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A Ku Klux Klan rally planned for Oct. 1 at Rockmart’s Seaborn Jones Park has been called off, according to a press release from the Rockmart Police Department. 

The release stated that Chris Bailey, who originally applied for and received a permit for the October rally for the International Keystone Knights, asked in writing on Friday for his name to be withdrawn from the application allowing the organization to hold their event.

“Mr. Bailey indicated that he longer wanted his name to be associated with the planned event,” the release stated. “Mr. Bailey understood that, once the permit application was withdrawn, the permit would be revoked, and the event would be canceled. A copy of the written request to withdraw the application is available at Rockmart City Hall and the Rock­mart Police Department.”