Sevier County is a white-hot engine of tea party conservatism, as is conspicuous on the pages of The Mountain Press. It is flanked by, and owes much to, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a precious pearl of the universe safeguarded by enlightened federal action decades ago.
Thank goodness that we still have people in this country like Dick Dierenbach. His letter to the editor on July 10, is great and true. His response to another letter to the editor told the truth that many people in this country do not understand.
Tens of thousands of our dollars spent for a sex change for a man spending time in prison, while our war veterans are suffering and dying in our V.A. hospitals. Now who is to blame for this scenario?
Now that the wine in grocery stores bill is one step closer to a vote, I would like to divulge a little secret that they don’t want you to know; there is already wine in grocery stores in one of Sevier’s adjoining counties, namely Swain.
The (letter to the editor) which appeared in the July 2 edition of The Mountain Press entitled "Reader: We're living through historically poor era of government" will certainly cause people to be absolutely befuddled by the illogic of the writer.
I'm not a big fan of our present president. There are many people blaming him for our veterans problems. Here's the truth, like it or not.
I had trouble trying to follow the Michael Collins commentary June 18 on corruption. He started out thusly: “A recent collegiate study (what study?) ranked Tennessee as third on the list of most corrupt states in the union.”
If you study U.S. history, you will find several eras of incredibly poor government, lots of crass politics, self-serving leadership, and weak moral character coupled with a fanatical drive. Unfortunately, we are living through one of these times.
On behalf of the Sevier County Tea Party (SCTP), I would like to thank everyone who attended our event, America's Last Stand. I think the purpose of the event was well received; we need to reach out to the populous at large, and encourage them to at least get involved in the voting process.
I am writing regarding headlines in The Mountain Press dated June 5, 2014, “Man dies after collision with horse.”
Sevier County Food Ministries has switch to summer gear, which means we're still busy and still helping an average of over 1,500 families in need each week with a bag of groceries.
Your headline in Friday's paper is off. Paula Deen is a cook, not a chef.
A lot of effort went into the used book sale at Seymour Public Library May 30 and 31.
On April 17, 2014, students at Boyds Creek Elementary celebrated literacy as special guest speakers visited our school to share about various books they had authored.
Tablets and textbooks are both very excellent ways to educate kindergarten through 12th graders, but I believe textbooks would benefit children much more.
At what age do people die in Sevier County?
We would like to thank everyone who was involved with the fundraiser that was given recently for our family at Fox United Methodist Church.
Back in 1974, when I was 40 years younger, I watched the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. I watched it regularly!
On behalf of the Appalachian Relief Fund, I am asking for your help.
Graduation is an activity of Sevier County High School. All rules and school-board policies will be enforced.
After reading in several issues of The Mountain Press about the yet unidentified supermarket chain planning on building in Pigeon Forge in the Wears Valley area, with a must-include millions of dollars in incentives, I disapprove!
The week of May 18-24 is National EMS week. Sevier County is very fortunate to have so many dedicated EMS professionals that work each day to provide quality pre-hospital emergency medical care to the sick and injured.