Letters to the Editor

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 01:59 PM

Letter: We all need to support the volunteer fire department

I want everybody in Sevier County to know what a great volunteer fire department we have in this community on Old Newport Highway. They will be there to help you when you need them.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 06:17 PM

Letter: More answers needed on GMO foods

The Chicago Tribune editorial appearing in Sunday’s paper (Food labeling should be about information, not fear) opposing the labeling of genetically modified foods was completely wrong.



Jul. 22, 2014 @ 03:17 PM

Letter: Live-It Ministries helps reader on limited income

As a volunteer for the American Red Cross, I am used to helping others. Recently I found myself on the receiving end of needing help.




Jul. 15, 2014 @ 04:45 PM

Letter: Today’s GOP wouldn’t have established park

Sevier County is a white-hot engine of tea party conservatism, as is conspicuous on the pages of The Mountain Press. It is flanked by, and owes much to, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a precious pearl of the universe safeguarded by enlightened federal action decades ago.


Jul. 15, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Letter: Americans need to stand up

Thank goodness that we still have people in this country like Dick Dierenbach. His letter to the editor on July 10, is great and true. His response to another letter to the editor told the truth that many people in this country do not understand.


Jul. 11, 2014 @ 04:31 PM

Who’s to blame for veterans’ issues?

Tens of thousands of our dollars spent for a sex change for a man spending time in prison, while our war veterans are suffering and dying in our V.A. hospitals. Now who is to blame for this scenario?


Jul. 11, 2014 @ 04:30 PM

Letter: There is wine in grocery stores, across the line in N.C.

Now that the wine in grocery stores bill is one step closer to a vote, I would like to divulge a little secret that they don’t want you to know; there is already wine in grocery stores in one of Sevier’s adjoining counties, namely Swain.


Jul. 09, 2014 @ 03:42 PM

Letter: Reader says racism not the reason for president's issues

The (letter to the editor) which appeared in the July 2 edition of The Mountain Press entitled "Reader: We're living through historically poor era of government" will certainly cause people to be absolutely befuddled by the illogic of the writer.


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 04:50 PM

Letter: Veterans care crisis goes back further than current administration

I'm not a big fan of our present president. There are many people blaming him for our veterans problems. Here's the truth, like it or not.


Jul. 03, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

Letter: Tennessee corruption is not humorous

I had trouble trying to follow the Michael Collins commentary June 18 on corruption. He started out thusly: “A recent collegiate study (what study?) ranked Tennessee as third on the list of most corrupt states in the union.”


Jul. 01, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Letter: We’re living through historically poor era of government

If you study U.S. history, you will find several eras of incredibly poor government, lots of crass politics, self-serving leadership, and weak moral character coupled with a fanatical drive. Unfortunately, we are living through one of these times.


Jun. 30, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

Letter: Tea Party chairman praises event, outs candidates who broke the rules

On behalf of the Sevier County Tea Party (SCTP), I would like to thank everyone who attended our event, America's Last Stand. I think the purpose of the event was well received; we need to reach out to the populous at large, and encourage them to at least get involved in the voting process.


Jun. 24, 2014 @ 04:48 PM

Letter: Wife of accident victim recalls event, asks questions

I am writing regarding headlines in The Mountain Press dated June 5, 2014, “Man dies after collision with horse.”


Jun. 23, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

Letter: Food ministry needs donations for thrift store

Sevier County Food Ministries has switch to summer gear, which means we're still busy and still helping an average of over 1,500 families in need each week with a bag of groceries.


Jun. 23, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

Letter: We are not Deen's 'people'

Your headline in Friday's paper is off. Paula Deen is a cook, not a chef.


Jun. 10, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

Letter: Seymour Library Friends say thanks after sale

A lot of effort went into the used book sale at Seymour Public Library May 30 and 31.


Jun. 04, 2014 @ 05:39 PM

Letter: Principal thanks guests, sponsors for making Literacy Night a success

On April 17, 2014, students at Boyds Creek Elementary celebrated literacy as special guest speakers visited our school to share about various books they had authored.


Jun. 03, 2014 @ 03:59 PM

Letter: Student says books the smarter choice for education

Tablets and textbooks are both very excellent ways to educate kindergarten through 12th graders, but I believe textbooks would benefit children much more.


Jun. 02, 2014 @ 05:53 PM

Letter: Reader reveals clues on Sevier lifespans

At what age do people die in Sevier County?


Jun. 02, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Letter: Fundraiser for family was appreciated

We would like to thank everyone who was involved with the fundraiser that was given recently for our family at Fox United Methodist Church.


May. 30, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

Letter: Reader sees difference in treatment of Nixon, Obama

Back in 1974, when I was 40 years younger, I watched the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. I watched it regularly!


May. 29, 2014 @ 03:54 PM

Letter: Student glad she joined S-Club