The Walker County Board of Commissioners and Walker County Planning Commission will consider a number of proposed amendments to the county's Land Development Code over the next two months. Draft ordinance O-02-21 would amend the County Code to add a definition for a tiny home, reduce the size of required road frontage in certain zones, … Continue reading Walker County to Consider Tiny Homes, Other Land Development Code Amendments
Chickamauga, GA - The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) recently awarded nearly $23 million in contracts for projects across northwest Georgia, including one in Walker County. Wright Brothers Construction will be tasked with replacing the existing structurally deficient bridge over West Chickamauga Creek near the Walker/Catoosa County line. The $7-million project will not require a … Continue reading State Approves $7 Million Bridge Replacement Project in Walker County
The hot housing market hits Walker County, the state makes changes to the burn notification law and let's get to paving roads! All that and more in this month's edition of Walker 180. SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE channel to watch this video. http://walkercountyga.gov/tag/podcast/feed
CARTERSVILLE, GA – Georgia Department of Transportation recently awarded a contract to replace a bridge on Hog Jowl Road over Shaw Branch Creek. The bridge will be the second one on Hog Jowl Road that GDOT has replaced in recent years. Engineers decided to replace the bridge due to its age and the repairs that … Continue reading GDOT Replacing Bridge on Hog Jowl Road
GDOT plans to close Highway 95 to through traffic for several days starting at 9:00 a.m. Monday, May 10. The state will be replacing a large tile under the road around the 3600 block. Addresses 1-3668 can be accessed from Highway 27. Anything higher will need to come in from the Hwy 151 side. Originally, … Continue reading GDOT to Close Highway 95 Monday for Tile Replacement
Flintstone, GA - It's now known as the 2011 Super Outbreak. On April 27, 2011, the National Weather Service reported 216 confirmed tornadoes touched down across multiple states, including Georgia. 316 people lost their lives on that horrific day. An EF4 tornado that originated in Section, Alabama made its way into Georgia through Trenton before … Continue reading 10 Years after the Super Outbreak Impacted Walker County
A new ordinance to allow temporary fireworks stands was approved, contract for road paving in 2021 was awarded, several appointments to the Planning Commission were made and November department statistics were reviewed
Some of Walker County’s roughest roads will be smoothed out in the coming year. The County recently accepted bids on a project to resurface 52-miles of roads in 2021, surpassing the 38-mile paving record set in 2020.
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.
LaFayette, GA - As the state of Georgia makes plans to reopen when Governor Brian Kemp's Shelter in Place order expires April 30th, Walker County Government will resume some county operations that had previously been suspended due to COVID-19. The following changes were announced today, during a Facebook Live community update. Animal Control - On-call … Continue reading Walker County to Resume Some Local Government Operations Over the Next Two Weeks