Walker County Fire Investigators Seek Help Solving 2 Recent Arsons

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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

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 6-24-21

The following occurred at the Board of Commissioner’s meeting on 6-24-21: Resolutions to appoint members to the following boards: Rossville Library Board, Chickamauga Library Board, Board of Assessors Annual Property Assessment Report Proclamation of Appreciation for Farrell Brown Proclamation of Appreciation for Public Health Professionals LMJC Drug Court report and grant approvals Automatic Aid agreement … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 6-24-21

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 4-22-21

The following occurred at this meeting: Public Hearing and action on a conditional use variance request off Stanfield Road Public Hearing and action on a rezoning request off Kendrick's Switch Road Public Hearing and action on a rezoning request off Reece Street Information on the Walker County office of Department of Family and Children Services … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 4-22-21

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 Residential Development Planned off Happy Valley Road

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Rossville, GA - A new residential development is planned in northern Walker County. Hagaman Construction recently received approval for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) at the corner of Happy Valley Road and Battlefield Parkway. "What we're planning here is a nice, walkable community," said Ben Hagaman, President of Hagaman Construction. Early design plans call for … Continue reading New Residential Development Planned off Happy Valley Road

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

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

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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

Sign inside Rossville library about social distancing

  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

Walker County to Reopen Fairview Fire Station as 24/7/365 Operation on August 20th

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Rossville, GA – Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield announced the next phase to enhance public safety and fire protection in the county today. Whitfield unveiled plans to reopen Station 7 in the Fairview community as a 24/7/365 operation. “We have had a need for an additional fire station in northern Walker County for a long … Continue reading Walker County to Reopen Fairview Fire Station as 24/7/365 Operation on August 20th