Press Releases

January, 2019

Jan 15th, 2019

DeKalb to Honor Restaurateurs during MLK Celebration

DECATUR, Ga. – The owners of This Is It BBQ & Seafood and Matthews Cafeteria will be recognized Friday, Jan. 18, during DeKalb County’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration program.

The…

Jan 18th, 2019

DeKalb Commissioner Jeff Rader Announces 2019 Committee Assignments

DECATUR, Ga.–Commissioner Jeff Rader announces the revised 2019 Board of Commissioners committee assignments:

First and Third Tuesdays (“Committee of the Whole” days)


Finance, Audit & Budget…

Jan 14th, 2019

DeKalb Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs to Host Meeting for Glen Emerald Lake Renovation Plan

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will host a renovation planning meeting for the Glen Emerald Lake and dam on Jan. 31, at 7 p.m., at Gresham…

Jan 14th, 2019

WorkSource DeKalb Announces Workforce Wednesday

DECATUR, Ga. – WorkSource DeKalb will host its “Workforce Wednesday” event on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, 2500 Clairmont Road, Atlanta…

Jan 14th, 2019

DeKalb Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Residential Sanitation Collection Schedule

DECATUR, Ga. – In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21, garbage, recyclable materials and yard trimmings collection for residential customers will run one day late through…

Jan 11th, 2019

DeKalb Planning and Sustainability Department to Plant Trees in East Atlanta

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County Department of Planning and Sustainability, along with Trees Atlanta and the East Atlanta Community Association will plant 20 trees on Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at…

Jan 11th, 2019

DeKalb County Public Library Named Library of the Year

DeKalb County Public Library Named Library of the Year

DECATUR, Ga. – The Georgia Public Library Service has named the DeKalb County Public Library as Georgia’s Public Library of the Year. DeKalb was recognized for offering public programming that…

Jan 10th, 2019

DeKalb County to Host 35th Annual MLK Celebration

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County will present its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration program, “King’s Vision: Humanity Tied in a Single Garment of Destiny,” Friday, Jan. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p…

Jan 9th, 2019

DeKalb SPLOST Funds Additional 50 Police Vehicles

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County Board of Commissioners has approved $1.86 million to purchase an additional 50 new patrol vehicles for DeKalb County Police Department. The funding was generated from the…

Jan 9th, 2019

West Nancy Creek Drive Water Main Repairs Completed

DECATUR, Ga.— Repairs to a six-inch water main on West Nancy Creek Drive have been completed.

DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management crews isolated the break and repaired the damage pipe.…