April 25, 2024


The LaFayette Fire Department and Walker County Fire have entered into an Automatic Aid Agreement. The agreement means that any fire that endangers a structure in LaFayette will receive automatic aid from Walker County. In return LaFayette will respond to any
fire that endangers a structure within five miles of our station in all directions. The agreement helps both departments in response times, manpower issues, ISO ratings and overall public safety. If the LaFayette Fire Department is on a call in the county,
Walker County Fire will provide coverage within the city until the LaFayette Fire is back in service. According to the City of LaFayette, in 2023 The LaFayette Fire Department responded to 1,530 service call with an average response time of 5-minutes-13-seconds.

The company planning to operate a quarry south of LaFayette will hold a community informational session next week. Walker County Stone has planned the session from 2pm to 8pm next Tuesday. It will happen at the Walker County Ag Center on Highway 27 in Rock
Spring. Representatives from Walker County Stone and independent experts will be on hand throughout the day to answer questions and provide more information about the quarry. Residents with questions can drop by anytime between 2pm and 8pm next Tuesday to
ask questions.

Georgia Govenor Brian Kemp signed a bill yesterday that criminalizes squatting. The state legislature passed the act to make it illegal for someone to live on another person’s land without approval. The squatters will face arrests and fine based on the monthly
rental rate.

Eric Brock, the head wrestling coach at Trion High School has announced he is stepping down. Brock is taking an administrative position at Trion Middle School. In 17 years as the head coach at Trion, the Bulldogs won 416 dual meets, 8 consecutive Area Team
Dual Championships, 8 straight Area Traditional Championships. Trion also won two team Dual State Championships and one Traditional Team State Championships. Under Brocks direction the Bulldogs were state runners-up six times.