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DEKALB, Miss. — A Mississippi county has had enough of the creepy clown craze, at least until after Halloween.

Kemper County supervisors enacted a clown ban this week, temporarily preventing people from dressing as clowns.

The Kemper County Messenger reported that anyone caught in public wearing a clown costume, mask or makeup could face a $150 fine.

Supervisors' president Johnny Whitsett said it's a matter of public safety because people could react badly if they get scared by a clown in their yard.

The county along the Alabama state line has a population of about 10,000 people.

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  • mrcharles
    October 20, 2016 at 5:36 p.m.

    Well there goes that scheduled Trump rally.

    If I was one of them there Clowns, I would call myself a pure True one and only Christian and claim discrimination by the forces of evil and damn well do as I please. We cannot allow our judeo-christian heritage to miss an opportunity to claim oppressive government interference with our beliefs. Some book or translation therein has a specific verse on clowns.

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