The Tea Party Chairman suggested in his letter (Jan. 19) that a false perception that the Tea Party is Pro-Republican and Anti Democrat exists. I think it is true perception because they support the GOP extreme right wing.
Income inequality will be the defining issue for the coming year. Undeniably, Wall Street and corporations are experiencing record gains and profits leading to more wealth and, at the same time, more income inequality than at any time since the 1920s.
To the person who stole the flowers, shaped like a cross, off Patty Bradley’s grave:
This year I had total knee replacement at an East Tennessee hospital. Before I even went in I tried to get some kind of help for the bill that Medicare wouldn’t pay, such as co-pays.
I know people probably think I’m a quack because I send in comments to the paper and if so, it’s one person’s opinion. I think this country is in the mess it’s in because not enough people speak up when things don’t sound or seem right. This also applies to incorporating Seymour. I’ve been told this subject raises its head every few years. Folks, you need to start reading and speaking up and now is the time. Sit by and say nothing and you’ll have things you don’t want.
On behalf of Appalachian Relief, I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped to make the year 2013 the best ever.
I read with interest (Sevier County Right to Life President Ursula Beckman's) appeal for others to “stand with you to show our community that we care for the respect and protection of all human life (Letter to the Editor, Jan. 4).”
Once again it is January and once again Sevier County Right to Life would like to remind our community of the the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to make abortion legal.
We moved here over 22 years ago for the way this county welcomed you with open arms when we got here. The friendliness and kindness of all the people we have met here and have grown to love, made us stay here to cherish where we live.
Unlike the previous House of Representatives under the control of its last speaker, this House and speaker — much like a wheelbarrow — in order to accomplish anything must be pushed.
From the birth of Christ until the present time, man has tried to silence this miraculous story by every means possible and their efforts have failed.
I would like to extend my sincere appreciation for (New Center Friends) support of New Center School. We raised $7,105 at our annual auction. The money will be used to update classroom computers and to purchase a parent messaging system.
I am so fed up with all the negativity toward our president. Why not direct your displeasure on the ones who deserve it — namely your congressmen! These rats actually get paid to sit on their lazy bottoms and yell “No!” to anything that is important to the elderly, the disabled and the very young.
Yes folks, there are angels among us! Last Saturday I was rushing to get my weekly trash to the nice collection center off Boyds Creek Highway when my “trusty” old car refused to get me there. So there I am on a very busy two-lane Boyds Creek Highway with my car broke down wondering, “What am I to do?”
In recent years, much has been said concerning the separation of church and state.
Excuse me! Just read your editorial, "Cheap Flights to the Smokies?" I definitely agree that Sevier County can benefit from Knoxville having less expensive flights but, why just through Knoxville?
Looking back over the past month, I have had the opportunity to attend a couple of events that have made me more grateful.
Who was the “winner” of the goings on at the Home for Children? Was it the writer of the “un-signed letter,” The Mountain Press investigative reporter or another?
Ever wonder what a proud, spirited horse feels like the first time a greenhorn controller forces a bridle bit into his mouth? He can’t spit it out, he can’t swallow it and the taste of cold, hard steel connected to unwanted reins is something he can only seethe and chomp on.
As a child, do you remember doing wrong and being confronted by your parents? Certainly, we all do. While our misbehavior was never acceptable, lying about what we did just to save face or escape punishment, at least in my parent’s estimation, was always considered far worse than the original transgression.
The continued commercialism of Christmas — only 27 shopping days left by the way — has resulted in a devaluing of Thanksgiving, one of the most beautifully-intended holidays on the U.S. calendar.
B.J.’s letter (Mountain Press, Nov. 22) speaks to a short memory, and a cry of racism on his part! Maybe he loves everything our current president is doing, but disagreement over his policies does not fit a need for name-calling unless that is all you have to fall back on!