Dougherty Co. sheriff issues cease and desist to U.S. 19 Dragway

Dougherty Co. sheriff issues cease and desist to U.S. 19 Dragway

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - On Wednesday, the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office issued a cease and desist letter to the U.S. 19 Dragway in Albany.

According to the letter, the sheriff’s office learned about a concert held at the dragway on July 18 and 19.

Cease and Desist Letter from the Dougherty County Sheriff's office to U.S. 19 Dragway.
Cease and Desist Letter from the Dougherty County Sheriff's office to U.S. 19 Dragway. (Source: Dougherty County Sheriff's Office)

It goes on to say that photos and other information the sheriff’s office received shows the concert was a “direct violation of the Revised Executive Order issued by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp that went into effect on Thursday, July 16 and is in effect through July 31, 2020, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The letter also states that a copy of the executive order was attached and specified where to find the order on live venues.

It explains that this is an official notice to the dragway to cease and desist any activities that do not comply with Kemp’s most recent executive order.

Failure to do so could result in possible prosecution by the law, the letter says.

WALB News 10 reached out to Bobby Childs with the U.S. 19 Dragway prior to the letter being released, however, there were technical issues with the call and we have not been able to get back in touch with him at this point.

We have also reached out to the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office for comment but have yet to hear back.

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