Letters to the Editor

Jan. 14, 2014 @ 11:23 PM

Letter: Seymour incorporation question: What’s it cost?

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.


Jan. 09, 2014 @ 11:30 PM

Letter: Thanks for helping Appalachian Relief

On behalf of Appalachian Relief, I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped to make the year 2013 the best ever.


Jan. 07, 2014 @ 11:49 PM

Letter: Roe v. Wade didn't invent abortion

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).”


Jan. 04, 2014 @ 11:47 PM

Letter: 40 years since Roe v. Wade

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.


Jan. 04, 2014 @ 11:46 PM

Letter: Sevier Countians go out of way to help

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.



Dec. 19, 2013 @ 11:59 PM

Letter: House needs a push on immigration

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.


Dec. 18, 2013 @ 11:40 PM

Letter: Atheists are getting it wrong

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.


Dec. 14, 2013 @ 11:07 PM

Letter: New Center School says thanks for support

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.


Dec. 13, 2013 @ 11:30 PM

Letter: Reader says naysayers causing damage

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.


Dec. 13, 2013 @ 11:29 PM

Letter: Thanks to a good Samaritan

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?”


Dec. 12, 2013 @ 11:58 PM

Letter: Christianity in the drawer at post office

In recent years, much has been said concerning the separation of church and state.


Dec. 11, 2013 @ 11:53 PM

Letter: Effort should go to bring flights to local airport

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?



Dec. 07, 2013 @ 11:28 PM

Letter: Give to those in need and be blessed

Looking back over the past month, I have had the opportunity to attend a couple of events that have made me more grateful.


Dec. 06, 2013 @ 11:58 PM

Reader says children’s well-being should have come first

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?


Dec. 06, 2013 @ 11:57 PM

Spirited Americans don’t like the taste of the bridle

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.


Nov. 30, 2013 @ 11:39 PM

Letter: Nobody likes a liar

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.


Nov. 28, 2013 @ 11:16 PM

Editorial: Thanksgiving as it was intended

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.


Nov. 27, 2013 @ 11:24 PM

Letter: Cry of racism unfounded

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!


Nov. 27, 2013 @ 11:23 PM

Letter: United Way fundraiser earned nearly $2,000

The United Way of Sevier County would like to thank Food City for allowing us to hold our recent “Pumping Gas for Tips” fundraiser.


Nov. 26, 2013 @ 11:04 PM

Letter: Women’s Care Center banquet draws almost 400

The Women’s Care Center recently held its first annual fundraising banquet at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Pigeon Forge.


Nov. 26, 2013 @ 11:02 PM

Letter: Book sale raised nearly $3,000 for library improvements

The three-day used book sale Nov. 7 through 9 at the King Family Library in Sevierville was an experiment that ended well. Nearly $3,000 was raised in three days. Those funds will be spent to improve the three libraries in the Sevier County Library System.


Nov. 23, 2013 @ 11:20 PM

Letter: For safety, yield to yellow lights

I am writing in response to the two deaths on Chapman Highwy last week due to the person running the red traffic light.


Nov. 23, 2013 @ 11:19 PM

Letter: Mountain Hope says thank you

Pancakes and much more were on the breakfast menu for many Sevier County folks on Tuesday morning.