Letters to the Editor

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 02:50 PM

Letter: AP story on Planned Parenthood shows bias

In response to the Associated Press story on page 3 of your Wednesday edition.

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 04:16 PM

Letter: Reader urges public to think before voting

I agree with the letter written in the July 23rd paper, Obama is no different now than when he was elected.

Jul. 22, 2015 @ 06:33 PM

Letter: This president is not a commander in chief

Anyone who has voted for or thinks that Obama is a commander in chief is not sucking in good American air, in my opinion.

Jul. 21, 2015 @ 02:48 PM

Letter: Clinic thanks Ober for fundraising efforts

Sevier County Days at many local attractions have become a tradition. Local residents can have fun at reduced prices while learning more about the attractions and maybe recommending them to visitors.

Jul. 20, 2015 @ 01:21 PM

Letter: Confederate flag has always meant separation

I am not newly converted to the reality of the Confederate Flag brought about by the unspeakable tragedy which occurred at the Emanuel AME Church last month. For me, it has always represented racism, separation and segregation.

Jul. 15, 2015 @ 02:38 PM

Letter: Unhappy voter scolds GOP leadership

Dear Mr. Priebus (Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee) and Republican leadership:

Jul. 15, 2015 @ 02:37 PM

Letter: Officials ignoring speeding concerns

There are three of us now selling our homes here on Dixon Branch Road due to the speeding and the uncontrol of speeders by authorities.

Jul. 14, 2015 @ 03:51 PM

Reader thanks local EMS workers

I felt compelled to write and praise some people who are often unsung heroes.

Jul. 09, 2015 @ 02:48 PM

Letter: Please have courtesy with fireworks

I live in a well-maintained mobile home park. I have no problem with my neighbors except when it is time to celebrate with fireworks.

Jul. 09, 2015 @ 02:47 PM

Letter: What's up with running red lights?

Am I the only Sevierville resident who has noticed a major increase over the past year or so in the number of drivers running red lights?

Jul. 08, 2015 @ 02:40 PM

Letter: Lumberjack Feud founders say thanks for support

In 1985 I had the honor of visiting Pigeon Forge as guest of the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism, it was a heart warming experience.

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 04:34 PM

Letter: Service animals are working; they aren't pets

I am writing this once again to educate the public. Many people think a service dog is a dog that wears a heavy metal halter for a blind person. The American Disablities Act of 1992 have three other catergories of service animals — emotional support, therapy and service animals. There are over 50 animals on the list. Dogs are one, of course, the most recognized — but mini horses, goats, pot bellied pigs, rats and snakes are just a few others on the list.

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 07:04 PM

Letter: Library's used book sale successful

Thirty thousand books had to go, and they’ve gone.

Jun. 19, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

Letter: Limit terms for a better government

I have two great ideas that would improve our government.

Jun. 18, 2015 @ 02:51 PM

Letter: Don’t sell out on your beliefs

I was most depressed when I heard Sevier County wedding chapel owners on WBIR-TV squealing in utter delight over the possibility of the U.S. Supreme Court “legalizing” (a court can’t legalize anything, they are not a legislative body) homosexual “mirage.”

Jun. 18, 2015 @ 02:49 PM

Letter: Be willing to be persecuted for morals

Parents, wake up. If your son or daughter came to you and said that they had a friend who is “gay” because they were born that way, how would you handle it?