Get Weather Alerts Directly from Walker County

LaFayette, GA - The threat of severe storms remains a possibility this time of year, as we transition from winter to spring.  Since the conditions outside can change quickly, Walker County provides a phone and email notification system to the public. Hyper-Reach sends out weather and community alerts to those who subscribe to this free … Continue reading Get Weather Alerts Directly from Walker County

With Growth In Mind, Whitfield Announce Staffing Changes for Walker County Government

LaFayette, GA – Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield is excited to announce two new members to his administration, as the county pivots from debt management as a primary focus to laying the foundation for sustainable growth.  Robert Wardlaw has been named Economic and Community Development Director and Matt Williamson has been named Legal and … Continue reading With Growth In Mind, Whitfield Announce Staffing Changes for Walker County Government

Travel Impacted by Sinkhole on North Marble Top Road

UPDATE (7:30 p.m on 2/27/18) - North Marble Top Road has reopened. One lane remains closed near Diamond Drive. Please use caution while traveling in this area, as this is a temporary fix until a water line can be moved in the coming days. A sinkhole has forced the closure of a section of road … Continue reading Travel Impacted by Sinkhole on North Marble Top Road

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

Request for Proposal released for Construction & Demolition Waste Disposal at Walker County Landfill

LaFayette - Walker County Government (WCG) will receive proposals to haul/dispose of Construction and Demolition Waste from the Walker County Landfill facility to a permitted and regulatory compliant disposal facility. The Request for Proposal may be obtained from the following locations: WCG Commissioner’s Office 101 South Duke Street LaFayette, Georgia WCG website Walker County Landfill … Continue reading Request for Proposal released for Construction & Demolition Waste Disposal at Walker County Landfill

Georgia Trend Recognizes Chickamauga as “Live, Work, Play” City

Chickamauga, GA - One of Walker County's four cities was recently recognized by Georgia Trend magazine with a Live, Work, Play award.  Chickamauga, and just eight other cities across the entire state of Georgia, earned the designation.  Doing so puts Chickamauga in the same quality of life conversation as powerhouse cities like Cartersville, Athens and Decatur. The … Continue reading Georgia Trend Recognizes Chickamauga as “Live, Work, Play” City

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

$25 for 25 Days Sweetheart’s Deal at the Walker Co. Animal Shelter

Dog with lipstick kisses on his face

Find the next love of your life at the Walker County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, take advantage of our $25 for 25 Days Sweetheart's Deal.   Now through February 15th, adopt a dog from us for just $25. Want a cat instead? Our frisky felines are just $14 during … Continue reading $25 for 25 Days Sweetheart’s Deal at the Walker Co. Animal Shelter

Walker County, American Red Cross Partner to Provide Free Smoke Alarms to Residents

LaFayette, GA – Walker County Emergency Services (WCES) and the American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia are sounding the alarm to save lives. The two organizations have partnered to provide free smoke alarms to Walker County residents in need of these life saving devices. WCES received a donation of 150 smoke alarms from the Red … Continue reading Walker County, American Red Cross Partner to Provide Free Smoke Alarms to Residents