LaFayette, GA – Walker County will hold a Patriot Day service to recognize and remember first responders on the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack. The public service, led by Walker County Fire Rescue, begins at 8:15 a.m. and includes the ringing of a bell at 8:46 a.m. and 9:03 a.m. to signify the … Continue reading Walker County to Honor First Responders on Patriot Day
This release provided by Georgia DPH: Rome, GA - The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District is unveiling a new COVID-19 testing program effective Tuesday, September 1. Testing remains free. The new program will feature additional testing times and more easily found test sites throughout Northwest Georgia. “Our goal is to increase testing … Continue reading New COVID-19 Testing Program for Northwest Georgia Starting September 1
Commissioner Shannon Whitfield signed a resolution to accept grant terms for CARES Act funding through the state of Georgia, along with LMIG funding to repair a landslide on Nick-A-Jack Road.
Walker County Fire Rescue Station 7 reopened this morning at just the right time. The station in the Fairview community transitioned to 24/7/365 staffing at 7:00 a.m. and 40-minutes later, firefighters responded on their first call. Fire ignited at a home located at 7 Catherine Street in the northern end of the county around 7:40 … Continue reading Walker County Fire Rescue Station 7 Reopens in Fairview
LaFayette, GA - The three Walker County branches of the Cherokee Regional Library System will begin providing enhanced services to the community on Monday, August 24th. The Chickamauga, LaFayette-Walker County and Rossville Public Libraries will more than double daily operational hours, provide seven day a week services and in person tutoring for the remainder of … Continue reading Walker County Branch Libraries to Increase Public Access in Response to COVID-19
Commissioner Shannon Whitfield signed a resolution to set the 2020 millage rate. The lower rate of 9.287 mills in the unincorporated areas represents a 5.45% decrease in county taxes. Also, a moratorium on tiny homes and container cargo homes was enacted for 180 days.
LaFayette, GA – For the second year in a row, property owners in Walker County will benefit from a tax decrease. Commissioner Shannon Whitfield will sign a resolution next week to reduce the county government’s portion of the millage rate for residents in both the unincorporated and incorporated sections of the county. The lower rate … Continue reading Walker County Government to Lower Property Taxes
LaFayette, GA – The Walker County Courthouse in LaFayette is closed to the public until Monday, August 3rd. Superior Court Chief Justice Kristina Cook Graham signed an order to close the building today at Noon after someone employed in the courthouse tested positive for COVID-19. The closure will provide time for the courthouse to be … Continue reading Walker County Courthouse in LaFayette Closed Until August 3rd
LaFayette, GA – Following the success of Mask Up Monday, Walker County is partnering with the three Cherokee Regional Library branches in the county to distribute additional face coverings. Beginning today, the Chickamauga, LaFayette and Rossville library branches will have free face coverings to hand out to the public on a limited basis. Each library … Continue reading Walker County Partners with Local Library Branches to Distribute Face Coverings to Combat COVID-19
LaFayette, GA – A request from the public to make Walker County Government documents searchable has been fulfilled. The County recently partnered with Municode to index and host its documents online. Nearly 300 public meeting agendas and minutes, resolutions, proclamations and other documents have been included in the new online searchable database. Records from January … Continue reading Walker County Government Online Documents Become More User Friendly