Opinion

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 01:32 PM

Jason Davis: Pit bulls are often victims of their situations

After reading Jeff Farrell’s story on the dog breeding bust for the front page of today’s paper, I was compelled to write an editorial with a personal touch.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 06:14 PM

Michael Collins: A nod to follical faithfulness

True to my Sevier County roots, I have been getting my hair cut by the same stylist for nearly a decade.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 06:08 PM

Editorial: With young drivers, it's experience, not age, that builds skill

New studies by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety have found that it’s experience, not age, that determines the success and safety of a young driver.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 03:15 PM

Jason Davis: When innovation meets regulation

“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.”


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 03:14 PM

City, county officials could be recruiting a four-year college

Plans were revealed last week for Sevier County and Sevierville to jointly purchase the former Mountain National Bank operation center property off Pittman Center Road in efforts to attract a four-year university to the county.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 05:39 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

This week Sevier County Rotarians delivered 1,200 Merriam-Webster Dictionaries to third-graders in all our local schools as part of the organization’s National Dictionary Day.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 05:37 PM

Letter: Pastor writes in support of Amendment 1

As we prepare to go the the polls in Tennessee, there are four amendment initiatives on the ballot. All four are important and every citizen should take a few minutes to read, understand, and make an informed decision. This goes for any ballot you cast; take the time to make an informed decision. Vote in accordance with your "educated" conscience; do not just pick the candidates with an R or a D in front of their names.


Oct. 16, 2014 @ 01:22 PM

Editorial: Early voting is open; why not cast a ballot?

As the Nov. 4 election approaches, the Sevier County Election Commission is open now for early voting.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

Editorial: Ebola is scary, but flu's a more likely killer

Ebola is getting big headlines throughout the national media, and for good reason.


Oct. 14, 2014 @ 12:43 PM

Letter: Reader presents criticism of Tea Party; supports fellow letter-writer

Lately, there have been some thought producing, although somewhat laughable to me, letters to the forum.


Oct. 14, 2014 @ 12:42 PM

Letter: Thanks to those who supported Luau for Life

With heartfelt gratitude, Sevier County Right to Life would like to publicly thank all the many people who made our Luau for Life dinner and auction such a success.


Oct. 14, 2014 @ 12:41 PM

Ask the Doc: The metamorphosis of Ebola

It is becoming routine to read the news and think I am reading a Robin Cook or Tom Clancy book from twenty years ago.  An airplane as a weapon of mass murder? Clancy in 1994. An outbreak of a virus that not only kills quickly but in a terrifying manner of hemorrhaging? Robin Cook's "Outbreak" in 1987.


Oct. 13, 2014 @ 01:12 PM

Editorial: School lunch isn't what it used to be

Monday marked the start of the School Nutrition Association's National School Week.



Oct. 10, 2014 @ 04:27 PM

Letter: Support National Guard Troops on Texas border

Everyone is invited to show support for our National Guard Troops on the Texas Border.


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 04:26 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

The efforts of the Pigeon Forge Rotary Club and the Forever Parks foundation to construct an all-inclusive playground in Pigeon Forge are to be commended.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 06:13 PM

Letter: America doesn’t need another long, protracted war

Those producing terrorism would prefer to be enemies waging wars, but that distinction should not be given, they are criminals committing crimes.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 06:03 PM

Editorial: In the season of campfires, mind the wood you’re using

Every year around this time, tourists and other visitors from throughout the country descend on Sevier County and the Great Smoky Mountains for one of nature’s ultimate art shows: the changing of the colors of the autumn leaves.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

Letter: Reader addresses tough situation

I am a landlord who owns a building with apartments and established businesses.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 10:01 AM

Letter: Thanks offered for community’s support

Kudos and thanks to The Mountain Press, friends, neighbors and many visitors to the area who helped us have a very successful yard sale last week. 


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 03:57 PM

Letter: Downtown group did well with Art Crawl

I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Downtown Sevierville Committee.  A wonderful time was enjoyed by many citizens Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Art Crawl, which was held to raise money for Revitalization of the downtown area.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 03:56 PM

Letter: Fire Department gives safety tips

I’ve been thinking about the leading cause of home fires — cooking — and want to make sure your readers can take simple steps to be safer when cooking.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 03:54 PM

Michael Collins: On young love ... and yodeling

Not to get too romance novel on you, dear reader, but today’s column is about a love affair.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 12:42 PM

Editorial: State government should listen to, and value, teachers' concerns

As Sevier County teachers and administrators met with U.S. Rep. Phil Roe Monday night at Northview Academy, some things were abundantly clear — morale in Tennessee public education is low, teachers are fed up with burdonsome bureaucratic oversight, and there are no clear answers on how to fix the problem.


Oct. 06, 2014 @ 11:12 AM

Editorial: Safe Harbor deserves public support in move to new facility

According to the Tennessee Children's Advocacy Centers, every hour of every day, there is allegation of child abuse in Tennessee.