Walker County to Honor First Responders on Patriot Day

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

New COVID-19 Testing Program for Northwest Georgia Starting September 1

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

Walker County Fire Rescue Station 7 Reopens in Fairview

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

Walker County Branch Libraries to Increase Public Access in Response to COVID-19

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

Walker County Government to Lower Property Taxes

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

Walker County Courthouse in LaFayette Closed Until August 3rd

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

Walker County Partners with Local Library Branches to Distribute Face Coverings to Combat COVID-19

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

Walker County Government Online Documents Become More User Friendly

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