State of the County: Walker
That was the message from sole commissioner Bebe Heiskell to the Walker county Chamber of commerce luncheon.
She joined Rossville Mayor Ted Harris and school superintendent Damon Raines in presenting status reports to chamber members.
Heiskell pushed through a 14.7 percent tax hike in the summer—the first increase since 2010.
BEBE HEISKELL, SOLE COMMISSIONER, WALKER COUNTY "Our departments In Walker county are surviving and working very well under pressure. We’ve been under pressure for a long time because we haven’t had enough money to work with.And I did raise taxes..and we have survived it. And when people got their tax notice it wasn’t nearly as much as they thought ..So I believe I’m going to live."
Plastics maker Audia International will set up manufacturing in Walker County’s industrial park in January, a 50-million dollar investment.
Heiskell says the company is already planning an expansion.