Walker County Tax & Tag Office Closed the Rest of the Week

Rock Spring, GA - Due to a positive case of COVID-19 at the Walker County Tax Commissioner’s office in Rock Spring, the Tax & Tag Office at this building* will be closed to the public the rest of the week. All team members have been sent for COVID-19 testing and the office is being deep … Continue reading Walker County Tax & Tag Office Closed the Rest of the Week

Walker County Health Department Now Offering Free Drive-up COVID-19 Testing

This release provided by the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District: LaFayette, GA - Free COVID-19 testing is available to all Georgians who request it, whether they have symptoms or not. The Walker County Health Department, located at 603 E. Villanow Street in LaFayette, is offering free drive-up COVID-19 testing from 1:00 p.m. … Continue reading Walker County Health Department Now Offering Free Drive-up COVID-19 Testing

Walker County Launches Community Street Light Project to Enhance Public Safety

Rossville, GA – Wilson Road and a few other nearby locations in Walker County will soon be lined with light. Commissioner Shannon Whitfield and Sheriff Steve Wilson unveiled the county’s first community street light project today, following a grassroots effort to improve public safety in northern Walker County. The county contracted with EPB to install … Continue reading Walker County Launches Community Street Light Project to Enhance Public Safety

COVID-19 Testing Now Available to All Georgians

This release comes from the Georgia Department of Public Health: Atlanta, GA –The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has reached its goal of testing 100,000 individuals in 10 days. More than 108,000 tests were processed since Commissioner Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H, set the DPH goal last week. “This is an important benchmark for … Continue reading COVID-19 Testing Now Available to All Georgians

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Walker County Businesses Affected by April 12-13 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds and Flooding

This release come from the Small Business Administration: Washington, D.C. - SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza released the following information following the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Tennessee affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding on April 12 - 13, 2020. While the disaster declaration covers Bradley and Hamilton … Continue reading SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Walker County Businesses Affected by April 12-13 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds and Flooding

Free COVID-19 Testing for the Public Now Available in Walker County

LaFayette, GA - Any northwest Georgian with symptoms of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, may receive free testing provided by public health at one of four sites in Bartow, Floyd, Paulding, and Walker counties. Symptoms include fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath. Call 706-802-5329, 706-802-5885, 706-802-5886 or 706-802-5888 from 8:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday … Continue reading Free COVID-19 Testing for the Public Now Available in Walker County

Connecting Walker County Storm Victims with Volunteer Organizations

Trion, GA - Now that power has been restored to main lines in the Highway 151/Halls Valley/Ramey Road area and the roads cleared and reopened, it is now safe for Walker County Emergency Management to assist with volunteer organizations wanting to help storm victims. If you are a storm victim and need assistance or a … Continue reading Connecting Walker County Storm Victims with Volunteer Organizations

An Update on Storm Recovery Efforts in Walker County

Walker County, GA - Public Works crews have been identifying roads impacted by flooding today. Several areas will require repairs, as the ground around drainage tiles has eroded underneath the asphalt. The following roads remain closed: -Reo Road -Lake Howard at Arnold -McCarter Road -Shinbone Ridge (down to one lane near Possumtrot Branch) In addition, … Continue reading An Update on Storm Recovery Efforts in Walker County

National Weather Service Confirms EF2 Tornado Struck Walker County

Trion, GA - The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed the tornado that struck Walker County on April 12, 2020 was an EF2 that produced winds up to 125 miles per hour. The storm summary shows at its maximum strength, the tornado stretched 800 yards wide and traveled nearly 16 miles. NWS reports the tornado started … Continue reading National Weather Service Confirms EF2 Tornado Struck Walker County

Walker County Fire Rescue Performs Damage Assessment Following Easter Sunday Storms

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