Community News - Walker

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 —...

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...

Chickamauga Lions Club presents Lions of the Year

Published Aug. 3 2016

For the first time ever, the Chickamauga Lions Club is congratulating not one, but two Lions of the Year: Randy...


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Walker County students getting new security cameras and more

Published Jul. 27 2016

Walker County Schools will soon have new security systems in all of its schools. And by next summer, all schools...

Walker County Republican Party awards Good Citizen Scholarships

Published Jul. 27 2016

Three high school graduates received a little extra help with college funding thanks to the Walker County Republican Party's $1,000...

Community members quiz Commissioner Bebe Heiskell on Walker County landfill

Published Jul. 27 2016

Cedar Grove Community Club celebrated the Fourth with a special celebration July 9. But it wasn't all just food and...

Mountain lion reportedly spotted in LaFayette

Published Jul. 27 2016

A mountain lion was reportedly seen on Dogwood Circle in LaFayette earlier this month.

Treetop Hideaways partnering with other local companies

Published Jul. 20 2016

Ever wanted to relive childhood days by climbing a tree or hanging out in a treehouse?

Walker County leaders argue over landfill bid

Published Jul. 20 2016

Walker County politicians got into a fight last Thursday about a bunch of garbage.

Local funeral home manager accepts leadership award

Published Jul. 20 2016

Lane Funeral Home South Crest Chapel can add another award to their collection: Managing partner Jason Cox's 4-E Leadership Award.

Chickamauga City Board of Education holds final fiscal year 2017 budget meeting

Published Jul. 20 2016

Chickamauga City Board of Education will hold its third and final fiscal year 2017 budget meeting July 28.

Chickamauga Council approves pole inspections, tree trimming

Published Jul. 13 2016

The Chickamauga City Council approved several measures at its June meeting to help ensure the safety of citizens in regards...

History comes to life in LaFayette with new camp

Published Jul. 13 2016

History will come to life in downtown LaFayette as students explore the area on foot.

LaFayette works to clean up properties

Published Jul. 13 2016

The city of LaFayette is in the process of cleaning up blighted properties in the city.

LaFayette's Freedom Festival explodes with fun [video and photos]

Published Jul. 13 2016

Live music, swimming, an Ultimate Frisbee competition, karaoke, an old-fashioned baseball game and live taekwondo demos added to the patriotic...

Walker County Animal Shelter manager has big goals

Published Jul. 13 2016

Walker County Animal Shelter manager Alison Smith is celebrating 10 years at the shelter by looking forward, not back. She...

Cornerstone Medical Center hosts Family Fun Day

Published Jul. 6 2016

The Atlanta-based company which recently took over operation of Hutcheson Medical Center is working to revive the community hospital's reputation...

Family seeks donations for charity yard sale

Published Jul. 6 2016

The eight years of young Shawn Sondervan's life have been difficult.

Walker County Board of Education hosts budget hearings

Published Jul. 6 2016

The Walker County School Board is hosting two public hearings on its proposed budget for fiscal year 2017.

Lamb challenges Heiskell, Whitfield in Walker commissioner race

Published Jul. 6 2016

Perry Lamb, a surgical first assistant at Erlanger hospital, has paid the money necessary to run as an independent candidate...

LaFayette hopes to create buzz with Honey Bee Festival

Published Jun. 29 2016

LaFayette City Manager David Hamilton says the city needs to create an identity.

Walker County Chamber of Commerce celebrates 25 years with event

Published Jun. 29 2016

One of the county's newest event spaces, Magnolia Pines Southern Estate in Chickamauga, set the scene for the Chamber of...

Melon Patch growing strong as area's only certified roadside market

Published Jun. 29 2016

It was a road trip with a friend at age 17 that planted the seed for a Chickamauga venture still...