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 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Rock Spring, GA - Walker County residents are being asked to roll up their sleeves and give blood next week. On Monday, April 13th, Walker County Government will host a community blood drive to help answer to call for blood donations. The drive will run from Noon until 6:00 p.m. at the Walker County Civic … Continue reading Walker County to Host Blood Drive to Support Local Hospitals
Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield issued an Emergency Order this morning aimed at slowing the spread of novel coronavirus, aka COVID-19. The Order, which comes under the guidance of the Georgia Department of Public Health, requires all restaurants, bars, private clubs, and similar food or drink establishments to close their dining rooms no later than … Continue reading Walker County Commissioner Issues Emergency Order Closing Dine-In Food Service to Slow the Spread of COVID-19