Walker County 2021 Patriot Day Service

Walker County held a Patriot Day service to recognize and remember first responders in advance of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack. Students from LaFayette High School’s JROTC and chorus programs participated in the program, along with Walker County Fire Chief Blake Hodge and other local first responders. SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE channel … Continue reading Walker County 2021 Patriot Day Service

Patriot Day Service Planned in Walker County

LaFayette, GA - Walker County will hold a Patriot Day service to recognize and remember first responders in advance of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack. The public service, led by Walker County Fire Rescue, begins at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, September 10 in front of the Walker County Courthouse in LaFayette. 9/11 … Continue reading Patriot Day Service Planned in Walker County

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 8-26-21

The following occurred at this meetings: -Public hearings on the millage rate, 2022 budget and several planning/zoning requests -Resolution to set the millage rate -Resolution to authorize the Chair to sign stormwater agreements -Purchase order for air packs for the fire department -Purchase order for culverts and drainage pipe repairs SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE channel to … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 8-26-21

Walker County Fire Investigators Seek Help Solving 2 Recent Arsons

LaFayette, GA -Fire investigators with Walker County Fire Rescue recently investigated two cases of arson. The intentionally set fires occurred in vacant structures at 601 James Street Lot 66 in Rossville and 980 Wheeler Road in LaFayette. Fire investigators do not believe the two incidents are connected. Georgia Arson Control is offering a reward up … Continue reading Walker County Fire Investigators Seek Help Solving 2 Recent Arsons

How Georgia’s New Burn Law Impacts Walker County Residents

LaFayette, GA – Beginning October 1, Walker County residents will no longer need to contact Georgia Forestry to obtain a permit to burn small piles of natural vegetation and yard debris. A new law eliminates the notification requirement before burning things like twigs and small tree limbs, leaves, brush and grass clippings. Changes to the … Continue reading How Georgia’s New Burn Law Impacts Walker County Residents

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 6-24-21

The following occurred at the Board of Commissioner’s meeting on 6-24-21: Resolutions to appoint members to the following boards: Rossville Library Board, Chickamauga Library Board, Board of Assessors Annual Property Assessment Report Proclamation of Appreciation for Farrell Brown Proclamation of Appreciation for Public Health Professionals LMJC Drug Court report and grant approvals Automatic Aid agreement … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 6-24-21

National Weather Service Designates Walker County as a StormReady County

LaFayette, GA (June 16, 2021) – The National Weather Service (NWS) has designated Walker County as a StormReady County. The four-year designation provides continued recognition of the county’s efforts to reach a high level of severe weather preparedness. “Walker County is doing its part to minimize the vulnerability of our citizens to extreme weather events,” … Continue reading National Weather Service Designates Walker County as a StormReady County

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

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