Reconciliation Marker Erected in Walker County

Northwest Georgia’s first Reconciliation Marker, acknowledging the segregation era of the South, was recently unveiled in Walker County. The marker, erected on the grounds of the Marsh House in LaFayette, tells the story of the lynching of Henry White. On September 20, 1916, the 24-year old African American man was accused of raping the white … Continue reading Reconciliation Marker Erected in Walker County

Calendar for Walker County Government Fiscal 2021 Budget

The proposed FY2021 budget of the Governing Authority of Walker County, Georgia was submitted on September 10, 2020 at the Commissioner’s regular meeting at Walker County Courthouse Annex III. The proposed budget is available for public review at the Commissioner’s Office, 101 S Duke Street in LaFayette, GA and online at walkercountyga.gov/government/budgets. Public hearings on … Continue reading Calendar for Walker County Government Fiscal 2021 Budget

Walker County to Honor First Responders on Patriot Day

LaFayette, GA – Walker County will hold a Patriot Day service to recognize and remember first responders on the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack. The public service, led by Walker County Fire Rescue, begins at 8:15 a.m. and includes the ringing of a bell at 8:46 a.m. and 9:03 a.m. to signify the … Continue reading Walker County to Honor First Responders on Patriot Day

New COVID-19 Testing Program for Northwest Georgia Starting September 1

This release provided by Georgia DPH: Rome, GA – The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District is unveiling a new COVID-19 testing program effective Tuesday, September 1. Testing remains free. The new program will feature additional testing times and more easily found test sites throughout Northwest Georgia. “Our goal is to increase testing … Continue reading New COVID-19 Testing Program for Northwest Georgia Starting September 1

Walker County Fire Rescue Station 7 Reopens in Fairview

Walker County Fire Rescue Station 7 reopened this morning at just the right time. The station in the Fairview community transitioned to 24/7/365 staffing at 7:00 a.m. and 40-minutes later, firefighters responded on their first call. Fire ignited at a home located at 7 Catherine Street in the northern end of the county around 7:40 … Continue reading Walker County Fire Rescue Station 7 Reopens in Fairview

Walker County Branch Libraries to Increase Public Access in Response to COVID-19

LaFayette, GA – The three Walker County branches of the Cherokee Regional Library System will begin providing enhanced services to the community on Monday, August 24th. The Chickamauga, LaFayette-Walker County and Rossville Public Libraries will more than double daily operational hours, provide seven day a week services and in person tutoring for the remainder of … Continue reading Walker County Branch Libraries to Increase Public Access in Response to COVID-19