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Peachtree City UPDATES - Special Notice for Friday, November 3

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Peachtree City UPDATES
Special UPDATES for November 3, 2017



Election Reminder:  Advance Voting Ends Today at 5:00 PM!!

Today is the last day of Advance Voting for the November 7 Election.  During Advance Voting, Fayette County voters can cast their ballots at any of the following:  Fayette County Elections Office in Fayetteville, the Peachtree City Library, and Tyrone Town Hall.  These locations will be open until 5:00 p.m.   


Voters who choose to vote on Election Day (Tuesday, November 7) should go to their regular polling place between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and on the day of the run-off election, if required.  A runoff election, if required, will be held on December 5, 2017.


To find your polling place and view sample ballots, visit the Georgia “My Voter Page” at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do

Saturday Night:  Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

The official change to Standard Time is this Sunday, November 4.  When you set your clocks back one hour, be sure to check all smoke detectors and change the batteries, and if the smoke detector itself is more than 10 yers old, change out the detector.  (the date is on the back of the device).  Choose interconnected smoke detectors, hard wired or wireless, that will sound all the devices if one is activated.  Smoke detectors should be in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, on every level of the home and in the garage. 


 

Deer Collision Safety

Most Georgia drivers know that our deer are highly active at dawn and dusk from October – January, evidenced by the increase of deer/vehicle collisions around the state.  The Georgia DNR Wildlife Division indicates that the next couple of weeks should be the prime breeding season for white tailed deer in Fayette County (http://georgiawildlife.com/rut-map), which increases driver risks even further. 


Please remember these safety tips to stay safe this season:

  • As pack animals, deer almost never travel alone. If you see one deer, you can bet that there are others nearby.
  • SLOW DOWN. If you are driving through an area known for high deer populations, slow down and observe the speed limit. The more conservative you are with your speed, the more time you will have to brake if an animal darts into your path.
  • Wear your seat belt. The most severe injuries in deer-vehicle collisions usually result from failure to use a seat belt.
  • Watch for the shine of eyes along the roadside and immediately begin to slow.
  • Use your high beams whenever the road is free of oncoming traffic. This will increase your visibility and give you more time to react.
  • Deer can become mesmerized by steady, bright lights so if you see one frozen on the road, slow down and flash your lights. Some experts recommend one long blast of the horn to scare them out of the road, as well.
  • Pay close attention to caution signs indicating deer or other large animals. These signs are specifically placed in high-traffic areas where road crossings are frequent.
  • If you’re on a multi-lane road, drive in the center lane to give as much space to grazing deer as possible.

Encountering Deer

  • Never swerve to avoid a deer in the road. Swerving can confuse the deer or cause a head-on collision with oncoming vehicles, take you off the roadway into a tree or a ditch, and greatly increase the chances of serious injuries.
  • Deer are unpredictable creatures, and one that is calmly standing by the side of the road may suddenly leap into the roadway without warning. Slowing down when you spot a deer is the best way to avoid a collision. However, if one does move into your path, maintain control and do your best to brake and give the deer time to get out of your way.
  • Don’t rely on hood whistles or other devices designed to scare off deer. These have not been proven to work.
  • If you do collide with a deer (or large animal), try to let off the brakes at the moment of impact. Braking through the impact can cause the hood of your vehicle to dip down, which can propel the animal through the windshield.
  • Call emergency services if injuries are involved, or the local police if no one is injured, but damage has been caused to your property or someone else’s.
  • Never touch an animal that is in the roadway. Report the incident to your insurance company as soon as possible.

Knowing what to do when you encounter a large animal on or near the roadway can be a life-saver. Keeping calm and driving smart improve your chances of avoiding a collision and staying safe on the road. Safe travels!


 

This Weekend . . .

“Bye Bye Birdie” at Sandy Creek High School Auditorium This Weekend

The Georgia Singers Company presents “Bye Bye Birdie” – Friday – Sunday, November 3 – 5, at Sandy Creek High School auditorium.  Show times: November 3 at 8:00 pm, November 4 at 3:00 & 8:00 pm and November 5 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $12 and will be sold at the door.


Peachtree City Library “Welcome Back Art Retrospective” Opens Saturday

Artists who have displayed their work as part of Peachtree City Library's Art Initiative in its first two years are being invited back to exhibit some of their current creations during November and December 2017. Look for new works by photographer Dale Niles, mixed media artist Mia Broder, painter Michael Sawecki, and many, many others.  More than a dozen artists will be represented.  The show will be on exhibit from November 3rd through December 28th with an opening reception planned for Saturday, November 4, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

 

The Art Initiative is pleased to bring these artists back to the library's exhibit space. The Retrospective celebrates a successful two years of expanding the variety of art accessible to the citizens of Peachtree City.  In 2018, the Art Initiative plans to have an exciting slate of exhibits aiming to bring emerging and established artists into the limelight.  For more information about the November/December exhibit and the Art Initiative, please contact Rebecca Watts, Art Initiative Coordinator, at 770-631-2520 or by email at rwatts@peachtree-city.org




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Peachtree City UPDATES
Special UPDATES for November 3, 2017


Election Reminder: Advance Voting Ends Today at 5:00 PM!!
Today is the last day of Advance Voting for the November 7 Election. During Advance Voting, Fayette County voters can cast their ballots at any of the following: Fayette County Elections Office in Fayetteville, the Peachtree City Library, and Tyrone Town Hall. These locations will be open until 5:00 p.m.

Voters who choose to vote on Election Day (Tuesday, November 7) should go to their regular polling place between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and on the day of the run-off election, if required. A runoff election, if required, will be held on December 5, 2017.

To find your polling place and view sample ballots, visit the Georgia “My Voter Page” at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do


Saturday Night: Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries
The official change to Standard Time is this Sunday, November 4. When you set your clocks back one hour, be sure to check all smoke detectors and change the batteries, and if the smoke detector itself is more than 10 yers old, change out the detector. (the date is on the back of the device). Choose interconnected smoke detectors, hard wired or wireless, that will sound all the devices if one is activated. Smoke detectors should be in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, on every level of the home and in the garage.


Deer Collision Safety
Most Georgia drivers know that our deer are highly active at dawn and dusk from October – January, evidenced by the increase of deer/vehicle collisions around the state. The Georgia DNR Wildlife Division indicates that the next couple of weeks should be the prime breeding season for white tailed deer in Fayette County (http://georgiawildlife.com/rut-map), which increases driver risks even further.

Please remember these safety tips to stay safe this season:
• As pack animals, deer almost never travel alone. If you see one deer, you can bet that there are others nearby.
• SLOW DOWN. If you are driving through an area known for high deer populations, slow down and observe the speed limit. The more conservative you are with your speed, the more time you will have to brake if an animal darts into your path.
• Wear your seat belt. The most severe injuries in deer-vehicle collisions usually result from failure to use a seat belt.
• Watch for the shine of eyes along the roadside and immediately begin to slow.
• Use your high beams whenever the road is free of oncoming traffic. This will increase your visibility and give you more time to react.
• Deer can become mesmerized by steady, bright lights so if you see one frozen on the road, slow down and flash your lights. Some experts recommend one long blast of the horn to scare them out of the road, as well.
• Pay close attention to caution signs indicating deer or other large animals. These signs are specifically placed in high-traffic areas where road crossings are frequent.
• If you’re on a multi-lane road, drive in the center lane to give as much space to grazing deer as possible.

Encountering Deer
• Never swerve to avoid a deer in the road. Swerving can confuse the deer or cause a head-on collision with oncoming vehicles, take you off the roadway into a tree or a ditch, and greatly increase the chances of serious injuries.
• Deer are unpredictable creatures, and one that is calmly standing by the side of the road may suddenly leap into the roadway without warning. Slowing down when you spot a deer is the best way to avoid a collision. However, if one does move into your path, maintain control and do your best to brake and give the deer time to get out of your way.
• Don’t rely on hood whistles or other devices designed to scare off deer. These have not been proven to work.
• If you do collide with a deer (or large animal), try to let off the brakes at the moment of impact. Braking through the impact can cause the hood of your vehicle to dip down, which can propel the animal through the windshield.
• Call emergency services if injuries are involved, or the local police if no one is injured, but damage has been caused to your property or someone else’s.
• Never touch an animal that is in the roadway. Report the incident to your insurance company as soon as possible.
Knowing what to do when you encounter a large animal on or near the roadway can be a life-saver. Keeping calm and driving smart improve your chances of avoiding a collision and staying safe on the road. Safe travels!


This Weekend . . .

“Bye Bye Birdie” at Sandy Creek High School Auditorium This Weekend
The Georgia Singers Company presents “Bye Bye Birdie” – Friday – Sunday, November 3 – 5, at Sandy Creek High School auditorium. Show times: November 3 at 8:00 pm, November 4 at 3:00 & 8:00 pm and November 5 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $12 and will be sold at the door.

Peachtree City Library “Welcome Back Art Retrospective” Opens Saturday
Artists who have displayed their work as part of Peachtree City Library's Art Initiative in its first two years are being invited back to exhibit some of their current creations during November and December 2017. Look for new works by photographer Dale Niles, mixed media artist Mia Broder, painter Michael Sawecki, and many, many others. More than a dozen artists will be represented. The show will be on exhibit from November 3rd through December 28th with an opening reception planned for Saturday, November 4, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Art Initiative is pleased to bring these artists back to the library's exhibit space. The Retrospective celebrates a successful two years of expanding the variety of art accessible to the citizens of Peachtree City. In 2018, the Art Initiative plans to have an exciting slate of exhibits aiming to bring emerging and established artists into the limelight. For more information about the November/December exhibit and the Art Initiative, please contact Rebecca Watts, Art Initiative Coordinator, at 770-631-2520 or by email at rwatts@peachtree-city.org


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UPDATES is a weekly newsletter sent by the City of Peachtree City (151 Willowbend Rd., Peachtree City, GA 30269) to opt-in subscribers. If you do not wish to receive these messages, please accept our apologies, and unsubscribe by visiting our website at:
http://peachtree-city.org/list.asp?mode=del [http://peachtree-city.org/list.asp?mode=del]

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