Editorials

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.


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.