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White Lives Matter


Photo and story by Sabrina Tyson / Contributing Writer Experience Community Church held a forum on racial issues Thursday as part of their monthly Evident series, which is mainly geared toward college students. The forum’s speakers included Believers Faith Fellowship Church Pastor Jason Scales; First Baptist Church Murfreesboro Pastor James McCarroll; Tonya Godsey-Gilmore, a Hispanic …

Photo by Anthony Bukengolts / MTSU Sidelines The City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County released the total cost incurred in providing security for residents during the “White Lives Matter” rally that was to occur in Murfreesboro on Oct. 28. According to the joint press release from the City and County, approximately $101,237 was incurred throughout the …

Photo by Anthony Merriweather / MTSU Sidelines Story by Megan Cole / Contributing Writer The organization “Murfreesboro Loves” created a campaign to encourage citizens of Murfreesboro to shop from businesses on the City Square on Friday and Saturday to help make up for the profits lost due to the “White Lives Matter” rally scheduled on the …

Murfreesboro Police responded to a vandalism at a residence on Hunt Street, in which the words “KKK” and “White Power” were spraypainted within the residence. Upon arrival to the scene, an officer made contact with the victim. The victim stated that, at some point between 6:30 p.m. on Friday and 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, someone …

Photos and story by Emma Benjamin / Contributing Writer Murfreesboro Loves, a group that was founded just over two weeks ago, organized marches and counter-protests across Murfreesboro in reaction to the white nationalist rallies being held in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro on Saturday. The group gathered at Barfield Crescent Park, and then marches were held in different …

Photo by Brinley Hineman / MTSU Sidelines Story by Steve Barnum / Reporter, Anthony Merriweather / Reporter and Brinley Hineman / Editor-in-Chief Hundreds gathered in Shelbyville, Tenn. on Saturday to counter-protest a white nationalist rally that hosted groups such as League of the South and Vanguard. The “White Lives Matter” demonstrators were scheduled to host …