With the Fourth of July holiday approaching, the City of Sevierville would like to remind residents and visitors that shooting fireworks without a permit is not permitted within the City limits. This ordinance is in effect throughout the year.
Sevierville Fire Chief Matt Henderson and Police Chief Joe Manning say that while they want residents and visitors to enjoy the holiday, they hope it will be celebrated in a safe manner. They note that fireworks are banned in the City because of the potential dangers of personal injury and fires.
The State of Tennessee has passed a new law restricting the use of cell phones and other electronic devises while driving a motor vehicle. The law becomes effective July 1, 2019.
The Sevierville Police Department is issuing this media release, and will post messages on the SPD and City of Sevierville Facebook pages, as well as post tweets on the SPD Twitter page, in an effort to educate the motoring public regarding this new law. After the law becomes effective July 1, SPD officers will issue warnings or citations, as appropriate, in an effort to change driver behaviors and thereby improve their safety and the safety of all motorists.
The Sevierville Police Department (SPD) is urging parents and pet owners to be cognizant of the potential danger of leaving their children or pets in vehicles during warm weather.
Just a few minutes inside a car during the summer can become deadly. When the outside air temperature is just 85 degrees, vehicle interior temperatures can reach over 100 degrees in only ten minutes or less.
The City of Sevierville announces the temporary closure of several downtown streets on Sunday, May 26 between approximately 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The closures are necessary to facilitate the Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Motorcycle Ride.
A section of Court Avenue in front of the Sevier County Courthouse will be temporarily closed to all traffic on Monday, May 27 to facilitate a Memorial Day event being conducted by Sevier County government.
Court Avenue, between Commerce Street and Bruce Street, will be closed from approximately 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.