Press Releases

August, 2020

Aug 14th, 2020

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DeKalb County: $119 Million Property Tax Cut on the Way

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County residential property owners will receive $119 million in property tax relief for 2020.

“DeKalb is committed to delivering high-quality services during this pandemic…

Aug 11th, 2020

Dekalb County

Seven Metro Atlanta Counties Partner with Be The Match to Bring Awareness to a Lifesaving Cure

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson is pleased to announce her partnership with Be The Match, a national marrow donor program, and several neighboring county officials…

Aug 11th, 2020

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DeKalb County Launches COVID-19 Small Business Loan Program

DECATUR, Ga. – Today, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved the DeKalb Better Business Loan Program, a partnership with local banks to provide financial relief to small DeKalb County…

Aug 11th, 2020

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DeKalb Parks to Serve School Lunch During Fall

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will remain as resource for students to pick up nutritional lunches during the fall until children return to school.

All nine recreation…

Aug 7th, 2020

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Sugar Creek Golf and Tennis to Reopen Aug. 10

DECATUR, Ga. – The DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will reopen Sugar Creek Golf and Tennis on Monday, Aug. 10, at 7:30 a.m., at 2706 Bouldercrest Road, Atlanta, GA…

Aug 7th, 2020

Joseph Cox

CEO Thurmond Appoints New Emergency Management Director

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond has appointed Joseph K. Cox, director of the DeKalb Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), effective July 25. He had been the acting DEMA director since…

Aug 7th, 2020

DeKalb Residents Encouraged to Donate Essential School Items During ‘Stuff the Bus’ Supply Drive

DeKalb Residents Encouraged to Donate Essential School Items During ‘Stuff the Bus’ Supply Drive

DECATUR, Ga. – This Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson will host a special event to ensure that DeKalb County students in need will have the necessary tools to succeed for…

Aug 7th, 2020

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DeKalb to Hold Second Virtual Master Plan Meeting for Rehoboth Property

DECATUR, Ga. – The DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will hold a second virtual community meeting to review upcoming park improvements for Rehoboth Park on Thursday,…

Aug 3rd, 2020

Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson

DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson to Honor DeKalb Lives Lost to COVID-19

Decatur, Ga. –DeKalb County District 5 Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson will host a virtual memorial for the more than 200 DeKalb residents who have lost their lives to COVID-19 since the beginning…

Aug 3rd, 2020

Larry Johnson

DeKalb Commissioner Larry Johnson to Host Virtual National Night Out

DECATUR, Ga.- DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson will host the first ever virtual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, 6 p.m.

All across the country, communities have observed the…