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State Approves $7 Million Bridge Replacement Project in Walker County

Chickamauga, GA - The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) recently awarded nearly $23 million in contracts for projects across northwest Georgia, including one in Walker County. Wright Brothers Construction will be tasked with replacing the existing structurally deficient bridge over West Chickamauga Creek near the Walker/Catoosa County line. The $7-million project will not require a … Continue reading State Approves $7 Million Bridge Replacement Project in Walker County

Walker County Health Department to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Event in Rossville

Rossville, GA – The Walker County Health Department will host a COVID-19 vaccination event at the Rossville Athletic Center gym, located at 301 Williams Street in Rossville, from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Thursday, August 19. First and second doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available during this free event. Everyone 12 years … Continue reading Walker County Health Department to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Event in Rossville

Walker 180 – August 2021 Edition

The Walker County Board of Commissioners proposes to rollback the millage rate -- and your help is needed to solve two arson cases and develop a future growth plan for the county. That’s all ahead in this month’s edition of Walker 180. SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE channel to watch the video version of Walker 180. … Continue reading Walker 180 – August 2021 Edition

Walker County to Roll Back Millage Rate, Minimizing Impact of Higher Appraisals on Property Owners

The Walker County Board of Commissioners will hold three public hearings in August to provide citizens with a better understanding of a proposed millage rate reduction to offset an inflationary increase evaluation. The hot housing market has enhanced the value of many properties in Walker County, leading to higher appraisals. The Board of Commissioners proposes … Continue reading Walker County to Roll Back Millage Rate, Minimizing Impact of Higher Appraisals on Property Owners

Walker County Fire Investigators Seek Help Solving 2 Recent Arsons

LaFayette, GA -Fire investigators with Walker County Fire Rescue recently investigated two cases of arson. The intentionally set fires occurred in vacant structures at 601 James Street Lot 66 in Rossville and 980 Wheeler Road in LaFayette. Fire investigators do not believe the two incidents are connected. Georgia Arson Control is offering a reward up … Continue reading Walker County Fire Investigators Seek Help Solving 2 Recent Arsons

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 7-22-21

The following occurred at the Board of Commissioners meeting on July 22, 2021: Public Hearing on adopting and enacting the 2021 version of the Walker County Code Book Public Hearings and action on several rezone requests Dodd Worley provided information on Connections Northwest / T4C Resolution R-032-21 to amend the Fiscal 2021 budget (Sheriff's Office) … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 7-22-21

African American Museum and Cultural Center Coming to Walker County

LaFayette, GA - In 2004, James and Charlotte Wardlaw donated the old Long John Silver’s building to Walker County as a means to give something back to their community. Upon accepting the gift, Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell named the building the Wardlaw Building in their honor and made the property available for the county’s Historic … Continue reading African American Museum and Cultural Center Coming to Walker County

Peach State Health Plan Announces New Partnership and Donation to Healthy Foundations Community Resource Village

LaFayette, GA - Peach State Health Plan announced a new partnership with Healthy Foundations today to assist in the development of the Healthy Foundations Community Resource Village, currently under development in Walker County. This new partnership includes a $25,000 donation from Peach State Health Plan to be used for the construction of an outdoor sports and … Continue reading Peach State Health Plan Announces New Partnership and Donation to Healthy Foundations Community Resource Village