Spurred on by an enthusiastic crowd, local police and fire personnel competed fiercely Jan. 27 in Climbing for Hope, an event at the Lumberjack Feud that benefited Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. Though the final tally has yet to be made, we know that the evening was a great success.
First, Sevierville BOMA (Board of Mayor and Aldermen) decides to add a restaurant tax on the locals. Now they have decided to leave 34,000 citizens out in the cold by dropping the courthouse trolley route.
Just as October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and February is the American Heart Awareness month, March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. I recommend to you and all of your readers to speak with their primary care doctor about being screened for colon/rectal cancer. Colorectal cancer rates have been decreasing over the last two decades which partly reflects an increase in screening allowing us to detect and remove colorectal polyps before they become cancer.
By now we are all familiar with the chaos caused when Target credit cards were hacked and information taken on millions of accounts. Sooner or later more large companies will face similar problems.
The President speaks in Nashville on the 30th, in part, to tout Common-Core education from his McGavock High School presidential podium.
I am not sure whether Mr. Medley (letter to the editor, Jan. 23) is confused or just plain uninformed. What I am sure of, based on his many letters to the editor, is that Sevier County is too conservative for him.
Aaron’s Rental donated $1,500 to Northview Academy Athletic Boosters. Northview Academy opened its doors for students in August 2013. This donation will help supplement funds of programs that may not be supported in the school district budget.
Scripture is as good as those who interpret it.
Senator Overbey and other legislators are pushing for a prescription requirement for safe over-the-counter cold medicines – legislation that has gone nowhere in the past. They seem to think it’s a cure-all for Tennessee’s meth problem. But these people ignore the burden it will put on Tennesseans who abide by the law.
As an addendum to my earlier letter to the editor (Dec. 17) concerning our country's — both government and citizenry — lack of support for our military another another thing our citizens and our government should understand.
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.