Infrastructure cannot support proposed ball fields

Editor,

I live near where the proposed “experience” ball fields are proposed across from Walters State. It is unbelievable to consider placing this there. The infrastructure could not support it no matter how it’s adapted. Increased traffic on Old Newport Hwy., Pittman Center Road and Dolly Parton Parkway has already made things miserable for those living in this area. The land area is also historical and part of the battle of Fairgarden.

It would seem the soon-to-be-empty Smokies baseball field and stadium would be much more appropriate.

Mary Cooper

Sevierville

Significant number of Republicans still enamored with former president

Editor,

It seems that broken Washington and Congress perception is appropriate for only one side of the Congressional aisle. The one that picks fights with Big Bird, defends violence and is still enamored with a former president and administration. That president has given grand juries more than enough work and too many lawyers, prosecutors and federal agents a whole new perspective and level of tyranny, corruption and dishonesty to investigate. While the motives of Sept. 11 and Jan. 6 were similarly treacherous, anti-American and deadly, only the mastermind of the latter is revered by a significant number of Republican office holders and Americans.

With the passage on late Thursday into early Friday in the House of Representatives of the second major bill (headed to the Senate), the other party is governing and making progress on infrastructure, the economy and healthcare (13 brave Republicans voted for the infrastructure bill). Out of Afghanistan? Yes. Promises are best kept by working as most presidents with experience know and knew through compromise and negotiations.

Today’s GOP has hitched its wagon to those bad actors with the loudest mouths and the most Twitter attention; making the case for why it is best to look beyond the noise and it is easy to find good hard work being done.

Bill Dayton

Sevierville