"The Walker County School System will be closed on Thursday, February 9 and Friday, February 10 due to the elevated number of absences among students and adults due to sickness. We are experiencing difficulties finding coverage for our classroom teachers as well as our bus drivers and attendants. This has created a supervision concern in our school buildings as we have taxed the availability of our current substitute teacher list. Also, we are currently having a difficult time providing adequate and efficient coverage on our bus routes both morning and afternoon. The safety of our students is always our number one priority; we hope this separation from one another will allow for proper care and wellness for all students and adults."
Georgia State Patrol Post 41 in LaFayette reports that a man was transported to Erlanger Hospital following a three-vehicle collision at the Catoosa-Walker County line on Ga. Highway 151 around 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2.
Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield announced during his regularly scheduled commissioner meeting on Jan. 26 that Walker County will receive around $4.5 million from the state of Georgia to go toward paving roads.
The Walker County Sheriff's Department, in a press release sent out Monday, Jan. 23, confirmed that the 29-year-old LaFayette woman murdered by her live-in boyfriend last week was pregnant. The press release also said the woman was strangled to death.
A Chickamauga man was arrested after he allegedly tried to run over a police officer, and then crashed his car following a high-speed chase, all while his young daughter was unrestrained in the front seat, police say.
Commissioner Shannon Whitfield has hired Joe Legge as Walker County's new public relations director. Legge will be tasked with improving citizen awareness of county government activities through various forms of media.