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National Weather Service Designates Walker County as a StormReady County

LaFayette, GA (June 16, 2021) – The National Weather Service (NWS) has designated Walker County as a StormReady County. The four-year designation provides continued recognition of the county’s efforts to reach a high level of severe weather preparedness. “Walker County is doing its part to minimize the vulnerability of our citizens to extreme weather events,” … Continue reading National Weather Service Designates Walker County as a StormReady County

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 5-27-21

The following occurred at the Board of Commissioner’s meeting on 5-27-21: Resolutions to appoint members to the NWGA Region 1 Emergency Medical Services Council & Lookout Mountain Community Services Board Resolution to appoint a Chief Building Official Resolution to declare county property as surplus Resolution to authorize the Chair to purchase fire hydrants Resolution to … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 5-27-21

Walker County Mourns the Passing of Bebe Heiskell, Former Sole Commissioner

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Bebe Heiskell today. Ms. Heiskell worked nearly four decades in public administration and served as Sole Commissioner of Walker County from 2001 to 2016. A number of improvements occurred during her tenure as Sole Commissioner. Ms. Heiskell implemented a storm water management initiative and adopted a … Continue reading Walker County Mourns the Passing of Bebe Heiskell, Former Sole Commissioner

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

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 5-13-21

The following occurred at this Board of Commissioner's meeting on 5-13-21: Public Hearing on Joint Comprehensive Plan Resolution to appoint members to the Join Comprehensive Plan Stakeholders Committee Resolution to declare property as unserviceable surplus Intergovernmental agreement with Chattooga County for mutual aid Purchase order for 20 AED devices Review of April 2021 departmental stats … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 5-13-21

Cancelled: Walker County to Host Blood Drive to Answer the Call for Donations

Please note: This event has been cancelled. Rock Spring, GA – Walker County residents are being asked to make a lifesaving donation this month. On Wednesday, May 26, Walker County Government will host a community blood drive to help answer the call for blood donations leading into the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The drive will … Continue reading Cancelled: Walker County to Host Blood Drive to Answer the Call for Donations