Editorials

Nov. 10, 2014 @ 11:55 AM

Editorial: Veterans deserve our best, year-round

As we celebrate America's veterans today with the usual pomp, circumstance and fanfare, we should strive to support those same veterans beyond the one day per calendar year marked in their honor.


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

There were a number of local veterans in the obituaries this week. Servicemen who were on duty in Korea, and in World War II.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 05:46 PM

Editorial: Officer's arrest raises questions

The Wednesday afternoon arrest of a Pigeon Forge police officer by federal authorities may have been surprising, but there’s something else about the incident that’s left almost everyone scratching their heads.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 04:34 PM

Editorial: Relatively quiet week leading up to election is strange

In the Mountain Press office this week, several remarks were made about how calm Sevier County seemed in the week leading up to an election with measures relating to abortion, alcohol and a state income tax on the ballot.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 06:10 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

With the release of our annual Readers’ Choice poll on Thursday, many of the hardest-working people, businesses and attractions received recognition they’ve earned through years of service to Sevier County.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 06:32 PM

Editorial: Halloween should be fun, but put safety first

Every year around the last week of October, The Mountain Press receives a slew of press releases about keeping kids safe on Halloween.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 04:01 PM

Editorial: Don't give up on Butch Jones, Vols

Rumors circulating about the University of Michigan being interested in the Volunteers' Butch Jones, a Saugatuck, Mich., native, as a possible replacement for Brady Hoke — who's still coaching the Wolverines — are premature.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

Letter: Reader takes issue with Stossel column

I found columnist John Stossel’s “War on poverty is fatally flawed” piece (Oct. 11) to be a mixed bag.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

Editorial: County’s financial numbers are looking good

It’s no secret that the Sevier County economy is growing.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 01:36 PM

Giving their best for the animals

People are important.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 03:08 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Every October, like clockwork, the results would come in.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 06:08 PM

Editorial: With young drivers, it's experience, not age, that builds skill

New studies by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety have found that it’s experience, not age, that determines the success and safety of a young driver.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 03:14 PM

City, county officials could be recruiting a four-year college

Plans were revealed last week for Sevier County and Sevierville to jointly purchase the former Mountain National Bank operation center property off Pittman Center Road in efforts to attract a four-year university to the county.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 05:39 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

This week Sevier County Rotarians delivered 1,200 Merriam-Webster Dictionaries to third-graders in all our local schools as part of the organization’s National Dictionary Day.


Oct. 16, 2014 @ 01:22 PM

Editorial: Early voting is open; why not cast a ballot?

As the Nov. 4 election approaches, the Sevier County Election Commission is open now for early voting.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

Editorial: Ebola is scary, but flu's a more likely killer

Ebola is getting big headlines throughout the national media, and for good reason.


Oct. 13, 2014 @ 01:12 PM

Editorial: School lunch isn't what it used to be

Monday marked the start of the School Nutrition Association's National School Week.



Oct. 10, 2014 @ 04:27 PM

Letter: Support National Guard Troops on Texas border

Everyone is invited to show support for our National Guard Troops on the Texas Border.


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 04:26 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

The efforts of the Pigeon Forge Rotary Club and the Forever Parks foundation to construct an all-inclusive playground in Pigeon Forge are to be commended.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 06:03 PM

Editorial: In the season of campfires, mind the wood you’re using

Every year around this time, tourists and other visitors from throughout the country descend on Sevier County and the Great Smoky Mountains for one of nature’s ultimate art shows: the changing of the colors of the autumn leaves.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 12:42 PM

Editorial: State government should listen to, and value, teachers' concerns

As Sevier County teachers and administrators met with U.S. Rep. Phil Roe Monday night at Northview Academy, some things were abundantly clear — morale in Tennessee public education is low, teachers are fed up with burdonsome bureaucratic oversight, and there are no clear answers on how to fix the problem.


Oct. 06, 2014 @ 11:12 AM

Editorial: Safe Harbor deserves public support in move to new facility

According to the Tennessee Children's Advocacy Centers, every hour of every day, there is allegation of child abuse in Tennessee.


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 06:49 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

The Sevierville Downtown Commons Association is doing yeoman’s work in trying to re-establish downtown Sevierville as a place to be.


Oct. 02, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Editorial: State is right to turn focus toward human trafficking

The FBI paints a dismal picture of the lives of some of the United States’ most exploited residents.