I’ve always been a bookworm.
Though there were no surprises in the three local municipal elections and turnout was far from great, there are reasons to applaud the process.
When the Federal Trade Commission, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Attorney General Herb Slatery announced a federal lawsuit against Cancer Fund of America, Children’s Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, The Breast Cancer Society and others, the blood of many across the state boiled.
Once in a while a person is fortunate enough to bear witness to a special moment.
Last year in this space, we decried the growing trend of multiple valedictorians at high schools nationwide, including right here in our own backyard.
I can say my journey began six years ago when I enrolled at Walters State back in 2009, but in reality my journey started over 40 years ago.
I've lived in the South all of my life.
Everywhere you look, there’s something new coming to Sevier County.
On May 31, 1965, the second graduating class of the newly formed Gatlinburg-Pittman High School received their diplomas and said a tearful goodbye to the school they had only known for two years.
What would you do if you were stopped by police, wrongly accused of a crime, and had your property seized? What if you were never charged with a crime, yet the government decided to keep your money or property?
Your coverage of this year’s National Day of Prayer encouraged our attendees to come and enjoy this unity of believers.
The National Anthem was a troubling song when I was growing up.
Congratulations to Pittman Center Volunteer Fire Department and the Pigeon Fire Department on earning their spots to compete nationally in Balitmore with their performances at last weekend's annual Smoky Mountain Weekend Fire/Rescue Expo in the LeConte Center.
As the Tennessee Legislature finished up its 2015 session, a bill seeking to make college an attainable dream was extinguished, at least temporarily, for no logical reason.
For the past few weeks, we have been trying to get our Crop Sharers program under way. This program would link landowners who do not garden with gardeners who don’t have enough land in order to produce fresh vegetables for our two local food pantries.
I am writing regarding a 16-year-old honor student, Gavin Hutchens, who has brought many honors to Pigeon Forge High School. This is a response to punishment imposed by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (Editor’s note: This was reported in The Mountain Press on May 2. The penalties were self-imposed by the school, per TSSAA officials).
My husband and I would like to congratulate Mr. Don McGill, who is in charge of the Pigeon Forge Convenience Center “garbage disposal.”
Little boys learn which sport to love from their fathers. For some, it’s baseball, others football or basketball - even hockey. Although Pop liked all sports, he loved boxing.
As police interactions with black citizens have embroiled communities across the nation in the past year, many minority communities are on edge.
As the end of the school year approaches, many of the local high school drama clubs and choral classes are having their end of the year shows.
It’s been inspiring to see the Sevierville Commons Association’s push to revitalize historic downtown Sevierville.
It’s funny how we can change our habits without even thinking.
For over 25 years, Dana Soehn’s smiling face has been a constant with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
When budgetary cuts come to education, the arts are often found in the crosshairs.
Every fourth year medical student knows the date. They have no other plans that morning.