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Downed banner still has townfolk buzzing in Dahlonega
Many say building owners dispute with city likely led to sign, which may return
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The Butler Mini-Mall, on the right, is the Dahlonega building where a sign featuring Ku Klux Klan imagery was removed last week. The sign brought attention and protesters to the town square on Thursday and Friday. - photo by Erin O. Smith
DAHLONEGA — Emotions are still running hot in this Lumpkin County town after a controversial pro-Ku Klux Klan banner was hung from a building off of the Historic Dahlonega Square late last week. The banner, reading “Historic Ku Klux Klan Meeting Hall,” was hung from the Historic Butler Mini-Mall Building on Main Street. It was quickly removed by city workers on grounds that it violated a city sign ordinance.