Local businesses around the historic Rutherford County Courthouse are concerned about negative outcomes on Saturday as a rally draws near. The so called "White Lives Matter" rally is expected to be met with protest from numerous people and / or groups at 1:30 on October 28th.
That was Thom Christy with Shacklett's Photography on the Church Street side of the Murfreesboro square. His wife Gloria told WGNS that her father Dick Shacklett's got into the photography business over 80 years ago. He later started Shacklett's Photography and opened up his shop that contains a vast number of historic Rutherford County photographs.
Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland stated...
The rally is not being planned by local residents, but instead by a group in Alabama called League of the South.
People have been asking, is WGNS going to give live coverage of the Saturday (10/28/2017) event? Our news department is set-up around the downtown area and ready to give coverage, should problems arise. However, with the well thought-out plans of law enforcement, we hopefully will not need to go "live" on the radio.
WGNS will break-in on our regular programming with "updates" throughout the event and still photos, videos and interviews will be included on our website.
WGNS will have massive pictorial coverage of the event on this website. Check www.WGNSradio.com. And if issues arise, tune to AM 1450, FM 100.5 and FM 101.9. Your Good Neighbor is prepared to be with you through another challenge.
FYI: The permit for the rally is 1:30 to 4:00 Saturday (10/28/2017) on the Murfreesboro public square. The League of the South is expected to be joined by affiliated groups. Other individuals and groups are expected as counter protestors.