State Redistricting to Impact House Districts 1 & 2 in 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

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

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

GE Appliances Announces $118 Million Expansion at Roper Corporation, Creating 600 New Jobs in Walker County

LaFayette, GA - GE Appliances, a Haier company, will invest $118 million to expand manufacturing operations at its Roper Corporation plant in Walker County, creating 600 new jobs. “Roper Corporation has been a key part of Walker County for almost 50 years,” said Roper Corporation President Lois Crandell. “Our relationships are strong and we have … Continue reading GE Appliances Announces $118 Million Expansion at Roper Corporation, Creating 600 New Jobs in Walker County

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

Walker County Fire Investigators Seek Help Solving 2 Recent Arsons

LaFayette, GA -Fire investigators with Walker County Fire Rescue recently investigated two cases of arson. The intentionally set fires occurred in vacant structures at 601 James Street Lot 66 in Rossville and 980 Wheeler Road in LaFayette. Fire investigators do not believe the two incidents are connected. Georgia Arson Control is offering a reward up … Continue reading Walker County Fire Investigators Seek Help Solving 2 Recent Arsons

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 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