Opinion

Dec. 01, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

Letter: Reader asks everyone to remember others during the season

The season is in full swing. Memories flood our minds as we hang those ornaments and then the stories begin to flow with the hot cocoa or hot cider. You know the stories, which always start with "remember when?" I just wanted to share with you the gratitude in my heart for having so many of those "remember when" stories of my brother, Jeff, who passed away four years ago.


Dec. 01, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

Editorial: Patience, tolerance the key to Ferguson protests

Nashville Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson served as a model for the nation last week during Ferguson protests in the state capital.


Nov. 28, 2014 @ 05:31 PM

Letter: Reader wants to set record straight on executive orders

Mr. Cartwright claims (Public forum, Nov. 25) that, since Ike, Republicans issued more executive orders (2,035) than the Democrats (1,417).


Nov. 28, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Today is the last day of the Festival of Trees, the annual fundraising effort for Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries.


Nov. 26, 2014 @ 11:22 AM

Editorial: Thanksgiving as it was meant to be

The continued commercialism of Christmas — only 27 shopping days left, by the way — has resulted in the devaluing of Thanksgiving, one of the most beautifully intended holidays on the U.S. calendar.


Nov. 25, 2014 @ 05:33 PM

Ask the Doc: Does gratitude affect health?

"You can either be humbly grateful, or grumbly hateful."


Nov. 25, 2014 @ 12:31 PM

Editorial: There's plenty of time for shopping; keep Thanksgiving off limits

Pundits on television, in print and over the airwaves have bemoaned "Christmas creep" – the earlier promotion of the Christmas season and its accompanying holiday sales.


Nov. 24, 2014 @ 02:23 PM

Editorial: Volunteer spirit on display during holidays

As the holidays approach, the unwavering charitable spirit of Sevier County begins to shine.


Nov. 23, 2014 @ 01:45 AM

Jason Davis: An indoctrination into Vol Nation

In my family, being a Tennessee Volunteers fan is a tradition.


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 06:13 PM

Editorial: Three cheers


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 06:12 PM

Letter: Reader blasts Democrats for blaming Republicans

Blame the Republicans ... Blame the Republicans.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 04:10 PM

Editorial: Work on Veterans should bring beauty to thoroughfare

Keep Sevier County Beautiful has always done great work to help maintain the natural beauty of our area, while cleaning up messes we've made to tarnish our local environment.


Nov. 19, 2014 @ 05:39 PM

Michael Collins: My dream job was behind a mic

As a high school junior, I was tasked to interview a person working in the career of our choice.


Nov. 19, 2014 @ 01:22 PM

Editorial: Parkway distilleries appear imminent

Since the launch of Ole Smoky Distillery in 2010 in Gatlinburg, there's been a explosion of growth in the business of making spirits across Sevier County.


Nov. 18, 2014 @ 02:32 PM

Editorial: Haslam should hear educators out on new commissioner

There was an almost audible roar of rejoicing voices in Tennessee public schools last week with the resignation of Kevin Huffman as the state's education commissioner.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 04:56 PM

Editorial: Manufacturing means more career opportunities

The announcement last week of a new auto parts production facility — the first development in the new Sevier County I-40 Industrial Park — could be a sign of good things to come for our area.

 


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 06:35 PM

Letter: Can our country continue on its present path?

I’m a Vietnam veteran in my 60s. My life is almost over. After voting today (Nov. 4) in the mid-term elections, I walked out wondering how much longer our country can go on the way things are.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 03:02 PM

Editorial: Economic development headed in the right direction statewide

Gov. Bill Haslam announced the departure of Bill Hagerty as Tennessee's commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development on Wednesday.


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

Letter: Most recent election rewards bad congressional behavior

Generally speaking elections bring about new ideas and direction, but not always.


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

Ask the Doc: Your data doctor will see you now

I went back in time at my grandfather's farm my last visit there. I discovered over 20 large boxes of medical records from the 1950s to 1970s stored in the loft of the barn detailing the medical history of hundreds, if not thousands, of patients in his small town.


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 11:44 AM

Editorial: Winterfest has been a boon to Sevier County economy

All of us Sevier County residents, natives and transplants alike, have heard tales of the competitiveness between our cities in years past.


Nov. 10, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Letter: Better fire service needed for county

The recent announcement between the Pigeon Forge Fire Department and the Sevierville Fire Department about a plan to work together, made me think about being a resident outside of the city limits.


Nov. 10, 2014 @ 05:43 PM

Letter: Reader thanks school for veterans program

Once again the Sevier County High School Veterans Tribute was wonderful!


Nov. 10, 2014 @ 11:55 AM

Editorial: Veterans deserve our best, year-round

As we celebrate America's veterans today with the usual pomp, circumstance and fanfare, we should strive to support those same veterans beyond the one day per calendar year marked in their honor.


Nov. 09, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Jason Davis: Somebody pinch me, Luke and Leia return next year

On Thursday, something happened in Hollywood that awoke my inner child.