Second COVID-19 Vaccination Event Planned at Rossville Athletic Center September 17

Rossville, GA - The Walker County Health Department will host a second COVID-19 vaccination event at the Rossville Athletic Center gym, located at 301 Williams Street in Rossville, from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Friday, September 17. Those who attended the vaccination event in August can return for their second dose, while those who missed … Continue reading Second COVID-19 Vaccination Event Planned at Rossville Athletic Center September 17

Northwest Georgia Health Departments Offering Third Vaccine Dose to Qualifying Individuals

Rome, GA - According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an additional (third) dose of COVID-19 vaccine should be considered for people with moderate to severe immune compromise due to a medical condition or receipt of immunosuppressive medications or treatments. People should get the same vaccine  … Continue reading Northwest Georgia Health Departments Offering Third Vaccine Dose to Qualifying Individuals

Walker County Health Department to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Event in Rossville

Rossville, GA – The Walker County Health Department will host a COVID-19 vaccination event at the Rossville Athletic Center gym, located at 301 Williams Street in Rossville, from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Thursday, August 19. First and second doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available during this free event. Everyone 12 years … Continue reading Walker County Health Department to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Event in Rossville

Peach State Health Plan Announces New Partnership and Donation to Healthy Foundations Community Resource Village

LaFayette, GA - Peach State Health Plan announced a new partnership with Healthy Foundations today to assist in the development of the Healthy Foundations Community Resource Village, currently under development in Walker County. This new partnership includes a $25,000 donation from Peach State Health Plan to be used for the construction of an outdoor sports and … Continue reading Peach State Health Plan Announces New Partnership and Donation to Healthy Foundations Community Resource Village

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

CHI Memorial to Build New Hospital in North Georgia

Ringgold, GA - CHI Memorial announced today its plans to build a new hospital in Catoosa County, Georgia.  “We are thrilled to see this endeavor move forward for our North Georgia community,” shared Janelle Reilly, market CEO, CHI Memorial.  “About one fourth of the people we care for live in North Georgia.  The new hospital … Continue reading CHI Memorial to Build New Hospital in North Georgia

Cancelled: Walker County to Host Blood Drive to Answer the Call for Donations

Please note: This event has been cancelled. Rock Spring, GA – Walker County residents are being asked to make a lifesaving donation this month. On Wednesday, May 26, Walker County Government will host a community blood drive to help answer the call for blood donations leading into the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The drive will … Continue reading Cancelled: Walker County to Host Blood Drive to Answer the Call for Donations

Public Health Officials Confirm Walker’s First 2021 Animal Rabies Case

The following information comes from Northwest Georgia Public Health: LaFayette, GA - A skunk has tested positive for animal rabies, prompting public health officials to remind Walker County residents about the potential dangers of rabies and urge them to make sure their pets are vaccinated against the potentially deadly disease. This is the first confirmed … Continue reading Public Health Officials Confirm Walker’s First 2021 Animal Rabies Case

No Appointment Required at Vaccination Station this Thursday

Ringgold, GA - The Catoosa-Dade-Walker Vaccination Station at the Colonnade in Ringgold will offer drive-up COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday, April 29. An appointment is no longer required to receive this potentially life-saving shot. Simply drive up to the Colonnade (264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold) between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., fill out a consent … Continue reading No Appointment Required at Vaccination Station this Thursday