Sunday Alcohol Sales Now Legal in Walker County

LaFayette, GA – Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield signed off on an ordinance amendment last night giving local businesses the ability to sell alcoholic beverages on Sundays. In November, voters approved two ballot measures addressing alcohol sales.  61% approved giving restaurants the ability to sell beer, wine and distilled spirits by the drink on Sundays … Continue reading Sunday Alcohol Sales Now Legal in Walker County

Walker County & City of LaFayette Recognized for Tourism Efforts

Cartersville, GA – Walker County’s growing reputation as an outdoor adventure destination just received a boost from regional travel industry professionals.  Northwest Georgia’s Historic High Country Travel Association (HHCTA) recognized Walker Rocks with the 2018 Award for Association Excellence for Best Marketing Campaign. Walker Rocks, a partnership between the Walker County Chamber of Commerce and … Continue reading Walker County & City of LaFayette Recognized for Tourism Efforts

Battlefield Outdoors Wins First Walker Rocks Start-Up Challenge Pitch Competition

Chickamauga, GA – Walker Rocks will soon be hitting the road.  David Bridges, owner of Battlefield Outdoors, won a $5,000 grant at the first ever Walker Rocks Start-up Challenge pitch competition.  Bridges competed against two other finalists, selected from a pool of applicants. Bridges pitched the idea of adding a passenger van to his business … Continue reading Battlefield Outdoors Wins First Walker Rocks Start-Up Challenge Pitch Competition

Three Finalists Selected for Walker Rocks Start-Up Challenge Pitch Competition

Chickamauga, GA – $5,000 will be on the line later this month when three local entrepreneurs compete in the first ever Walker Rocks Start-up Challenge. The Walker Rocks Start-up Challenge is a pitch competition designed to help a recreational, travel or hospitality business get started or expand in Walker County, building on the momentum created … Continue reading Three Finalists Selected for Walker Rocks Start-Up Challenge Pitch Competition

Walker County Voters to Decide Brunch Bill, Sunday Beer & Wine Sales in November

LaFayette, GA - Walker County voters will be given the opportunity to expand alcohol sales to Sundays in the unincorporated areas of the county. Two questions will appear on the ballot in November as a referendum. The Georgia General Assembly recently approved an amendment to state law to allow restaurants, through local referendum, to serve … Continue reading Walker County Voters to Decide Brunch Bill, Sunday Beer & Wine Sales in November

“Walker Rocks” Outdoor Adventure Tourism Initiative Launched in Walker County

Chickamauga, GA - The Walker County Chamber and Walker County Government proudly launch Walker Rocks, an initiative to showcase the unique outdoor activities available in Walker County. Walker Rocks highlights the scenic and stunning destinations available in our community for rock climbing, caving, kayaking, hiking, biking and other outdoor adventures. This new tourism focus, which … Continue reading “Walker Rocks” Outdoor Adventure Tourism Initiative Launched in Walker County

Statement from Commissioner Whitfield Concerning Preservation Society’s Plans to Drop Lawsuit

LaFayette, GA – Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield released the following statement after learning the Preservation Society planned to drop its legal action against Walker County, relieving taxpayers of the financial burden of defending costly litigation. “Though well-meaning citizens may have varying opinions about specific economic development opportunities, everyone agrees job and wage growth remain … Continue reading Statement from Commissioner Whitfield Concerning Preservation Society’s Plans to Drop Lawsuit

Commissioner Whitfield Responds to Lawsuit to Discourage Job Creation in Walker County

Walker County was served today with a lawsuit from a group of citizens demanding county officials stop talking to companies interested in locating in our community. This lawsuit is designed to prevent the county's ability to attract great paying jobs and generate new tax revenue to benefit all of our citizens. Although this lawsuit makes … Continue reading Commissioner Whitfield Responds to Lawsuit to Discourage Job Creation in Walker County