Let’s Put a Lid on Litter

Litter Clean Up

As we approach Earth Day, let's talk about litter for a moment.   Since 2017, our litter crew has picked up more than 580,000 pounds of roadside trash! Despite the pandemic, 2020 was a record year for litter pick-up and 2021 is currently on pace to be even worse.   Listen to your friends and … Continue reading Let’s Put a Lid on Litter

Commissioner Meeting Audio – 10-22-20

Commissioner Shannon Whitfield approved zoning for a new 500+ home development, a special events permit, revisions to the property maintenance code dealing with inoperable vehicles and garbage, issued proclamations for Veterans Day and James Cross Day, and approved the ambulance service contract with CHI Memorial.

Walker County to Make Several Operational Changes in June

Walker County employees installing Plexiglass

LaFayette, GA - Walker County Government will make several operational changes in June in an effort to resume public access to services amid new COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. The following offices will reopen to the public on June 1st: Commissioner's Office Tax Commissioner's Office in Rock Spring Tax Commissioner's Office in Fairview Mountain Cove Farms … Continue reading Walker County to Make Several Operational Changes in June

Walker County Low Cost Drive-Thru Rabies Clinics on May 23 & 30

An animal getting a rabies vaccine

LaFayette, GA - Walker County Extension and your local veterinarian have teamed up to provide low cost rabies clinics again in 2020. The dates are a little later this year due to COVID-19 and will feature drive-thru service. Protect your family from rabies by bringing your dog and/or cat to one of the locations listed … Continue reading Walker County Low Cost Drive-Thru Rabies Clinics on May 23 & 30

Walker County to Resume Some Local Government Operations Over the Next Two Weeks

Sign of Walker County Local Government Services

LaFayette, GA - As the state of Georgia makes plans to reopen when Governor Brian Kemp's Shelter in Place order expires April 30th, Walker County Government will resume some county operations that had previously been suspended due to COVID-19. The following changes were announced today, during a Facebook Live community update. Animal Control - On-call … Continue reading Walker County to Resume Some Local Government Operations Over the Next Two Weeks

Walker County Government Reduces Operations to Mission Critical Services in Response to COVID-19

Sign of government office closing

LaFayette, GA - Walker County Government operations will be reduced to mission critical services, effective Monday, March 23rd. Commissioner Shannon Whitfield made the announcement via the county’s Facebook page, stating it was time for the local community to do more to slow the spread of COVID-19, aka coronavirus. “Because of the slow rollout of testing … Continue reading Walker County Government Reduces Operations to Mission Critical Services in Response to COVID-19

Commissioner Meeting – 2-13-20

Commissioner Whitfield amended the county's Alcohol ordinance to clean up some language dealing with licensing fees, rejected a resolution calling for a vote on changing distance requirements for alcohol sales at restaurants, approved a resolution calling for a vote on SPLOST, review department statistics and other county business matters.

Fall Tire Amnesty Day set for November 2nd

Tires

Chickamauga, GA - Following the success of April’s Retire Your Tires Amnesty Day, Walker County Government scheduled a second event this year.  The additional tire amnesty day event will be offered from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 2nd at the Walker County Landfill. 629 Walker County residents took advantage of the program earlier this … Continue reading Fall Tire Amnesty Day set for November 2nd