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State Redistricting to Impact House Districts 1 & 2 in Walker County

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Thousands of Walker County voters will soon have new representation in the Georgia General Assembly. House District’s 1 and 2 have been impacted by redistricting. Areas south of Chickamauga, seen here in green, will be moving from District 1 (yellow) into District 2 (green), while areas of LaFayette will be moving from District 2 into … Continue reading State Redistricting to Impact House Districts 1 & 2 in Walker County

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 2-10-22

The following occurred at this meeting: -Ordinance amendment to exempt farm wineries from certain restrictions -Resolutions to call for a Referendum on TSPLOST and to sign documents to request emergency assistance to repair Dougherty Gap Road -Purchase Orders for turnout gear and a new vehicle for Fire Rescue -Contract for monitoring of the landfill -January … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 2-10-22

Walker County Government Awarded Multi-million Dollar Grant to Improve Rural Broadband Access

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LaFayette, GA - Walker County Government will receive more than $6.2 million to improve broadband access in unserved and underserved communities. Georgia’s Broadband Infrastructure Committee selected Walker County’s proposal to expand gigabit access throughout the southern half of the county as one of 49 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant projects. Walker County will collaborate … Continue reading Walker County Government Awarded Multi-million Dollar Grant to Improve Rural Broadband Access

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 1-27-22

The following occurred at this meeting: -A Public Hearing on the Joint Comprehensive Plan for 2022-2032 -A Public Hearing on exempting farm wineries from certain regulations in the county's alcohol code -Public Hearings on requests from the Planning Commission -Resolutions to appoint a chair to the Alcoholic Beverage Commission and an alternate to the Animal … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 1-27-22

Public Hearing Planned on Joint Comprehensive Plan for Walker County and its Cities

Cover of Walker County Joint Comprehensive Plan 2022-2032

Walker County and the cities of Chickamauga, LaFayette, Lookout Mountain, and Rossville have prepared a draft Joint Comprehensive Plan for 2022-2032 according to the 2018 Minimum Planning Standards set by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Planning Act of 1989. Accordingly, a joint public hearing is scheduled for the County and Cities … Continue reading Public Hearing Planned on Joint Comprehensive Plan for Walker County and its Cities

Walker County Continued to Experience Robust Housing Growth in 2021

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LaFayette, GA - New home construction continued to grow at a record pace in Walker County in 2021, posting gains for the third consecutive year. Data tracked by the Walker County Planning Office shows a nearly 5% increase year over year in the number of permits issued for the construction of new single-family homes. Housing … Continue reading Walker County Continued to Experience Robust Housing Growth in 2021

Walker County Government Awarded Grant to Enhance Employee Safety Efforts

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LaFayette, GA - Walker County Government was recently awarded a $6,000 Employee Safety Grant from ACCG – Group Self-Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fund (ACCG-GSIWCF). ACCG’s Employee Safety Grant Program rewards local governments that foster a culture of workplace safety through additional training, equipment or services. Walker County purchased additional safety equipment with the grant money. The Road Department … Continue reading Walker County Government Awarded Grant to Enhance Employee Safety Efforts