Opinion

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.


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 01:40 PM

Jason Davis: Driving a Volt like driving a science experiment

As I’ve expressed many times before, I’m what most people would classify as something of a geek. We always had a computer in my house, starting with a Commodore 64 when I was in kindergarten, and my Dad was always encouraging me to read and buying educational toys.


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 01:39 PM

Pat Byington: Celebrating America’s wilderness

“When are you going to take your family to Disney World?”


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 07:47 PM

Letter: Local tea party is not Republican group

I just read your Oct. 3rd article entitled Sen. Alexander speaks to local GOP.  As always, your reporting is spot on accurate with quotes, and described the tenor of the event as it was. However, near the end of the article you wrote “It was for that reason, Osborn said, that Tea Party Republicans should vote for Alexander.”


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 06:49 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

The Sevierville Downtown Commons Association is doing yeoman’s work in trying to re-establish downtown Sevierville as a place to be.


Oct. 02, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Editorial: State is right to turn focus toward human trafficking

The FBI paints a dismal picture of the lives of some of the United States’ most exploited residents.


Oct. 02, 2014 @ 10:19 AM

Editorial: Activists targeting broadcasters using Redskins name are off base

When the news came down late Tuesday that Federal Communications Commission Chariman Tom Wheeler was looking into a possible ban of the word “Redskins” from broadcasts of Washington Redskins games, every journalist in America should have noticed.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 05:48 PM

Ask the Doc: E-cigarettes: Love, hate, fear

A patient recently asked if the new electronic cigarettes (e-cigarette) really work and are safe. Curiously, the question came from a patient who had broken his habit years ago with a simple decision to quit.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Editorial: Check your security during National Cyber Security Awareness month

In this hectic digital age, where seemingly everything is connected, we all must be ever-vigilant against frauds previously unimaginable.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 02:07 PM

Letter: Help remember those killed in ’12 accident

The Mossy Creek Cruzers Car Club and The Diner are hosting the second annual Second Harvest Food Bank Memorial Car Show. It will be held at The Diner on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 1-5 p.m. There will be classic cars, trucks and motorcycles, music, a silent auction and door prizes.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 02:05 PM

Letter: Shooting dog a senseless act of cruelty

I live on Forge Hideaway Loop in Pigeon Forge. Someone who lives on Forge Hideaway Road senselessly shot my brindle and white dog — not yet a year old and weighs a whole 35 pounds.