Changes to the Non-Emergency Line

Walker County 911 Center

In order to preserve 911 for emergency calls, an automated attendant has been established to help direct non-emergency calls made to 706-375-7810. Too often, our 911 dispatchers are answering calls about things like power outages, stray animals and where to pay a ticket. While these issues need to be reported, they are not emergencies and … Continue reading Changes to the Non-Emergency Line

Funding for Septic System Repairs Available for Walker County Residents Along the Chattanooga Creek Watershed

Property owners along the Chattanooga Creek watershed in northwest Georgia are now eligible for grant funds to assist with the repair of failing septic systems. The Limestone Valley Resource Conservation and Development Council secured the funding to support eligible property owners in Walker and Dade counties who live along the watershed in Rossville, Flintstone, High … Continue reading Funding for Septic System Repairs Available for Walker County Residents Along the Chattanooga Creek Watershed

Walker County Receives Employee Safety Grant from ACCG Insurance Programs

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Walker County was recently awarded a $6,000 Employee Safety Grant from ACCG – Group Self-Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fund (ACCG-GSIWCF). The Employee Safety Grant program rewards local governments that foster a culture of workplace safety through additional training, equipment or services. This marks the fourth time Walker County Government has received this award, resulting in roughly $27,347 … Continue reading Walker County Receives Employee Safety Grant from ACCG Insurance Programs

Flu Shots & COVID Boosters Available in Rossville on Wednesday

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Walk-in influenza and COVID-19 booster shots will be offered in Rossville this week. The Walker County Health Department will provide a vaccination clinic from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26 at the Rossville Athletic Center gym, located at 301 Williams Street in Rossville. The Georgia Department of Public Health reports widespread flu … Continue reading Flu Shots & COVID Boosters Available in Rossville on Wednesday

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

Photo of the Peerless Mill in Rossville, GA

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