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GDOT Seeks Public Comment on Two Bridge Projects in Walker County

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) proposes to replace two bridges in Walker County in the future and has placed information about those two projects online for public review. The first project proposes to replace the existing bridge (Structure ID 295-5055-0) over West Chickamauga Creek, which was built in 1980 and is posted for weight … Continue reading GDOT Seeks Public Comment on Two Bridge Projects in Walker County

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 9-22-22

The following occurred at this meeting: -Approval of the FY2023 General Fund Budget and the FY2023 Enterprise Funds & Special Revenue Budget -Approval of the 2022 Joint Service Delivery Strategy Agreement for Walker County and its cities -Proclamation for Constitution Week -Fiber Build Agreement with Georgia Windstream, LLC -Contract for chipping brush at the landfill … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 9-22-22

Walker 180 for September 2022

A millage rate reduction, our firefighters train their foreign counterparts overseas and the Ag Festival returns... all in this month's edition of Walker 180! Sign up for the blood drive here: https://donor.bloodassurance.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/144439 SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE channel to watch the video version of this production. http://walkercountyga.gov/tag/podcast/feed

Walker County Board of Commissioners Approve Millage Rate Lower Than Originally Proposed

LaFayette, GA (September 2, 2022) – The Walker County Board of Commissioners adopted a millage rate for 2022 below what was originally proposed. Citing a desire to hold firm on taxes, the board unanimously approved a property tax rate that will be the lowest since 2013. The new millage rate of 6.8283 mills in the … Continue reading Walker County Board of Commissioners Approve Millage Rate Lower Than Originally Proposed

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 8-25-22

The following occurred at this meeting: -Medal of Bravery Award for Sgt. Michael Keith and firefighter Drew Andrews -Public hearing on the Fy2023 budget -Resolution to appoint a member to the Animal Control Board -Purchase order for equipment for the Fire Department SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE channel to watch this meeting. http://walkercountyga.gov/tag/podcast/feed

Walker County Ag Festival Returns September 17th

People looking at show chickens

Preparations are underway for the annual Walker County Ag Festival on Saturday, September 17th from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Walker County Ag Center, located at 10052 Hwy 27 in Rock Spring. Organizers invite the community to celebrate local agricultural heritage by showcasing their best exhibits in the blue ribbon contests.  Many categories … Continue reading Walker County Ag Festival Returns September 17th

Early Morning Fire Heavily Damages Vacant Industrial Building in Downtown Rossville

Firefighters from multiple jurisdictions continue to battle a structure fire at a large vacant industrial building in downtown Rossville. Walker County 911 received a call around 2:21 this morning, stating a tree was on fire near the Rossville Athletic Association gym. When fire crews from Rossville responded, they discovered the blaze was actually at the … Continue reading Early Morning Fire Heavily Damages Vacant Industrial Building in Downtown Rossville

iWorQ Service Request is now Citizen Portal

The app version of the iWorQ Service Request program used by Walker County residents to report issues to various government departments was recently disconnected and replaced with an upgraded web-based version. Service Request is now Citizen Portal and includes many of the same features as the app version, most notably the ability to submit pictures … Continue reading iWorQ Service Request is now Citizen Portal

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 8-11-22

The following occurred at this meeting: Presentation by the District Attorney Submission of the FY2023 Budget Acceptance of Juvenile Justice grants Purchase of a truck for Walker County Fire Rescue SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE channel to watch this meeting. http://walkercountyga.gov/tag/podcast/feed