My view from my desk at work. Lovely weather on a Monday.
So a local celebrity came to church today. David Carroll is a local news anchor for WRCB-TV3 (NBC) here in Chattanooga. He’s a wonderful storyteller and historian. David is a great asset to our community. It was good to meet him in person after being connected via social feeds and the like.
The City of Chattanooga is holding local elections today for Mayor and city council representatives. Businessman Tim Kelly and civic organizer Kim White are the leading contenders for the mayoral race. I will let you know who wins tonight after the votes are tabulated. The winner will replace two-term Mayor Andy Berke.
Over 504,000 people have died in the United States due to COVID-19
Globally over 2.4 Million have lost their lives to COVID-19
In my home state of Tennessee, USA 11,133 souls have perished to COVID-19.
This fight isn’t over, prevention is the best tool. Wearing masks is needed to keep people from getting the virus. Vaccination will save lives so get yours when you get the chance.
Grace and peace and love to all who have lost their lives and to those who survive.
Donating blood is a safe process even during the age of Covid. Everyone is wearing masks and other safety measures are in place for donor and staff. It’s worth the extra effort to be sure the blood supply is safe and plentiful. Donate wherever you are.