COVID-19 Testing Now Available to All Georgians

This release comes from the Georgia Department of Public Health: Atlanta, GA –The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has reached its goal of testing 100,000 individuals in 10 days. More than 108,000 tests were processed since Commissioner Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H, set the DPH goal last week. “This is an important benchmark for … Continue reading COVID-19 Testing Now Available to All Georgians

Georgia Department of Public Health Prepares for Potential Spread of COVID-19, aka Coronavirus

This information comes from the Georgia Department of Public Health: Atlanta, GA - The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is working closely with the CDC and state partners to prepare for a potential outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S., including Georgia. The goal is to quickly identify cases of COVID-19, aka coronavirus, and take … Continue reading Georgia Department of Public Health Prepares for Potential Spread of COVID-19, aka Coronavirus

Walker County Fire Chief Blake Hodge Receives Executive Fire Officer Designation

LaFayette, GA - Walker County Fire Chief Blake Hodge received local and state recognition during last night's Commissioner meeting. Hodge successfully completed the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy’s four year Executive Fire Officer Program. The EFOP focuses on leadership development, lifelong learning, being proactive instead of reactive and utilizing research and analytics to reduce … Continue reading Walker County Fire Chief Blake Hodge Receives Executive Fire Officer Designation

Walker County Fire Victims Remembered at Georgia State Capitol

Atlanta, GA - The annual swearing in ceremony for Fire Marshals and Fire Inspectors at the Georgia State Capitol took on new meaning this year for Walker County Fire Marshal Paul Linder.  The State Fire Marshal's Office displays shoes on the Capitol steps to represent the lives lost to fire during the previous year.  This time, … Continue reading Walker County Fire Victims Remembered at Georgia State Capitol

Purple Heart Monument Dedicated in LaFayette

LaFayette, GA - A crowd of veterans and their families joined others from the community to dedicate a new monument honoring recipients of the Purple Heart Medal in Walker County. The City of LaFayette approved a proclamation last November to become a "Purple Heart City" to honor the contributions and sacrifices of men and women … Continue reading Purple Heart Monument Dedicated in LaFayette

New Home Construction Permits Post Gains in Walker County

Two New Homes Being Constructed

LaFayette, GA – Walker County experienced an exciting increase in the number of single family new home construction permits issued in 2017.  Data recently released by the Walker County Commissioner's office shows a nearly 10% surge over 2016. It takes about six months for a new home to reach the market in Walker County.  Builders … Continue reading New Home Construction Permits Post Gains in Walker County

Walker County Animal Shelter Partners with Atlanta Humane Society to Save More Dogs & Cats

Atlanta Humane Society Van

Chickamauga, GA - The Walker County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center and the Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) have joined forces to help save more dogs and cats from our community.  The new partnership gives the Shelter access to another non-profit organization with a mission of finding forever homes for adoptable animals. Last year, the Shelter took in … Continue reading Walker County Animal Shelter Partners with Atlanta Humane Society to Save More Dogs & Cats

Walker, Dade & Chattooga Counties Host Job Fair

People searching for jobs

Rock Spring, GA – An employment expansion appears to be taking place in Walker and surrounding counties. Dozens of companies need to fill more than 800 positions collectively in the coming weeks. To help area employers meet their workforce demands, Walker, Dade and Chattooga Counties will co-sponsor a Job Fair on Thursday, May 11th from … Continue reading Walker, Dade & Chattooga Counties Host Job Fair