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Georgia DPH Asks Residents to ‘Answer the Call’ in New Contact Tracing Video

This release provided by the Georgia Department of Public Heath The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is releasing a new video explaining the state’s COVID-19 contact tracing efforts, asking residents to ‘answer the call’ if DPH reaches out. https://youtu.be/8LANQADjaEY The video is part of a larger campaign rolling out across the state promoting the … Continue reading Georgia DPH Asks Residents to ‘Answer the Call’ in New Contact Tracing Video

Walker County Assessor’s Office to Resume Work Outside the Office

Due to the recent Notice of Assessments that were mailed out on May 20, 2020, the Walker County Assessor’s Office will be resuming work outside of the office.  We are currently receiving appeals on property values and we will begin reviewing these properties as soon as possible.  For any that are apprehensive about having on-site … Continue reading Walker County Assessor’s Office to Resume Work Outside the Office

Walker County to Make Several Operational Changes in June

LaFayette, GA - Walker County Government will make several operational changes in June in an effort to resume public access to services amid new COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. The following offices will reopen to the public on June 1st: Commissioner's Office Tax Commissioner's Office in Rock Spring Tax Commissioner's Office in Fairview Mountain Cove Farms … Continue reading Walker County to Make Several Operational Changes in June

Walker County Assessors Office Reopens to Public

Rock Spring, GA - The Walker County Assessors Office has reopened to the public. This office is located at 122 Hwy 95 in Rock Spring on the second floor of the Local Government Services Building. Additional safety precautions have been implemented to protect team members and the public amid COVID-19. Plexiglass dividers have been installed … Continue reading Walker County Assessors Office Reopens to Public

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

Juvenile Court Turns to Video Conferencing for Hearings During COVID-19

LaFayette, GA - During this public health state of emergency, the Juvenile Courts of Walker, Dade and Chattooga Counties have turned to video conferencing in an effort to address pre-adjudication and post-adjudication hearings? Judge Steven Ellis and court staff meet with attorneys and other participants via Zoom on cases where there are safety concerns, detention … Continue reading Juvenile Court Turns to Video Conferencing for Hearings During COVID-19

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