Revenues are down, expenses are up — and it’s critical that voters in Walker County, Ga,. approve a special purpose local options sales tax in November.
Those were the big themes Tuesday in county Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell’s annual state of the county address.
About 100 people came to the Walker County Civic Center in Rock Spring to hear Heiskell speak at a county chamber of commerce luncheon.
“If the Walker County SPLOST does not pass, we are out of luck with keeping our roads paved,” Heiskell told the crowd.
Tim Omarzu covers Catoosa and Walker counties for the Times Free Press. Omarzu is a longtime journalist who has worked as a reporter and editor at daily and weekly newspapers in Michigan, Nevada and California. Stories he's covered include crime in blighted parts of metro Detroit and Reno, Nev.; environmental activists tree-sitting in California's Sierra Nevada foothills; attempts by the Michigan Militia to take over a township¹s government in northern Michigan. A native of Michigan, ...