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

Free Flu and COVID-19 Shots Available in Rossville on October 27

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Rossville, GA - Free walk-in flu and COVID-19 shots will be offered in Rossville next week. The Walker County Health Department will provide vaccinations from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27 at the Rossville Athletic Center gym, located at 301 Williams Street in Rossville. “It is critically important to get your flu … Continue reading Free Flu and COVID-19 Shots Available in Rossville on October 27

Walker County Health Department Now Offering Flu and COVID Vaccines

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This information comes from the Northwest Georgia Public Health District: Rome, GA - Public health officials with the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District are urging Northwest Georgians to protect themselves, their families, and those around them by getting vaccinated against influenza as the state enters flu season while still battling coronavirus. “COVID-19 … Continue reading Walker County Health Department Now Offering Flu and COVID Vaccines

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

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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

Healthcare professionals with Covid Vaccines

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

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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

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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

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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