Traffic Delays Anticipated Sunday During Ironman

The 2021 Ironman Chattanooga takes place this Sunday, and the bicycle portion of the race is expected to cause travel delays in Walker County along the route. Expect delays between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., especially at the following intersections: -Highway 193 at Highway 341 -Highway 193 at Highway 136 -Highway 136 at Highway 341 … Continue reading Traffic Delays Anticipated Sunday During Ironman

The Economic Impact of Tourism in Walker County

LaFayette, GA - 2020 was a tough year for tourism. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure or limited operations of many attractions and events across the country, including Rock City and the Honeybee Festival in our region. Prior to the pandemic, Walker County was experiencing considerable tourism growth. Unique outdoor adventures and destinations, one of … Continue reading The Economic Impact of Tourism in Walker County

Cancelled: Walker County to Host Blood Drive to Answer the Call for Donations

Please note: This event has been cancelled. Rock Spring, GA – Walker County residents are being asked to make a lifesaving donation this month. On Wednesday, May 26, Walker County Government will host a community blood drive to help answer the call for blood donations leading into the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The drive will … Continue reading Cancelled: Walker County to Host Blood Drive to Answer the Call for Donations

Ironman 70.3 Returns to Chattanooga/Walker County on May 23

IRONMAN 70.3 returns to Chattanooga and Walker County on Sunday, May 23. The triathlon was unable to be held in 2020 due to COVID-19. The race this spring will follow IRONMAN’s Safe Return to Racing Guidelines, a set of industry-leading guidelines prepared in accordance with standards for open-air endurance events from the World Health Organization … Continue reading Ironman 70.3 Returns to Chattanooga/Walker County on May 23

No Appointment Required at Vaccination Station this Thursday

Ringgold, GA - The Catoosa-Dade-Walker Vaccination Station at the Colonnade in Ringgold will offer drive-up COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday, April 29. An appointment is no longer required to receive this potentially life-saving shot. Simply drive up to the Colonnade (264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold) between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., fill out a consent … Continue reading No Appointment Required at Vaccination Station this Thursday

10 Years after the Super Outbreak Impacted Walker County

Flintstone, GA - It's now known as the 2011 Super Outbreak. On April 27, 2011, the National Weather Service reported 216 confirmed tornadoes touched down across multiple states, including Georgia. 316 people lost their lives on that horrific day. An EF4 tornado that originated in Section, Alabama made its way into Georgia through Trenton before … Continue reading 10 Years after the Super Outbreak Impacted Walker County

Low Cost Rabies Clinics Planned in May in Walker County

LaFayette, GA - Walker County Extension and your local veterinarian have teamed up to provide low cost rabies clinics in 2021. Drive through service will once again be offered this year due to COVID-19. Protect your family from rabies by bringing your dog and/or cat to one of the locations listed below to be vaccinated.  … Continue reading Low Cost Rabies Clinics Planned in May in Walker County

Walker County Opening Storm Shelters, Activating the EOC and Canceling Meetings Ahead of Severe Weather

Four public shelters will open at 3:00 p.m. today in Walker County for those in need of a safe location to stay as severe weather passes through the area. Walker County CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) will handle staffing at the following shelters: Walker County Civic Center and Ag Center, 10052 N Highway 27, Rock … Continue reading Walker County Opening Storm Shelters, Activating the EOC and Canceling Meetings Ahead of Severe Weather

Evening Hours Added this Friday at the Catoosa-Dade-Walker Vaccination Station

Working adults, high school students and other northwest Georgia residents who want a COVID-19 vaccine now have an evening option. The Catoosa-Dade-Walker Vaccination Station at the Colonnade will open from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. this Friday, March 26. 900 appointments are now available for Friday’s vaccination event at the Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold. The new … Continue reading Evening Hours Added this Friday at the Catoosa-Dade-Walker Vaccination Station