Editorials

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.


Jun. 03, 2014 @ 03:56 PM

Editorial: Governor talks long-range goals for curbing Rx drug abuse

There's no doubt about it, the abuse of prescription drugs in Tennessee is an epidemic.


Jun. 02, 2014 @ 05:50 PM

Editorial: Prisoner swap stirring lively national debate

Over the weekend, reports surfaced that an American solider, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, had been rescued after spending five years as a captive of the Taliban.


Jun. 01, 2014 @ 11:31 AM

Take care when exposed to sun’s rays this summer

As summer approaches, people get more and more exposure to the sun.


May. 30, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Paul Reagan's resignation as head coach of the Pigeon Forge High School girls basketball team came as a surprise this week.


May. 29, 2014 @ 03:48 PM

Editorial: Setting limits for teen drivers

Parents of teenage drivers are often torn between granting their children a slice of freedom and protecting their safety.


May. 27, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Editorial: Biggest challenge of Tennessee Supreme Court justices in nearly two decades underway

An interesting, and possibly disturbing, battle over the Tennessee Supreme Court is in full swing.


May. 24, 2014 @ 01:46 PM

Remember the dead, console those left behind

Imagine taking a call or receiving a letter telling you that your child, in the prime of their life, had died on foreign soil serving the country they loved.


May. 23, 2014 @ 06:43 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

The city of Sevierville's new mobile app "My Sevierville" is an intriguing idea, that, if executed correctly, could help streamline citizen/government interaction.


May. 22, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

Editorial: Group regularly discovers new species in national park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is, without question, the greatest natural resource of Sevier County.


May. 20, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

Editorial: Be safe this summer

As the days of carefree summer recreation near for school-aged kids across Sevier County, we’re reminded of the importance of safety — especially when it comes to the lakes, rivers and trails in our area.


May. 20, 2014 @ 09:39 AM

Editorial: Bears are losing a legend

Steve Brewer may not rank among the career win leaders for high school football coaches across Tennessee, but there’s a fair chance he affected more players on an individual level than almost anyone else.


May. 18, 2014 @ 02:59 PM

Why do incentives apply to only some?

Last Monday the city of Pigeon Forge approved resolutions allowing for $3 million in incentives to bring a national chain supermarket to the city.


May. 16, 2014 @ 04:32 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

It's regularly heard that the younger generation does not learn enough history. Three local students are proving that they are learning plenty.


May. 15, 2014 @ 07:08 PM

Editorial: With current tour and album, Dolly Parton’s everywhere

One minute she’s on “The Tonight Show,” cutting up with Jimmy Fallon, the next she’s on the “Today” show dishing with Savannah Guthrie.