Just over a year ago, a distillery applicant in Pigeon Forge quipped that with the growing interest in mountain-made spirits, Sevier County could one day be "like the Napa Valley of moonshine."
After seven years of living in Sevier County, I finally decided it was time to be a local tourist on the Fourth of July.
Mark Cuban made a big splash several weeks ago when he said there was a building student loan bubble that’s destined to pop.
To many, the Independence Day means fireworks, parades and picnics — or maybe an extra-busy shift in a tourist town, and a wish for a picnic.
I had trouble trying to follow the Michael Collins commentary June 18 on corruption. He started out thusly: “A recent collegiate study (what study?) ranked Tennessee as third on the list of most corrupt states in the union.”
Distilleries, once unknown Sevier County, are now the hot new business.
I am a man with a truck.
If you study U.S. history, you will find several eras of incredibly poor government, lots of crass politics, self-serving leadership, and weak moral character coupled with a fanatical drive. Unfortunately, we are living through one of these times.
As Independence Day and all of its celebrations approach, people are undoubtedly making the final plans for their festivities.
On behalf of the Sevier County Tea Party (SCTP), I would like to thank everyone who attended our event, America's Last Stand. I think the purpose of the event was well received; we need to reach out to the populous at large, and encourage them to at least get involved in the voting process.
To quote one of my all-time favorite movies, “I have a bad feeling about this.”
A Wednesday Supreme Court decision may not be too popular in some law enforcement circles, but it’s definitely a big win for American citizens.
Walters State’s annual Culinary Camp — which was held this week at Rel Maples Center on the Sevier County campus — is a unique event that demonstrates perfectly how a neighborhood college should interact with its community.
Tennessee lost a true statesman Thursday, as former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker died following complications from a stroke.
Doc, how much calcium should I take to protect my bones?
I am writing regarding headlines in The Mountain Press dated June 5, 2014, “Man dies after collision with horse.”
As new revelations came out Monday about the horror some of our nation's veterans have experienced in the VA medical system, it's become all too obvious that system-wide reform is needed.
Sevier County Food Ministries has switch to summer gear, which means we're still busy and still helping an average of over 1,500 families in need each week with a bag of groceries.
Your headline in Friday's paper is off. Paula Deen is a cook, not a chef.
As I’ve read the articles concerning the death of Georgia toddler Cooper Harris, I’ve experienced a sadness unlike any I’ve felt before from reading a national news story.
The 2014 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card was released earlier this month by Vanderbilt’s Institute for Medicine and Public Health.
It might be time to invest in dash cams if you drive around Sevierville very much.
Just looking at Elijah James’ smile tells you everything you need to know about him. He’s a bright, shining light, and his life is worth fighting for.
Nearly a decade after landmark political corruption investigations with names like Operation Crooked Highway, Operation Tennessee Waltz and Operation Tarnished Blue, our state is still among the nation's worst when it comes to shenanigans by public officials.
A recent collegiate study ranked Tennessee as third on the list of most corrupt states in the union. Third!