Robert Wardlaw, Walker County Economic Development Director, to Retire

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

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

Traffic Delays Anticipated Sunday During Ironman

The 2021 Ironman Chattanooga takes place this Sunday, and the bicycle portion of the race is expected to cause travel delays in Walker County along the route. Expect delays between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., especially at the following intersections: -Highway 193 at Highway 341 -Highway 193 at Highway 136 -Highway 136 at Highway 341 … Continue reading Traffic Delays Anticipated Sunday During Ironman

The Economic Impact of Tourism in Walker County

LaFayette, GA - 2020 was a tough year for tourism. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure or limited operations of many attractions and events across the country, including Rock City and the Honeybee Festival in our region. Prior to the pandemic, Walker County was experiencing considerable tourism growth. Unique outdoor adventures and destinations, one of … Continue reading The Economic Impact of Tourism in Walker County

Ironman 70.3 Returns to Chattanooga/Walker County on May 23

IRONMAN 70.3 returns to Chattanooga and Walker County on Sunday, May 23. The triathlon was unable to be held in 2020 due to COVID-19. The race this spring will follow IRONMAN’s Safe Return to Racing Guidelines, a set of industry-leading guidelines prepared in accordance with standards for open-air endurance events from the World Health Organization … Continue reading Ironman 70.3 Returns to Chattanooga/Walker County on May 23

The McLemore Clubhouse Opens on Lookout Mountain

McLemore, the mountaintop community featuring an 18-hole championship highlands golf course, opened the McLemore Clubhouse this month. It's the first newly constructed building in what will become a village center for the community and guests. In addition to fine, chef-driven dining and premium gathering space, the Clubhouse offers members and guests a premium golf pro … Continue reading The McLemore Clubhouse Opens on Lookout Mountain

The Farmer & the Belle: Saving Santaland, filmed in Walker County, makes its screen debut

A movie filmed primarily on location in Walker County, Georgia in 2019 hits the home video market today. The Farmer & the Belle: Saving Santaland had a four year journey from development to script to screen.

Kemp Issues Guidance for Restaurants to Resume Dine-in Services

Atlanta, GA - Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued an Executive Order late Thursday targeted at "Reviving a Healthy Georgia." The latest Order includes information about how businesses, such as restaurants with dine-in services, can resume operations on Monday, April 27th, in addition to previously issued guidelines for businesses that were allowed to reopen on Friday, … Continue reading Kemp Issues Guidance for Restaurants to Resume Dine-in Services