Blakely mayor issues local emergency declaration after recent shootings
Midnight curfew now in place with certain exceptions
BLAKELY, Ga. (WTVY) - Blakely Mayor Travis Wimbush has issued a local emergency declaration after several recent shootings in his city.
It says the decision is due to increased gun violence in the last month that is endangering the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens.
Wimbush says several other shootings have taken place that did not result in injuries.
As a result, a midnight curfew was implemented on Friday. It’s unclear how long the curfew will remain in place.
The sale of alcohol inside the corporate limits of the city will end at 11 p.m. each night as well.
The only exceptions are for people coming and going from their jobs, people participating in activities involving their first amendment rights of free speech, freedom of assembly, or their exercise of religion, or when someone is traveling through the city.
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