UPDATE: “fighting for his life”
Conservative talk-radio show host Phil Valentine remains hospitalized with COVID-19 at Williamson Medical Center, just outside of Nashville. His brother says Phil is “fighting for his life”, and this is likely to be resolved in a time frame of weeks, not days. The family is calling on everyone to please get vaccinated.
On December 15th, Stewart County Mayor Robin Brandon once again took to his Facebook profile to articulate his feelings and opinions on COVID-19, Trump’s “re-election”, and “satanist Bill Gates”.
32-year-old Joshua Barton was charged with two counts of burglary after he unlawfully entered Nissan Stadium and a month later entered a McDonald’s, walked behind the counter, and threatened an employee after being told the dining room was closed.
27-year-old Jordan Howard was charged with domestic assault and 27-year-old Destiny Bowie was charged with theft when Jordan returned home from jail after a domestic incident and discovered that Destiny had thrown all his clothes away.
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.
Tarboosh Hookah Bar in downtown Clarksville has agreed to a six-month suspension of its liquor license, after the TABC (TN Alcoholic Beverage Commission) filed suit, alleging violations of multiple executive orders, refusing to provide records to the TABC, failing to keep records of purchases and sales of liquor, and overall posing a risk to public safety.
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.
Dairy King’s owner is hopeful for a buyer to keep the “icon of Woodbine” alive. Jeff and Carolyn Jones announced via Facebook that Dairy King on East Thompson Lane will close operations on August 3rd. The 50-year-old business has suffered since COVID-19 disrupted life in March.
BREAKING: 39-year-old Randle Kirkley, who tested positive for COVID-19, was charged with quarantine escape for jumping a fence at the Nashville Fairgrounds after being quarantined on May 4th and was informed that he was not allowed to leave until cleared by Metro Nashville Public Health.