Press Releases

July, 2020

Jul 13th, 2020

Dekalb County

South Candler Street Lane Closures Continue July 15

DECATUR, Ga. – On Wednesday, July 15, lane closures are set to begin for sections of the northbound and southbound lanes along South Candler Street, between East Pharr Road and Park Drive, from 9 a.m…

Jul 13th, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb County Police Announces 2020 Citizens’ Academy

DECATUR, Ga.– Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 DeKalb County Police Department’s Citizens’ Academy.

This is an opportunity for DeKalb County residents to learn how their police…

Jul 9th, 2020

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DeKalb Records 99 Percent Drop in Sewer Spill Volume in Second Quarter

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County saw a 99 percent drop in sewer spill volume in the second quarter of 2020.

The total spill volume dropped from 20 million gallons in the first quarter of 2020 to 178,097…

Jul 8th, 2020

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Section of Silvastone Drive to be Closed July 10

DECATUR, Ga. –Silvastone Drive NE, between Briarlake Road and Silvapine Trail NE, will be closed to through traffic Friday, July 10, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., to facilitate the crane removal of a…

Jul 7th, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb Receives Federal Funding to Feed More Seniors

DeKalb Receives Federal Funding to Feed More Seniors

 

DECATUR, Ga.—The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved acceptance of a $345,000 grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)…

Jul 7th, 2020

Dekalb County

Airport Advisory Board to Meet July 13

DECATUR, Ga. – The DeKalb-Peachtree Airport Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 13, at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom at https://dekalbcountyga.zoom.us/j/…

Jul 7th, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb Parks Facilities, Playgrounds and Programs Remain Closed

DECATUR, Ga. – Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, DeKalb County’s swimming pools, playgrounds and fitness stations remain closed, as well as Sugar Creek Golf and Tennis Center and…

Jul 2nd, 2020

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DeKalb Sounds the Alarm about Rising COVID-19 Infections

DECATUR, Ga.— DeKalb County will activate the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) warning system to alert residents and visitors to the “imminent threat” posed by the increasing number of…

Jul 2nd, 2020

Dekalb County

POSTPONED – DeKalb’s ‘2020 Census Drive-In Movie & Fireworks Night’

DECATUR, Ga. — Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 infections in the county and state, DeKalb County’s Drive-In Movie and Fireworks night event is postponed. The event was to occur at the…

Jul 2nd, 2020

Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson

DeKalb Commissioners Send Resolution to Georgia General Assembly and Push to Expand Voting to Include Online Statewide Voting

DECATUR, Ga. – As voting irregularities ranging from technical issues to poorly trained staff emerge across Georgia following the June primary elections, Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson has…