Despite a mask mandate being in place with full support from both city and county mayors, it is largely being ignored throughout the city. Law enforcement officers are responding to calls without masks, local politicians and business owners are mingling for hours unmasked and not socially distanced at various events drawing hundreds of the city’s elite.
42-year-old Mark Minor was charged with sex offender registration violation 3rd offense or more and aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor after Facebook, Inc. informed MNPD he had uploaded an image of a child being raped on his Messenger.
Officers over the Labor Day weekend took a number of enforcement actions with the goal of seeing the declining trend of COVID-19 cases in Nashville continue. There were 4 parties and events stopped, 59 citations issued, and 3 arrests made over the weekend.
Downtown Nashville bars remained closed this weekend, and when they re-open Monday they will have a 25-patron limit enforced on them. Meanwhile, Nashville’s strip clubs and Hookah bars continue to push capacity limits with no restrictions enforced by Nashville’s Mayor John Cooper, whose office declined to comment on this story.
Nashville Police issued 1,900 verbal mask warnings and issued 16 citations Saturday night during the same period.
[NSFW Content] Despite orders by Mayor John Cooper and the Nashville Health Department, private house parties of more than 25 people continued this weekend as bars and clubs in the city remained shuttered due to the #COVID19 pandemic.
A Nashville magistrate signed an order of protection against Fisk University President Dr. Kevin Rome, Sr. after a man claimed he met Rome via the gay dating app Grindr and testified Rome had drugged him, threatened to kill him and destroyed his apartment.
Presidential candidate and Libertarian Party nominee Doctor Jo Jorgenson and her #BrakeTheBus tour stopped at Centennial Park for the first rally of the Tennessee leg. Approximately 300 people attended the socially distanced event.
Chancellor McMillan ruled that the Montgomery County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office must stop the illegal redaction of public information from open records requests. Circuit Court Clerk Cheryl Castle announced her resignation just days after depositions, leaving her elected term unfilled.
Nashville drag legend Paige Turner (Darrell Myers) died on July 4th, 2020, at age 33. Paige was in and out of the local spotlight for years and graced almost every stage at some point in her career, even appearing in Nashville’s fashion model circuit and a Robin Williams movie. She also appeared in the pages of Scoop a few times, and despite hating the coverage, she often disclosed how much it helped her personal growth in some areas of life. There’s one thing for certain – once you met her, you never forgot her.
In an announcement Tuesday morning, city officials announced that Nashville will retreat to a hybrid version of Phase II of the COVID-19 reopening plan. Bars will be closed for two weeks, starting tonight. No downtown fireworks. No large gatherings.