Happy Hour: True Blood

  • The Nashville Red Cross estimates they’ve missed out on about 1,700 blood donations thanks to the winter weather that’s been battering us over the past few months. Get thee to a blood bank! [WTVF]
  • Those pesky bedbugs are back! Or maybe they just never left? Either way, local inspectors have noticed a spike in bedbug reports lately. [WSMV]
  • The Cupcake Collection has whipped up a special blue velvet cupcake for TSU, which they’ll be selling between now and next Tuesday. A portion of the proceeds from the TSU cupcakes will help fund TSU students whose tuition dollars are coming up short. [WTVF]
  • Murfreesboro is backpedaling a bit on a new policy that would require people to pay late water bills within 10 days in addition to a late fee, or their water will be shut off. The policy change would likely result in about 1,700 people losing water service, so officials are meeting this afternoon to reexamine it. [WPLN]
  • Former Metro Councilwoman Pam Murray, who was unseated from East Nashville’s District 5 by Jamie Hollin in a controversial recall election, hopes to regain her seat in this year’s race. Constituents voted her out after she was accused of living part-time in Detroit and rarely being available to assist her constituents. [City Paper]
  • Nashville currently ranks 7th in the nation for most plastic surgeries per capita. [WSMV]

Photo by Paul Nicholson.

  • This is really sad news to see, and I know we’re going to be seeing a lot more following this shake out. My prayers go out to these people losing their jobs.