SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Despite social media messages suggesting a planned protest “shutting down” parts of U.S. Hwy 280 near Walmart Friday afternoon, Sylacauga police chief Kelley Johnson told “nothing credible.”

The messages also suggested business were being notified by the SPD. “We did not call anyone or tell anything,” said Johnson.

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