Opinion

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.


Apr. 21, 2014 @ 12:05 AM

Leadership Sevier has impacted community in its 17 years

This past week Leadership Sevier and Leadership Tomorrow, two county groups created to help cultivate leadership qualities in promising individuals gathered to tour Sevier County and learn from government leaders about issues facing the county.


Apr. 21, 2014 @ 12:04 AM

Jason Davis: Where’s the bunny come from anyway?

Ah, Easter.


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 11:34 PM

Letter: Reader responds to letter on judgement

I, again, was interested to read Dick Dierenbach’s recent letter (April 11) expounding the virtues of judging the behavior or beliefs of ones neighbors. The author of a sign at a church building in Seymour was referred to as “perpetrator,” i.e., one who commits or carries out a crime.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 11:36 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

The Sevierville Commons Association’s plan to revitalize downtown Sevierville should be commended.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 11:15 PM

Letter: Friends of Library thank supporters for book sale success

Selling books at $1 or less doesn’t sound like a winning proposal. However, thanks to the efforts of many committed volunteers, the Friends of Sevier County Public Library System raised $3,747.46 at its used book sale at King Family Library April 1-5. That’s a lot of books!


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 11:36 PM

Editorial: Governor had bumpy session, but signature piece has passed

The 108th Tennessee State Legislature adjourned Thursday afternoon after an up-and-down session for Gov. Bill Haslam.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 11:58 PM

Letter: Reader dislikes conservative columnist choices

As one of your readers, I’d like to ask if you’d consider enriching the op-ed content with something more than the syndicated cycle of conservative boilerplate from O’Reilly, Stossel and Lopez. The intellectually thin, uniform, and predictable nature of these columns are contributing little to the intellectual life of readers.


Apr. 16, 2014 @ 11:53 PM

Editorial: Don't blame Cuonzo Martin for leaving

Twenty-three days ago in this spot (March 25 issue), we predicted the tough regular season and intense scrutiny placed on third-year Tennessee Volunteers coach Cuonzo Martin might drive him to seek employment elsewhere after the Vols’ successful NCAA tournament run.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 11:56 PM

Editorial: Bill will make voluntary DCS reporting mandatory

The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services has been embroiled in controversy the past few years because a number of children died after their cases were brought to state attention.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 11:05 PM

Letter: What's the cost of airport expansion?

About a year ago I wrote to you about the activity of the local airport.