Letters to the Editor

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?





Jun. 06, 2015 @ 07:59 AM

Letter: Help fulfill dream of no-kill shelter

Westgate Resorts and River Terrace Careforce members have raised $1,000 and will be having a Fathers Day dinner and silent auction on June 20 at River Terrace in Gatlinburg to help fund a no-kill shelter for Sevier County.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 07:58 AM

Letter: Visitor thanks good Samaritan

I wish to thank the person that found my keys in lane nine and turned them in at the Walmart in Sevierville.


Jun. 03, 2015 @ 04:08 PM

Letter: Sometimes the scams are from legal charities

Charity scams, say the recent headlines. Talking about illegal charity mismanagement. But we should be talking about is legal charity scams.


Jun. 02, 2015 @ 10:47 AM

Letter: Main concern of commission isn’t locals

When I thought this town had made all the dumb moves it could make, they came up with another one — a big one!


May. 29, 2015 @ 02:51 PM

Letter: Reader complains of speeding on Dixon Branch Road

I was hit six weeks ago this Thursday turning into my driveway. These travelers use Dixon Branch as a cut through road from Jones Cove to Richardson Cove.


May. 28, 2015 @ 03:44 PM

Letter: Organizers thank sponsors for Chamber golf tournament

The Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s 16th Annual Golf Tournament was hosted by Gatlinburg Golf Course this month, and it is with deepest gratitude that we acknowledge the support and contributions of our premier event sponsor, Americomm, and our event sponsors.


May. 26, 2015 @ 02:16 PM

Letter: Smoky Mountain Thunder has best response ever

On behalf of Smoky Mountain Thunder, I would like to thank many people and organizations for making this year the best and largest Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride it has ever been, including movie night in downtown Sevierville the night before the ride.


May. 26, 2015 @ 02:15 PM

Letter: Coaches thank sponsor for teams’ support

We the coaches of the Stallions baseball team would like to recognize and thank Ed Saunders, general manger of Texas Roadhouse at Governors Crossing, for his continued support of our baseball and basketball teams as they make it possible for us to buy equipment and even donate food to feed our boys.


May. 18, 2015 @ 02:13 PM

Letter: Nontraditional student thanks supporters

I can say my journey began six years ago when I enrolled at Walters State back in 2009, but in reality my journey started over 40 years ago.


May. 14, 2015 @ 05:59 PM

Letter: GPHS class of 1965 celebrating 50 years

On May 31, 1965, the second graduating class of the newly formed Gatlinburg-Pittman High School received their diplomas and said a tearful goodbye to the school they had only known for two years.


May. 12, 2015 @ 04:06 PM

Letter: Day of Prayer coordinator grateful for coverage

Your coverage of this year’s National Day of Prayer encouraged our attendees to come and enjoy this unity of believers.