Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 4-14-22

The following occurred at this meeting: Resolution to authorize the Tax Commissioner to waive penalties and interest on certain unpaid ad valorem taxes and fees Discussion on revising the Public Safety Fee Hire a new audit firm Consider a utility easement Purchase orders for vehicles for the Sheriff's Office and for reconstruction of the Annex … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 4-14-22

Three People Charged with Arson in Walker County

LaFayette, GA - Three people face a charge of arson following a multi-jurisdictional investigation. The Walker County Sheriff’s Office arrested 19-year old Brandon Chase Blakemore of Rossville, 20-year old Jacob Nathan Adkins of LaFayette and 22-year old Ryan Nicolas Adkins of Rossville. Authorities say the arrests stem from an investigation into a series of burglaries, … Continue reading Three People Charged with Arson in Walker County

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 2-10-22

The following occurred at this meeting: -Ordinance amendment to exempt farm wineries from certain restrictions -Resolutions to call for a Referendum on TSPLOST and to sign documents to request emergency assistance to repair Dougherty Gap Road -Purchase Orders for turnout gear and a new vehicle for Fire Rescue -Contract for monitoring of the landfill -January … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 2-10-22

Ivy Street Fire Near Rossville Intentionally Set

Atlanta, GA - Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King says a fire in Walker County was intentionally set. The fire occurred at approximately 3:27 a.m. on Sunday, September 19, on Ivy Street near Rossville. The fire heavily damaged an 89-year-old, 928-square-foot residence. “The fire originated on the front exterior wall of the … Continue reading Ivy Street Fire Near Rossville Intentionally Set

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