Editorials

Jul. 11, 2014 @ 04:29 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

When Pigeon Forge Middle School teacher Heather Burkhart left her first career as an adventure-based counselor, she probably expected a tough transition into her new career as a public school teacher.


Jul. 10, 2014 @ 02:44 PM

Editorial: A relaxation of annexation

A new law that went into effect this month should put local fears of unemcumbered annexation to rest.


Jul. 09, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Editorial: Police program helps educate youngest drivers on accident avoidance

As most parents with children approaching driving age and insurance companies already know, rookie drivers are often accidents waiting to happen.


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 04:15 PM

Editorial: Prostitution not always a victimless crime

Any time there's a stakeout at a brothel or a politician gets nabbed with a prostitute, there are those who rail against prosecution of such cases.


Jul. 07, 2014 @ 12:52 PM

Editorial: Shine, shine, everywhere there's shine

Just over a year ago, a distillery applicant in Pigeon Forge quipped that with the growing interest in mountain-made spirits, Sevier County could one day be "like the Napa Valley of moonshine."


Jul. 06, 2014 @ 11:03 AM

It’s controversial, but some warn of risks to higher education

Mark Cuban made a big splash several weeks ago when he said there was a building student loan bubble that’s destined to pop.


Jul. 03, 2014 @ 12:51 PM

Editorial: Celebrating our independence

To many, the Independence Day means fireworks, parades and picnics — or maybe an extra-busy shift in a tourist town, and a wish for a picnic.


Jul. 02, 2014 @ 06:01 PM

Ship has sailed on distillery opt-out

Distilleries, once unknown Sevier County, are now the hot new business.


Jun. 30, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Editorial: Take precautions when shooting fireworks this week

As Independence Day and all of its celebrations approach, people are undoubtedly making the final plans for their festivities.


Jun. 29, 2014 @ 03:56 PM

Cell phone privacy is a critical concern in 21st century

A Wednesday Supreme Court decision may not be too popular in some law enforcement circles, but it’s definitely a big win for American citizens.


Jun. 27, 2014 @ 06:26 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Walters State’s annual Culinary Camp — which was held this week at Rel Maples Center on the Sevier County campus — is a unique event that demonstrates perfectly how a neighborhood college should interact with its community.


Jun. 26, 2014 @ 03:54 PM

Editorial: Through compromise, Baker made things happen

Tennessee lost a true statesman Thursday, as former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker died following complications from a stroke.


Jun. 23, 2014 @ 05:19 PM

Editorial: Veterans deserve better

As new revelations came out Monday about the horror some of our nation's veterans have experienced in the VA medical system, it's become all too obvious that system-wide reform is needed.


Jun. 22, 2014 @ 10:27 AM

A look at men’s health

The 2014 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card was released earlier this month by Vanderbilt’s Institute for Medicine and Public Health.


Jun. 20, 2014 @ 06:04 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Just looking at Elijah James’ smile tells you everything you need to know about him. He’s a bright, shining light, and his life is worth fighting for.


Jun. 18, 2014 @ 12:58 PM

Editorial: Study shows corruption continues in Tennessee

Nearly a decade after landmark political corruption investigations with names like Operation Crooked Highway, Operation Tennessee Waltz and Operation Tarnished Blue, our state is still among the nation's worst when it comes to shenanigans by public officials.


Jun. 17, 2014 @ 01:33 PM

Editorial: Pigeon Forge in an economic boom?

These days in Pigeon Forge, it seems like even when something goes wrong, things turn out all right in the end.


Jun. 16, 2014 @ 05:42 PM

Editorial: Caution is best policy for new multi-millionaires

A week after someone's financial problems were seemingly solved, many are asking: Where's the big Powerball winner?


Jun. 14, 2014 @ 09:54 PM

Elder abuse a terrible, growing problem

Elder abuse is not something many of us think about on a regular basis.


Jun. 13, 2014 @ 03:57 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park held a free activity for young "Salamander Scientists" Thursday morning at the park.


Jun. 11, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

Editorial: Too many valedictorians?

For decades, when a high school valedictorian was named, it was a highly meaningful honor, likely to change a student’s life.


Jun. 10, 2014 @ 04:48 PM

Editorial: Seymour weight-loss challenge shows everyone can do better

Get Fit Seymour, the two-month weight-loss challenge that concluded this past weekend, has been an inspirational display of just how much a group of like-minded individuals can accomplish when they put their minds together on a common goal.


Jun. 10, 2014 @ 09:23 AM

Editorial: Always something going on

With nearly a week in the books for area schools’ summer vacation, many parents have undoubtedly heard that most dreaded of summer complaints: “I’m bored.”


Jun. 06, 2014 @ 06:01 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

The Caton’s Chapel-Richardson Cove Volunteer Fire Department broke ground Friday on its Station No. 2.


Jun. 06, 2014 @ 12:51 AM

Editorial: D-Day was 70 years ago today

Seventy years ago today was a monumental day in world history.