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Walton County to Host Bicentennial Kickoff Celebration at Historic Courthouse January 30th

New Walton County flag will finish its journey from the State Capitol at 6 p.m. ceremony


Walton County will host a Bicentennial Kickoff Celebration on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the 2nd floor courtroom of the Walton County Historic Courthouse, located at 111 South Broad Street in Monroe.

The Bicentennial Kickoff Celebration will begin a yearlong series of events for the entire community in honor of the County’s 200th birthday in December. The program will feature musical selections by the Walton Proud Chorus and the George Walton Academy Band. The Walton County JROTC will lead the pledge of allegiance. Students from Youth Leadership Walton will present historical information about the County and read a proclamation in honor of the event.

The mayors of the cities of Between, Good Hope, Jersey, Loganville, Monroe, Social Circle, and Walnut Grove will present a new Walton County flag to Walton County Chairman Kevin Little and the Walton County Board of Commissioners. The new flag, which was commissioned in honor of the bicentennial, incorporates elements of the County’s current flag into an updated design. The flag will be brought to Walton County from the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta and will visit each of the County’s seven municipalities, where it will be flown from each city’s flagpole, before continuing on to its destination of Monroe, the seat of Walton County.

“Walton County’s bicentennial year is a great opportunity for everyone in our County to come together to celebrate all that our community has to be proud of,” says Chairman Little. “We can use this milestone year as a time to reflect back on our rich history, as well as look forward to a very bright future.”

Upcoming bicentennial events include a Bicentennial Freedom Celebration on July 4, a Heritage Day Celebration at the William Harris Homestead in Campton on October 6, and a Veterans Day Tribute at the Walton County Government Building on November 12. The yearlong calendar of events will culminate with a 200th Jubilee Celebration and Christmas Open House at the Historic Courthouse on the anniversary of Walton County’s founding, December 15.

For more information about the Walton County Bicentennial, please visit the Walton County Bicentennial website at www.walton200.com.

Fee Structure Set for Hard Labor Creek Reservoir Recreational Area

$10 daily pass or $75 annual pass per vehicle

The Hard Labor Creek Reservoir Management Board and the Walton County Water & Sewerage Authority approved a fee structure for recreational use of the reservoir at their joint meeting on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

The charge for use of the Hard Labor Creek Reservoir recreational area will be $10 per day per vehicle, or $75 per vehicle for an annual pass. Hard Labor Creek Reservoir is not taxpayer funded, but is instead funded through the sale of water.

The Hard Labor Creek Reservoir recreational area is expected to open to the public in February 2018. For more information about the reservoir, visit www.hardlaborcreek.com.


Walton County Focuses on Emergency Preparedness

Representatives from Walton County agencies involved in emergency preparedness, including 911, Fire Rescue, Sheriff’s Office, Public Works, Facilities, Emergency Management, and Emergency Medical Services, took part in an exercise that simulated activation of Walton County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Thursday, January 4, 2018. The EOC is activated in response to emergencies, including inclement weather events like Hurricane Irma or winter storms, which require a coordinated large-scale response.  This exercise was designed to establish procedures for EOC activation and interagency cooperation and to optimize 911 call response. The Walton County EOC is housed in the Walton County Fire Rescue Headquarters located at 1000 Heritage Parkway in Between.


Emergency Personnel at work in Emergency Operations Center

Walton County 2017 Annual Report Now Available

The Walton County 2017 Annual Report is now available! Click the image below to view a PDF of the Annual Report.


Walton County 2017 Annual Report

About Walton County

Walton County, forty-five miles east of Atlanta in Georgia's Piedmont region, is the state's forty-sixth county. Comprising 329 square miles, it was created by the Lottery Act of 1818 from land originally held by both the Cherokee and Creek Indians and was named for George Walton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and briefly a Georgia governor.

The county seat is Monroe, where the current county courthouse was opened in 2005.  The historic county courthouse (the third) was built in 1883; since that time the structure has undergone major restorations and additions. Walton County has been home to seven Georgia governors: James Boynton, Howell Cobb, Alfred Colquitt, Wilson Lumpkin, Henry McDaniel, Richard Russell, Jr. and Clifford Walker. Also from Walton County was Moina B. Michael, known as the "Poppy Lady." She developed the symbol of the red Flanders Field Poppy as a memorial emblem for the veterans of wars.



Walton County Government Weather Closing Protocol

In order to ensure the safety of employees and the public, Walton County Government may close government offices or buildings during extreme weather events. Certain essential government functions, including those performed by EMS, Fire Rescue, Public Works, and the Sheriff’s Office will continue to operate throughout an extreme weather event.

Click here to find out more about Walton County's Weather Closing Protocol.



Tax Assessor Reminds New Homeowners to File for Homestead Exemption

The Walton County Tax Assessor's Office wishes everyone a very Happy New Year and reminds new homeowners to start the year off right by remembering to file for your homestead exemption! If you are age 65 or over by January 1, 2018, you are also eligible to file for the school exemption. Once granted, the homestead exemption automatically renews each year, so you only need to file for it once. To receive your exemption on your 2018 tax bills, you must file in person by April 1st. For more information, please call 770-267-1352.