Opinion

The Benefits of a Vacation, the Joys of Home

Everybody needs to get away sometime. A vacation can be a healthy and wholesome endeavor. A change in geographical location usually has a way of making one feel better, more relaxed. When you get to a new place, ideally a scenic one, you begin to see things from a different[Read More...]

May 29, 2014 Opinion, Seymour
Still Passing the Test of Time

Still Passing the Test of Time

Whether it is the outcome of a controversial political decision, the impact of a piece of art, or the longevity of a business the ultimate judge of success is time. As a cornerstone for any community, the local newspaper is the true record of the passage of time. And while[Read More...]

May 15, 2014 Community, Featured, News, Opinion, Seymour

State court violation Separation of Powers DISABLED VETERANS

Despite the ruling by the United State court of appeals, in VETERANS FOR COMMON SENSE, VETERANS UNITED FOR TRUTH, INC., v. ERIC K. SHINSEKI, December 13, 2011, in refusing to exceed their jurisdiction, Tennessee courts have no problem. The issue is VA medical disability compensation, the property rights of the[Read More...]

May 14, 2014 Guest, Opinion

Because Your Vote Counts

By Joe Karl This week’s elections were indicative of several things. First, it showed what issues were important to the people. Second, it showed that even long time incumbents could be defeated. Third, it showed how few people actually exercise their right to vote. But most importantly, however, it showed[Read More...]

May 8, 2014 Opinion
A DC Airport Ticket Agent Offers Some Examples of Why our Country Is in Trouble

A DC Airport Ticket Agent Offers Some Examples of Why our Country Is in Trouble

1. I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman (Carol Shea-Porter) ask for an aisle seat so that her hair wouldn’t get messed up by being near the window. (On an airplane!) 2. I got a call from a Kansas Congressman’s (Moore) staffer (Howard Bauleke) who wanted to go to Capetown. I[Read More...]

April 24, 2014 Guest, Opinion
A Free Lunch Crisis: Regulations, Rising Cost, and Those Who Get Stuck in the Middle

A Free Lunch Crisis: Regulations, Rising Cost, and Those Who Get Stuck in the Middle

By Joe King, [email protected] Recently, through a decree of the federal government, the Sevier County School System voted in favor of raising the cost of school lunches. The increase came about through legislation that mandates students have healthier, and therefore more expensive, lunches served to them in school. And while[Read More...]

April 3, 2014 Featured, Opinion

Incorporation Survey

Please take a moment to fill out this brief survey. Completed surveys can be returned to the Herald at 500 Maryville Hwy or via email to [email protected] Do you support Seymour incorporation, why or why not? What services and/or amenities would you like to see added to Seymour? What is[Read More...]

February 20, 2014 Incorporate Seymour, Opinion, Seymour
Valentine’s Day Contest Winner Announced

Valentine’s Day Contest Winner Announced

By Joe King, [email protected] At the start of the month the Herald created a Valentine’s Day contest where residents were asked to submit a question for the chance to win a hamburger dinner for two at Ye Olde Steakhouse. After careful consideration, the winner is Linda Hamilton. “Dear Cupid, I[Read More...]

February 13, 2014 Featured, News, Opinion
Gossip as Good as Gospel: Consider the Test of Three Before Taking Rumors to Heart

Gossip as Good as Gospel: Consider the Test of Three Before Taking Rumors to Heart

If properly combed through, Ancient History contains a lot of wisdom that can be applied today such as answers to the age old question as to whether you can trust your neighbor or not. Are they two faced? Do they spread false rumors? Consider the test of three. In ancient[Read More...]

December 11, 2013 Opinion
Spinning the News

Spinning the News

By Joe King, [email protected] In many cases the personal opinion of any news reporter can make such a difference to an article that another version of the same incident may appear to be a completely different event. Take for example how opposite the television programs The Daily Show with Jon[Read More...]

August 20, 2013 Featured, Opinion