halloween.

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 04:01 PM

Editorial: Don't give up on Butch Jones, Vols

Rumors circulating about the University of Michigan being interested in the Volunteers' Butch Jones, a Saugatuck, Mich., native, as a possible replacement for Brady Hoke — who's still coaching the Wolverines — are premature.

Oct. 27, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

Letter: Reader takes issue with Stossel column

I found columnist John Stossel’s “War on poverty is fatally flawed” piece (Oct. 11) to be a mixed bag.

Oct. 27, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

Editorial: County’s financial numbers are looking good

It’s no secret that the Sevier County economy is growing.

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 01:36 PM

Giving their best for the animals

People are important.

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 03:08 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Every October, like clockwork, the results would come in.

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 06:08 PM

Editorial: With young drivers, it's experience, not age, that builds skill

New studies by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety have found that it’s experience, not age, that determines the success and safety of a young driver.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 03:14 PM

City, county officials could be recruiting a four-year college

Plans were revealed last week for Sevier County and Sevierville to jointly purchase the former Mountain National Bank operation center property off Pittman Center Road in efforts to attract a four-year university to the county.

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 05:39 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

This week Sevier County Rotarians delivered 1,200 Merriam-Webster Dictionaries to third-graders in all our local schools as part of the organization’s National Dictionary Day.