Stephanie Watkins Named Economic Development Director for Walker County, Georgia

LaFayette, GA - Walker County Chairman Shannon Whitfield is pleased to announce the hiring of Stephanie Watkins as the county’s next Director of Economic Development. Watkins began her new role earlier this week. Watkins is an economic development professional with over 18 years of experience working with state and local governments and other economic development … Continue reading Stephanie Watkins Named Economic Development Director for Walker County, Georgia

Robert Wardlaw, Walker County Economic Development Director, to Retire

LaFayette, GA – Robert Wardlaw, who has led Walker County Government’s economic and community development efforts over the past four years, formally announced today he will retire at the end of the year. “As our Economic and Community Development Director, Robert brought a level of professionalism and credibility to the position that elevated our ability … Continue reading Robert Wardlaw, Walker County Economic Development Director, to Retire

Four Walker County Government Offices Now Accept Credit Card and Digital Wallet Forms of Payment

LaFayette, GA - Walker County Government recently enhanced the number of payment options available at several departments. The county installed PayLo payment processing devices at the Animal Shelter, Mountain Cove Farms Resort, Landfill and Planning Office. The devices enable Walker County to keep pace with current payment processing trends. In addition to accepting MasterCard, Visa, … Continue reading Four Walker County Government Offices Now Accept Credit Card and Digital Wallet Forms of Payment

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 11-18-21

The following occurred at this meeting: -Reappointment of a member to the Historic Preservation Commission -Approval of grant application for Transit -Increase in pay for the Coroner -Hunger Free Month Proclamation -Brownfield grant application -Quick claim deed for storm water at Hinkle fire station -October 2021 department statistics SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE channel to watch this … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 11-18-21

November is Hunger Free Month in Walker County

LaFayette, GA - The Walker County Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation last night declaring November as Hunger Free Month in Walker County. The designation is designed to encourage citizens, churches and non-profit organizations to make the community stronger by combating hunger. Nearly 70% of children in Walker County live in a food insecure environment … Continue reading November is Hunger Free Month in Walker County

Movie Filmed in Walker County Opens in Select Theaters This Weekend

New York City, NY - The award-winning film "The Farmer and the Belle: Saving Santaland" opens in select theaters across the country this weekend. Filmed primarily on location in Walker County, Georgia, the tale was inspired by the lead actors,’ Jim E. Chandler and Jenn Gotzon’s, true love story. The feature follows Belle Winters (Gotzon), … Continue reading Movie Filmed in Walker County Opens in Select Theaters This Weekend

GDOT Approves Bridge Replacement for Old Trion Highway at Dry Creek

LaFayette, GA - The Georgia Department of Transportation recently awarded a $1.7 million dollar contract to replace a bridge in Walker County. Talley Construction Company will build a new bridge over Dry Creek on Old Trion Highway, south of LaFayette. The bridge will replace the current one, which no longer meets design and safety requirements. … Continue reading GDOT Approves Bridge Replacement for Old Trion Highway at Dry Creek

Catoosa-Dade-Walker COVID-19 Vaccination Station Transitions Operations

Ringgold, GA - The Catoosa-Dade-Walker Vaccination Station at the Colonnade, a partnership between Catoosa, Dade and Walker Counties to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines for northwest Georgia residents, has transitioned operations back to local health department facilities. The transition increases access to COVID-19 vaccines to five days a week at the Catoosa County Health Department. … Continue reading Catoosa-Dade-Walker COVID-19 Vaccination Station Transitions Operations

CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID Vaccine for Children 5-11 Years Old

Atlanta – Following the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and health districts throughout Georgia will offer Pfizer pediatric COVID vaccine to children 5-11 years old. Vaccination will begin once DPH receives clinical guidance from the … Continue reading CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID Vaccine for Children 5-11 Years Old