Letters to the Editor

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


May. 29, 2014 @ 03:53 PM

Letter: Relief group seeking space

On behalf of the Appalachian Relief Fund, I am asking for your help.



May. 22, 2014 @ 10:57 AM

Letter: Sevier County High School shares graduation standards

Graduation is an activity of Sevier County High School. All rules and school-board policies will be enforced.


May. 21, 2014 @ 03:45 PM

Letter: There’s no need for new grocery store

After reading in several issues of The Mountain Press about the yet unidentified supermarket chain planning on building in Pigeon Forge in the Wears Valley area, with a must-include millions of dollars in incentives, I disapprove!


May. 20, 2014 @ 08:39 PM

Letter: Salute the workers during EMS week

The week of May 18-24 is National EMS week. Sevier County is very fortunate to have so many dedicated EMS professionals that work each day to provide quality pre-hospital emergency medical care to the sick and injured.





May. 16, 2014 @ 08:16 PM

Letter: PTO shows appreciation for Catons’ teachers

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following local area business for supporting the Catons Chapel Community Club (PTO) in our effort to show our teachers how much they mean to our community.


May. 16, 2014 @ 06:15 PM

Letter: Letter Carriers Drive collects 17,000 pounds

Despite a rainy Saturday morning, Sevier Countians did an admirable job of supporting Sevier County Food Ministries for the 20th consecutive year through last Saturday’s Letter Carriers Food Drive.


May. 15, 2014 @ 08:50 PM

Letter: Golf tournament raised over $15K for Special Olympics

On behalf of the athletes of Area 10 Special Olympics and the golfers of the Sevier County Gifted Olympians Lifelong Friends League, I would like to thank you for your participation in our charity golf tournament.




May. 02, 2014 @ 11:21 PM

Letter: Postal drive food adds up for Food Ministry

For the 20th consecutive year, your generous donation can make a difference in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, made possible by our local postal carriers.


Apr. 30, 2014 @ 11:25 PM

Letter: Politics were part of biblical process

My Easter message is simple: Born of a virgin or non-virgin, married or unmarrried, Jesus is still the son of God.


Apr. 25, 2014 @ 11:14 PM

Letter: Reader enjoys syndicated columnists

I would like to commend you for publishing the columns of David Limbaugh and John Stossel. I enjoy both very much. Although some may disagree with them that should not be a cause for censorship, as no one is forced to read their columns. I disagree with Mark Shields, so I just skip his column — a simple fix without censorship.


Apr. 24, 2014 @ 11:56 PM

Letter: Right to Life meeting to address Amendment One

The May 1 meeting of the Sevier County Right to Life is of the utmost importance to parents, grandparents and all those who care about children and young people.