BLAKELY, Ga. (WDHN) — Mayor Travis Wimbush issued an emergency declaration after numerous shootings within the last month.
Last weekend, one died and seven people were shot on North Church Street. Three weeks before that shooting, Blakely saw another shooting that injured two people on Mulberry Street.
According to the mayor, the city has seen other acts of gun violence but fortunately, no one was injured.
In efforts to crack down on gun violence, the emergency declaration comes with a curfew at midnight, which went into effect Friday.
The sale of alcohol within the city limits will stop at 11:00 p.m. each night.
The only times where Blakely Citizens can be out past the curfew is if it’s work-related, participating in activities involving free speech, exercising their religion, or visitors traveling through the city.
There is no timetable on when the emergency declaration will be lifted.