The Sevierville Police Department has scheduled a 12-hour Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) class for women on March 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 6:00PM-9:00PM, at the Sevierville Civic Center in the City of Sevierville Municipal Complex. (NOTE: participants must attend each class date; no make-up classes will be available.) The class is free of charge and is open to all interested women (limited to 20 participants). The purpose of the class is to develop and enhance self-defense options, so they may become viable considerations to a woman if she is attacked.
As many Sevier County residents work to rebuild following the recent wildfire, we should be cautious of phony building contractors and other scam artists that may attempt to take advantage of people following a disaster. Before making plans or selecting a contractor, we recommend that you seek advice from one of the local city or county building departments:
When the old Mt. Ton of Fun playground at Sevierville City Park was in the planning stages in the late 1990's, over 600 residents pledged donations towards construction. To thank these residents, fence pickets were placed around the playground with donor names.
The City of Sevierville presented a check in the amount of $50,000.00 (fifty-thousand dollars) to Project Sevier last week.
On December 20, 2015, Donald Lawton of New Market, Tennessee was severely beaten and struck by a vehicle during a reported robbery. Mr. Lawton died on January 18, 2016, apparently as a result of injuries sustained during the robbery. (See Media Release dated 2-12-16 below.) SPD investigators identified two persons of interest in this murder; to date, neither person has been located.
The City of Sevierville Department of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with PROJECT SEVIER, is pleased to announce that the Mt. Ton of Fun Playground at City Park will be rebuilt this winter. The project is scheduled to begin in early January 2017.