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!
The United Way of Sevier County would like to thank Food City for allowing us to hold our recent “Pumping Gas for Tips” fundraiser.
The Women’s Care Center recently held its first annual fundraising banquet at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Pigeon Forge.
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.
I am writing in response to the two deaths on Chapman Highwy last week due to the person running the red traffic light.
Pancakes and much more were on the breakfast menu for many Sevier County folks on Tuesday morning.
I’m responding to Dan Smith’s Oct. 23 column that started with the U.S. House’s federal government shutdown. “This kind of stance always hurts the country,” wrote Smith. Agreed. This shutdown helped China propagandists, not to mention the Russians, with this concocted mess hurting democracy’s appeal to especially China’s young.
For the single working mother of Grace’s Place it was a blessing above all they could have thought of.
I was the first main speaker at the Town Hall held at the Civic Center last Thursday and my presentation was misrepresented by Jake Old in his article, “Speaker warns against ‘political Islam.’” What follows are important corrections to his assertions.