Cherokee County is located north of Atlanta, and many refer to the area as Outside the Perimeter (OTP). For many professionals living in Cherokee County, a regular trek must be made to the perimeter for work, business, or any other variety of reasons. As a result, GPS apps for navigation and traffic information are often used to assist with the trip. Navigating the roadways and finding out local information may be useful for these drivers and for day to day life in Cherokee County. Here are a few resources to help keep you tuned in to what is going on in the local community:
Nixle is self-described as keeping, “you up-to-date with relevant information from your local public safety departments and schools.” This service is provided for free. 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 from wich residents may subscribe to up to the minute news alerts and advisories. The City of Woodstock and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s office post relevant information including traffic backups, missing persons, and police and fire investigations.
You don’t have to tweet yourself to take advantage of using Twitter for updates from local municipalities. Simply sign up for a free account and subscribe to your local government and law enforcement agencies for helpful information. The Woodstock Police Department (@WoodstockPD) tweets public service announcements and community reminders on a regular basis. Other local agencies that share helpful information 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.