Letters to the Editor

Dec. 11, 2014 @ 06:40 PM

Letter: Deadly force should only be used when necessary

When one person is denied equal justice, we are all denied and we are all complicit. That is unless we speak up and unless we take action. Those are borrowed words.


Dec. 11, 2014 @ 06:39 PM

Letter: Collier Group thanks donors for veterans meal

Golden Corrals across the country joined together last month to celebrate our nation’s veterans. Military Monday falls on the Monday after Vetarans Day, and it is a great day of thanks and fellowship.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 03:45 PM

Letter: Humane Society thanks annual auction participants

This is to thank the citizens of Sevier County for making our auction on Dec. 6 one of the most successful ever. Your enthusiastic bidding ensures that our homeless animals will continue to enjoy a high level of care.


Dec. 05, 2014 @ 06:47 PM

Letter: Wears Valley signs should reflect scenic highway

I think Wears Valley is at a cross road.


Dec. 04, 2014 @ 04:37 PM

Letter: Limbaugh way off base on Obama, reader says

David Limbaugh's "Obama ... throwing his party under the bus" (Oct. 28) made three points I wish to address.


Dec. 02, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

Letter: Since when is Black Friday a holiday?

When my neighborhood was annexed into the city of Sevierville, my day for garbage pickup was Wednesday. A few years later it was changed to Thursday.


Dec. 01, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

Letter: Reader asks everyone to remember others during the season

The season is in full swing. Memories flood our minds as we hang those ornaments and then the stories begin to flow with the hot cocoa or hot cider. You know the stories, which always start with "remember when?" I just wanted to share with you the gratitude in my heart for having so many of those "remember when" stories of my brother, Jeff, who passed away four years ago.


Nov. 28, 2014 @ 05:31 PM

Letter: Reader wants to set record straight on executive orders

Mr. Cartwright claims (Public forum, Nov. 25) that, since Ike, Republicans issued more executive orders (2,035) than the Democrats (1,417).


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 06:12 PM

Letter: Reader blasts Democrats for blaming Republicans

Blame the Republicans ... Blame the Republicans.




Nov. 13, 2014 @ 06:35 PM

Letter: Can our country continue on its present path?

I’m a Vietnam veteran in my 60s. My life is almost over. After voting today (Nov. 4) in the mid-term elections, I walked out wondering how much longer our country can go on the way things are.


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

Letter: Most recent election rewards bad congressional behavior

Generally speaking elections bring about new ideas and direction, but not always.


Nov. 10, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Letter: Better fire service needed for county

The recent announcement between the Pigeon Forge Fire Department and the Sevierville Fire Department about a plan to work together, made me think about being a resident outside of the city limits.


Nov. 10, 2014 @ 05:43 PM

Letter: Reader thanks school for veterans program

Once again the Sevier County High School Veterans Tribute was wonderful!


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 07:18 PM

Letter: Red Cross helped during weather emergency

Due to severe cold weather, snow and power outages for thousands in higher elevations, the Sevier County Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team set up a shelter to assist affected citizens Nov. 1 at the Pigeon Forge Community Center.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 07:18 PM

Letter: State birding park needs more signage

I read the article in the Mountain Press on Sunday, Nov. 2, regarding hikers getting lost in Laurel Run Park in Hawkins County due to lack of trail markers.



Nov. 03, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Letter: Another reader voices feelings on Amendment 1

Educated people know and understand that every abortion kills an innocent human being and that every human being is a person.


Nov. 03, 2014 @ 05:49 PM

Letter: Potential visitor has bad experience

I used to love traveling to Tennessee. In fact, my husband and I took our honeymoon in your great county several years ago. We’ve also rented cabins with friends to enjoy a weekend away.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

Letter: It's time for a debate about Obama's policies

Positive, constructive debate has been the backbone of our country since the founding of our great nation.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 03:51 PM

Letter: Reader touts ballot amendments

Before going to the polls to vote this fall, I needed to find out about the 4 amendments. State Sen. Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) explained these amendments to us:


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 03:49 PM

Letter: Relay chair thanks community for support

As Co-chair of the 2014 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Sevier County team, I would like to thank everyone for their generosity and support. Over 300 volunteers joined our 2014 Team and raised $221,615 to help save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Letter: Reader: Planned Parenthood's greatest ally is ignorance

In an effort to understand Planned Parenthood, we should begin with a brief history of the group.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Letter: Food ministries blessed with new freezer

God continues to richly bless Sevier County Food Ministries as we strive fulfill our mission to ensure no one in our community goes hungry.