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

WCES Firefighters Install Smoke Alarm

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

Walker County Contracts with CHI Memorial for New Workforce Wellness Program

CHI Memorial Clinic sign and building

LaFayette, GA – In a move aimed at improving the health of its workforce, Walker County will launch a comprehensive wellness program beginning January 2018. CHI Memorial has been contracted to manage the new program. The agreement, which runs for three years, will provide county covered employees with access to a wellness coach, tobacco cessation … Continue reading Walker County Contracts with CHI Memorial for New Workforce Wellness Program

Walker County Pays Off $7.5 Million in Loans Early

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LAFAYETTE, GA – Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield successfully repaid two Tax Anticipation Notes (TAN) before an end of year deadline, saving the county an estimated $12,194 in interest. Walker County borrowed $4 million from the Bank of LaFayette in January and received a $4 million line of credit from First Volunteer Bank of … Continue reading Walker County Pays Off $7.5 Million in Loans Early

‘Adopt-A-Thon’ Pricing Extended at the Walker County Animal Shelter After A Successful Weekend

Santa holding two dogs

Chickamauga, GA – 24 animals found new homes during the Walker County Animal Shelter’s “12 Hours of Christmas Adopt-A-Thon” this weekend. The 17 dogs and 7 cats will be spayed/neutered and receive a rabies vaccination before joining their new families for the holidays. The event featured special adoption pricing to encourage potential pet owners to … Continue reading ‘Adopt-A-Thon’ Pricing Extended at the Walker County Animal Shelter After A Successful Weekend

Walker County Landfill Offers Free Recycling Day on December 26th

Walker County Landfill/Recycling entrance

Chickamauga, GA – A “Free Recycling Day” will be offered on Tuesday, December 26th at the Walker County Landfill, 5120 N Marble Top Road, Chickamauga. Residents are encouraged to bring recyclable Christmas related trash, such as wrapping paper, cardboard boxes and greeting cards, to the Landfill between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Other reusable material, including … Continue reading Walker County Landfill Offers Free Recycling Day on December 26th

Lunch Conversation with the Commissioner Returns June 1

Commissioner Whitfield at Susan's Diner talking with folks

Flintstone, GA – Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield invites you to join him for lunch, as the busy Summer season approaches. Whitfield will hold his second Lunch Conversation with the Commissioner on June 1st from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Susan’s Diner, located at 3551 Chattanooga Valley Road in Flintstone.  The public is … Continue reading Lunch Conversation with the Commissioner Returns June 1

WALKER COUNTY’s ANIMAL SHELTER OFFERS FREE ADOPTIONS DURING “PRICELESS PETS” PROMOTION!

Lots of people inside the Animal Shelter

Chickamauga, GA – Pets are priceless. Money can’t buy the memories and experiences they create with their owners. That’s why pets really are priceless at the Walker County Animal Shelter! During the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Walker County Animal Shelter will take an unconventional approach to encourage pet adoptions. On Friday, May 26th and … Continue reading WALKER COUNTY’s ANIMAL SHELTER OFFERS FREE ADOPTIONS DURING “PRICELESS PETS” PROMOTION!

WALKER COUNTY EXPANDS & UPDATES AED PROGRAM

Emergency Services group picture

Rock Spring, GA - Walker County residents just got a little safer. Emergency crews joined forces today to make upgrades to the county’s Automated External Defibrillator (AED) program. Walker County Emergency Management used a portion of a Georgia Emergency Management grant to replace AED batteries in 23 Walker County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars. Deputies often … Continue reading WALKER COUNTY EXPANDS & UPDATES AED PROGRAM

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

Wally’s Friends resumes low cost spay/neuter service for Walker County residents

Dogs and cats in crates after being spayed or neutered

Rock Spring – Wally’s Friends, a low cost, non-profit spay/neuter organization, will start offering transport services once again in Walker County. Pet owners in Walker County can now schedule an appointment for their dog or cat to be picked up at the Walker County Civic Center campus by the Agriculture building, transported to the clinic … Continue reading Wally’s Friends resumes low cost spay/neuter service for Walker County residents