Opinion

Feb. 20, 2015 @ 03:35 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

High school extracurricular activities are often among the most treasured memories students carry with them beyond their senior year.


Feb. 19, 2015 @ 11:47 AM

Letter: Visitor upset by discontinuation of Tunes and Tales program

It absolutely amazes me that a city which has so much to offer, would find their niche and draw in crowds of people by the droves for almost 10 years, and then simply allow this great program to go by the wayside!


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 05:12 PM

Letter: Reader rejects Roe’s support of XL pipeline

In a recent Mountain Press guest column, Congressman Phil Roe confesses that he “honestly can’t understand” why President Obama will veto the Congressional ultimatum for the Keystone XL pipeline. As one with a moral and personal stake in a habitable planet, I am happy to help the Congressman.


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 12:41 PM

Editorial: Are technological advancements stifling creativity?

The technological advances of the 20th and early 21st century have undoubtedly improved the standard of living for nearly all Americans, but are the changes all for the better?


Feb. 17, 2015 @ 11:43 AM

Letter: Climbing for Hope fundraiser helped Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic

Local firefighters and police pitted themselves against each other in friendly competition Jan. 27, and everybody won.


Feb. 17, 2015 @ 11:42 AM

Ask the Doc: One of nature's best remedies may be just a pet away

Research has uncovered a new treatment for patients with advanced cancer. It improves the social and emotional scores of patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments even as their functional and physical scores plummeted.


Feb. 17, 2015 @ 11:39 AM

Editorial: Service workers' efforts appreciated when winter strikes

When the weather was at its worst Monday night and early Tuesday morning, many dedicated souls were out braving the conditions to help ensure the comfort of others across the community.


Feb. 16, 2015 @ 03:59 PM

Letter: Friends' library system book sale is a success

The pace was fast and furious as books were sold Feb. 7 at Friends of Sevier County Public Library System’s Romance Used Book Sale at King Family Library in Sevierville.


Feb. 14, 2015 @ 11:34 AM

Jason Davis: Confessions of a eclectic mind

I like to say I have varying interests.


Feb. 14, 2015 @ 11:34 AM

Online database details struggle for desegregation

In Sevier County, the observance of Black History Month in February may not resonate as much as it does elsewhere.


Feb. 13, 2015 @ 04:17 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

The ladies of the Auxiliary of American Legion Post 104 have been busy in the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day.


Feb. 11, 2015 @ 03:56 PM

Editorial: Neonatal dependence continues to plague East Tennessee

Over the past year, ordinary Tennesseans and state officials have been battling to protect unborn children from harm and neglect associated with their mothers' substance abuse.


Feb. 10, 2015 @ 04:43 PM

Michael Collins: Families need continued support in tragic time

Like you, I have found my mind focused on thoughts of the untimely deaths last week.


Feb. 10, 2015 @ 12:56 PM

Editorial: Haslam must work to keep this year's teacher promise

After announcing a 2 percent raise for teachers in his proposed 2014-2015 budget last February, Gov. Bill Haslam had to cut th proposal from his budget once it was noticed in March that projected revenues weren't reaching targets.


Feb. 09, 2015 @ 01:53 PM

Editorial: Wilderness Wildlife Week exceeds expectations

Whether it was the cooperating weather, lower gas prices or a full slate of events and programs, this year’s Wilderness Wildlife Week was a runaway success.


Feb. 08, 2015 @ 01:03 PM

Jason Davis: Here are some random thoughts on a winter day

A busy week left my notebook full of column ideas, so here’s a little bit of this and that from the files:


Feb. 08, 2015 @ 01:01 PM

Autism speaks, we should listen

Today is Autism Sunday, also known as the International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger’s syndrome.


Feb. 06, 2015 @ 03:10 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Congratulations to Sevier County Sheriff's Office and Animal Control Officer Phil King, who this week earned a citation from the the Humane Society of the United States for his work in a case that ended what authorities allege was a breeding operation for illegal dogfighting.


Feb. 05, 2015 @ 12:45 PM

Editorial: Sevier County football stars make commitments on signing day

As Tennessee Volunteers fans across the state were celebrating coach Butch Jones' incredible 2015 recruiting haul on National Signing Day, a number of folks across Sevier County were celebrating as well.


Feb. 04, 2015 @ 02:43 PM

Letter: America needs to do more about the scourge of terror

I have just read the headline from the latest atrocity to come from the evil that is the self-proclaimed ISIS.


Feb. 03, 2015 @ 02:24 PM

Editorial: Help for veterans coming

If you want to find common ground between Democrats and Republicans in Washington, propose a measure to provide support for America's veterans.


Feb. 03, 2015 @ 11:34 AM

Ask the Doc: Measles outbreak proves it's a small world

David Edmonston was 11 years old in 1954. He had no idea he was going to be a part of a medical breakthrough likely saving thousands of lives and reducing suffering in children for decades to come.


Feb. 02, 2015 @ 05:52 PM

Editorial: Pigeon Forge High School brings another trophy home

Over the last decade plus, Pigeon Forge wrestling coach Greg Foreman, his staff and dozens of dedicated wrestlers have built a dynasty in the heart of Sevier County.


Jan. 30, 2015 @ 04:13 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

The smiles and laughs spreading through the gathered crowd of residents and staff at Ft. Sanders Sevier Nursing Home earlier this week were infectious.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

Editorial: Free self-defense training for women is a no-brainer

It’s something you never expect. A physical confrontation or attack is probably the last thing on your mind.