Opinion

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!


May. 30, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Paul Reagan's resignation as head coach of the Pigeon Forge High School girls basketball team came as a surprise this week.


May. 30, 2014 @ 04:04 PM

Jeff Farrell: Elliot Rodger's chilling video should have been warning enough

Once again, a killing spree has spurred some nationwide soul searching on the topic of mental illness. This time we might not be asking the right questions.


May. 29, 2014 @ 03:54 PM

Letter: Student glad she joined S-Club


May. 29, 2014 @ 03:53 PM

Letter: Relief group seeking space

On behalf of the Appalachian Relief Fund, I am asking for your help.


May. 29, 2014 @ 03:48 PM

Editorial: Setting limits for teen drivers

Parents of teenage drivers are often torn between granting their children a slice of freedom and protecting their safety.


May. 27, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Editorial: Biggest challenge of Tennessee Supreme Court justices in nearly two decades underway

An interesting, and possibly disturbing, battle over the Tennessee Supreme Court is in full swing.


May. 27, 2014 @ 04:42 PM

Ask the Doc: What causes Alzheimer's?

Doc: I fear losing my memory more than anything else. What can I do to not get Alzheimer’s?



May. 24, 2014 @ 01:48 PM

Jason Davis: Love of reading among the greatest gifts parents can give

As the summer reading program announcements from around the county come into The Mountain Press, I can’t help but get excited for our local children.


May. 24, 2014 @ 01:46 PM

Remember the dead, console those left behind

Imagine taking a call or receiving a letter telling you that your child, in the prime of their life, had died on foreign soil serving the country they loved.


May. 23, 2014 @ 06:43 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

The city of Sevierville's new mobile app "My Sevierville" is an intriguing idea, that, if executed correctly, could help streamline citizen/government interaction.