Apr. 29, 2015 @ 02:35 PM

Editorial: Support local youth arts

When budgetary cuts come to education, the arts are often found in the crosshairs.

Apr. 28, 2015 @ 06:11 PM

Editorial: Tensions between police, black communities escalate

The tinderbox of racial tension in the United States seems to have ignited. The city of Baltimore may be left in rubble.

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 02:13 PM

How do we curb collegiate sexual offenses?

As the NFL fights public national battles with the implications of domestic violence and sexual assault allegations against current, future and former players – think Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, Jameis Winston and, most despicably, Darren Sharper – the University of Tennessee is dealing with similar cases just a few miles down the road in Knoxville.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 03:56 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Sometimes when the wheels of government are in motion, we citizens can feel powerless to apply the brakes.

Apr. 21, 2015 @ 01:10 PM

Editorial: Get out and vote

With no major ballot issues and only a few contested races, the municipal elections in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg seem destined for low voter turnout during their respective polling days next month.

Apr. 20, 2015 @ 04:20 PM

Editorial: April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Apr. 17, 2015 @ 03:04 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Joann Jordan, who organizes the annual National Day of Prayer ceremony in Sevier County, puts in a considerable amount of work each year, not only to keep the prayer event going, but to help nurture the county's spiritual leaders.

Apr. 16, 2015 @ 06:09 PM

Editorial: Grandstanding on the Good Book

It’s amazing that for decades and decades, public servants in the Volunteer State, which is steeped in the Christian tradition, held God’s Word in such disdain that they wouldn’t bestow such a lofty title on the Good Book. Or, they knew it was a waste of legislative time, a forsaking of the important work they’ve been entrusted to do — by taking an oath on that very book — for public grandstanding.

Apr. 14, 2015 @ 01:04 PM

Editorial: 150 years after Lincoln's death, questions linger

Ask most Americans what April 15 signifies, and the first response you'll get will undoubtedly be related to the income tax deadline.

Apr. 11, 2015 @ 04:55 PM

Support for animal welfare bills is warranted

Obviously, protecting the welfare and safety of Tennesseans should be the priority for the Tennessee Legislature, but promoting and protecting animals in the state should not be overlooked.

Apr. 07, 2015 @ 01:06 PM

Editorial: Bills could help sexual assault victims in Tennessee

Unfortunately, real-world law enforcement isn't like the TV shows.

Apr. 06, 2015 @ 03:06 PM

Editorial: In the backcountry, safety is rule one

With warmer weather comes the natural desire to get outside, and many people venture into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, right in our backyard.

Apr. 03, 2015 @ 02:25 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

It was great to see a local student, Caitlyn Marentette of Pittman Center Elementary School, earn the crown as champion of the Knoxville News Sentinel Southern Appalachia Regional Spelling Bee last month at UT’s Alumni Memorial Hall.

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 11:32 AM

Editorial: Packing heat in the park

A hotly contested debate of the Legislature over gun rights and public safety could be completed today in the Tennessee State Senate.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 11:24 PM

Another April, another coaching search for UT

Another season, another search for a head coach at the University of Tennessee.

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 03:21 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Thursday's appearance of a Knoxville Symphony Orchestra quartet at the King Family Library was just the most recent in a long line of wonderful educational and cultural experiences ushered into the community by the Sevier County Public Library System.

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.