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*   “LET ME SHOW YOU WHAT I’VE INHERITED”… THAT WAS THE OFTEN-REPEATED THEME AT THE FIRST PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSED 2-MILL TAX INCREASE… AND WALKER COUNTY COMMISSIONER SHANNON WHITFIELD SEEMED LARGELY TO HAVE THE CROWD’S SUPPORT, AS HE EXPLAINED THE COUNTY’S FINANCIAL POSITION THURSDAY NIGHT.
    ACCORDING TO THE COMMISSIONER, THE COUNTY TAX DIGEST AND OTHER SOURCES OF REVENUE HAVE FALLEN TO THE POINT THAT A 2-MILL TAX INCREASE WILL NOT EVEN BRING IN THE SAME AMOUNT AS LAST YEAR… SO IT IS A “STOP-GAP” MEASURE AT BEST.   THE TAX INCREASE ALSO DOES NOTHING TO ADDRESS COUNTY DEBT… INCLUDING THE NEARLY 10-MILLION DOLLARS OWED TO ERLANGER FROM THE HUTCHESON BANKRUPTCY.
    WHITFIELD SAID THAT ACCORDING TO THE AGREEMENT SIGNED BY FORMER COMMISSIONER BEBE HEISKELL, ERLANGER COULD - THROUGH A COURT ACTION - DEMAND THAT A 7 MILL PROPERTY TAX INCREASE BE ORDERED TO SATISFY THE DEBT THEY ARE OWED.   “THE CEO OF ERLANGER COULD RAISE YOUR TAXES BY 7 MILLS IF WE DON’T COME UP WITH A PLAN SOON”, WHITFIELD SAID.
    STILL SOME LAMENT THE PROPERTY TAX INCREASE… ONE WALKER RESIDENT SAID, "IF YOU HAVE TO USE MONEY TO BUY MEDICATIONS, LET'S BE REAL:  THIS (TAX INCREASE) AFFECTS PEOPLE WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO KEEP AND MAINTAIN THEIR PROPERTY".
    ON THE BUDGET FOR THE COMING YEAR, WHITFIELD SAID “WE’RE FACING SOME CUTS”.   AT PRESENT, THE COUNTY HAS 4-MILLION DOLLARS MORE REQUESTS FROM THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS THAN THE PROJECTED INCOME.   “WE’RE WORKING LINE-BY-LINE TO GET A REALISTIC BUDGET”, HE SAID.  THERE IS ALSO A NEW REQUIREMENT THAT ALL DEPARTMENTS MUST HAVE A PURCHASE ORDER FOR ANY EXPENSE OVER $100.
    BY THE END OF THIS FISCAL YEAR, THE COMMISSIONER HOPES TO HAVE CUT SPENDING BY AROUND 2-MILLION DOLLARS… LARGELY THROUGH EMPLOYEE REDUCTIONS.
    WHITFIELD ALSO ENCOURAGED THOSE ATTENDING TO SUPPORT HIS PROPOSAL FOR A “T-SPLOST” PENNY SALES TAX FOR ROAD PAVING AND MAINTENANCE.   HE SAID THE COUNTY HAS OVER A MILLION DOLLARS IN STATE PAVING MONEY THAT IT CANNOT ACCESS, BECAUSE WALKER DOES NOT HAVE THE REQUIRED 30-PERCENT IN MATCHING FUNDS.   “T-SPLOST WOULD ALLOW THE COUNTY TO ACCESS THAT “L-MIG” FUNDING FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS”, WHITFIELD SAID.  T-SPLOST WILL BE ON THE BALLOT THIS NOVEMBER.
    COUNTY FIRE CHIEF BLAKE HODGE ALSO EXPLAINED THE NEW “PUBLIC SAFETY FEE”, WHICH WILL BE BASED ON THE SQUARE FOOTAGE OF HOMES.  HE EXPECTS THE ADDITIONAL REVENUE RECEIVED TO REDUCE FIRE RESPONSE TIMES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.   THROUGH THE NEW FEE STRUCTURE… FIRE, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND AMBULANCE SERVICE WILL ALL BE COVERED, WITH NO NEED TO BE SUPPLEMENTED FROM THE COUNTY’S GENERAL FUND.

*   WALKER COUNTY HAS ADDED TWO ADDITIONAL PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE UPCOMING PROPERTY TAX INCREASE… IN ROSSVILLE AND ROCK SPRING.
    IN ADDITION TO PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED MEETINGS, THERE WILL BE A HEARING AT THE ROSSVILLE CIVIC CENTER ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 22nd AT 6:30 PM…
    AND AT THE WALKER COUNTY CIVIC CENTER ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23rd AT 10 AM.
    COMMISSIONER SHANNON WHITFIELD SAID THAT ONLY THREE HEARINGS ARE REQUIRED… BUT TWO WERE ADDED TO GIVE RESIDENTS ON THE NORTH END… AND THOSE WHO COULD BETTER ATTEND A MORNING MEETING… THE CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE.
    THE MILLAGE RATE WILL BE SET NEXT THURSDAY THE 24th AT THE COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE… 6:30 PM.

*   A GEORGIA D.O.T. CONTRACTOR WILL BEGIN ROADWORK MONDAY AT THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 27 AND TWIN CEDARS ROAD, NEAR CHICKAMAUGA.
    NORTHWEST GEORGIA PAVING GOT HE CONTRACT TO CONSTRUCT A RIGHT TURN LANE AND LEFT TURN LANE AT THE INTERSECTION, TO ENHANCE SAFETY AND IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW.
    D.O.T. GAVE CATOOSA COUNTY A 200-THOUSAND DOLLAR “QUICK RESPONSE” ALLOCATION FOR THE PROJECT.   IT WILL REQUIRE LANE CLOSURES AT TIMES… SO WATCH FOR CONSTRUCTION PERSONNEL AT THE TWIN CEDARS INTERSECTION WITH U.S. 27. 

*   A WALKER COUNTY WOMAN SUFFERED BURNS AND SMOKE INHALATION IN A COOKING FIRE AT A HOME ON TARVIN ROAD IN ROCK SPRING, THURSDAY MORNING.
    ACCORDING TO A REPORT FROM ASSISTANT CHIEF NATHAN FARROW, THE WOMAN WAS COOKING WHEN GREASE CAUGHT ON FIRE.  SHE POURED FLOUR OVER IT AND ATTEMPTED TO CARRY IT OUTSIDE.   THE GREASE SPLASHED OUT, BURNING HER HANDS AND THE TOP OF HER FEET.   SHE WAS TRANSPORTED TO PARKRIDGE FOR TREATMENT OF SECOND DEGREE BURNS AND MINOR SMOKE INHALATION.
    THE FIRE DID NOT SPREAD IN THE HOUSE… AND FIRE FIGHTERS VENTILATED THE SMOKE.  TARVIN ROAD IS OFF HIGHWAY 95 BETWEEN ROCK SPRING AND CATLETT.

*   LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL’S 2017 FOOTBALL SEASON OPENS TONIGHT, AT HOME.  THE RAMBLERS WILL PLAY ARMUCHEE AT JACK KING STADIUM… GAMES KICKOFF AT 7:30 THIS YEAR.

*   MOST CITY OF LAFAYETTE EMPLOYEES WILL HAVE A “HALF-DAY OFF” FOR THE ECLIPSE, ON MONDAY.   EMPLOYEES WILL LEAVE WORK AT NOON MONDAY… WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS.
    ONE OF THOSE IS THE ELECTIONS CLERK… BRENDA SNYDER.  HER OFFICE WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 4:30 MONDAY AFTERNOON… AS SHE IS HOLDING QUALIFYING FOR THIS YEAR’S CITY ELECTION.   THAT QUALIFYING CONTINUES NEXT MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY AT CITY HALL.
    COUNCILMAN BEN BRADFORD MADE THE MOTION THAT MOST EMPLOYEES BE OFF MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE ECLIPSE… SAYING IT’S SOMETHING THAT FAMILIES SHOULD EXPERIENCE TOGETHER.   THE COUNCIL APPROVED THE HALF-DAY OFF UNANIMOUSLY.

*   NEW CLAIMS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS WERE UP SLIGHTLY, FROM JUNE TO JULY.
    THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR REPORTS NEW CLAIMS IN WALKER COUNTY WERE UP BY 32, TO A TOTAL OF 114 IN JULY.
    CATOOSA’S NEW CLAIMS WERE UP BY 22… DADE COUNTY UP BY 52… AND CHATTOOGA COUNTY UP BY 4.
    MEANWHILE, THE LABOR DEPARTMENT REPORTS THAT GEORGIA’S STATE-WIDE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPPED TO 4.7 PERCENT IN JULY.  COMMISSIONER MARK BUTLER SAID “OUR RATE CONTINUES TO DECLINE AS MORE GEORGIANS GO BACK TO WORK”.

*   MORE IMPAIRED DRIVERS WERE REMOVED FROM THE ROAD BY LAFAYETTE POLICE…
    IN A TRAFFIC STOP ON COLERAIN STREET, 46 YEAR OLD DARRIN LAMAR HENDERSON WAS CHARGED WITH DUI, OPEN CONTAINER, FAILURE TO OBEY A STOP SIGN AND FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LANE.
    AND IN A STOP OF BOMAR STREET, 30 YEAR OLD BRITTANY D. O’BRYANT WAS CHARGED WITH DUI, WRONG SIDE OF STREET AND DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENSE.   RECORDS SHOW HER LICENSE WAS WITHDRAWN ON ANOTHER DUI CHARGE.

*   LAFAYETTE POLICE GOT A WRECK REPORT FROM HENDERSON STREET LAST FRIDAY NIGHT… BUT THE VEHICLE WAS MISSING WHEN THEY ARRIVED.
    A COUPLE HOURS LATER, OFFICERS SPOTTED A CAR ANSWERING THE DESCRIPTION FROM THE WRECK WITNESS.   IT WAS TRAVELING DOWN WEST MAIN, DRAGGING A PIECE OF THE FRONT BUMPER ON THE PAVEMENT.
    A TRAFFIC STOP WAS MADE, AND THE DRIVER FINALLY ADMITTED RUNNING OFF THE ROAD AND INTO A DITCH, EARLIER.
    56 YEAR OLD MICHAEL LEON POLADIAN OF LAFAYETTE WAS CHARGED WITH DUI AND FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LANE. 

*   EXPECT A CHANGE IN YOUR WALKER COUNTY FIRE SERVICE FEE THIS YEAR, AS IT WILL NOW BE BASED ON THE SQUARE FOOTAGE OF BUILDINGS ON A GIVEN PROPERTY.
    SMALLER HOMES AND TRAILERS MAY SEE A DECREASE IN FIRE FEES, WHILE HOMES OVER 13-HUNDRED SQUARE FEET WILL SEE A RISE IN THE ANNUAL FEE.
    WALKER COUNTY COMMISSIONER SHANNON WHITFIELD IS ALSO RE-NAMING THE ANNUAL CHARGE:  THE “PUBLIC SAFETY FEE”… ADDING THE COST OF PUBLIC SAFETY TO FIRE FIGHTING SERVICES… AND THE COUNTY’S CONTRACTED AMBULANCE SERVICE.
    THE NEW RATE CALLS FOR 10-CENTS PER SQUARE FOOT ON ALL BUILDINGS… WITH A MINIMUM FEE OF $90 AND A MAXIMUM OF $400 ON RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES.   ABOUT 10-THOUSAND HOMES WILL SEE A DECREASE IN THE COST.  REVISIONS HAVE ALSO BEEN MADE TO THE FEE FOR AGRICULTURAL, COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS.
    WHITFIELD SAID “IT’S CLEAR BY RESTRUCTURING THIS FEE, WE CAN CREATE A RATE THAT’S FAIR FOR ALL CITIZENS… AND ALSO ALLOWS US TO EXPAND SERVICES AND PROVIDE FASTER RESPONSE TIMES”.
    THE PLAN WILL FUND IMPROVEMENTS, SUCH AS AN INCREASE IN FULL-TIME FIRE STATIONS FROM 4 TO 6.  VILLANOW AND CANE CREEK STATIONS WILL SOON BE STAFFED 24-7.  THE NEW FEES GO INTO EFFECT OCTOBER 1st.

*   THE CENTER POST COMMUNITY CENTER WILL HOST A NIGHT OF MUSIC THIS SATURDAY AT 6:30 PM.   GROUPS INCLUDE “LOVE OR MONEY” AND “MCGILL & COMPANY”.
    ADMISSION IS FREE AND CONCESSIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE.   THE CENTER IS ON HIGHWAY 337 AT CENTER POST.

*   THE LAFAYETTE CITY COUNCIL SET DATES AND WORKED ON ROAD-CLOSURE DETAILS FOR A NUMBER OF UPCOMING EVENTS, AT MONDAY’S MEETING.
    THE NEXT WILL BE THE LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING PARADE, WHICH WAS SET FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th AT 5:30 PM.
    AFTER THAT, IT’S “HERITAGE DAY” AT THE MARSH HOUSE AND JOE STOCK PARK… SET FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7th.   A SHORT PARADE WILL BE HELD AT 10 O’CLOCK THAT MORNING, FROM THE SQUARE TO THE MARSH HOUSE.
    ALSO PLANNED FOR OCTOBER 7th IS THE SECOND ANNUAL “WALK AWAY FROM DRUGS AND ALCOHOL”.    KAY SAMPLES WAS PRESENT AND GOT COUNCIL PERMISSION TO HOLD THE ONE-MILE BENEFIT WALK FROM JOE STOCK PARK, STARTING AT 11 AM.
    THIS YEAR’S “SCARE ON THE SQUARE” WILL BE HELD ON HALLOWEEN, OCTOBER 31st… AND THE SQUARE WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC THAT EVENING FOR TRICK OR TREATERS.
    THIS YEAR’S CHRISTMAS PARADE WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1st AT 6 PM… AND THE THEME WILL BE “CHRISTMAS DREAMS”.
    THE NEXT DAY… THE ANNUAL “REINDEER RUN” WILL BE HELD AT 9 AM… ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2nd.
    THE COUNCIL ALSO SET THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR’S FREEDOM FESTIVAL AND FIREWORKS SHOW FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 29th.

*   “WALLY’S FRIENDS”, THE NON-PROFIT PET SPAY AND NEUTER CLINIC IN CHATTANOOGA, HAS ADDED A SECOND TRANSPORT FROM WALKER COUNTY THIS MONTH.  
    THEY WILL PICK UP PETS FROM THE WALKER COUNTY AG CENTER AT ROCK SPRING, NEXT MONDAY, AUGUST 21st… BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.   CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT:   (423) 877 9966.
    PETS WILL BE RETURNED TO THE AG CENTER AFTER SURGERY THE FOLLOWING DAY.

*   THE WALKER COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2017 “CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD”… TO BE PRESENTED AT THE GALA ON OCTOBER 14th.
    THE AWARD SHOWS APPRECIATION TO PEOPLE WHO WORK TO BETTER THE COMMUNITY’S QUALIFY OF LIFE, ACCORDING TO THE CHAMBER.  ANY CITIZEN OF THE COUNTY IS ELIGIBLE FOR NOMINATION.
    NOMINATION FORMS MAY BE PICKED UP AT THE CHAMBER OFFICE AT ROCK SPRING… AND MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE SEPTEMBER 20th AT NOON.

*   "OOPS, WRONG HOUSE" ...  AND ANOTHER DRUG ARREST IS REPORTED IN THE QUEEN CITY.  LAFAYETTE POLICE RESPONDED TO A COMPLAINT ON SOUTH CHATTANOOGA STREET FROM A HOME OWNER, WHO SAID AN UNKNOWN WOMAN WAS TRYING TO SELL DRUGS.
    THEY GOT A DESCRIPTION OF THE VEHICLE, AND FOUND IT A FEW DOORS AWAY.  INSIDE WAS 29 YEAR OLD MEGAN LASHA BLALOCK OF A TRION ADDRESS... WHO SAID SHE GOT MIXED UP ON WHICH HOUSE HER FRIEND WAS LOCATED.  
    IN CONSENT SEARCHES, POLICE FOUND METH, MARIJUANA, A GLASS PIPE AND PILLS... PLUS ON HER PHONE, CONVERSATIONS RELATING TO DRUGS.  SHE WAS CHARGED WITH THREE COUNTS OF POSSESSION.

*   THE OWNER OF LAFAYETTE’S FIRST SOLAR-ELECTRIC EQUIPPED HOME ASKED THE CITY COUNCIL LAST NIGHT, WHEN THE CITY WILL BEGIN PAYING FOR THE POWER HIS HOME IS NOW ABLE TO PUT BACK INTO THE SYSTEM.
    CITY MANAGER DAVID HAMILTON SAID THE CITY IS STILL IN THE PROCESS OF WORKING OUT THOSE DETAILS, WITH THE HELP OF “ELECTRIC CITIES OF GEORGIA”…. AN ARM OF THE MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC AUTHORITY WHICH PROVIDES POWER TO THE CITY.
    HAMILTON EXPLAINED THAT A BI-DIRECTIONAL METER WILL HAVE TO BE PURCHASED AT THE HOME OWNER’S COST.   THE NEW METER WILL MEASURE CITY POWER GOING INTO THE HOME AT A RETAIL PRICE… AND WILL ALSO MEASURE THE SOLAR POWER FROM THE HOME, WHICH THE CITY MUST PURCHASE AT A REDUCED RATE.   THAT RATE HAS ALSO NOT YET BEEN DETERMINED.
    THE NEW TECHNOLOGY HAS MOST SMALL ELECTRIC PROVIDERS, LIKE THE CITY OF LAFAYETTE, SCRAMBLING FOR ANSWERS TO NUMEROUS QUESTIONS.   LAFAYETTE HAS BEEN WORKING ON THE REQUIRED BUY-BACK OF POWER FROM SOLAR-EQUIPPED HOMES FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS, HAMILTON SAID.
    THE COUNCIL, IN THE MEAN TIME, HAS ALSO PASSED ZONING RESTRICTIONS SO THAT SOLAR PANELS INSTALLED ON HOUSES MUST NOT BE VISIBLE FROM THE STREET-FRONT VIEW.

*   MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE VIETNAM VETERANS ALLIANCE “HAM AND TURKEY SHOOTS”… ON VETERAN’S DRIVE OFF HOMER CAGLE ROAD.   THEY START AT 10 AM ON SATURDAYS… SEPTEMBER 16th, OCTOBER 21st AND NOVEMBER 18th.  BRING A 12 OR 20 GUAGE SHOTGUN… SHELLS WILL BE FURNISHED. 
CALL (423) 779 2336 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

*   CONGRESSMAN TOM GRAVES TOURED TWO AREA MANUFACTURING FIRMS LAST WEEK.
    AT ROPER CORPORATION IN LAFAYETTE, HE LEARNED THAT THE RANGE AND OVEN PLANT NOW HAS OVER 1,800 EMPLOYEES.  THE PLANT IS HIRING CONTINUALLY TO COMPLETE A FULL SECOND AND THIRD SHIFT IN ASSEMBLY.
    AND AT THE AUDIA PLASTICS PLANT AT NOBLE, THE PLANT IS NOW UP TO 65 PRODUCTION WORKERS WITH THREE LINES RUNNING.  MACHINERY FOR A FOURTH PRODUCTION LINE IS ON-SITE AND BEING INSTALLED.  THE COMPANY HAS ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT THE WALKER COUNTY PLANT WILL BE INITIATING A FULL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT UNIT HERE, CREATING MORE SKILLED JOB OPENINGS.   OWNERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL PLASTICS PRODUCER ARE IMPRESSED BY THE OUTPUT OF THE AUDIA WALKER COUNTY PLANT.

*   AN UNNAMED COMPANY MADE A FOURTH VISIT TO WALKER COUNTY FRIDAY… AS THEY CONSIDER BUYING THE FORMER BARWICK ARCHER PLANT AT KENSINGTON.
    LARRY BROOKS, DIRECTOR OF THE WALKER COUNTY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, SAID THE COMPANY IS CONSIDERING A PURCHASE OF ALL 300 ACRES AT THE FORMER CARPET PLANT.   “THEY WOULD TEAR DOWN THE EXISTING BUILDINGS AND BUILD NEW ONES TO SUIT THEIR OPERATION”, BROOKS SAID.
    OWNER DRENNON CRUTCHFIELD IS CURRENTLY LEASING THE GROUNDS TO VOLKSWAGEN… AND SEVERAL THOUSAND CARS ARE PARKED THERE AS THEY AWAIT REPAIRS FOLLOWING THE DIESEL EMISSIONS BUY-BACK.  HOWEVER, BROOKS SAID THAT LEASE IS UP IN ONE YEAR… AND IT WOULD TAKE THE PROSPECTIVE BUYER AT LEAST THAT LONG TO DO THE ENGINEERING AND DUE DILIGENCE ON THE SITE.
    BROOKS COULD NOT REVEAL THE PRODUCT OR BUSINESS THE PROSPECT IS IN… BUT SAID IT WOULD BE A BOON TO THE AREA IN TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT.  THEY ARE ALSO CURRENTLY CONSIDERING A SITE IN TENNESSEE, HE SAID.
    REPRESENTATIVES FROM GEORGIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THE GOVERNORS OFFICE ATTENDED THE MEETING WITH COMPANY OFFICIALS.

*   QUALIFYING IN LAFAYETTE’S CITY ELECTION WILL OPEN FOR THREE DAYS NEXT WEEK.   CANDIDATES MAY QUALIFY AT CITY HALL FROM 8:30 AM ON MONDAY, AUGUST 21st THROUGH 4:30 PM ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23rd.
    FEES TO QUALIFY ARE $126 FOR MAYOR, $108 FOR CITY JUDGE AND $108 FOR CITY COUNCIL.  THIS YEAR, COUNCIL SEATS FROM WARDS 1 AND 2 WILL BE UP FOR ELECTION.
    LAFAYETTE CITIZENS MAY REGISTER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN THE ELECTION UNTIL OCTOBER 10th.   ELECTION DAY IS NOVEMBER 7th.

*   HUNTING SEASON DATES HAVE BEEN RELEASED FOR THE STATE OF GEORGIA…
    ARCHERY DEER SEASON WILL OPEN SEPTEMBER 9th.
    THE PRIMITIVE WEAPONS DEER SEASON OPENS OCT. 14th.
    AND FIREARMS DEER SEASON OPENS OCT. 21 THIS YEAR.
    THE FIRST DOVE SEASON OPENS SEPTEMBER 2nd…
    WHILE SQUIRREL SEASON OPENS AUGUST 15th.
    TURKEY HUNTERS WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL MARCH 24th OF NEXT YEAR, TO TAKE A GOBBLER.
    GEORGIA’S HUNTING AND FISHING LICENSES HAVE BEEN RESTRUCTURED WITH INCREASED FEES THIS YEAR.   AS ALWAYS, FIND OUT MORE AT “GOHUNTGEORGIA.COM”.

*   THE EXTENSION SERVICE, COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE AND THE WALKER COUNTY CHAMBER WILL SPONSOR THE COUNTY’S FIRST “AG FESTIVAL” ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th.  THE EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE WALKER COUNTY AG CENTER, BEHIND THE CIVIC CENTER AT ROCK SPRING.
    THE AG FESTIVAL WILL FEATURE LIVESTOCK SHOWINGS… LIVE BLUEGRASS MUSIC… INFLATABLES AND A PETTING ZOO… QUILTING, CANNING AND WILDFLOWER ARRANGING DEMONSTRATIONS… AND MORE.  VENDORS WILL ALSO BE WELCOME.
    MORE INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED AS AVAILABLE… ABOUT THE FIRST “WALKER COUNTY AG FESTIVAL”, ON SEPTEMBER 30th.

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