Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 4-8-21

The following occurred at this meeting: Public Hearing on a rezoning request off Happy Valley Road Public Hearing on issuance of revenue bonds for the Walker County Development Authority Update on library operations from Lecia Eubanks, Director of the Cherokee Regional Library System Resolution 11 to approve the issuance of revenue bonds for the Walker … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 4-8-21

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

Walker Fire Rescue Investigates Fire that Claimed Two Lives on Bicentennial Trail in Rock Spring

Rock Spring, GA - A house fire at 491 Bicentennial Trail in Rock Spring this morning claimed the lives of two people. Walker Fire Rescue responded to the structure fire at 9:44 a.m. The first unit to arrive reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the home. When they made entry, firefighters found the bodies … Continue reading Walker Fire Rescue Investigates Fire that Claimed Two Lives on Bicentennial Trail in Rock Spring

CHI Memorial Now Provides Ambulance Service in Walker County

(CHI Memorial contributed to this post) CHI Memorial EMS started providing ambulance service – including emergency and non-emergency transport – to Walker County on February 1, 2021. During the first day of service, CHI Memorial responded to 18 calls that resulted in 15 transports. Under the four-year agreement, ambulances will be strategically located throughout Walker … Continue reading CHI Memorial Now Provides Ambulance Service in Walker County

Walker County Medical First Responders Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

LaFayette, GA - Blake Hodge, Walker County Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director, received his first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine today, along with 46 other medical first responders in Walker County.  Due to limited supply, COVID-19 vaccinations are currently only available locally to healthcare workers and medical first responders in the Phase 1a … Continue reading Walker County Medical First Responders Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Commissioner Meeting Audio – 11-19-20

Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield held a public hearing on two proposed ordinances. One would adopt several state minimum codes for construction, while the other would adopt the state code to allow localities to issue permits for temporary fireworks stands. Whitfield also approved an automatic aid agreement for fire protection with Catoosa County, a proclamation for Hospice Month, and signed a resolution authorizing the county to apply for a transit grant.

Walker County Fire Rescue Officials Urge the Public to Take Precautions Following Nine Recent Fires

Chickamauga, GA – Walker County Fire Rescue officials issue a reminder to the community to take cold weather precautions following nine fires over the past week. The latest fire occurred around 11:00 a.m. this morning at a house on West 8th Street in Chickamauga. Fire investigators say an accidental fire started in the attic of … Continue reading Walker County Fire Rescue Officials Urge the Public to Take Precautions Following Nine Recent Fires

Morning Fire Displaces Family of 6

A fire this morning in Walker County displaced a family of six. Firefighters responded to 32 Henry Hawkins Drive in the Center Post community shortly before 8:00 a.m. Five adults and one child were inside the home when the fire started. Everyone got out safely and there were no injuries. Fire investigators ruled the cause … Continue reading Morning Fire Displaces Family of 6