Opinion

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 11:34 PM

Letter: Reader responds to letter on judgement

I, again, was interested to read Dick Dierenbach’s recent letter (April 11) expounding the virtues of judging the behavior or beliefs of ones neighbors. The author of a sign at a church building in Seymour was referred to as “perpetrator,” i.e., one who commits or carries out a crime.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 11:36 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

The Sevierville Commons Association’s plan to revitalize downtown Sevierville should be commended.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 11:15 PM

Letter: Friends of Library thank supporters for book sale success

Selling books at $1 or less doesn’t sound like a winning proposal. However, thanks to the efforts of many committed volunteers, the Friends of Sevier County Public Library System raised $3,747.46 at its used book sale at King Family Library April 1-5. That’s a lot of books!


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 11:36 PM

Editorial: Governor had bumpy session, but signature piece has passed

The 108th Tennessee State Legislature adjourned Thursday afternoon after an up-and-down session for Gov. Bill Haslam.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 11:58 PM

Letter: Reader dislikes conservative columnist choices

As one of your readers, I’d like to ask if you’d consider enriching the op-ed content with something more than the syndicated cycle of conservative boilerplate from O’Reilly, Stossel and Lopez. The intellectually thin, uniform, and predictable nature of these columns are contributing little to the intellectual life of readers.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 11:53 PM

Editorial: Don't blame Cuonzo Martin for leaving

Twenty-three days ago in this spot (March 25 issue), we predicted the tough regular season and intense scrutiny placed on third-year Tennessee Volunteers coach Cuonzo Martin might drive him to seek employment elsewhere after the Vols’ successful NCAA tournament run.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 11:56 PM

Editorial: Bill will make voluntary DCS reporting mandatory

The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services has been embroiled in controversy the past few years because a number of children died after their cases were brought to state attention.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 11:05 PM

Letter: What's the cost of airport expansion?

About a year ago I wrote to you about the activity of the local airport.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 11:00 PM

Ask the doctor: Where are the hospital visits?

Doc: Why doesn’t my physician see me anymore when I’m in the hospital?


Apr. 14, 2014 @ 11:04 PM

Editorial: Don’t forget first responders

When an adult dies in an accidental tragedy, it’s horrible for family, friends and the community where such an event happens.


Apr. 13, 2014 @ 10:06 AM

Letter: Reader says watch out for bad charities

Ten things your charity won’t tell you:





Apr. 10, 2014 @ 11:04 PM

Editorial: Law that would jail mothers of drug-addicted newborns nears passage

On the surface, Tennessee House Bill 1295 looks like a winner.


Apr. 09, 2014 @ 11:51 PM

Editorial: National Volunteer Week celebrates those who give

Veta King does it with Helping Others Prepare through Education.


Apr. 09, 2014 @ 11:41 PM

Editorial: 'It's football time' no more

A day after the UConn women’s basketball team passed the Lady Vols for all-time basketball national championships another, even more saddening event transpired.


Apr. 08, 2014 @ 11:26 PM

Letter: Cancer Support Group appreciates help

The Smoky Mountain Cancer Support Group had a successful St. Patrick’s Dinner fundraiser for Relay for Life on Friday, March 15.


Apr. 07, 2014 @ 11:31 PM

Editorial: Tourism funding hampered by budget shortfall

While Gov. Bill Haslam has enjoyed strong support throughout the years in the Sevier County area, a recent move has some local tourism professionals asking his administration to rethink decreased funding for tourism marketing.


Apr. 07, 2014 @ 12:17 AM

Get Fit Seymour offers fitness to community

As the cold weather moves out and the sunny days of spring are ushered in, people across the county will look to get outside and get active.


Apr. 07, 2014 @ 12:17 AM

Jason Davis: Making lifelong memories just takes a little time

March 21 was an amazing day for me, perhaps one of my best as a parent.


Apr. 04, 2014 @ 10:45 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Thursday afternoon it was official — Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg had reached its $8 million fundraising goal for the purchase of its 13-acre campus, ending years of speculation about the school’s future in the mountain city.


Apr. 03, 2014 @ 11:44 PM

Editorial: Checking up on a charity

Sevier County people, by nature, seem to be charitable, giving and genuinely concerned about their neighbors.


Apr. 02, 2014 @ 11:46 PM

Editorial: Haslam often talks teacher pay, but cuts raises in recent budget

Governor Bill Haslam has been a leader behind a tough move across Tennessee to set higher academic standards in our classrooms for students, teachers and administrators.


Apr. 02, 2014 @ 11:02 PM

Letter: Gun safety education is important, available

Jeff Farrell did a fine job with his hunter safety article, Students learn firearm-handling basics (March 28), and the follow up “Three Cheers” piece on the March 29 editorial page was also supportive of the hunter safety class, offered on an optional basis to Sevier County seventh graders.