Opinion

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 03:21 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Thursday's appearance of a Knoxville Symphony Orchestra quartet at the King Family Library was just the most recent in a long line of wonderful educational and cultural experiences ushered into the community by the Sevier County Public Library System.


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 03:29 PM

Letter: ‘Anti-scientific attitudes’ fuel deniers

It “seems” to George Fowler (Letter to the Editor, March 23) that global warming is inconsistent with large Boston snowfalls, and he “believes” there has been no warming for 20 years.


Mar. 25, 2015 @ 01:42 PM

Editorial: With Internet fraud booming, phone scammers persist

In today's digital age, con artists are always just a click away online.


Mar. 24, 2015 @ 02:30 PM

Michael Collins: Learning karate, one earth-moving pushup at a time

Recently several readers have asked how karate is going.  OK, only one of you asked and was subsequently forced to endure my lengthy explanation. Such is the plight of a wife, I suppose.


Mar. 24, 2015 @ 02:29 PM

Letter: Seymour excited about library expansion

Sevier County Commission's unanimous vote on Monday to appropriate $66,000 to buy property adjacent to Seymour Public Library left members of Friends of Seymour Library hopeful and excited. We would like to thank County Mayor Larry Waters and county commission for recognizing the value and importance of expanding the library.


Mar. 24, 2015 @ 01:57 PM

Editorial: The fight over Insure Tennessee continues

The Tennessee Legislature's Republican supermajority may be losing some steam thanks to disagreements between the party's conservative and centrist factions.


Mar. 23, 2015 @ 02:27 PM

Editorial: Bill would ease counties' access to state money

Last week the Tennessee Senate's Transportation Committee approved the “County Road Relief Act of 2015,” which would make state funding for road grants more easily accessible to downtrodden Tennessee counties.


Mar. 23, 2015 @ 02:25 PM

Letter: Climate change talk is getting old

This global warming (AKA climate change) nonsense is getting old. Seems that every "good" Democrat must have something to say about it, and what a big threat to the world that it is. The United Nations organization has gotten aboard for the campaign. They are willing to spend billions of dollars (most of it U.S. taxpayer dollars) to fight this nonexistent global warming.


Mar. 20, 2015 @ 11:14 AM

Letter: Words, not weapons, should lead to resolution with Iran

If recent times have taught us as a nation one lesson, it is starting a war is much easier than ending one.


Mar. 20, 2015 @ 11:12 AM

Editorial: Three cheers

Congratulations to Sevier County High School quarterback Deuce Wallace on his recent offer and commitment to play major-conference football at Northwestern.


Mar. 19, 2015 @ 05:39 PM

Letter: Second jail escape in under two months is too many

This is strike two.


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 01:18 PM

Editorial: Government secrecy knows no bounds

With Obama firmly into his second term in office, the Associated Press is reporting that the president's administration has set a new standard for secrecy.


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 11:58 AM

Letter: Crop Sharers program seeks green thumbs, garden space

Spring is on the way and Crop Sharers, a charitable gardening program, would like to introduce itself to vegetable gardeners and landowners across the county.


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 11:43 AM

Ask the Doc: Two cooks in one medical kitchen can cause a mess

My mother sold World Books door to door in and around Roane County for many years when I was a boy. She has the gift for selling and later on, when she worked at the local Montgomery Ward store, sold so many microwaves that an executive from the manufacturer called to see how she was doing it.


Mar. 17, 2015 @ 03:57 PM

Editorial: National Agriculture Day celebrates farmers

Today is National Agriculture Day, a day to celebrate the achievements and abundance of goods produced by growers across the country.


Mar. 17, 2015 @ 03:54 PM

Letter: What is your child really learning?

Did you know the state of Tennessee is indoctrinating  your kids into Islam?  Don’t believe it?  Attend a public meeting March 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sevier County Court House and see the facts presented by (an upper East Tennessee) parent, Mr. Craig Honeycutt, who discovered this fact by simply reviewing his daughter’s seventh grade homework.


Mar. 16, 2015 @ 02:17 PM

Letter: Now is the time to turn to God for guidance

Never before has there been a time when people need to turn to God for guidance in their lives than right now. All around us three is so much unhappiness and people are enduring overwhelming losses, tragedies and depression.


Mar. 13, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

Letter: Thank a farmer on National Ag Day, March 18

For more than 40 years we have celebrated National Ag Day as a time to pause and honor the American farmer. Today, our farmers are the most productive and efficient in the world with each one helping feed more than 144 people. We thank you, as well as everyone who plays a role in producing the food, fiber and fuel our country and the world depends upon.


Mar. 13, 2015 @ 04:28 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

No longer the staple they were just a half-century ago, scholastic science fairs have been knocked down a peg across the country.

 


Mar. 12, 2015 @ 02:53 PM

Letter: Road builders should be ashamed

The potholes on Highway 139 between the light at Highway 66 and Kyker Ferry are unacceptable.


Mar. 12, 2015 @ 02:52 PM

Letter: Roe expresses thanks for support following wife’s death

The last six weeks have been extremely difficult for my family and me. Pam was a special lady, and I loved her very much. The sadness I’m feeling now will be with me for a long time, but I know Pam would want us to carry on. She was so strong and selfless, and the number of people who have honored her life is a testament to the kind of woman she was. She touched many lives, especially mine, and I was blessed to call her my wife. Now she’s with our Lord and Savior, and that brings our family comfort.


Mar. 12, 2015 @ 02:51 PM

Editorial: Penalties may be increasing for texting while driving

It’s likely you’ve seen them: weaving over the center line and onto the shoulder of the road, failing to maintain pace with other vehicles or last-second breaking behind stopping traffic.


Mar. 10, 2015 @ 01:51 PM

Editorial: Banned in the USA?

It seems many throughout the U.S., especially the millennial generation, have become jaded to the fabric of the very country in which we live.


Mar. 07, 2015 @ 05:27 PM

Editorial: State attorney general headed for ballot?

Tennessee is one of only a handful of U.S. states to have an appointed state attorney general.


Mar. 07, 2015 @ 05:26 PM

Jason Davis: Teaching privacy to the online generation vital

t’s becoming a more and more regular occurrence that a reader approaches me to offer a word on what I write in this space each week.