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

Town Hall Planned on Affordable Workforce Housing Development

Rossville, GA - Due to renewed interest and inaccurate information being spread in the community about a proposed affordable workforce housing development, a town hall meeting on the Gateway at Rossville project will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 13 at the Walker County Civic Center, 10052 Highway 27 in Rock Spring. Walker County … Continue reading Town Hall Planned on Affordable Workforce Housing Development

New Lodge on Lookout Mountain Moves Forward at McLemore

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Georgia — Following on the heels of being awarded “Best Finishing Hole in America Since 2000” by Golf Digest, the ownership of McLemore has confirmed that bonds have been sold to fund the construction of a 245-room lodge, conference center and spa along the eastern edge of Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Construction will commence … Continue reading New Lodge on Lookout Mountain Moves Forward at McLemore

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 8-26-21

The following occurred at this meetings: -Public hearings on the millage rate, 2022 budget and several planning/zoning requests -Resolution to set the millage rate -Resolution to authorize the Chair to sign stormwater agreements -Purchase order for air packs for the fire department -Purchase order for culverts and drainage pipe repairs SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE channel to … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 8-26-21

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 7-22-21

The following occurred at the Board of Commissioners meeting on July 22, 2021: Public Hearing on adopting and enacting the 2021 version of the Walker County Code Book Public Hearings and action on several rezone requests Dodd Worley provided information on Connections Northwest / T4C Resolution R-032-21 to amend the Fiscal 2021 budget (Sheriff's Office) … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 7-22-21

African American Museum and Cultural Center Coming to Walker County

LaFayette, GA - In 2004, James and Charlotte Wardlaw donated the old Long John Silver’s building to Walker County as a means to give something back to their community. Upon accepting the gift, Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell named the building the Wardlaw Building in their honor and made the property available for the county’s Historic … Continue reading African American Museum and Cultural Center Coming to Walker County

Peach State Health Plan Announces New Partnership and Donation to Healthy Foundations Community Resource Village

LaFayette, GA - Peach State Health Plan announced a new partnership with Healthy Foundations today to assist in the development of the Healthy Foundations Community Resource Village, currently under development in Walker County. This new partnership includes a $25,000 donation from Peach State Health Plan to be used for the construction of an outdoor sports and … Continue reading Peach State Health Plan Announces New Partnership and Donation to Healthy Foundations Community Resource Village

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 6-24-21

The following occurred at the Board of Commissioner’s meeting on 6-24-21: Resolutions to appoint members to the following boards: Rossville Library Board, Chickamauga Library Board, Board of Assessors Annual Property Assessment Report Proclamation of Appreciation for Farrell Brown Proclamation of Appreciation for Public Health Professionals LMJC Drug Court report and grant approvals Automatic Aid agreement … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 6-24-21