On Sunday, Aug. 24, and Monday, Aug. 25, a team of volunteers, led by our Special Events Coordinator Bev Brosch, Board Member Martha Gilchrist and volunteer Linda Schlicher went to work scrubbing and cleaning our 40-plus-year-old animal shelter on Gnatty Branch Road.
Recently I was told by a young woman who was encountering obstacles and delays in enrolling her child in TennCare that the problem in doing so was because of The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). This is not true.
It was a hot and sultry Saturday, but thanks to many local folks and businesses the Rafting & Rhythm Festival proved to be a cool way to raise funds for Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic on Aug. 23.
Dear friends and neighbors, greetings in Christ. This November (only weeks away) we will all be asked to do our civic duty and make informed decisions on leaders and issues that affect our day-to-day lives. I would like to help you make an informed decision on Amendment 1 to our state’s constitution because Christians and the church should speak loudly on the issue of protecting innocent life.
Thank Bill Dayton for me. His letter (Sept. 10, "Reader weighs in on Ferguson, gun debate") was very insightful!
My 95-year-old mother, Polly Cook, passed away September 4, 2014. Since April 15, she was happy, productive and well-cared for at Dominion Senior Living. I thank Dominion staff for all they did for my mother and for me. They are all outstanding in their profession.
I fully agree with Pigeon Forge city officials’ efforts to protect the family nature of our fair city.
The tragedy that occurred in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9 precipitated chaos that leaves divisions drawn but responsibility shared.
In today’s Mountain Press (Sunday, Sept. 7) the readers can note another Obama government power play that is hidden from the public. It seems that the government agency for immigration has “dumped” 88 or more illegal children in Sevier County.
On January of 2008 in the city of Pigeon Forge, a small group of Hispanics started to gather to receive Bible studies in the Aleman’s Family home.
On behalf of Director Steve Layman, Lt. Joe Brown and all correctional staff at the Sevier County Juvenile Facility, I would like to thank our friends at the Sevier County Public Library, Townsend Press and all who made the donation of books and videos to our facility possible.
I would like everyone to ask themselves just one question.
On behalf of the thousands of drivers who travel north on Highway 66 and turn left on to Boyd’s Creek Highway, there is a lot of fuel being consumed while waiting (with no on-coming traffic) to turn on to Boyd’s Creek Highway.
Being residents of Sevier County sometimes means being caught up in all the wonderful activities available to us.
Recently, our airwaves have been inundated with the savage behavior of the radical Muslim group called ISIS. Their barbaric murders of innocent lives as well as their recent reprehensible beheading of one of our own journalists has turned the stomachs of most here in America who now believe this group of thugs must be exterminated.
I just do not understand the uproar over a policeman shooting a huge teenager in Missouri.
On behalf of my fellow Vietnam veterans I wish to thank the city of Pigeon Forge and all the folks involved with the Welcome Home From Vietnam Parade and events held this past week.
I read the interviews of Sir Richard Branson (Virgin Group) by Maria Bartiromo (anchor and global markets editor at Fox Business Network) for USA Today Aug. 18, where he talked about growth, ethics and the final frontier.
Last week in U.S. District Court, Judge Thomas Varlan sentenced Sandra Kincaid, a 63-year-old Maryville woman, to serve 470 months in federal prison for her part in a Blount County pill mill operation, the Breakthrough Pain Therapy Center.
First off, I was pretty offended at the political cartoon, on Aug. 22, depicting the Pilgrims as “undesirables” who came across some border illegally. Totally the wrong picture!
If the Gatlinburg Trolley System would run as efficiently as the Pigeon Forge System, this letter would not be necessary. To the locals who ride both systems, the difference is as apparent as night and day.
On behalf of the Appalachian Relief Fund, thank you to everyone who helped make the 4th annual benefit concert the best ever.
In last Sunday's paper Sheriff Hoss Seals seemed to take pride in the fact, another expansion of the jail will give Sevier county the ability to lock up more people. More in fact than any city nearby with a larger permanent population.
Sevierville still has some good, honest people in its town.