Two Arrested in Animal Cruelty Case in Walker County

Owensby and McDonald - arrested in Walker County

Rossville, GA - Two people stand accused of animal cruelty following the discovery of a hoarding case over the weekend in north Walker County. A deputy with the Walker County Sheriff’s Office made the find while looking for a suspect at 1906 Blossom Road on an unrelated case Saturday. While searching the residence, the deputy … Continue reading Two Arrested in Animal Cruelty Case in Walker County

Walker County to Launch Brownfield Assessment Program

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LaFayette, GA - Walker County and the cities of Chickamauga, LaFayette and Rossville will share a $500,000 grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to perform brownfield assessments and develop cleanup plans on up to 30 sites. A number of sites will be assessed with redevelopment in mind. They include the Crystal Springs Print … Continue reading Walker County to Launch Brownfield Assessment Program

Walker County Government Issues Support for New CHI Memorial Georgia Hospital

Representatives at CHI Memorial event

LaFayette, GA - The Walker County Board of Commissioners submitted a second letter to the Georgia Department of Community Health in support of CHI Memorial's proposal to replace its existing hospital serving northwest Georgia. The Board prepared an initial letter last month as part of CHI Memorial's application for a certificate of need to operate … Continue reading Walker County Government Issues Support for New CHI Memorial Georgia Hospital

“Back to School” Services Available Now at the Walker County Health Department

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LaFayette, GA - “Spring hasn’t yet begun,” says Walker County Health Department Nurse Manager Tammy Franklin, “but it’s not too soon for parents to check some of those mandatory back-to-school tasks off their list now and beat the rush.”  Franklin is referring to certain screenings and vaccinations, all of which may be obtained at the … Continue reading “Back to School” Services Available Now at the Walker County Health Department

Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority Awarded $20 Million Grant to Provide Clean Drinking Water to 50,000 Residents

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Flintstone, GA - Walker County Water and Sewerage Authority (WCWSA) will receive $20 million to improve access to clean drinking water in unserved and underserved rural communities. Georgia’s Water and Sewer Infrastructure committee selected WCWSA’s proposal as one of 116 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant projects. The state gave priority to applications with broad … Continue reading Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority Awarded $20 Million Grant to Provide Clean Drinking Water to 50,000 Residents

Catoosa-Dade-Walker COVID-19 Vaccination Station Transitions Operations

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Ringgold, GA - The Catoosa-Dade-Walker Vaccination Station at the Colonnade, a partnership between Catoosa, Dade and Walker Counties to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines for northwest Georgia residents, has transitioned operations back to local health department facilities. The transition increases access to COVID-19 vaccines to five days a week at the Catoosa County Health Department. … Continue reading Catoosa-Dade-Walker COVID-19 Vaccination Station Transitions Operations

CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID Vaccine for Children 5-11 Years Old

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Atlanta – Following the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and health districts throughout Georgia will offer Pfizer pediatric COVID vaccine to children 5-11 years old. Vaccination will begin once DPH receives clinical guidance from the … Continue reading CDC Recommends Pediatric COVID Vaccine for Children 5-11 Years Old

Walker County Commissioners Asked to Invest in Project to Bring Clean, Safe, and Healthy Drinking Water to 50,000 Residents

Walker County Water Treatment building

The Walker County Board of Commissioners will consider a request at its next meeting to invest in a multi-million dollar project to produce clean drinking water for the county, supply water to underserved and unserved rural communities and create economic development opportunities. The Walker County Water and Sewerage Authority (WCWSA) recently developed a $45 million … Continue reading Walker County Commissioners Asked to Invest in Project to Bring Clean, Safe, and Healthy Drinking Water to 50,000 Residents

Booster Doses Authorized for Moderna and J&J COVID Vaccines

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The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and health districts throughout Georgia will begin offering booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID vaccine Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, pending guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These boosters are in addition to previously approved booster doses of Pfizer vaccine. For … Continue reading Booster Doses Authorized for Moderna and J&J COVID Vaccines