Opinion

Jun. 20, 2014 @ 06:16 PM

Jeff Farrell: Drivers should pay attention to the road

It might be time to invest in dash cams if you drive around Sevierville very much.


Jun. 20, 2014 @ 06:04 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

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.


Jun. 18, 2014 @ 12:58 PM

Editorial: Study shows corruption continues in Tennessee

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.


Jun. 17, 2014 @ 05:17 PM

Michael Collins: Thoughts on chicken, corruption and SEC rivalries

A recent collegiate study ranked Tennessee as third on the list of most corrupt states in the union. Third!


Jun. 17, 2014 @ 01:33 PM

Editorial: Pigeon Forge in an economic boom?

These days in Pigeon Forge, it seems like even when something goes wrong, things turn out all right in the end.


Jun. 16, 2014 @ 05:42 PM

Editorial: Caution is best policy for new multi-millionaires

A week after someone's financial problems were seemingly solved, many are asking: Where's the big Powerball winner?


Jun. 14, 2014 @ 09:55 PM

Jason Davis: On Father’s Day, remember the true importance of Dad

As a relatively new father, I’ve become keenly aware of something.


Jun. 14, 2014 @ 09:54 PM

Elder abuse a terrible, growing problem

Elder abuse is not something many of us think about on a regular basis.


Jun. 13, 2014 @ 03:57 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park held a free activity for young "Salamander Scientists" Thursday morning at the park.


Jun. 11, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

Editorial: Too many valedictorians?

For decades, when a high school valedictorian was named, it was a highly meaningful honor, likely to change a student’s life.


Jun. 10, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

Letter: Seymour Library Friends say thanks after sale

A lot of effort went into the used book sale at Seymour Public Library May 30 and 31.


Jun. 10, 2014 @ 05:27 PM

Ask the doc: VA medical system has issues, but can be fixed

A very recent conversation with a veteran about his major cardiovascular surgery at a Veteran's Hospital here in Tennessee was enlightening, and not a surprise.


Jun. 10, 2014 @ 04:48 PM

Editorial: Seymour weight-loss challenge shows everyone can do better

Get Fit Seymour, the two-month weight-loss challenge that concluded this past weekend, has been an inspirational display of just how much a group of like-minded individuals can accomplish when they put their minds together on a common goal.


Jun. 06, 2014 @ 06:01 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

The Caton’s Chapel-Richardson Cove Volunteer Fire Department broke ground Friday on its Station No. 2.


Jun. 06, 2014 @ 12:51 AM

Editorial: D-Day was 70 years ago today

Seventy years ago today was a monumental day in world history.


Jun. 04, 2014 @ 05:39 PM

Letter: Principal thanks guests, sponsors for making Literacy Night a success

On April 17, 2014, students at Boyds Creek Elementary celebrated literacy as special guest speakers visited our school to share about various books they had authored.


Jun. 03, 2014 @ 04:08 PM

Michael Collins: Looking back on graduation

May is pretty darn hectic for a school kid’s parents. Multiply that times four and you get a feel for the gauntlet that my wife and I have just treaded.


Jun. 03, 2014 @ 03:59 PM

Letter: Student says books the smarter choice for education

Tablets and textbooks are both very excellent ways to educate kindergarten through 12th graders, but I believe textbooks would benefit children much more.


Jun. 03, 2014 @ 03:56 PM

Editorial: Governor talks long-range goals for curbing Rx drug abuse

There's no doubt about it, the abuse of prescription drugs in Tennessee is an epidemic.


Jun. 02, 2014 @ 05:53 PM

Letter: Reader reveals clues on Sevier lifespans

At what age do people die in Sevier County?


Jun. 02, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Letter: Fundraiser for family was appreciated

We would like to thank everyone who was involved with the fundraiser that was given recently for our family at Fox United Methodist Church.


Jun. 02, 2014 @ 05:50 PM

Editorial: Prisoner swap stirring lively national debate

Over the weekend, reports surfaced that an American solider, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, had been rescued after spending five years as a captive of the Taliban.



Jun. 01, 2014 @ 11:31 AM

Take care when exposed to sun’s rays this summer

As summer approaches, people get more and more exposure to the sun.


May. 30, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

Letter: Reader sees difference in treatment of Nixon, Obama

Back in 1974, when I was 40 years younger, I watched the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. I watched it regularly!