Press Releases

November, 2020

Nov 9th, 2020


DeKalb Announces Early Voting Dates, Times for 5th Congressional District Special Election Runoff

DECATUR, Ga.—DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections (DeKalb VRE) has announced early voting dates and times for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District special election runoff between Kwanza Hall and…

Nov 9th, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb Announces Veterans Day Sanitation Schedule

In observance of Veterans Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11, garbage, recyclable materials and yard trimmings collection for residential customers will be based on a revised collection schedule as…

Nov 4th, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb County Elections Update

DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections (VRE) has resumed the processing of absentee ballots and will immediately post updated, unofficial election results on as they are…

Nov 3rd, 2020

Dekalb County

Voting Hours Extended for Two DeKalb Polling Places

DeKalb Superior Court Judge Courtney L. Johnson has signed an order approving a petition by the Board of Registration and Elections to extend voting for two DeKalb County polling places that opened…

October, 2020

Oct 30th, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson Appropriates $1,000,000 to Help District 5 Families and Increase Awareness about COVID - 19

DeKalb County District 5 Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson has appropriated $1,000,000 to aid families who have been impacted by the COVID - 19 pandemic. Allocations have been made to community-based…

Oct 30th, 2020

Food distribution

CEO Thurmond: Food Insecurity a Growing Crisis in DeKalb

DeKalb County Government continues to fight food insecurity during a monthly food distribution event scheduled for this weekend.

“Food insecurity is a growing crisis in DeKalb County,” said DeKalb…

Oct 29th, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb Road Crews Responding to Fallen Trees

The following roads in DeKalb currently have fallen trees affecting traffic as of Oct. 29 at 11:30 a.m.

           Wesley Chapel @ Covington Hwy.

Redan Rd @…

Oct 29th, 2020

Dekalb County

Power Fluctuations Causing Temporary Low Water Pressure  

Some DeKalb County water customers may experience temporary water pressure decreases due to power fluctuations and outages at county pump stations.

Strong winds from Tropical Storm Zeta have knocked…

Oct 28th, 2020

Dekalb County

Hurricane Zeta Could Result in Sewer Overflows and Spills

The National Weather Service is predicting significant rainfall today and Thursday, and because the ground is already saturated, the runoff from these storms could result in sewer overflows and…

Oct 23rd, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs Earns National Accreditation

Today, DeKalb Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs joins the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies across the country by earning accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park…