The continued commercialism of Christmas — only 27 shopping days left, by the way — has resulted in the devaluing of Thanksgiving, one of the most beautifully intended holidays on the U.S. calendar.
"You can either be humbly grateful, or grumbly hateful."
Pundits on television, in print and over the airwaves have bemoaned "Christmas creep" – the earlier promotion of the Christmas season and its accompanying holiday sales.
As the holidays approach, the unwavering charitable spirit of Sevier County begins to shine.
In my family, being a Tennessee Volunteers fan is a tradition.
Blame the Republicans ... Blame the Republicans.
Keep Sevier County Beautiful has always done great work to help maintain the natural beauty of our area, while cleaning up messes we've made to tarnish our local environment.
As a high school junior, I was tasked to interview a person working in the career of our choice.
Since the launch of Ole Smoky Distillery in 2010 in Gatlinburg, there's been a explosion of growth in the business of making spirits across Sevier County.
There was an almost audible roar of rejoicing voices in Tennessee public schools last week with the resignation of Kevin Huffman as the state's education commissioner.
The announcement last week of a new auto parts production facility — the first development in the new Sevier County I-40 Industrial Park — could be a sign of good things to come for our area.
I’m a Vietnam veteran in my 60s. My life is almost over. After voting today (Nov. 4) in the mid-term elections, I walked out wondering how much longer our country can go on the way things are.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced the departure of Bill Hagerty as Tennessee's commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development on Wednesday.
Generally speaking elections bring about new ideas and direction, but not always.
I went back in time at my grandfather's farm my last visit there. I discovered over 20 large boxes of medical records from the 1950s to 1970s stored in the loft of the barn detailing the medical history of hundreds, if not thousands, of patients in his small town.
All of us Sevier County residents, natives and transplants alike, have heard tales of the competitiveness between our cities in years past.
The recent announcement between the Pigeon Forge Fire Department and the Sevierville Fire Department about a plan to work together, made me think about being a resident outside of the city limits.
Once again the Sevier County High School Veterans Tribute was wonderful!
As we celebrate America's veterans today with the usual pomp, circumstance and fanfare, we should strive to support those same veterans beyond the one day per calendar year marked in their honor.
On Thursday, something happened in Hollywood that awoke my inner child.
There were a number of local veterans in the obituaries this week. Servicemen who were on duty in Korea, and in World War II.
The Wednesday afternoon arrest of a Pigeon Forge police officer by federal authorities may have been surprising, but there’s something else about the incident that’s left almost everyone scratching their heads.
Due to severe cold weather, snow and power outages for thousands in higher elevations, the Sevier County Red Cross Disaster Assistance Team set up a shelter to assist affected citizens Nov. 1 at the Pigeon Forge Community Center.
I read the article in the Mountain Press on Sunday, Nov. 2, regarding hikers getting lost in Laurel Run Park in Hawkins County due to lack of trail markers.