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 Fire Rescue Station 7 Reopens in Fairview

Walker County Fire Rescue Station 7 reopened this morning at just the right time. The station in the Fairview community transitioned to 24/7/365 staffing at 7:00 a.m. and 40-minutes later, firefighters responded on their first call. Fire ignited at a home located at 7 Catherine Street in the northern end of the county around 7:40 … Continue reading Walker County Fire Rescue Station 7 Reopens in Fairview

Seasonal Burn Ban Delayed until June 1st for Walker County

LaFayette, GA – The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has agreed to temporarily modify the seasonal burn ban for Walker, Catoosa, Chattooga and four other counties. Burning of trees, brush and stumps will now be allowed through May 31, 2020. The move follows requests from Walker County Government, State Senator Jeff Mullis and others for … Continue reading Seasonal Burn Ban Delayed until June 1st for Walker County

Walker County to Reopen Fairview Fire Station as 24/7/365 Operation on August 20th

Rossville, GA – Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield announced the next phase to enhance public safety and fire protection in the county today. Whitfield unveiled plans to reopen Station 7 in the Fairview community as a 24/7/365 operation. “We have had a need for an additional fire station in northern Walker County for a long … Continue reading Walker County to Reopen Fairview Fire Station as 24/7/365 Operation on August 20th

Welcome Home Mr. Rhodes!

Chickamauga, GA – Four months after suffering critical burns in a fire that destroyed his Worthington Gap Road home, Rickey Rhodes has been reunited with his family.  Rhodes was greeted by family, friends and first responders upon his arrival in Walker County this afternoon. Rhodes had been hospitalized at Vanderbilt Medical Center since December 11, … Continue reading Welcome Home Mr. Rhodes!

Walker County Fire Rescue Performs Damage Assessment Following Easter Sunday Storms

Updated on 4/16/20 to reflect a change in the number of homes damaged and designation of the tornado. LaFayette, GA – The Easter Sunday storm that spawned an EF2 tornado in the Center Post community damaged at least 31 homes. Walker County Fire Rescue personnel made the finding during a preliminary damage assessment along a … Continue reading Walker County Fire Rescue Performs Damage Assessment Following Easter Sunday Storms

Walker County Government Reduces Operations to Mission Critical Services in Response to COVID-19

LaFayette, GA – Walker County Government operations will be reduced to mission critical services, effective Monday, March 23rd. Commissioner Shannon Whitfield made the announcement via the county’s Facebook page, stating it was time for the local community to do more to slow the spread of COVID-19, aka coronavirus. “Because of the slow rollout of testing … Continue reading Walker County Government Reduces Operations to Mission Critical Services in Response to COVID-19