New Home Construction Remained Consistent in Walker County in 2022

A new home under construction

After posting record growth the past two years, new home construction in unincorporated Walker County, Georgia remained consistent in 2022. Despite modest growth last year, county officials anticipate a strong 2023, as two new subdivisions begin construction. The Walker County Planning Office issued 142 permits for the construction of new single-family homes last year. While … Continue reading New Home Construction Remained Consistent in Walker County in 2022

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 180 for February 2023

A town hall on brownfields, a chance to be a first first responder, and a look back at Project 52's impact on Walker County all ahead in this edition of Walker 180. There was no Walker 180 for January 2023 due to the holidays. SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE channel¬†to watch the video version of this … Continue reading Walker 180 for February 2023

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 1-26-23

The following occurred at this meeting: -Ordinance to send all variance recommendations to the Board of Commissioners -Ordinance to improve road construction standards -Ordinance to create an automatic resignation clause for board, committee and commission members who miss too many meetings and provide for training for the Planning Commission -Recognition of Walker County Fire Rescue … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 1-26-23

Walker County Firefighters Recognized for Training Operations in the Republic of Georgia

A man from the Georgia National Guard presents an award to four firefighters

Members of the Walker County Fire Rescue Cave & Cliff Rescue Team traveled to the Republic of Georgia last summer to work with firefighters overseas. They provided training in technical rescue, which involves rope work and rescuing patients in tough, rocky terrain. Major General Thomas Carden, Georgia Adjutant General, Georgia Army National Guard, presented the … Continue reading Walker County Firefighters Recognized for Training Operations in the Republic of Georgia

Walker County Plans Town Hall to Gather Community Input for New Brownfields Grant Program

An old industrial site with the remnants of a building

A new program to identify and develop cleanup plans for dozens of brownfield sites in Walker County seeks community input to identify properties to assess. Walker County Government will host a town hall meeting to inform residents, property owners and business leaders about what makes a site a brownfield and how to apply to have … Continue reading Walker County Plans Town Hall to Gather Community Input for New Brownfields Grant Program

P52’s Reach Continues to Grow in Walker County

A group of people clean up a messy property

A partnership between Walker County Government and¬†Project 52 (P52) continued to yield positive results in 2022. Walker County code officials work with P52 to provide clean up assistance to residents who are unable to comply with property codes due to physical or financial difficulties. The non-profit organization tackled 28 clean-up projects in Walker County last … Continue reading P52’s Reach Continues to Grow in Walker County

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 1-12-23

The following occurred at this meeting: -Public hearings on three potential ordinance changes: Variances, Road Construction & Service Expectations for Boards, Committees and Commissions -Resolutions to elect a Vice Chair, set the 2023 meeting calendar, increase compensation for the Coroner, establish terms for the Board of Assessors and appoint a member to the Board of … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 1-12-23

SBA Loans Available for Walker, Chattooga Residents Following Flooding in September

a logo that says SBA

Georgia businesses and residents affected by flooding on Sept. 3-4, 2022, are eligible to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The declaration covers the counties of Chattooga, Floyd and Walker in Georgia and Cherokee and DeKalb in Alabama. To assist businesses and residents affected by the disaster, the SBA will … Continue reading SBA Loans Available for Walker, Chattooga Residents Following Flooding in September