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

Scenic Land Company Provides Information on McLemore’s Economic Impact

Lookout Mountain, GA - Scenic Land Company, parent company of the McLemore resort community on Lookout Mountain delivered information regarding economic impact factors related to the launch of multiple developments at McLemore, including The Cloudland Lodge, a 245-room Curio by Hilton hotel, conference center and spa. Led by Scenic Land Company president Duane Horton, the … Continue reading Scenic Land Company Provides Information on McLemore’s Economic Impact

Rural Broadband & McLemore Development Town Hall Meetings on October 10

A map showing areas of the county where rural broadband may be installed

Walker County Government, in partnership with Kinetic by Windstream, will address the deployment of a Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) solution to 3,339 homes and businesses in rural Walker County during a Town Hall meeting October 10. The project involves extending 323 miles of fiber throughout the Armuchee Valley, Center Post and Kensington communities, among other locations. “This … Continue reading Rural Broadband & McLemore Development Town Hall Meetings on October 10

#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

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

Movie Filmed in Walker County Opens in Select Theaters This Weekend

Scene of "The Farmer & The Belle"

New York City, NY - The award-winning film "The Farmer and the Belle: Saving Santaland" opens in select theaters across the country this weekend. Filmed primarily on location in Walker County, Georgia, the tale was inspired by the lead actors,’ Jim E. Chandler and Jenn Gotzon’s, true love story. The feature follows Belle Winters (Gotzon), … Continue reading Movie Filmed in Walker County Opens in Select Theaters This Weekend