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Fliers from the KKK appear in yards of south Newton County residents

COVINGTON — South Newton County residents notified the Newton County Sheriff’s Office Monday morning that unwelcome fliers were being distributed in their neighborhood.

NCSO Public Information Officer Deputy Courtney Morrison said a homeowner living near County Line Road called around 10 a.m. to report that sometime between 6 p.m. Sunday night and 9 a.m. Monday, a flier had been left at the entrance of her driveway that contained an invitation to join the Ku Klux Klan.

The flier was enclosed in a plastic bag with a rock inside to weigh it down. It had a drawing of a robed klansman standing in front of a tree with writing that said, “Join the KKK — Loyal White Knights. Call us today at 336-432-0386 www.kkkknights.com.”

“The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is currently monitoring the situation … the fliers are being reviewed to make sure they don’t contain any inappropriate information or threats,” Morrison said. “As far as we know, there are no active KKK chapters in Newton County and these fliers seem to be based out of North Carolina.”

Morrison said the Sheriff’s Office had recovered three other versions of the flier — one that reads, “Help Save Our Race” and shows a klansman in front of a Confederate flag; one with a klansman on a horse with a torch; and another one with a klansman on a horse holding up a cross that reads, “White Pride = White Power.” All have the same contact number and website reference.

“As far as we know, no threats have been made toward citizens, but in the instance that a citizen has been threatened or feels threatened in any way, they should notify 911,” Morrison said.

The distribution of the fliers, while may be disturbing to some, is not against the law, Morrison said.

Comments

inthemiddle 1 year, 8 months ago

The method of distribution breaks the law. See OCGA 16-7-43 regarding littering on private property.

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UGAFan 1 year, 8 months ago

Not sure if it is legally considered "LITTER".

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John 1 year, 8 months ago

According to all the black & white unLawfull road signs w/ up to a $1200.00 fine it is against the to litter on public property too. Now the secrete is to find "protect & serve" officers, deputies or patrol persons that will actually enforce it, instead we spend money and direct assets such as buses and state or county or city paid employees to watch the "good" bad guys pick up stuff along the roadsides.

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inthemiddle 1 year, 8 months ago

It shall be unlawful ... to dump, deposit, throw, or leave ... litter on any public or private property of this state. I would consider throwing a plastic bag containing a rock and a piece of paper into my driveway to be littering in my driveway. this is a rock, bag, and paper that i neither requested nor want and will have to now pick up and throw into my trash can because ... It is trash. If their aim is to disseminate material, then they should go door to door but when they simply throw trash in a driveway i consider it littering.

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will 1 year, 8 months ago

This is not news worthy, all this is doing is giving the Klan publicity. Its no big deal just throw it away. Its just like the newspaper ads left in your yard or some other unwanted trash. There must not be any home invasions or robberies going on today, its a slow new day if this junk makes the paper.

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dennistay53 1 year, 8 months ago

I for sure don't condone this. The Two most disgusting organizations in the US are the KKK and the Black Panther. Why would you give either of these press time. That is what they want. Come on put things together. Obama inaug and MLK day. They used these days to put out their flyers. This probably happened in 100's to 1000's of places in the US but these other places were smart enough to not give them free press.

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Thishonky 1 year, 8 months ago

I know this is just sorry. Who the heck cares about those organizations. The KKK makes me physically sick I can't stand them. The black panthers are sorry as well.

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