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Petition seeks new government in Walker County
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:38:11 -0700

In the wake of a 3-mill property tax increase in Walker County, a group of county residents is putting together a petition asking for a vote on whether to dump their sole commissioner form of government.

UPDATE: 230 cats found in Chickamauga according to GA Dept of Agriculture
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:51:37 -0700

Almost 30 cats have been put down after being rescued from deplorable conditions last week at a Walker County home.The Walker County Animal Shelter (WCAS) still has a number of the cats taken in by animal control officers. 

Walker County Public Meetings on Possible Millage Rate Increases
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:19:53 -0700

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Public Encouraged to Attend Walker County Property Tax Increase Meetings at Walker County Courthouse Sept. 4th, 10 am and 6 pm, and Sept. 11th, 10 am September 2, 2014 – Walker County, Georgia residents are facing a large property tax increase this year. Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell is proposing a 59-percent increase on county portion of property tax millage rates. Tax ...

Kennesaw State student crowned Miss Gwinnett County
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:29:44 -0700

Miss Gwinnett County pageant winner Lindsay Walker shimmered from head to toe in a form-fitting, gold gown — it was hard to tell she almost didn’t make it onto the stage.

KSU student crowned this years Miss Gwinnett County
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:02:53 -0700

Miss Gwinnett County pageant winner Lindsay Walker shimmered from head to toe in a form-fitting, gold gown — it was hard to tell she almost didn’t make it onto the stage.

More than 200 cats found in northwest Ga. home
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:27:16 -0700

Northwest Georgia animal control officials say shelters have refused to accept about 200 cats found in a woman's home because of health concerns.

Tensions flare at Walker County tax hearing
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 21:03:07 -0700

LaFAYETTE, Ga. — The mood at a public hearing Thursday in Walker County to discuss a proposed property tax hike was angry on the part of the taxpayers, defensive on the side of Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell.

Rural communities struggling with health care despite Obamacare
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:36:16 -0700

People in nearby rural communities are struggling with getting health care despite ongoing efforts to boost health insurance enrollment through the Affordable Care Act.

North GA man rescued from cave
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 17:51:32 -0700

Emergency responders in North Georgia have successfully pulled off a cave rescue after a man became trapped in wet, slick and muddy conditions. 

County Manager to take control of open record requests
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:01:36 -0700

McDONOUGH — Henry County’s county manager will be restricting access to employee emails by the open records officer “effective immediately,” but leaders in the first amendment say those records must still be made public.