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

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

Map of Walker County

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

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

House being built

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

Houses

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

New home construction with Walker County inspector vehicle

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

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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

Sign inside Rossville library about social distancing

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