The proposed FY2021 budget of the Governing Authority of Walker County, Georgia was submitted on September 10, 2020 at the Commissioner’s regular meeting at Walker County Courthouse Annex III. The proposed budget is available for public review at the Commissioner’s Office, 101 S Duke Street in LaFayette, GA and online at walkercountyga.gov/government/budgets. Public hearings on … Continue reading Calendar for Walker County Government Fiscal 2021 Budget
Commissioner Shannon Whitfield submitted the proposed fiscal 2021 budget, signed a proclamation for Patriot Day and reviewed August 2020 department statistics.
er first responders who worked tirelessly to render aid while in distress. On 9/11/2020, Walker County, Georgia observed Patriot Day in remembrance of those whose lives were lost and to honor the brave and selfless heroes who risked their lives that fateful day.
LaFayette, GA – Walker County will hold a Patriot Day service to recognize and remember first responders on the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack. The public service, led by Walker County Fire Rescue, begins at 8:15 a.m. and includes the ringing of a bell at 8:46 a.m. and 9:03 a.m. to signify the … Continue reading Walker County to Honor First Responders on Patriot Day
This release provided by Georgia DPH: Rome, GA – The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District is unveiling a new COVID-19 testing program effective Tuesday, September 1. Testing remains free. The new program will feature additional testing times and more easily found test sites throughout Northwest Georgia. “Our goal is to increase testing … Continue reading New COVID-19 Testing Program for Northwest Georgia Starting September 1
Commissioner Shannon Whitfield signed a resolution to accept grant terms for CARES Act funding through the state of Georgia, along with LMIG funding to repair a landslide on Nick-A-Jack Road.
Walker County Fire Rescue Station 7 reopened this morning at just the right time. The station in the Fairview community transitioned to 24/7/365 staffing at 7:00 a.m. and 40-minutes later, firefighters responded on their first call. Fire ignited at a home located at 7 Catherine Street in the northern end of the county around 7:40 … Continue reading Walker County Fire Rescue Station 7 Reopens in Fairview
LaFayette, GA – The three Walker County branches of the Cherokee Regional Library System will begin providing enhanced services to the community on Monday, August 24th. The Chickamauga, LaFayette-Walker County and Rossville Public Libraries will more than double daily operational hours, provide seven day a week services and in person tutoring for the remainder of … Continue reading Walker County Branch Libraries to Increase Public Access in Response to COVID-19
Commissioner Shannon Whitfield signed a resolution to set the 2020 millage rate. The lower rate of 9.287 mills in the unincorporated areas represents a 5.45% decrease in county taxes. Also, a moratorium on tiny homes and container cargo homes was enacted for 180 days.
LaFayette, GA – For the second year in a row, property owners in Walker County will benefit from a tax decrease. Commissioner Shannon Whitfield will sign a resolution next week to reduce the county government’s portion of the millage rate for residents in both the unincorporated and incorporated sections of the county. The lower rate … Continue reading Walker County Government to Lower Property Taxes