June 11th, 2012
04:48 PM ET

KKK chapter wants to adopt stretch of Georgia highway

By Nick Valencia, CNN

Atlanta (CNN) - A North Georgia chapter of the Ku Klux Klan has applied to "adopt" a stretch of highway in Union County, Georgia, according to paperwork obtained by CNN on Monday.

The application, which would allow the white supremacy group to receive state recognition for cleaning up a one-mile portion of a highway, was filed by the International Keystone Knights of the KKK on May 21.

If the Georgia Department of Transportation accepts the application, the KKK would be responsible for cleaning litter on a part of Georgia State Route 515 in the Appalachian Mountains near the North Carolina border.

"All we want to do is adopt a highway," said April Chambers, the chapter's secretary. "We're not doing it for publicity. We're doing it to keep the mountains beautiful. People throwing trash out on the side of the road ... that ain't right."

Jill Goldberg, a Georgia DOT spokeswoman, confirmed the application but said, "the department is deferring comment beyond that, however, until a resolution is determined."

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  1. chuck

    They should be allowed.If the naacp wanted to do it there would be no problem.Same thing.

    June 15, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Len Clement Sr.

      I don't believe that the NAACP has ever worn hoods, hung and tortured KKK members, and burned their houses.
      If you can provide proof, then I will help the KKK with the sign installation.

      June 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Len Clement Sr.

    I think it is a great idea!. The first thing to go in the trash bins should be all their members

    June 13, 2012 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  3. raceisamyth

    Who cares. Let em clean up...they got enough advertisement through articles written about this highway situation. And you idiots at cnn bought their bait...hook, line and sinker.

    June 11, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kelli


    June 11, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |