Board of Commissioners Set 2021 Regular Meeting Schedule

LaFayette, GA - The Walker County Board of Commissioners, the Governing Authority of Walker County, recently formalized a schedule for its regular public meetings for 2021. Regular meetings will be held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Walker County Courthouse Annex III building, located at 201 S … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Set 2021 Regular Meeting Schedule

Free Recycling Day December 26th at the Walker County Landfill

Chickamauga, GA - The Walker County Landfill will offer a free recycling day from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 26, 2020. The following items will be accepted: Penned mail & greeting cards, paper egg cartons, paperboard boxes, #1-7 plastic bottles & jugs, plastic lids & caps (do not flatten), file folders, blueprints, … Continue reading Free Recycling Day December 26th at the Walker County Landfill

The Farmer & the Belle: Saving Santaland, filmed in Walker County, makes its screen debut

A movie filmed primarily on location in Walker County, Georgia in 2019 hits the home video market today. The Farmer & the Belle: Saving Santaland had a four year journey from development to script to screen.

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.

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

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

Walker County Partners with Local Library Branches to Distribute Face Coverings to Combat COVID-19

LaFayette, GA – Following the success of Mask Up Monday, Walker County is partnering with the three Cherokee Regional Library branches in the county to distribute additional face coverings. Beginning today, the Chickamauga, LaFayette and Rossville library branches will have free face coverings to hand out to the public on a limited basis. Each library … Continue reading Walker County Partners with Local Library Branches to Distribute Face Coverings to Combat COVID-19

U.S. Census Bureau Brings Mobile Questionnaire Assistance Program to Walker County

Chickamauga, GA – The U.S. Census Bureau will bring its Mobile Questionnaire Assistance (MQA) program to Walker County over the next two weeks to encourage and assist people with responding to the 2020 Census. The MQA program is part of the Census Bureau’s final push to encourage people to complete the 2020 Census before enumerators … Continue reading U.S. Census Bureau Brings Mobile Questionnaire Assistance Program to Walker County

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

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

Cherokee Regional Library Branches Reopen; Walker County to Increase Funding to Enhance Services

  Rossville, GA - The four branches of the Cherokee Regional Library System (CHRL) reopened to the public this week with limited hours and new restrictions in the wake of COVID-19. The system closed seven weeks ago in a regional effort to slow the spread of the virus. CHRL is the first library system in … Continue reading Cherokee Regional Library Branches Reopen; Walker County to Increase Funding to Enhance Services