Selmer mayor says permits not issued for parades - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Selmer mayor says permits not issued for parades

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - The mayor of Selmer, Tennessee, where a deadly accident happened during a parade, says the city has not issued a parade permit in years.

David Robinson told WBBJ-TV in Jackson that a municipal code listed on the city's Web site is old. There, it says a permit is needed for parades on public streets.

Last Saturday, six people were killed when a high-powered vehicle, driven by a drag racer, went out of control during a parade and slammed into the crowd.

Robinson said parade organizers simply coordinate with police and fire officials.

He said his office will review the permit situation as the city tries to move forward from the accident.

The mayor said the city only has two parades a year --- last week's Cars for Kids charity event and the Christmas parade.

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