Great opera-tunities: UWG alumna wins in Met auditions

More than a thousand young singers audition for the National Council each year and this year, she was one of five rising opera singers to win the 2020 Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition.

Northwest Georgia Reaches All-Time High Unemployment Rate in April

In Northwest Georgia, the unemployment rate increased in April to 13.3 percent, an increase of 9 percentage points. A year ago, the rate was 3.1 percent.

Huali Floors to Create 315 Jobs, Invest More than $27 Million in Murray County

Huali Floors will create at least 315 new jobs and invest more than $27 million in an existing facility.

Cherokee Regional Library Systems Reopen in Walker, Dade Counties

Cherokee Regional Library Systems Reopen in Walker, Dade Counties

Seasonal Burn Ban Delayed until June 1st

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has agreed to temporarily modify the seasonal burn ban for Banks, Catoosa, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Upson and Walker counties.

National Weather Service releases information on Tornadoes

The National Weather Service has released partial information for the tornadoes on April 12 and 13, 2020.

Walker County Fire Rescue Performs Damage Assessment Following Easter Sunday Storms

Walker County Fire Rescue Performs Damage Assessment Following Easter Sunday Storms

Georgia Fabrication Shop Answering Call for COVID-19

A small machine and fabrication shop in Northwest Georgia has answered a call for help in the fight with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

3/26/20 COVID-19 update and statement on businesses remaining open

We are experiencing community spread of COVID-19 in Northwest Georgia and expect it to continue for the foreseeable future. Our ten-county Northwest Health District is home to about six percent of Georgia’s population but currently has about nine percent of the total state COVID-19 cases. We expect to see more COVID-19 cases and, sadly, more deaths.

Local State of Emergency Declared in Walker County to Respond to COVID-19

Under the state of Georgia’s declaration, Walker County is eligible for reimbursement of expenses incurred in response to the pandemic.