12/11/19 Weather Impact on Walker County Government Operations

Updated at 7:00 am on 12/11/19: There are some slick spots on Lookout Mountain, but roads are passable. Be alert if traveling this morning. Public Works crews will be available to sal ice on roads as needed. Updated at 3:15 pm on 12/10/19: Public Works crews are monitoring road conditions on Lookout Mountain. There is … Continue reading 12/11/19 Weather Impact on Walker County Government Operations

Walker County Fire Rescue Battles Two Alarm Blaze at Highway 27 Business

Walker County Fire Rescue received a call around 1:45 p.m. reporting a structure fire at a commercial/industrial building in Rock Spring near the new industrial park.  Upon arriving at MCA Towing, firefighters found the building already engulfed in flames. Those inside the business when the fire started had already escaped safely.

Walker County Schools Integrates “Incident Management System” with E-911 Center to Create A Safer Learning Environment

LaFayette, GA - Walker County Schools will conduct a lockdown drill during Fall Break to review the integration of new technology designed to enhance student safety and improve response times for law enforcement dispatched to schools. The drill will take place at Saddle Ridge Elementary / Middle School during a teacher’s in-service day on October … Continue reading Walker County Schools Integrates “Incident Management System” with E-911 Center to Create A Safer Learning Environment

Oral Rabies Vaccination Bait Drops Occuring in Walker County

You may be wondering, 'why is a helicopter flying in a pattern over Walker County?' The U.S. Department of Agriculture is dropping oral rabies vaccination baits across our community and others, in an effort to protect people and pets by preventing rabies in wildlife.

Road issues – 2/24/19

Be Advised: Travel along State Highway 136 is currently down to one lane on the LaFayette side going up the mountain toward Villanow. Drive with caution in this area. Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Department of Transportation are reviewing the issue. Updated at 4:05 p.m. - West Cove Road is now open following a temporary … Continue reading Road issues – 2/24/19

Two Hikers Rescued from Swift Moving Water in Walker County

Villanow, GA – First responders in Walker County rescued two men this morning trapped by the swift moving waters of East Armuchee Creek. Firefighters with Walker County Fire Rescue and the Georgia Department of Corrections, along with deputies from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a call for help at 8:49 a.m. coming from … Continue reading Two Hikers Rescued from Swift Moving Water in Walker County

1/29/19 Winter Storm Impact on Walker County

Updated 6:15 p.m. (1/29/19) All Walker County Government offices, Landfill, Animal Shelter, Courthouses, and Health Department will be back to normal operating hours on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.   11:15 a.m. (1/29/19) Our Public Works crews are still out. Their main concern right now is bridges that have not dried yet.   Now that the temperature has dropped into … Continue reading 1/29/19 Winter Storm Impact on Walker County

List of Roads with Water Concerns (12/28/18)

Last updated 1:15 p.m. REO Road: 100-300 block has standing water in the road. Road is passable REO Road: about halfway between 201 and 136 has water over the road. It is still passable Smith Gap Road: about 1/4 mile from W. Armuchee has standing water approximately 18" deep and is impassible 7900 block of … Continue reading List of Roads with Water Concerns (12/28/18)