Chickamauga Battlefield Multi-Use Connector Trail Gains Support from Walker County

The entrance to a walking trail

A plan to connect the Chickamauga National Battlefield to downtown Chickamauga may soon get a big boost. The Walker County Board of Commissioners voted last week to invest $50,000 in an effort by the Trust for Public Land (TPL) to connect an existing trail on the east side of Highway 27 at Wilder Road to … Continue reading Chickamauga Battlefield Multi-Use Connector Trail Gains Support from Walker County

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 12-22-22

The following occurred at this meeting: -Proclamation of Service for State Senator Jeff Mullis -Resolutions to support the Chickamauga Battlefield Multi-use Connector Trail, increase the supplement compensation for the Walker County State Court Judge and Solicitor-General, jail renovations, appointments to the Alcoholic Beverage Commission and Planning Commission, and setting the LOST percentage. -Purchase order for … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 12-22-22

#WalkerRocks Selfie Trail Invites Visitors to Capture and Share Walker County Destinations with the World

A young man and young woman take a picture of themselves in front of a Walker Rocks trailhead marker with a "We've Seen Rock City" barn in the background

LaFayette, GA – Thousands of people visit Walker County each year, spending time at popular outdoor attractions like Rock City Gardens, the Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail and McLemore. These and other scenic destinations are now linked on a new selfie trail developed by the Walker County Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee. The #WalkerRocks Selfie Trail … Continue reading #WalkerRocks Selfie Trail Invites Visitors to Capture and Share Walker County Destinations with the World

Calling All Artists! Walker County Seeks Proposals for a Tourism Mural Project

A newly constructed concrete block wall

Walker County Government just recently replaced an old brick wall with a new concrete block wall at its Courthouse Annex II building. The wall now stands as an blank canvas, just waiting to be filled. The county enlisted the help of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce to find an artist to design and paint … Continue reading Calling All Artists! Walker County Seeks Proposals for a Tourism Mural Project

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  

Robert Wardlaw, Walker County Economic Development Director, to Retire

Picture of Robert Wardlaw and Lois Crandell

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

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