Scenic Land Company Provides Information on McLemore’s Economic Impact

Lookout Mountain, GA - Scenic Land Company, parent company of the McLemore resort community on Lookout Mountain delivered information regarding economic impact factors related to the launch of multiple developments at McLemore, including The Cloudland Lodge, a 245-room Curio by Hilton hotel, conference center and spa. Led by Scenic Land Company president Duane Horton, the … Continue reading Scenic Land Company Provides Information on McLemore’s Economic Impact

Walker County Fire Rescue Launches Competitive Promotional Process

Walker County Fire Rescue (WCFR) is conducting a Competitive Promotional Process (CPP) for the purpose of establishing a Promotional Eligibility Register (PER) for the rank/classification of Sergeant within WCFR. Eligibility Requirements: By or before submission deadline of October 18, 2022. Full-time WCFR personnel, along with outside qualified applicants, are invited to participate in the CPP … Continue reading Walker County Fire Rescue Launches Competitive Promotional Process

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 5-26-22

The following occurred at this meeting: Presentation on the creation of a County Manager position Consideration of accepting private roads from the Heritage Row subdivision as county roads DFCS Local Advisory Board appointments Zoning requests SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE channel to watch this meeting. http://walkercountyga.gov/tag/podcast/feed  

Walker Transit Expands Hours, Adds Saturday Service

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Walker County Government will expand transit operations later this month to include additional weekday hours and Saturday service. Beginning May 14, Walker Transit will offer trips on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. “We look forward to this new growth and the opportunity it brings to serve the transportation needs of the citizens of … Continue reading Walker Transit Expands Hours, Adds Saturday Service

GE Appliances Announces $118 Million Expansion at Roper Corporation, Creating 600 New Jobs in Walker County

Government officials at Roper Corporation

LaFayette, GA - GE Appliances, a Haier company, will invest $118 million to expand manufacturing operations at its Roper Corporation plant in Walker County, creating 600 new jobs. “Roper Corporation has been a key part of Walker County for almost 50 years,” said Roper Corporation President Lois Crandell. “Our relationships are strong and we have … Continue reading GE Appliances Announces $118 Million Expansion at Roper Corporation, Creating 600 New Jobs in Walker County

Robert Wardlaw, Walker County Economic Development Director, to Retire

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LaFayette, GA – Robert Wardlaw, who has led Walker County Government’s economic and community development efforts over the past four years, formally announced today he will retire at the end of the year. “As our Economic and Community Development Director, Robert brought a level of professionalism and credibility to the position that elevated our ability … Continue reading Robert Wardlaw, Walker County Economic Development Director, to Retire

New Lodge on Lookout Mountain Moves Forward at McLemore

McLemore Resort

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Georgia — Following on the heels of being awarded “Best Finishing Hole in America Since 2000” by Golf Digest, the ownership of McLemore has confirmed that bonds have been sold to fund the construction of a 245-room lodge, conference center and spa along the eastern edge of Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Construction will commence … Continue reading New Lodge on Lookout Mountain Moves Forward at McLemore

The Economic Impact of Tourism in Walker County

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LaFayette, GA - 2020 was a tough year for tourism. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure or limited operations of many attractions and events across the country, including Rock City and the Honeybee Festival in our region. Prior to the pandemic, Walker County was experiencing considerable tourism growth. Unique outdoor adventures and destinations, one of … Continue reading The Economic Impact of Tourism in Walker County