Patrol Officer Position Available!

The Lafayette Police Department is hiring for a patrol officer position.

This is a full time, permanent, rotating shifts position. Potential Candidates must hold a Georgia Driver’s license, have a clean driver’s history and criminal history. Must be able to meet all requirements under Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training including, but not limited to; passing drug screening, background investigation, polygraph test, and psychological testing. Must be proficient in communication skills including writing, grammar & comprehension skills. Must be proficient with computers and typing.

Salary Range $30,000-$32,000. All applications must be received by March 1, 2015.

Note: Non-certified employees need only fill out the city application. Certified applicants should fill out the city application (available in the forms category, under the OTHER heading) & the police application packet. All applications should be submitted to Lafayette Police Department.

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GoFundMe Firetruck Fundraiser



The City of LaFayette purchased its first motorized fire truck in February, 1926. The fire truck that was purchased for the then exuberant amount of $11,260 was a 1926 American-LaFrance Foamite Type 40 Trip #5534. This mean it was a triple combination pumping, chemical & hose fire engine.

The fire truck that was delivered & remains here at the city today is a 600 gallon fire truck, powered by a 4 cylinder, 75 horsepower engine. It is chain driven, has a hand crank & mechanical brakes. Unlike so many other cities, LaFayette chose to keep its vintage fire truck for the past 88 years. According to the Antique Fire Truck Club of America, only 120 Type 40 Trip’s were ever built, making our very own city fire truck exceedingly rare.

While the truck has remained in good condition & has been kept safely indoors & out of the elements, it is still 88 years old, and like anything of advancing age, it needs some general repairs. The city would like to eventually do a full restoration of our classic fire engine that it so clearly deserves, however at this time we would like to raise enough funds to make old #5534 safe & roadworthy once again.

The city is looking to raise $10,000 for the general repairs which would be used to purchase new tires, have the original wooden wheels repaired/restored & to make other much needed repairs such as rebuilding the starter & carburetor. Because of the advanced age of #5534, parts are rare & don’t come cheap.

The city has created a GO FUND ME account which is way or raising funds online. Interested parties can donate funds from $1-$10,000 to contribute to the cause. The funds will be placed in a WEPAY Account (similar to a PAYPAL) account, and moved over to a city bank account, where the repairs can begin.  You can check out the Go FUND ME campaign at

We would like to have the fire truck running & driving again, where our citizens can enjoy it & appreciate this rare asset that has been here since new.

If you have questions about the fire truck, or the campaign, please email

Marsh House Christmas Ornaments!


The 2014 Marsh House Christmas Ornaments are here!

These porcelain ornaments are all limited edition, and are all hand numbered. This is the 3rd ornament in the set of Lafayette’s historical Christmas ornaments. The prior two ornaments are of Gordon Hall & the Presbyterian Church. All 3 of these history filled sites were built in 1836.

These ornaments can be purchased for $15 a piece, or $40 for the set of 3 ornaments.

Get your ornaments while they last at the Walker County Welcome Center (across the street from the Marsh House) or at Debbi’s Flowers on the square.

The ornaments will also be on sale at Gordon Hall during the model railroad & village display from 6-10pm on December 5th, 13th-31st nightly.

These ornaments are a DDA project, and all ornament proceeds go back into DDA projects in your community.


Christmas Parade Entry Form Available!

The entry form for the 2014 Christmas parade is now available. The Christmas Parade will be  held on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 6:00pm.

All entry forms must be turned in by Monday, December 1st, 2014. No new entries will be allowed on the day of the parade.

Parade Flyer 2014

Christmas Parade Application

Please fill out form, & hand deliver, fax it or mail as shown on form. Thank you all participants, and  let’s have a great parade!!

Jackson Chevrolet presents LaFayette Youth Soccer sponsorship

Jackson Chevrolet Buick GMC recently held a tailgate party prior to LHS Youth Appreciation Night and presented a $500 sponsorship check to Patti Scott, LaFayette Recreation Director.  Soccer players attending received t-shirts, face painting and teams received training equipment.


Jackson Chevrolet Buick GMC is a proud sponsor of LaFayette Youth Soccer through the Chevy Youth Soccer Program. Don’t miss your chance to help support LaFayette Youth Soccer by taking a test drive at Jackson Chevrolet Buick GMC! For each test drive taken between now and November 30, Jackson Chevrolet Buick GMC will provide $20 in sponsorship dollars up to $500 to the LaFayette Youth Soccer League on your behalf.


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Christmas Pole Banners

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The latest pole banner in the Buy-A-Banner series has been approved by Lafayette City Council. The banner pictured above will be installed on the existing banner hardware in early November, and will be taken down in early January. These banners are funded with hotel/motel tax funds as they promote the annual Christmas parade.

The Buy-A-Banner program began in 2013 with 22 business sponsored pole banners. These banners measuring 30×72 inches are 2 sided and are sold 1 banner per business at $225 per banner. A Freedom Festival banner was added in the summer of 2014 and was displayed from May 31-Aug 2. The concept of the buy-a-banner program is to promote our downtown businesses & events through a rotating banner programs, where the banners are changed out every 2 months to keep things fresh. 1 special event banner set(such as the Christmas banner) will be added annually until the rotating schedule is complete.

15 additional business banners have been ordered bringing our total to 37 business sponsored banners. Thank you for all of your support!

Questions about the Buy-A-Banner program see any DDA member or contact Matthew Williams at

Little Free Library Project







The Downtown Development Authority in partnership with the City of Lafayette, Walker-Lafayette Library Teen Advisory Board & Randy Cumbee (Owner of Daddy & Me) will be building & installing 2 “Little Free Libraries” at Joe Stock Park & Lafayette Municipal Park.

The libraries will be stocked with surplus books from Walker-Lafayette library and will be stocked by the library teen advisory board. The theme of the project is “take a book, return a book”. Basically it is a free library where citizens may read a book while at the park, or take a book home with you, its free!

The Little Free Libraries will be dedicated in conjunction with United Way’s Read-A-Palooza at Joe Stock Park on Saturday, October 4th at 11am.

If you have any questions about the Little Free Library project, see any DDA member or contact Matthew Williams at





WorkSite Rx Employee Clinic

The City of Lafayette & Walker County are  joining to forces to provide medical care while saving on costs by combining services for their employees.

Beginning Tuesday, July 1st, 2014: Worksite Rx will be offering primary, preventive & urgent care & providing prescriptions for chronic care such as diabetes & hypertension. The new clinic will be located at 101 S. Duke Street, Lafayette, GA 30728. Hours will be Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm & on Friday’s from 8am-12pm. closed for lunch from 12pm-1pm.  If your an employee of the city or county and want to make an appointment, please call 706-638-1462.

Freedom Festival Banners

We are proud to announce the 2nd banner in our rotating banner schedule: Freedom Festival. The Downtown Development Authority began the Buy-A-Banner program in early 2014. The first banners were business sponsored and are known as the general pole banners. Over 22 banners were sponsored and were placed the 1st week of May 2014.  We are developing a rotating banner schedule with the general pole banner(business sponsored), Freedom Festival, Scare on the Square, Christmas Parade, etc with the idea being to change the seasonal banners every 2 months. It will take several years to complete the rotating banner schedule due to banner costs.

The general banners were business sponsored at a cost of $225 per banner, and we are taking orders for the next set of 20. All other banners are special event (aka: Freedom Festival) and will be funded thru hotel/motel tax funds as promotion.

The Freedom Festival banners were designed by MOSCA who produced the 1st set of banners. These banners were approved by City Council in April 2014. These banners will be placed around mid June and will be displayed until early August, when the general banners will be reinstalled.

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