Community News - Walker

How Bebe Heiskell lost her voters

Published Nov. 11 2016

It's hard to say specifically why Whitfield cruised to victory Tuesday, winning all 11 of the county's precincts and earning...

Stocking Full of Love sock hop, car show return to Walker County [video]

Published Sep. 7 2016

The Al Millard Memorial Stocking Full of Love's Labor Day Weekend Sock Hop will feature the sounds of Paul Smith...

Public invited to come together to remember, honor 9/11 victims and responders with prayer

Published Sep. 7 2016

We all remember what happened 15 years ago on Sept. 11.

North Georgia native donating free hay bales to cattle farmers

Published Sep. 7 2016

Northwest Georgia native David Swanson is sending some love back to the residents of his hometown — all the way...

Cowboy Church Mud Run seeks more runners [video]

Published Aug. 31 2016

One hundred participants took to the field for the inaugural Cowboy Church Mud Run last year, but organizers are hoping...

Judge: Walker must pay $8.7 million to Erlanger

Published Aug. 31 2016

Walker County's arguments that it does now owe Erlanger Health System for loans the county backed have been put to...

Walker County's property values jump

Published Aug. 31 2016

After remaining flat for several years, property values in Walker County are going up by about $50 million this year.

Community continues to rally around resident who's now declared cancer-free

Published Aug. 17 2016

Harley Davidson of Dalton is asking motorcyclists in the area to again rev their engines for Chickamauga's Anna Haney Aug....

Benefit raises $7,000 for Teresa Motley Smith's funeral expenses

Published Aug. 17 2016

In his 25th year making a living as a singer, LaFayette native Matt Cordell, 'The Ultimate Tribute Artist,' paid tribute...

Walker County set to open satellite sheriff's office

Published Aug. 17 2016

The Walker County Sheriff's Office is opening a satellite office in September inside Ridgeland Business Complex at the intersection of...

Walker County Schools will have to be more strategic with waivers

Published Aug. 17 2016

Following austerity cuts from the state, Walker County Schools decided to implement a strategic waivers system, which Superintendent Damon Raines...

LaFayette's Music for Missions featuring Ivan Parker serenading a crowd Aug. 14

Published Aug. 12 2016

Joyride Concerts will present Music for Missions featuring Ivan Parker at Second Baptist Church Sunday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m.

Walker County GOP calls for change in local government

Published Aug. 12 2016

The Walker County Republican Party is calling for a binding vote to change the structure of the local government.

Drought-like conditions could affect water supply for North Georgia towns

Published Aug. 12 2016

In light of the drought-like conditions across the area, the city of LaFayette is urging citizens to conserve water.

Walker County's Bradford Camp showcases outdoor adventures

Published Aug. 12 2016

Walker County's Bradford Camp is wrapping up its 17th camp season with a zip-lining, swimming, canoeing, crawdad fishing and other...

Painting parties growing in popularity at Red Barn Designs

Published Aug. 12 2016

After outgrowing its space within six months of opening in late June 2014, Red Barn Designs is again expanding, this...

Walker County Board of Education changing its grading policy

Published Aug. 12 2016

Beginning this fall, elementary school students in Walker County public schools will be graded differently.

LaFayette's own KK's Sweet Treats satisfies sweet tooth

Published Aug. 12 2016

Kaitlyn Helton began dreaming of launching a bakery when started playing an iPhone game called Bakery Store.

Chickamauga School Board approves budget

Published Aug. 3 2016

The Chickamauga City School Board has officially approved its budget for fiscal year 2017, and has chosen a contractor for...

Hutcheson authority board could be on the hook

Published Aug. 3 2016

The Hospital Authority of Catoosa, Dade and Walker counties voted last Wednesday night to declare its May 2 gathering was...

Randy Compton hopes to grow Chickamauga Lions Club

Published Aug. 3 2016

Longtime local business owner Randy Compton has big plans as the new president of the Chickamauga Lions Club. The Gordon...

Walker County veteran's hand-made wooden flags become hot ticket item

Published Aug. 3 2016

Vietnam veteran Jack Tucker is paying tribute to the United States by distributing wooden American flags that he makes and...

Rock Spring restaurant named to 100 Plates Locals Love

Published Aug. 3 2016

In a state with some of the most diverse terrain in the country, from beaches to mountains to farmlands —...