Press Releases

July, 2016

Nov 8th, 2016

Dekalb County

DeKalb County Recreation, Parks & Cultural Affairs Accepting Registration for Fall Soccer Season

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May announces Youth Fall Soccer registration is being held now until August 27. The program is designed to instill skill development, fitness and team…

Jan 9th, 2017

DeKalb County Recreation, Parks & Cultural Affairs to Hold Youth Fall Cross Country Registration

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May announces Youth Fall Cross Country registration is being held now until Sept. 17. The program is designed to instill in kids a passion for running and…

Aug 8th, 2016

Dekalb County

Lou Walker Senior Center to reopen hair salon, barbershop

Celebration scheduled for July 29

DECATUR, GA. – The Lou Walker Senior Center (LWSC), located at 2538 Panola Road, Lithonia, is celebrating the reopening of its hair salon and barbershop, Friday,…

Aug 8th, 2016

Dekalb County

Eagle Scout Beautifies Fisher Trail Park

DECATUR, GA. – Fisher Trail Park is now more accessible and aesthetically pleasing thanks to the volunteer work of a local Eagle Scout.

Eagle Scout Spencer Tomlinson has made various improvements to…

Aug 8th, 2016

Dekalb County

Olympian Talks to Youth about Gun Violence, Reaching Dreams

DECATUR, GA. – Kristi Castlin, a 2016 track-and-field Olympian, talked to youth at a local recreation center about gun violence and fulfilling their dreams.

“Hard work, work ethics, sacrifice--all…

Aug 8th, 2016

Dekalb County

DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management Repairs 48-Inch Water Transmission Main Damaged by Contractor

DECATUR, Ga. – The Department of Watershed Management (DWM) recently repaired a 48-inch water transmission main that was damaged by the work of a contractor. 

On July 14, a contractor was…

Nov 8th, 2016

Dekalb County

DeKalb County Urges Residents to Conserve Water in Wake of Drought Conditions

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County is urging residents to conserve water as metro Atlanta faces unusually dry conditions this year.

According to the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning…

Aug 5th, 2016

Dekalb County

Interim CEO Announces Police Body Camera Purchase - Commissioners approve $738K purchase from Decatur company

DECATUR, Ga.— DeKalb County Police officers soon will be equipped with state-of-the-art body cameras.

On June 28, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners awarded a $737,724 contract to Utility…

Aug 5th, 2016

Dekalb County

DeKalb Firefighters Volunteer at Burn Victims’ Camp

DECATUR, Ga. - Each year DeKalb County Fire Rescue personnel volunteer at the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation’s Camp OO-U-La for young burn victims.

Camp OO-U-La, which began in the early 1980s…

Aug 5th, 2016

Dekalb County

DeKalb Workforce Receives $12K AT&T Grant - Group competing for another $8K in Twitter contest

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb Workforce Development has received a $12,000 contribution from the AT&T Aspire initiative to promote careers in digital media.

To compete against eight finalists for…