Opinion

Nov. 04, 2014 @ 07:16 PM

Michael Collins: A tale of a boy, his dogs and progress

For me, growing up in the country meant there was always a memory being created.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 04:34 PM

Editorial: Relatively quiet week leading up to election is strange

In the Mountain Press office this week, several remarks were made about how calm Sevier County seemed in the week leading up to an election with measures relating to abortion, alcohol and a state income tax on the ballot.



Nov. 03, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Letter: Another reader voices feelings on Amendment 1

Educated people know and understand that every abortion kills an innocent human being and that every human being is a person.


Nov. 03, 2014 @ 05:49 PM

Letter: Potential visitor has bad experience

I used to love traveling to Tennessee. In fact, my husband and I took our honeymoon in your great county several years ago. We’ve also rented cabins with friends to enjoy a weekend away.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

Letter: It's time for a debate about Obama's policies

Positive, constructive debate has been the backbone of our country since the founding of our great nation.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 06:10 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

With the release of our annual Readers’ Choice poll on Thursday, many of the hardest-working people, businesses and attractions received recognition they’ve earned through years of service to Sevier County.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 06:32 PM

Editorial: Halloween should be fun, but put safety first

Every year around the last week of October, The Mountain Press receives a slew of press releases about keeping kids safe on Halloween.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 04:01 PM

Editorial: Don't give up on Butch Jones, Vols

Rumors circulating about the University of Michigan being interested in the Volunteers' Butch Jones, a Saugatuck, Mich., native, as a possible replacement for Brady Hoke — who's still coaching the Wolverines — are premature.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 03:51 PM

Letter: Reader touts ballot amendments

Before going to the polls to vote this fall, I needed to find out about the 4 amendments. State Sen. Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown) explained these amendments to us:


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 03:49 PM

Letter: Relay chair thanks community for support

As Co-chair of the 2014 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Sevier County team, I would like to thank everyone for their generosity and support. Over 300 volunteers joined our 2014 Team and raised $221,615 to help save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 06:04 PM

Ask the Doc: What about Ebola?

I was scared of my closet as a child. After an addition to our home moved my brother out of our shared bedroom across the hall to mom and dad’s old bedroom, it became a bigger problem.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

Letter: Reader takes issue with Stossel column

I found columnist John Stossel’s “War on poverty is fatally flawed” piece (Oct. 11) to be a mixed bag.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

Editorial: County’s financial numbers are looking good

It’s no secret that the Sevier County economy is growing.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 01:38 PM

Jason Davis: Writing about death can be a tough task

Writing about death is one of the most difficult things a journalist encounters.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 01:36 PM

Giving their best for the animals

People are important.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Letter: Reader: Planned Parenthood's greatest ally is ignorance

In an effort to understand Planned Parenthood, we should begin with a brief history of the group.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 03:08 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Every October, like clockwork, the results would come in.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Letter: Food ministries blessed with new freezer

God continues to richly bless Sevier County Food Ministries as we strive fulfill our mission to ensure no one in our community goes hungry.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:50 PM

Letter: Child Health Fair was a success

To promote National Child Health Month in October, two Sevier County primary schools participated in a Child Health Fair.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 01:32 PM

Jason Davis: Pit bulls are often victims of their situations

After reading Jeff Farrell’s story on the dog breeding bust for the front page of today’s paper, I was compelled to write an editorial with a personal touch.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 06:14 PM

Michael Collins: A nod to follical faithfulness

True to my Sevier County roots, I have been getting my hair cut by the same stylist for nearly a decade.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 06:08 PM

Editorial: With young drivers, it's experience, not age, that builds skill

New studies by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety have found that it’s experience, not age, that determines the success and safety of a young driver.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 03:15 PM

Jason Davis: When innovation meets regulation

“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.”


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 03:14 PM

City, county officials could be recruiting a four-year college

Plans were revealed last week for Sevier County and Sevierville to jointly purchase the former Mountain National Bank operation center property off Pittman Center Road in efforts to attract a four-year university to the county.