Walker County Gains an Advantage in Business Recruitment, Job Creation

LaFayette, GA – The next time Walker County competes to land a new business, it will have an asset that no other community in Georgia can claim. Larry Brooks, Walker County Development Authority Executive Director, recently became the first professional to be certified in economic development by the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of … Continue reading Walker County Gains an Advantage in Business Recruitment, Job Creation

Walker County Opening Shelters, Opening EOC to Respond to Irma

Rock Spring, GA - Five public shelters will be opening at 4:00 p.m. today in Walker County for those in need of a safe location to stay as Hurricane Irma passes through the area. Walker County CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) will handle staffing at the following shelters: ·         Walker County Civic Center, located at … Continue reading Walker County Opening Shelters, Opening EOC to Respond to Irma

Ironman Bike Route Event Notes for Walker County

LaFayette, GA - Chattanooga, Tennessee and Walker County, Georgia play host to over 4,500 athletes competing in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship this weekend. 91 countries, regions and territories will be represented by those taking part in the two day race. Walker County hosts a good portion of the 56-mile bike course. Cyclists will enter Walker … Continue reading Ironman Bike Route Event Notes for Walker County

Walker County to Open Horse Barn and RV Area for Hurricane Irma Evacuees

Chickamauga, GA – As a potentially catastrophic storm takes aim at Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield made arrangements to extend some county resources to answer the call to help. Walker County will open the horse barn and offer RV slots at cost at Mountain Cove Farms Resort to those … Continue reading Walker County to Open Horse Barn and RV Area for Hurricane Irma Evacuees

Walker County Creates Plan to Pay Down Erlanger Debt

LaFayette, GA – Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield called for the formation of a special district to generate funds to pay down the county’s debt owed to Erlanger Health System. Whitfield created and established the Walker County Public Health Facilities and Services District during his regular meeting tonight. A judge recently ordered Walker County … Continue reading Walker County Creates Plan to Pay Down Erlanger Debt

Covenant College Students Answer the Call to Serve in Walker County

LaFayette, GA – 300 Covenant College students will take advantage of service opportunities in Walker County today, as part of their new student orientation. Students began arriving at the Lookout Mountain college last week for orientation, which includes a class on the purpose of a college education and the impact faith in Christ has on … Continue reading Covenant College Students Answer the Call to Serve in Walker County

Walker County Adds Two Additional Public Hearings on Proposed Property Tax Increase; Fiscal 2018 Budget

LaFayette, GA – Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield announced two additional public hearings concerning the proposed property tax increase and fiscal 2018 budget. The newly announced meetings will be in Rossville and Rock Spring, and are in addition to three previously scheduled public hearings. The proposed fiscal 2018 budget includes a property tax increase … Continue reading Walker County Adds Two Additional Public Hearings on Proposed Property Tax Increase; Fiscal 2018 Budget

Walker County Updates Fire Fee; Realigns Emergency Services to Expand Full-time Career Fire Stations

LaFayette, GA (August 16, 2017) – Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield announced plans today to update the county’s fire fee schedule to offer improvements in fire protection and public safety efforts. The fee will now be known as a “public safety” fee and will fund fire and emergency management operations, along with contracted ambulance … Continue reading Walker County Updates Fire Fee; Realigns Emergency Services to Expand Full-time Career Fire Stations

Walker County to Test Hyper-Reach Community Alert System on August 1st

LaFayette, GA – Walker County will conduct a test of its Hyper-Reach Community Alert system on Tuesday, August 1st at Noon. The test will provide the public with an opportunity to verify they are registered to receive the alerts. Hyper-Reach provides phone and email notifications to the public during times of emergency or community concern. … Continue reading Walker County to Test Hyper-Reach Community Alert System on August 1st