Opinion

May. 13, 2014 @ 11:01 PM

Ask the Doc: What about online medical records?

Question: So how private are my medical records on computers?


May. 12, 2014 @ 11:53 PM

Editorial: Campfield seems to seek the limelight of controversy

A lot of talk has been made recently about the "thought police" — media, pundits and politicians that quickly condemn, shame and seek the banishment of anyone with a different view on a controversial matter.


May. 09, 2014 @ 11:05 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

An extra-innings home run to win a district championship: It was like something out of a movie.


May. 08, 2014 @ 11:10 PM

Editorial: Latest 12th grade test scores not as positive for state

Wednesday's announcement that Tennessee's high school seniors were near the bottom of a select pack of surveyed states in reading and mathematics isn't surprising, and it certainly isn't a reason to dismiss last year's improvement in younger grades.


May. 07, 2014 @ 11:12 PM

Editorial: Apathy setting in?

Maybe everyone is happy with how things are.


May. 06, 2014 @ 11:44 PM

Editorial: Congratulations to the victors

It's Wednesday morning. One day after the Sevier County primary election. You have cleared the first hurdle in your journey into, or back into, county office.


May. 05, 2014 @ 11:03 PM

Editorial: Say thank you to a teacher today

Today, May 6, is National Teacher Day. We're also in the middle of Teacher Appreciation Week, which runs May 4-10.


May. 05, 2014 @ 12:30 AM

Jason Davis: Concerning trend in local politics has caught my eye

There’s a growing trend in Sevier County which, as an independent thinker, sort of bothers me.


May. 05, 2014 @ 12:28 AM

Exercise your right to vote in Tuesday’s primary

Imagine, if you will, a country where women, minorities, the poor and those that rented their homes were not permitted to vote.


May. 03, 2014 @ 11:41 PM

Adriana Zoder: Cleaning up neighborhood is lesson in service

On a recent walk through my neighborhood, I noticed the trash in the ditches. I have been aware of it for some time, but on this particular day it stood out, a bit too ugly amid the beauty of spring nature.


May. 02, 2014 @ 11:50 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Pittman Center Mayor Glenn Cardwell, the Pittman Center Heritage Museum and Sevier County Historian Carroll McMahan have each been notified of their selection for honors this month.


May. 02, 2014 @ 11:21 PM

Letter: Postal drive food adds up for Food Ministry

For the 20th consecutive year, your generous donation can make a difference in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, made possible by our local postal carriers.


Apr. 30, 2014 @ 11:32 PM

Editorial: With social media, privacy isn’t what it used to be

Yesterday we addressed the NBA’s decision to ban Donald Sterling for life — a move it was essentially forced to make — because of the giant backlash over the owner’s stupid, insensitive and blatantly bigoted comments.


Apr. 30, 2014 @ 11:25 PM

Letter: Politics were part of biblical process

My Easter message is simple: Born of a virgin or non-virgin, married or unmarrried, Jesus is still the son of God.


Apr. 29, 2014 @ 11:54 PM

Editorial: NBA hammers rogue owner

On Tuesday the National Basketball Association handed down one of its biggest disciplinary actions ever — undoubtedly the most drastic ever taken against a sitting owner.


Apr. 29, 2014 @ 11:27 PM

Ask the Doc: What's up with all the computers?

Doc: Why are all my doctors now using computers instead of dictating? Seems like he looks more at the computer than me now.


Apr. 26, 2014 @ 11:13 PM

Editorial: Postgame brawl shows underbelly of prep sports

Last week in Coalfield, Tenn., a high school baseball game made regional news broadcasts after a player took a couple of postgame swings at an umpire, landing one shot on the ump’s face.


Apr. 25, 2014 @ 11:47 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

For years, the American Eagle Foundation, headquartered in Pigeon Forge, has been doing yeoman’s work for injured, sick and endangered birds of prey — including the bald eagle, America’s national bird.


Apr. 25, 2014 @ 11:14 PM

Letter: Reader enjoys syndicated columnists

I would like to commend you for publishing the columns of David Limbaugh and John Stossel. I enjoy both very much. Although some may disagree with them that should not be a cause for censorship, as no one is forced to read their columns. I disagree with Mark Shields, so I just skip his column — a simple fix without censorship.


Apr. 24, 2014 @ 11:56 PM

Letter: Right to Life meeting to address Amendment One

The May 1 meeting of the Sevier County Right to Life is of the utmost importance to parents, grandparents and all those who care about children and young people.


Apr. 24, 2014 @ 11:06 PM

Editorial: With proms ahead, its time to broach a touchy subject

We all like to think our kids are different. Special somehow. Honest to a fault. Obedient at all times.


Apr. 23, 2014 @ 11:26 PM

Editorial: Efforts to decontaminate local waterways are succeeding

With the Smoky Mountains' natural beauty, it's no wonder millions of visitors pour into the area each year to catch a glimpse of the often awe-inspiring views.


Apr. 22, 2014 @ 11:09 PM

Editorial: New basketball coach calls for a unified Vol nation

The new man at the helm of the Tennessee Vols basketball team seemed to be a likable fellow in his first interaction with Knoxville yesterday. And he also seemed to know the score.


Apr. 22, 2014 @ 11:08 PM

Curtis Trotter: Addiction: Why can’t they just stop?

The recent death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman shocked many throughout the country. Indeed it was a tragedy but not all that unique.


Apr. 21, 2014 @ 11:13 PM

Editorial: Reporting difficult situations

If you work in a newsroom for any length of time you can see them coming from a mile away.