Editorials

Jan. 26, 2015 @ 01:51 PM

Editorial: Take advantage of Wilderness Wildlife Week's free offerings

When Wildness Wildlife Week started 25 years ago, it's likely no one could have imagined that the annual celebration and educational conference would grow into the massive event we have today.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 12:40 AM

Are controversial standards seeing support waiver?

First Gov. Bill Haslam was unequivocally behind Common Core standards.


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 06:13 PM

Editorial: This miserable, wonderful UT basketball season

When it comes to men’s basketball coaches, the University of Tennessee is under a black cloud.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 02:25 PM

Editorial: Is State of the Union speech stale?

The annual State of the Union address, meant to fulfill the rules in Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, has changed wildly since George Washington's initial message to a joint session of Congress on Jan. 7, 1790.


Jan. 19, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Editorial: Are traffic cameras highway robbery?

State Rep. Andy Holt, a Republican from Dresden, is fighting for thousands of Tennesseans with his latest crusade to end red-light and speed cameras across the state.


Jan. 16, 2015 @ 10:57 AM

Editorial: Three cheers

Sevier County's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee has been hard at work planning and rehearsing for its annual event to honor the civil rights leader on Monday.


Jan. 14, 2015 @ 12:55 PM

Editorial: Expect a tough tax season

A report filed by Associated Press reporter Stephen Ohlemacher has revealed that, just as most Americans' tax returns are becoming more difficult to file, the Internal Revenue Service is becoming decidely less helpful in the process.


Jan. 13, 2015 @ 01:08 PM

Editorial: College football gets it right

In the first year of the college football playoff, the Ohio State Buckeyes showed exactly why fans have been clamoring for a similar format for years.


Jan. 12, 2015 @ 02:11 PM

Editorial: State legislature goes into session

For the second straight year, the Republican Party has a supermajority in the Tennessee Legislature.


Jan. 11, 2015 @ 11:27 AM

Obama’s visit brings good tidings

President Barack Obama’s visit to East Tennessee brought good news for the region, whether like his policies or not.


Jan. 09, 2015 @ 06:48 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

The move for Pigeon Forge to adopt Cal Ripken Baseball, a division of Babe Ruth League, Inc., as its youth baseball brand of choice is a good step for the city to improve its overall youth sports experience.


Jan. 07, 2015 @ 03:48 PM

Editorial: Slaughter at magazine highlights a battle for freedom

Wednesday's actions by suspected Islamic terrorists in Paris highlight the fundamental challenges the world is facing in dealing with the seeming spread of radical Islam.


Jan. 06, 2015 @ 02:53 PM

Editorial: Radon is a potentially deadly hazard

In an effort to increase awareness about deadly radon gas and its affects on the population, the EPA has deemed January National Radon Action Month.


Dec. 31, 2014 @ 02:41 PM

Editorial: Future appears bright for Sevier County

Like every year, 2014 had its ups and downs.


Dec. 29, 2014 @ 05:54 PM

Editorial: Looking to make a change? Eat a meal together

It’s the time when many Americans strive to do better in the new year.


Dec. 27, 2014 @ 07:56 PM

Editorial: Have fun on New Year's Eve, and don't drink and drive

With Christmas behind us, it's time to look ahead to another special occasion: New Year's Eve. It's an easy celebration to love.


Dec. 27, 2014 @ 12:50 PM

Have fun on New Year's Eve, and don't drink and drive

With Christmas behind us, it's time to look ahead to another special occasion: New Year's Eve. It's an easy celebration to love.


Dec. 26, 2014 @ 08:00 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

In the National Defense Authorization Act recently signed by President Obama, there is a provision for a memorial to American service members who died in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.


Dec. 25, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Many people give of their time to make Christmas brighter for everyone

Sevier County is among the most giving, generous counties in the state. It has a tradition of taking care of those in need.


Dec. 25, 2014 @ 03:26 PM

Editorial: Many people give of their time to make Christmas brighter for everyone

Sevier County is among the most giving, generous counties in the state. It has a tradition of taking care of those in need.


Dec. 24, 2014 @ 04:52 PM

Editorial: Christmas a celebration of greatest story ever told

The birth of Jesus Christ, celebrated by Christians worldwide today, is a compelling, powerful event. The story from the Books of Matthew and Luke deserves to be retold on this most special of days:


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 10:46 PM

Christmas rush is a busy time for scammers

In the hustle and bustle brought on by the Christmas season, many people let down their guard, both at home and out doing business, making themselves prime targets for thieves, cheats and scammers.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 07:17 PM

Editorial: Bless those who give

Sometimes it’s easy to become a scrooge during the Christmas season.

If you are prone to take a cynical point of view, it’s only natural for that cynicism to reach a whole new level through the holidays, as others bask in the joy that often accompanies the family gatherings, festive events and colorful displays of celebration.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 07:16 PM

Editorial: Police in the public eye

The shooting death Friday night in Sevierville was the first officer-involved shooting in at least a quarter-century, according to Sevierville police spokesman Bob Stahlke. 

While the case is still under investigation by both the local police and TBI, one thing can be said for the city of Sevierville: It has been as open, prompt and transparent following a shooting as any media outlet could ever expect.


Dec. 13, 2014 @ 02:18 PM

With Susan Whitaker leaving, county needs a new ally in state tourism

Sevier County lost a friend and advocate in the state government's tourism hierarchy last week when it was announced longtime Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Susan Whitaker was leaving her post.