Republicans are meaner than Democrats. Look no further than the tug-of-war between Charme Allen and Indya Kincannon over releasing the redacted video of the A-E shooting of Anthony Thompson Jr. Allen simply says “no” to virtually everyone in town, while Kincannon dithers over process. As we wrote here, the city bought the body-worn cameras and owns the tape. Release the tapes, already.
Stick an asterisk beside the state’s weekend Covid-cases graph. An unnamed “statewide health care provider reported a backlog of approximately 3,200 Covid-19 cases to the state over the weekend,” reads a press release from the Knox County Health Department. Some 300 of the cases were from Knox County but only 20 of those were collected in the last week. What’s the rush? Some of the cases dated back to January.
Bat ‘N Rouge Beauty is opening in the Old City at 104 E. 5th Ave., Suite 111, with grand opening events from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 29. Recently acquired by Geoff and Jennifer Yearack, the salon offers a range of services including eyelash extensions, spray tans, makeup and skincare services.
Pellissippi State Community College will reopen its drive-thru vaccination clinic on its Blount County Campus Friday, April 23, with the Moderna vaccine instead of Janssen/Johnson & Johnson. Info: www.pstcc.edu/vaccine.