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
Updated on 4/16/20 to reflect a change in the number of homes damaged and designation of the tornado. LaFayette, GA – The Easter Sunday storm that spawned an EF2 tornado in the Center Post community damaged at least 31 homes. Walker County Fire Rescue personnel made the finding during a preliminary damage assessment along a … Continue reading Walker County Fire Rescue Performs Damage Assessment Following Easter Sunday Storms
LaFayette, GA - Walker County Government operations will be reduced to mission critical services, effective Monday, March 23rd. Commissioner Shannon Whitfield made the announcement via the county’s Facebook page, stating it was time for the local community to do more to slow the spread of COVID-19, aka coronavirus. “Because of the slow rollout of testing … Continue reading Walker County Government Reduces Operations to Mission Critical Services in Response to COVID-19
Walker County residents will notice a significant investment in the county’s road system this summer. Contractor bids are now being accepted to make improvements to 36 miles of roads in the unincorporated areas of the county.