This is a response to “Tea party legislature hurting state” letter written by Paul B. Medley II and published April 15.
I appreciate Gov. Haslam’s reasonableness and moderation as well as those in congress that have the same values. My representatives: Sen. Overbey has been reasonable at times, I do not know about Rep. Carr.
Thank you Gatlinburg for your support of the 8th Annual Mountain Man Memorial March this past weekend. Almost 1,000 runners, marchers and walkers joined together to remember the sacrifices of our fallen military members from across the volunteer state – and around the country — and to support the Gold Star Families left behind.
In the Bible, Ecclesiastes 3:1 states: For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven.
The polls consistently show that we are believers in the Christian God, but is America a Christian nation? Our secular Constitution says, “No!” but even knowing that our Christian beliefs are all over the map doesn’t deter 55 percent of Americans who believe we are already one (2007 survey by the First Amendment Center). And just recently Public Policy Polling reported that 57 percent of Republicans want to make the U.S.A. officially a Christian nation. Why? Because our political culture is loaded with religious language — pledge of “patriotism,” our money, the walls of our courts and the Capitol.
Should Christians be involved in politics, or simply concern themselves with sharing the Gospel? Consider these few points:
The citizens of Sevier County need to open their eyes.
I am writing to you as a part of a class project for the novel, “The Watsons Go to Birmingham.”
Despite the threat of bad weather, pirates young and old gathered at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies on the evening of March 5 to enjoy the festivities at the 2015 Pirates’ Ball. The result was a highly successful event that will benefit Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic’s patients.
Recently, the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge hosted a Teacher’s Academy for educators in our area. In 34 years of working with the public school system and attending a plethora of varied types of in-service activities, I must say that the Titanic Teacher’s Academy ranks among the best.
It “seems” to George Fowler (Letter to the Editor, March 23) that global warming is inconsistent with large Boston snowfalls, and he “believes” there has been no warming for 20 years.
Sevier County Commission's unanimous vote on Monday to appropriate $66,000 to buy property adjacent to Seymour Public Library left members of Friends of Seymour Library hopeful and excited. We would like to thank County Mayor Larry Waters and county commission for recognizing the value and importance of expanding the library.
This global warming (AKA climate change) nonsense is getting old. Seems that every "good" Democrat must have something to say about it, and what a big threat to the world that it is. The United Nations organization has gotten aboard for the campaign. They are willing to spend billions of dollars (most of it U.S. taxpayer dollars) to fight this nonexistent global warming.
If recent times have taught us as a nation one lesson, it is starting a war is much easier than ending one.
This is strike two.
Spring is on the way and Crop Sharers, a charitable gardening program, would like to introduce itself to vegetable gardeners and landowners across the county.
Did you know the state of Tennessee is indoctrinating your kids into Islam? Don’t believe it? Attend a public meeting March 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sevier County Court House and see the facts presented by (an upper East Tennessee) parent, Mr. Craig Honeycutt, who discovered this fact by simply reviewing his daughter’s seventh grade homework.
Never before has there been a time when people need to turn to God for guidance in their lives than right now. All around us three is so much unhappiness and people are enduring overwhelming losses, tragedies and depression.
For more than 40 years we have celebrated National Ag Day as a time to pause and honor the American farmer. Today, our farmers are the most productive and efficient in the world with each one helping feed more than 144 people. We thank you, as well as everyone who plays a role in producing the food, fiber and fuel our country and the world depends upon.
The potholes on Highway 139 between the light at Highway 66 and Kyker Ferry are unacceptable.
The last six weeks have been extremely difficult for my family and me. Pam was a special lady, and I loved her very much. The sadness I’m feeling now will be with me for a long time, but I know Pam would want us to carry on. She was so strong and selfless, and the number of people who have honored her life is a testament to the kind of woman she was. She touched many lives, especially mine, and I was blessed to call her my wife. Now she’s with our Lord and Savior, and that brings our family comfort.
We had been stranded in the house for three days — couldn’t get down the driveway, couldn’t get up the driveway, because there was a good 4-5 inches of snow and ice on the bottom of it.
It absolutely amazes me that a city which has so much to offer, would find their niche and draw in crowds of people by the droves for almost 10 years, and then simply allow this great program to go by the wayside!
In a recent Mountain Press guest column, Congressman Phil Roe confesses that he “honestly can’t understand” why President Obama will veto the Congressional ultimatum for the Keystone XL pipeline. As one with a moral and personal stake in a habitable planet, I am happy to help the Congressman.
Local firefighters and police pitted themselves against each other in friendly competition Jan. 27, and everybody won.