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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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