Press Releases

July, 2021

Jul 30th, 2021

South McDonough Street Lane Closure Begins Aug. 2

South McDonough Street Lane Closure Begins Aug. 2

Construction to repair 272 linear feet of aging sewer pipe

On Aug. 2, a portion of the northbound lane along South McDonough Street, between Hill Street and Griffin Circle, will be closed from 9…

Jul 27th, 2021

Dekalb County

DeKalb Department of Innovation & Technology Ranked No. 2 in Nation

National organization recognizes innovative COVID-19 response

DeKalb County Government has won national recognition as a leader in the innovative use of technology for the fifth consecutive year,…

Jul 26th, 2021

vaccination

CEO Thurmond: Offering $50 Debit Cards for Vaccinations a Major Success

Incentive increased vaccinations by 48 percent over previous event

DeKalb County vaccinated 185 people against the deadly COVID-19 virus and gave each a $50 prepaid debit card during its monthly…

Jul 21st, 2021

Dekalb County

DeKalb to Offer $50 Debit Cards for Vaccinations

DeKalb County Government is giving away $50 prepaid debit cards as incentives for the first 300 people receiving COVID-19 vaccinations July 24 during the county’s monthly food distribution.…

Jul 21st, 2021

Dekalb County

Commissioner Steve Bradshaw to Host Community Breakfast Meeting

Commissioner Steve Bradshaw will host his third Quarterly in the Fourth Community Breakfast meeting for 2021 on Saturday, July 24, via Zoom.

“Although we are meeting virtually, I am pleased that we…

Jul 19th, 2021

Food distribution

DeKalb County Announces Back-to-School Food Distribution

COVID-19 vaccinations available at three locations

DeKalb County will host a back-to-school food distribution for 3,500 families on Saturday, July 24.

DeKalb residents will have the opportunity to…

Jul 15th, 2021

Dekalb County

DeKalb County Earns National Awards for Senior and Youth Virtual Programs

DeKalb County’s Senior Center Without Walls: Virtual Village and DeKalb Virtual Career Academy have been recognized with Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The…

Jul 14th, 2021

Dekalb County

DeKalb Board of Commissioners Presiding Officer Steve Bradshaw and School Board Chair Vickie B. Turner to Host Back-to-School Event

DeKalb Board of Commissioners Presiding Officer Steve Bradshaw and School Board Chair Vickie B. Turner will host a Back-to-School Event on Saturday, July 17, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Clarkston…

Jul 14th, 2021

Dekalb County

Positive Rabies Case Reported in DeKalb County

Fox captured in the Turner Hill Road area of Stonecrest

DECATUR, Ga. — On July 10, 2021, a fox was captured in the Turner Hill Road area of Stonecrest and later tested positive for rabies.

The fox…

Jul 13th, 2021

Dekalb County

DeKalb Public Safety Employees to Receive $3,000 Bonus

CEO Thurmond: Bonus rewards ‘service, dedication and commitment’  

Today, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved CEO Michael Thurmond’s proposed $3,000 one-time Protect and Serve…