Opinion

Sep. 19, 2014 @ 06:27 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge will begin hosting the biggest event in its relatively short history beginning tomorrow.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 11:53 AM

Letter: TennCare problems aren’t caused by ACA

Recently I was told by a young woman who was encountering obstacles and delays in enrolling her child in TennCare that the problem in doing so was because of The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). This is not true.



Sep. 17, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

Letter: Good Shepherd gets continued support through festival

It was a hot and sultry Saturday, but thanks to many local folks and businesses the Rafting & Rhythm Festival proved to be a cool way to raise funds for Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic on Aug. 23.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 11:51 AM

Letter: Pastor offers support for Amendment 1

Dear friends and neighbors, greetings in Christ. This November (only weeks away) we will all be asked to do our civic duty and make informed decisions on leaders and issues that affect our day-to-day lives. I would like to help you make an informed decision on Amendment 1 to our state’s constitution because Christians and the church should speak loudly on the issue of protecting innocent life.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 11:59 AM

Editorial: NFL's shield shines despite scandals

The National Football League's trademark logo shield, it seems, is coated in Teflon.


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 11:37 AM

Letter: Too early for all the answers on Feguson

Thank Bill Dayton for me. His letter (Sept. 10, "Reader weighs in on Ferguson, gun debate") was very insightful!


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 11:35 AM

Letter: Good thing PF officials are looking out for us

I fully agree with Pigeon Forge city officials’ efforts to protect the family nature of our fair city.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 02:45 PM

Jason Davis: It’s time to take care of those who serve

During the very week Knoxville was hosting an incredible Medal of Honor Convention, the state released some sobering statistics about the difficulties of Tennessee veterans.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 02:44 PM

Visit from Medal of Honor recipients will stick with Seymour students

Friday morning’s assembly at Seymour Middle School, which saw two Vietnam Medal of Honor winners speak to the entire student body and faculty, should be an experience that lives in the minds of those in attendance forever.


Sep. 12, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Letter: Don’t use Christianity to hinder smart progress

“A Baptist Christian” cites the gender arrangements of Noah’s Ark in a presumable smear against same-sex marriage and mandatory model for humans today (Sept. 5 letter from Gary Allen, Jones Cove).


Sep. 12, 2014 @ 05:50 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Congratulations are due to Johnnie Faye Newman McClure, who was named the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Citizen of the Year.


Sep. 11, 2014 @ 12:44 PM

Editorial: Which way do we go in Iraq?

The challenge the U.S. and other nations face with the rising threat of ISIS, or ISIL, in Iraq is great.


Sep. 10, 2014 @ 12:26 PM

Editorial: Lessons of Sept. 11 should never be forgotten

Thirteen years ago today, the day started much like any other.


Sep. 09, 2014 @ 11:57 AM

Michael Collins: The economy made Rocky Top sweet home to me

As I was growing up, my parents chased the economy.


Sep. 09, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

Letter: Reader weighs in on Ferguson, gun debate

The tragedy that occurred in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9 precipitated chaos that leaves divisions drawn but responsibility shared.


Sep. 08, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Letter: We must vote to fix these problems

In today’s Mountain Press (Sunday, Sept. 7) the readers can note another Obama government power play that is hidden from the public. It seems that the government agency for immigration has “dumped” 88 or more illegal children in Sevier County.


Sep. 08, 2014 @ 05:43 PM

Letter: Hispanic church dedicates new building

On January of 2008 in the city of Pigeon Forge, a small group of Hispanics started to gather to receive Bible studies in the Aleman’s Family home.


Sep. 08, 2014 @ 12:32 PM

Editorial: It's time for real national decisions on immigration

News came out over the weekend that President Obama, thought by many to be eyeing a unilateral policy shift on immigration, will wait until after the November election cycle before making any move on that front.


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 03:45 PM

Jason Davis: Looking for luck? Keep searching

If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have any luck at all. It’s cliche, for sure, but often describes me perfectly.


Sep. 04, 2014 @ 05:53 PM

Letter: Juvenile facility says thanks

On behalf of Director Steve Layman, Lt. Joe Brown and all correctional staff at the Sevier County Juvenile Facility, I would like to thank our friends at the Sevier County Public Library, Townsend Press and all who made the donation of books and videos to our facility possible.


Sep. 04, 2014 @ 05:53 PM

Letter: People are turning their backs on Christianity

I would like everyone to ask themselves just one question.


Sep. 04, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Editorial: September is National Voter Registration Month

With state and federal elections looming in November, September has been proclaimed National Voter Registration Month.


Sep. 02, 2014 @ 01:46 PM

Ask the Doc: Don't discount the love drug

A 91-year-old patient of mine recently received a very powerful drug. The effect was remarkable.  He looks and feels almost 20 years younger.


Sep. 02, 2014 @ 12:01 PM

Editorial: Prescription drugs, not alcohol, biggest challenge for state

A week ago we wrote in this space of the difficulties facing state law enforcement, medical professionals, hospitals and legislators caused by the rampant abuse of prescription drugs in our state.