The article in the Sunday, Jan. 25 edition of The Mountain Press, page A6, is somewhat disturbing.
On Jan. 13, this paper published an article, “Insure Tennessee could generate $1.14 billion,” in which Justin Owen, president and CEO of the Beacon Center of Tennessee stated “Medicaid expansion is a multi-million dollar band-aid on a massive wound; it just won’t work.”
Your government, some elected representatives, lobbyists and bureaucrats are at work today attempting to take your only increase in disposable income in the past 10 years, perhaps longer.
I'm not going to tell you what the problems are. You already know.
I was wondering as I look across the road at Sheriff Seals' new prisoner warehouse, if perhaps someone's rights aren't being trampled upon.
With so many heartbreaking headlines in our news these days involving police officers, I want to share a story about true “blue” Christmas spirit right here in our own back yard.
We’re fighting over U.S. history once again. This time the College Board is revising the AP U.S. history curriculum and standards, and Republicans are making all kinds of claims. They want Phyllis Schlafly, the Contract with America, the Heritage Foundation, the Moral Majority and the NRA to be a major part of the history. But our history is that of the good, the bad and ugly, therefore, an honest and honorable attempt to help students deal critically and thoughtfully both with the best moments as well as our lesser moments is necessary. This history must stand as a bulwark against the irrationalists of both parties.
Eighteen years ago I moved to Sevierville from Florida. It was like living in Heaven compared to the Florida panhandle.
One of my Christmas presents came early this year as I saw the love of our community shine like the bright star over the baby Jesus manger over 2,000 years ago!
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.
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.
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.
I think Wears Valley is at a cross road.
David Limbaugh's "Obama ... throwing his party under the bus" (Oct. 28) made three points I wish to address.
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.
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.
Mr. Cartwright claims (Public forum, Nov. 25) that, since Ike, Republicans issued more executive orders (2,035) than the Democrats (1,417).
Blame the Republicans ... Blame the Republicans.
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.
Generally speaking elections bring about new ideas and direction, but not always.
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.
Once again the Sevier County High School Veterans Tribute was wonderful!
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.