Walker County to Roll Back Millage Rate, Minimizing Impact of Higher Appraisals on Property Owners

The Walker County Board of Commissioners will hold three public hearings in August to provide citizens with a better understanding of a proposed millage rate reduction to offset an inflationary increase evaluation. The hot housing market has enhanced the value of many properties in Walker County, leading to higher appraisals. The Board of Commissioners proposes … Continue reading Walker County to Roll Back Millage Rate, Minimizing Impact of Higher Appraisals on Property Owners

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 7-22-21

The following occurred at the Board of Commissioners meeting on July 22, 2021: Public Hearing on adopting and enacting the 2021 version of the Walker County Code Book Public Hearings and action on several rezone requests Dodd Worley provided information on Connections Northwest / T4C Resolution R-032-21 to amend the Fiscal 2021 budget (Sheriff's Office) … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 7-22-21

African American Museum and Cultural Center Coming to Walker County

LaFayette, GA - In 2004, James and Charlotte Wardlaw donated the old Long John Silver’s building to Walker County as a means to give something back to their community. Upon accepting the gift, Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell named the building the Wardlaw Building in their honor and made the property available for the county’s Historic … Continue reading African American Museum and Cultural Center Coming to Walker County

Walker County Surplus Vehicle and Office Furniture Sale is July 22

Rock Spring, GA - Walker County Government will offer for sale to the highest bidder nearly a dozen vehicles and roughly 200 pieces of office furniture and equipment next week. The auction will be conducted by Potts Auction Company at the Walker County Ag Center, 10052 Hwy 27 in Rock Spring, GA at 6:00 p.m. on … Continue reading Walker County Surplus Vehicle and Office Furniture Sale is July 22

Walker County Tax Commissioner Moves from Flat to Percentage Based Credit Card Fee

The service fee charged on all credit card transactions processed by the Walker County Tax Commissioner’s office will be updated soon. The fee will transition from a flat rate of $2.00 per transaction to a 3% charge, effective August 1st. The change is being made to provide residents and business owners more payment options. In … Continue reading Walker County Tax Commissioner Moves from Flat to Percentage Based Credit Card Fee

Chief Appraiser Provides Report on 2021 Property Assessments

The hot housing market is impacting property values nationwide, including Walker County. Recently mailed assessment notices show a substantial increase in value for many property owners. “Numerous people are moving into the area from California, New Jersey and Texas,” according to Terry Gilreath, Chief Appraiser. “People are paying more than the asking price and what … Continue reading Chief Appraiser Provides Report on 2021 Property Assessments

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

The Economic Impact of Tourism in Walker County

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

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 4-22-21

The following occurred at this meeting: Public Hearing and action on a conditional use variance request off Stanfield Road Public Hearing and action on a rezoning request off Kendrick's Switch Road Public Hearing and action on a rezoning request off Reece Street Information on the Walker County office of Department of Family and Children Services … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 4-22-21