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Chickamauga, GA – A “Free Recycling Day” will be offered on Tuesday, December 26th at the Walker County Landfill, 5120 N Marble Top Road, Chickamauga.
Chickamauga, GA - The Walker County Animal Shelter will host a “12 Hours of Christmas Adopt-A-Thon” on Saturday, December 16th. The event will run from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the shelter, located at 5488 North Marble Top Road near Chickamauga.
LaFayette, GA – Walker County residents are already experiencing an improvement in emergency services following a recent realignment of public safety resources.
LaFayette, GA – Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield will take to Facebook Monday, November 6th, to explain and respond to questions concerning the upcoming Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) vote.
LaFayette, GA – Old tires attract pests, junk up yards and harm the environment. Walker County wants to help residents recycle this neighborhood nuisance by hosting its first ever Retire Your Tires Amnesty Day.
LaFayette, GA - Early voting is underway at satellite locations in Rock Spring, Chickamauga, Rossville and Lookout Mountain, in addition to the Courthouse in LaFayette as voters decide whether to enact a TSPLOST.
LaFayette, GA – Erlanger Health System filed a petition in federal court seeking to raise property taxes on the citizens of Walker County, in a reckless and misguided attempt to receive immediate payment for a bad business deal.
LaFayette, GA – The next time Walker County competes to land a new business, it will have an asset that no other community in Georgia can claim. Larry Brooks, Walker County Development Authority Executive Director, recently became the first professional to be certified in economic development by the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government.
Rock Spring, GA - Five public shelters will be opening at 4:00 p.m. today in Walker County for those in need of a safe location to stay as Hurricane Irma passes through the area.
LaFayette, GA - Chattanooga, Tennessee and Walker County, Georgia play host to over 4,500 athletes competing in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship this weekend. 91 countries, regions and territories will be represented by those taking part in the two day race.
Chickamauga, GA – As a potentially catastrophic storm takes aim at Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield made arrangements to extend some county resources to answer the call to help.
LaFayette, GA – Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield called for the formation of a special district to generate funds to pay down the county’s debt owed to Erlanger Health System. Whitfield created and established the Walker County Public Health Facilities and Services District during his regular meeting tonight.
LaFayette, GA – 300 Covenant College students will take advantage of service opportunities in Walker County today, as part of their new student orientation. Students began arriving at the Lookout Mountain college last week for orientation, which includes a class on the purpose of a college education and the impact faith in Christ has on working together.
LaFayette, GA – Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield announced two additional public hearings concerning the proposed property tax increase and fiscal 2018 budget. The newly announced meetings will be in Rossville and Rock Spring, and are in addition to three previously scheduled public hearings.
LaFayette, GA (August 16, 2017) – Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield announced plans today to update the county’s fire fee schedule to offer improvements in fire protection and public safety efforts. The fee will now be known as a “public safety” fee and will fund fire and emergency management operations, along with contracted ambulance services.
LaFayette, GA – Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield plans three public hearings this month to provide citizens with a better overview of the county’s fiscal 2018 budget, as well as an outline of how the county intends to address its massive debt.
The annual audit of governmental and business-type activities of Walker County was received by the Commissioner's Office today, covering October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016. The 108 page document, prepared by Johnson, Hickey & Murchison of Chattanooga, was promptly posted publicly for community review in the Budgets and Financials section of www.walkerga.us.
LaFayette, GA – Walker County will conduct a test of its Hyper-Reach Community Alert system on Tuesday, August 1st at Noon. The test will provide the public with an opportunity to verify they are registered to receive the alerts.
Water use restrictions have been lifted for all Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority and City of LaFayette, GA water customers.
LaFayette, GA – A boil water advisory has been lifted for Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority (WCWSA) customers, ten days after being issued. However, water use restrictions remain in effect for all WCWSA and City of LaFayette water customers.
LaFayette, GA – A boil water advisory has been lifted for City of LaFayette water customers only, however the advisory remains in effect for Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority (WCWSA) customers within the previously designated area. In addition, water use restrictions remain in effect for all City of LaFayette and WCWSA customers. 
LaFayette, GA - As a precaution, a boil water advisory will remain in effect until further notice for certain areas of Walker County. On June 29, a routine inspection of the Walker County Water Treatment plant resulted in a positive E. coli sample from a source well, prior to treatment.
LaFayette, GA – Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield signed a resolution today to borrow $4 million through a Tax Anticipation Note (TAN) from First Volunteer Bank of LaFayette.
A routine inspection of the Walker County Water Treatment plant resulted in a positive E. coli sample from one of the wells. There have been no positive samples from the treated water which is distributed to customers.
Flintstone, GA – Advancements in sewer pipe technology will be used to rehabilitate aging infrastructure in the Chattanooga Valley area of Walker County. The Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority (WCWSA) has contracted with Insituform, an Aegion Company, to combat millions of gallons of stormwater infiltrating its system.
Rossville, GA – Hundreds of students from a nearby state will have the ultimate story to tell when they’re asked how they spent their summer. They’re joining forces with P52, a local faith-based service organization, on a mission to improve the lives of Walker County residents.
LaFayette, GA - Over 150 Walker County residents attended one of two town hall meetings on the Canyon Ridge Resort development this week. Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield, Walker County Development Authority Chairman Robert Wardlaw and Scenic Land Company President Duane Horton provided information on the project and potential financial benefits. Following their presentation, the panel fielded more than 60 questions from the public over the course of the two meetings.
Rock Spring, GA – Walker County residents and others interested in learning more about the proposed Canyon Ridge Resort development on Lookout Mountain are invited to attend a town hall meeting on this unique tourism opportunity.
Flintstone, GA –Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield invites you to join him for lunch, as the busy Summer season approaches.
Chickamauga, GA – Pets are priceless. Money can't buy the memories and experiences they create with theirowners. That's why pets really are priceless at the Walker County Animal Shelter!
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 Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield, Georgia State Senator Jeff Mullis and Robert Wardlaw, Chairman of the Walker County Development Authority, joined Scenic Land Company President Duane Horton to announce a new master plan and strategic vision for Lookout Mountain’s Canyon Ridge Resort. The planned project introduces a major branded, upper-upscale/luxury resort, conference center and spa to Northwest Georgia and the Chattanooga MSA that will attract regional, national and international visitors.
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.
Rock Spring, GA – Imagine being able to report an issue with codes, roads or animals using a smartphone app. That convenience is now a reality for Walker County residents and business owners.
Rossville, GA – What will your “Act of Green” be this Earth Day? Walker County residents have several opportunities to help green-up and clean-up their communities Saturday, April 22.
Rossville, GA - Walker County Codes Enforcement Officers may be knocking on your door soon.
Rock Spring, GA – Don’t be alarmed if you hear some wild noises coming from the Walker County Tax Commissioner’s Office this week.
Lafayette, GA – Walker County Emergency Services (WCES) placed three Quick Response Vehicles (QRV) into operation last week. One QRV has been added to each of the county’s three full time fire stations: Rock Spring, Chickamauga and Lafayette. These vehicles can respond to any incident, but will primarily work medical calls and motor vehicle accidents.
LaFayette, GA – The City of LaFayette, in cooperation with Walker County, the City of Chickamauga and Rock City, will host the inaugural Honeybee Bicycle Ride on May 13th.
Rossville, GA – What are you doing for lunch this Friday? Walker County Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield invites you to join him for a meal, as he supports Georgia Small Business Week.
LaFayette, GA – Researchers with the University of Mississippi’s National Center for Physical Acoustics will be placing a microphone array in Walker County, as part of a tornado detection and warning research program for NOAA.
Do you prefer email to facebook? Would you like one resource to keep you updated on items of interest? Then join the Walker County Newsletter. Each month, the Walker County Newsletter will recap some of the developments you may have missed. We'll also feature updates on ongoing initiatives, animals in need of adoption and upcoming events. Click here to see the first issue.

Due to a scheduling conflict, the February 9th Walker County Commissioner's meeting has been cancelled.

Below is the agenda for the Walker County Commissioner Meeting on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm.

Agenda Packet

Below is the agenda for the Walker County Commissioner Meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Agenda-for-Commissioner-s-Meeting-January-12,-2017.pdf

Commissioner Whitfield announces a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.
Out of extreme caution and safety concerns for our transit riders in Walker County, GA, the transit system will be closed today, except for dialysis and medical patients only. 

Commissioner Shannon Whitfield is pleased to announce the appointment of Blake Hodge as Walker County’s new Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director.

Sole Commissioner Shannon Whitfield takes office today.
Walker County has lifted the recent burn ban.
Burn Ban | 11/14/2016
Transit Closed | 9/27/2016
Walker Transit will close Wednesday Sept. 28 due to lack of fuel availability.

The Governing Authority of Walker County, Georgia will hold a preliminary FY2017 budget hearing on Wednesday, September 14.

For Copy of FY2017 Proposed Budget and 5 Year Digest Click Here

THE WALKER COUNTY CHAMBER WILL HOST A “SMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCE” ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 16th
UNIQUE FABRICATING IS PREPARING TO EXPAND
NORTHERN GEORGIA LOGISTICS IS PLANNING A NEW EXPANSION ...
WALKER COUNTY’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPPED FROM 5 TO 4.6 PERCENT IN MAY
WALKER COUNTY JUST REGISTERED THE LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN 9 YEARS!
Foster Parent Month | 5/6/2016
COMMISSIONER BEBE HEISKELL SIGNED A PROCLAMATION THURSDAY, HONORING “FOSTER CARE MONTH” IN WALKER COUNTY.
Hutcheson Judgement | 5/6/2016
HUTCHESON HOSPITAL AUTHORITY BOARD  ACCEPTED TERMS OF A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH ERLANGER

HEISKELL RELEASES  A STATEMENT ON COUNTY DEBT THIS WEEK "TO EASE THE MINDS OF CITIZENS.”

Good Friday | 3/18/2016
Walker County Landfill, along with all other county offices, will be closed March 25th, Good Friday.
GE sells its Applicance Division including its LaFayette plant, Roper
General Electric said Monday that it is backing out of a plan to sell its appliance division to Electrolux for $3.3 billion. 
Walker County Governing Authority announces its intention to increase the property taxes of the 2015 levy.
WC Commissioner has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require an increase in property tax.
Judge gives Walker County and the Walker County Development Authority the "all clear" to proceed with an upcoming bond issue.
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