The Ku Klux Klan decides to participate in the "adopt a highway" programBlairsville, GA (WDAY TV) -- The Ku Klux Klan has applied to participate in Georgia's 23 year old, "Adopt a Highway" program.
Blairsville, GA (WDAY TV) -- The Ku Klux Klan has applied to participate in Georgia's 23 year old, "Adopt a Highway" program.
The state program allows any "civic-minded organization" to apply. Volunteers pick up litter and their work is recognized by a sign.
The application, filed by International Keystone Knights of the KKK, is for a one-mile stretch on Highway 515, where the road enters Union County, west of Blairsville.
Lawmakers say the state should never have considered the application.
Dalton Hooper/North Georgia Resident says, "I think they should let them do it. I mean it ain't going to hurt nobody. It ain't going to hurt nothing. It ain't going to do nothing but help this road and help the community so I don't see no problem with it."
Members of the KKK group deny filing that application to enhance their image or recruitment.
A Missouri case involving a Klan attempt to adopt a road led to a court battle and a ruling the state could not deny the request.