Opinion

Jul. 09, 2015 @ 02:46 PM

Editorial: Group does great work in battle for addicted babies

Being an newborn isn't easy.


Jul. 08, 2015 @ 02:40 PM

Letter: Lumberjack Feud founders say thanks for support

In 1985 I had the honor of visiting Pigeon Forge as guest of the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism, it was a heart warming experience.


Jul. 07, 2015 @ 01:14 PM

Editorial: Increasing property tax is never popular

Tax increases are rarely met with applause, but some credit is due the Sevier County Commission for its courage in facing a fiscal crunch in the upcoming year.


Jul. 01, 2015 @ 02:25 PM

Editorial: Stay safe over the holiday

As the Fourth of July approaches, firework stands have popped up across the county.


Jun. 30, 2015 @ 04:34 PM

Letter: Service animals are working; they aren't pets

I am writing this once again to educate the public. Many people think a service dog is a dog that wears a heavy metal halter for a blind person. The American Disablities Act of 1992 have three other catergories of service animals — emotional support, therapy and service animals. There are over 50 animals on the list. Dogs are one, of course, the most recognized — but mini horses, goats, pot bellied pigs, rats and snakes are just a few others on the list.


Jun. 30, 2015 @ 04:33 PM

Editorial: Will new interchange fix things?

As is often the case, people love to pick a side.


Jun. 30, 2015 @ 04:32 PM

Michael Collins: Comfy jeans, meet the Capitol

I have certain convictions about which I am inflexible.


Jun. 29, 2015 @ 07:04 PM

Letter: Library's used book sale successful

Thirty thousand books had to go, and they’ve gone.



Jun. 21, 2015 @ 03:11 AM

Celebrate Dad today

All too often, fathers are cast as irresponsible, uncaring and grumpy buffoons in popular media.


Jun. 21, 2015 @ 03:10 AM

Jason Davis: Awesome legacies of grandpas come to mind this Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, my mind is drifting to memories of my grandfathers.


Jun. 19, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

Letter: Limit terms for a better government

I have two great ideas that would improve our government.


Jun. 18, 2015 @ 02:51 PM

Letter: Don’t sell out on your beliefs

I was most depressed when I heard Sevier County wedding chapel owners on WBIR-TV squealing in utter delight over the possibility of the U.S. Supreme Court “legalizing” (a court can’t legalize anything, they are not a legislative body) homosexual “mirage.”


Jun. 18, 2015 @ 02:49 PM

Letter: Be willing to be persecuted for morals

Parents, wake up. If your son or daughter came to you and said that they had a friend who is “gay” because they were born that way, how would you handle it?


Jun. 13, 2015 @ 03:47 PM

Jason Davis: The first day of the rest of our lives

Last Monday started like any Monday for me: Several cups of coffee, the weekly Good News section deadline and sorting out the newsroom payroll.


Jun. 13, 2015 @ 03:46 PM

Three cheers

After a busy week of rescues, bear attacks and the ever-popular synchronous firefly events, our local national park staff members deserve a pat on the back.


Jun. 11, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

Editorial: In Tennessee, domestic violence is all too common

Almost every day, our published arrest report includes at least one arrest for domestic violence in Sevier County.


Jun. 09, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

Brandon A. Lane: I’ll always remember actress Betsy Palmer

My name is Brandon A. Lane, and I have a confession, I’m a horror movie addict. So much so that I parlayed the love of watching them into a career of living a horror movie all year long.


Jun. 09, 2015 @ 05:51 PM

Ask the Doc: Weight loss is about more than the numbers

It is a unifying, aggravating, irritating, dreaded and sometimes nearly disrobing moment for patients: the weigh-in for an office visit.


Jun. 09, 2015 @ 01:12 PM

Editorial: Stay safe in the Smokies

Summer is here, and locals and tourists are venturing into the wilderness and the peaceful grandeur of the Great Smoky Mountains.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Editorial: Three cheers

Congratulations to Northview Intermediate student McKenna Layman on her win at the National Cornbread Festival’s 4-H Cornbread Cook-off.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 07:59 AM

Letter: Help fulfill dream of no-kill shelter

Westgate Resorts and River Terrace Careforce members have raised $1,000 and will be having a Fathers Day dinner and silent auction on June 20 at River Terrace in Gatlinburg to help fund a no-kill shelter for Sevier County.


Jun. 06, 2015 @ 07:58 AM

Letter: Visitor thanks good Samaritan

I wish to thank the person that found my keys in lane nine and turned them in at the Walmart in Sevierville.


Jun. 03, 2015 @ 04:08 PM

Letter: Sometimes the scams are from legal charities

Charity scams, say the recent headlines. Talking about illegal charity mismanagement. But we should be talking about is legal charity scams.


Jun. 02, 2015 @ 01:56 PM

Michael Collins: The way to this man's heart was through his stomach

“You had me at hello.”