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Ga. Authorities Investigating KKK Fliers

Members of the Ku Klux Klan salute at a gathering for the third Annual Hico KKK Rally in Hico, Texas, on Saturday, June 27, 1992. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

By// Mariah Craddick

Sheriff’s officials in Georgia are currently investigating whether a series of fliers, distributed amongst neighborhood residents in Covington inviting them to join the Ku Klux Klan, had broken any laws, the Newton Citizen reports.

Newton County sheriff’s Deputy Courtney Morrison told the paper they are currently reviewing the fliers to make sure they don’t contain any inappropriate information or threats.

“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,” he said.

According to Morrison, the Sheriff’s Office had uncovered at least four versions of the flier – one containing a drawing of a robed klansman standing in front of a tree and writing that said, “Join the KKK – Loyal White Knights.” According to CBS Atlanta, the fliers were folded up, packed into plastic sandwich bags, and tossed at the end of driveways.

Morrison points out that though the distribution of the fliers may be disturbing to some, it is not against the law.