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Posted: January 22, 2013 3:29 p.m.

KKK flyers left in Newton County neighborhood

A Newton County neighborhood had KKK flyers left in their driveways early between Sunday evening and Monday morning, and the Newton County Sheriff's Office is closely monitoring the situation.

The flyers were distributed in the Chestnut Corners subdivision off County Line Road. They were placed in Ziploc bags weighed down by rocks and left in driveways in the ethnically diverse neighborhood, according to NCSO Public Information Officer Cortney Morrison.

With sayings such as "help save our race," and "white pride = white power!" the flyers are not illegal, nor is leaving them in driveways. Although no law has been broken, Morrison urged anyone who had been threatened; felt threatened or received the flyers to contact the NCSO at (678) 625-1400.

Although Newton County does not have a chapter of the KKK, it is not illegal to have one. The flyers came from a chapter in North Carolina called the Loyal White Knights of the KKK.

"Our issue is if it begins to threaten or harm anyone or it becomes part of criminal activiity," Morrison explained.

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