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

New Walker Transit Route Improves Jobs Access for Roper Corp. Employees in Walker County

Walker Transit recently expanded its services to improve access for workers in need of transportation to one of Walker County’s largest employers. The creation of a new route for Roper Corporation provides their workforce with direct pick-up and drop-off locations throughout Walker County. “Roper Corporation approached us about addressing some of the employment barriers that … Continue reading New Walker Transit Route Improves Jobs Access for Roper Corp. Employees in Walker County

New Home Construction in Walker County Posts Best of the Decade Numbers

LaFayette, GA - 2020 proved to be a banner year for new home construction in unincorporated Walker County. In fact, it was the best of the decade. Data tracked by the Walker County Planning Office shows a 17% increase year over year in the number of permits issued for the construction of new single-family homes. … Continue reading New Home Construction in Walker County Posts Best of the Decade Numbers

Walker County Fire Rescue Officials Urge the Public to Take Precautions Following Nine Recent Fires

Chickamauga, GA – Walker County Fire Rescue officials issue a reminder to the community to take cold weather precautions following nine fires over the past week. The latest fire occurred around 11:00 a.m. this morning at a house on West 8th Street in Chickamauga. Fire investigators say an accidental fire started in the attic of … Continue reading Walker County Fire Rescue Officials Urge the Public to Take Precautions Following Nine Recent Fires

Walker County Branch Libraries to Increase Public Access in Response to COVID-19

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

Walker County Partners with Local Library Branches to Distribute Face Coverings to Combat COVID-19

LaFayette, GA – Following the success of Mask Up Monday, Walker County is partnering with the three Cherokee Regional Library branches in the county to distribute additional face coverings. Beginning today, the Chickamauga, LaFayette and Rossville library branches will have free face coverings to hand out to the public on a limited basis. Each library … Continue reading Walker County Partners with Local Library Branches to Distribute Face Coverings to Combat COVID-19

Cherokee Regional Library Branches Reopen; Walker County to Increase Funding to Enhance Services

  Rossville, GA - The four branches of the Cherokee Regional Library System (CHRL) reopened to the public this week with limited hours and new restrictions in the wake of COVID-19. The system closed seven weeks ago in a regional effort to slow the spread of the virus. CHRL is the first library system in … Continue reading Cherokee Regional Library Branches Reopen; Walker County to Increase Funding to Enhance Services

Solar Eco-Box & Restaurant Rooftop Deck Win Second “Walker Rocks Start-up Challenge”

Rock Spring, GA – Plans for a storytelling box in Rossville and outdoor rooftop dining space in Chickamauga split the top prize in the second round of the Walker Rocks Start-up Challenge. Susan Wells with Rossville Redev Workshop, Kevin Martin with Phil’s Primetime Pizza and three other finalists received three minutes to pitch their ideas … Continue reading Solar Eco-Box & Restaurant Rooftop Deck Win Second “Walker Rocks Start-up Challenge”

Ironman 70.3 Event Returns to Walker County This Weekend

Chickamauga, GA - Walker County welcomes over 3,800 athletes to the area for this Sunday’s IRONMAN 70.3 event. A majority of the 56-mile bicycle portion of the triathlon will once again trek through Walker County.  Cyclists will enter Walker County on Highway 193, where a new “Walker County Welcomes You” sign will greet them. Athletes … Continue reading Ironman 70.3 Event Returns to Walker County This Weekend