Opinion

Jan. 18, 2015 @ 12:33 AM

Jason Davis: Awards, honors shouldn’t come with strings attached

I first met Ms. Mary when I was working as a reporter at the LaFollette Press back in my hometown of LaFollette, Tenn.


Jan. 16, 2015 @ 10:57 AM

Editorial: Three cheers

Sevier County's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee has been hard at work planning and rehearsing for its annual event to honor the civil rights leader on Monday.


Jan. 15, 2015 @ 12:06 PM

Letter: Tell government we don't need more fuel tax

Your government, some elected representatives, lobbyists and bureaucrats are at work today attempting to take your only increase in disposable income in the past 10 years, perhaps longer.


Jan. 14, 2015 @ 12:55 PM

Editorial: Expect a tough tax season

A report filed by Associated Press reporter Stephen Ohlemacher has revealed that, just as most Americans' tax returns are becoming more difficult to file, the Internal Revenue Service is becoming decidely less helpful in the process.


Jan. 13, 2015 @ 06:00 PM

Michael Collins: When it comes to criminals, we’ve got some doozies

Have you ever seen the “World’s Dumbest Criminals” TV show?


Jan. 13, 2015 @ 01:13 PM

Letter: Reader promotes preparedness, growing of food

I'm not going to tell you what the problems are. You already know.


Jan. 13, 2015 @ 01:08 PM

Editorial: College football gets it right

In the first year of the college football playoff, the Ohio State Buckeyes showed exactly why fans have been clamoring for a similar format for years.


Jan. 12, 2015 @ 02:11 PM

Editorial: State legislature goes into session

For the second straight year, the Republican Party has a supermajority in the Tennessee Legislature.


Jan. 11, 2015 @ 11:28 AM

Jason Davis: A little bit of this and that

In the hangover of the holiday season, I had a rough time coming up with one theme or topic for this week’s column.


Jan. 11, 2015 @ 11:27 AM

Obama’s visit brings good tidings

President Barack Obama’s visit to East Tennessee brought good news for the region, whether like his policies or not.


Jan. 09, 2015 @ 06:48 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

The move for Pigeon Forge to adopt Cal Ripken Baseball, a division of Babe Ruth League, Inc., as its youth baseball brand of choice is a good step for the city to improve its overall youth sports experience.


Jan. 08, 2015 @ 05:47 PM

Letter: Reader critical of new jail facility

I was wondering as I look across the road at Sheriff Seals' new prisoner warehouse, if perhaps someone's rights aren't being trampled upon.


Jan. 07, 2015 @ 06:19 PM

Letter: Local officers go extra mile for a 'blue' Christmas

With so many heartbreaking headlines in our news these days involving police officers, I want to share a story about true “blue” Christmas spirit right here in our own back yard.


Jan. 07, 2015 @ 03:48 PM

Editorial: Slaughter at magazine highlights a battle for freedom

Wednesday's actions by suspected Islamic terrorists in Paris highlight the fundamental challenges the world is facing in dealing with the seeming spread of radical Islam.


Jan. 06, 2015 @ 02:56 PM

Ask the Doc: What’s up with so many prescription warnings?

Doc: Does anyone ever ask for one of those advertised drugs after hearing all of the possible side effects the drugs can cause?


Jan. 06, 2015 @ 02:54 PM

Letter: Republicans picking fights with history debates

We’re fighting over U.S. history once again. This time the College Board is revising the AP U.S. history curriculum and standards, and Republicans are making all kinds of claims. They want Phyllis Schlafly, the Contract with America, the Heritage Foundation, the Moral Majority and the NRA to be a major part of the history. But our history is that of the good, the bad and ugly, therefore, an honest and honorable attempt to help students deal critically and thoughtfully both with the best moments as well as our lesser moments is necessary. This history must stand as a bulwark against the irrationalists of both parties.


Jan. 06, 2015 @ 02:53 PM

Editorial: Radon is a potentially deadly hazard

In an effort to increase awareness about deadly radon gas and its affects on the population, the EPA has deemed January National Radon Action Month.


Dec. 31, 2014 @ 02:41 PM

Editorial: Future appears bright for Sevier County

Like every year, 2014 had its ups and downs.


Dec. 30, 2014 @ 06:07 PM

Letter: Those who work with public should show compassion

Eighteen years ago I moved to Sevierville from Florida. It was like living in Heaven compared to the Florida panhandle.


Dec. 30, 2014 @ 11:31 AM

Michael Collins: Police scanner evokes memories of Clyde

Santa brought me a police scanner for Christmas.


Dec. 29, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

Letter: Seymour ministry thanks community for support

One of my Christmas presents came early this year as I saw the love of our community shine like the bright star over the baby Jesus manger over 2,000 years ago!


Dec. 29, 2014 @ 05:54 PM

Editorial: Looking to make a change? Eat a meal together

It’s the time when many Americans strive to do better in the new year.


Dec. 27, 2014 @ 07:56 PM

Editorial: Have fun on New Year's Eve, and don't drink and drive

With Christmas behind us, it's time to look ahead to another special occasion: New Year's Eve. It's an easy celebration to love.


Dec. 27, 2014 @ 12:53 PM

Jason Davis: Christmas never lasts long enough

After weeks of anticipation and build up, Christmas has come and gone.


Dec. 27, 2014 @ 12:50 PM

Have fun on New Year's Eve, and don't drink and drive

With Christmas behind us, it's time to look ahead to another special occasion: New Year's Eve. It's an easy celebration to love.