Press Releases

October, 2019

Oct 3rd, 2019

Dekalb County

DeKalb Police Offer $5,000 Reward

Tucker, Ga. – On Oct. 3, 2019, a four-year-old girl was struck by a stray bullet at her home on Eastwyck Road in Decatur.

 

“The entire DeKalb County community is appalled by this senseless…

Oct 3rd, 2019

Mirtha V. Ramos

CEO Thurmond Appoints New Police Chief

DECATUR, Ga. – Today, DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond appointed Mirtha V. Ramos as chief of the DeKalb County Police Department, effective Nov. 4, 2019. Ramos will be responsible for leading…

Oct 2nd, 2019

Dekalb County

DeKalb Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson Raises $5,000 to Fight Sex Trafficking in DeKalb

DECATUR, Ga. – On Tuesday, Oct, 1, 2019, DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson announced a $5,000 grant in support of Tabitha’s House, an organization focused on eradicating teen sex…

Oct 2nd, 2019

Dekalb County

DeKalb Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson Announces October Town Hall Meetings

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County District 5 Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson will hold an October Town Hall Series, titled “Protecting Our Right to Vote.”  

Topics discussed in the two-meeting…

Oct 2nd, 2019

youth commissioners

DeKalb Welcomes New Youth Commission Members

DECATUR, Ga. – The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners recently inducted new members to the DeKalb County Youth Commission, a year-long leadership program designed to educate high school students…

September, 2019

Sep 30th, 2019

Dekalb County

DeKalb Cooperative Extension Announces Building the Perfect Soil Class

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County Cooperative Extension will host a "Building the Perfect Soil” workshop on Oct. 8, from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. at the DeKalb County Extension Office Training Room, located at…

Oct 1st, 2019

Dekalb County

Recreation, Parks and Culture Affairs Encourages Park Safety During Fall Season

DECATUR, Ga. – The DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs urges patrons to use park fire safety this season at all county parks.

With the end-of-summer dry conditions, it…

Sep 30th, 2019

Dekalb County

DeKalb County Parks to Host iFit in the Park Fitness Festival

DECATUR, Ga. –  DeKalb Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will host an iFit in the Park Fitness Festival on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mason Mill Recreation Center, located…

Sep 27th, 2019

Dekalb County

Scott Boulevard Water Main Replacement Project Update

DECATUR, Ga. – Jordan Lane remains closed to through-traffic to accommodate construction of the Scott Boulevard Water Main Replacement Project, which includes the upsizing of nearly 2,400 feet of…

Sep 25th, 2019

Dekalb County

DeKalb to Host Fall Household Hazardous Waste Event

DECATUR, Ga. – The DeKalb County Sanitation Division will host a household hazardous waste recycling event Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, from 8 a.m. – noon, at the Sanitation Division’s Central Transfer…