Living outside the Perimeter often means that people in the Woodstock area make a regular trek into the Perimeter for work. For many this means carefully timing and planning a morning and afternoon commute to adjust to traffic accordingly. As a result, many have become dependent on various apps for navigation and traffic information in real time. The same can be done with finding out up-to-date information from local police departments and sheriff’s agencies for current events and helpful information that citizens can use. Here are a few resources to help keep you informed:
Have you subscribed to Nixle alerts? Nixle is self-described as keeping, “you up-to-date with relevant information from your local public safety departments and schools.” This is a free service. All residents need to do to sign up for alerts is visit www.nixle.com and type in their local zip code. A search return provides local organizations that residents can subscribe to for up to the minute news alerts and advisories. The City of Woodstock and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s office post up to date information regarding traffic backups, missing persons, and police and fire investigations.
You don’t have to tweet yourself to take advantage of Twitter. Sign up for a free account and subscribe to your local government and law enforcement agencies for up to date information. The Woodstock Police Department (@WoodstockPD) tweets public service announcements and community reminders on a regular basis. Other local agencies that are worth following or even subscribing to for alerts include the Holly Springs Police Department (@HollySpringsPD), Canton Police Department (@CantonPoliceGA), and Cherokee County (@Cherokee_GA).
Perhaps you have other favorite sources to keep you informed. We’d love to hear from you! Let us know where you look to get your community news and information.