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Two Arrested in Animal Cruelty Case in Walker County

Owensby and McDonald - arrested in Walker County

Rossville, GA - Two people stand accused of animal cruelty following the discovery of a hoarding case over the weekend in north Walker County. A deputy with the Walker County Sheriff’s Office made the find while looking for a suspect at 1906 Blossom Road on an unrelated case Saturday. While searching the residence, the deputy … Continue reading Two Arrested in Animal Cruelty Case in Walker County

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 6-23-22

The following occurred at this meeting: Resolution to set a timeline for publishing the agenda for each Board meeting Resolutions to appoint members to the DFACS local advisory board Approval of grants for Drug Court and Mental Health Court Purchase of a trailer for the landfill Planning items - rezone request and conditional use variance … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 6-23-22

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 6-9-22

The following occurred at this meeting: Presentation on the Animal Shelter Resolution to call for a referendum on distilled spirits Resolutions to appoint library board members SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE channel to watch this meeting. http://walkercountyga.gov/tag/podcast/feed

Walker County Receives $107,091 from ACCG for Employee Safety Enhancements

3 people posing with a giant check

Walker County recently received a $107,091 check representing its share of a $6 million special cash distribution from the ACCG - Group Self-Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fund (GSIWCF).  ACCG is Georgia’s county association and works on behalf of county officials and their communities by providing public policy and legislative advocacy, leadership development, civic and community engagement initiatives, … Continue reading Walker County Receives $107,091 from ACCG for Employee Safety Enhancements

Home Sales Surge, Pushing Property Values Higher in Walker County

Houses

Strong home sales over the past year continued to push property values higher in Walker County. Recently mailed assessment notices show another substantial increase in value for many home and land owners. "There are places where a couple of years ago, we had a house that sold for $200,000. Last year it sold for $300,000. … Continue reading Home Sales Surge, Pushing Property Values Higher in Walker County

Calling All Artists! Walker County Seeks Proposals for a Tourism Mural Project

A newly constructed concrete block wall

Walker County Government just recently replaced an old brick wall with a new concrete block wall at its Courthouse Annex II building. The wall now stands as an blank canvas, just waiting to be filled. The county enlisted the help of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce to find an artist to design and paint … Continue reading Calling All Artists! Walker County Seeks Proposals for a Tourism Mural Project

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 5-26-22

The following occurred at this meeting: Presentation on the creation of a County Manager position Consideration of accepting private roads from the Heritage Row subdivision as county roads DFCS Local Advisory Board appointments Zoning requests SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE channel to watch this meeting. http://walkercountyga.gov/tag/podcast/feed  

Walker County to Launch Brownfield Assessment Program

Photo of the Peerless Mill in Rossville, GA

LaFayette, GA - Walker County and the cities of Chickamauga, LaFayette and Rossville will share a $500,000 grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to perform brownfield assessments and develop cleanup plans on up to 30 sites. A number of sites will be assessed with redevelopment in mind. They include the Crystal Springs Print … Continue reading Walker County to Launch Brownfield Assessment Program