Press Releases

January, 2021

Jan 4th, 2021


DeKalb Parks Announces First Participant to Complete Junior Ranger Program

A nine-year-old DeKalb County resident has become the  first participant to the Junior Ranger Program, created by the DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs. The…

Jan 3rd, 2021

 In Memory of Police Sgt. Daniel Mobley

Statement from DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond

“On behalf of the Board of Commissioners, the employees and residents of DeKalb County, I express our deepest sympathy and offer our prayers to the family and friends of Police Sgt. Daniel Mobley who…

December, 2020

Dec 23rd, 2020

Dekalb County

Judge Vincent Crawford Reappointed as Chief Judge of Juvenile Court

The Superior Court judges, under the leadership of Chief Judge Asha Jackson, has approved the reappointment of Judge Vincent Crawford as chief judge of Juvenile Court for another two-year term. The…

Dec 22nd, 2020

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DeKalb Launches Mobile Wellness Units to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

Today, DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond and Dr. S. Elizabeth Ford, district health director, announced the launch of two step vans funded with federal CARES Act money that will be owned and deployed by…

Dec 21st, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb Watershed Crews Complete Repairs to Damaged Fire Hydrant in Rock Springs Community

DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) crews have completed repairs to a 6-inch-diameter water pipe in the Rock Springs community which was damaged when a fire hydrant was hit by a…

Dec 21st, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb Announces ‘ReLeaf DeKalb’ Tree Planting Program

DeKalb homeowners will have an inexpensive option to add shade and beauty to their front yard this fall and winter.

Recently approved by the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners, ReLeaf DeKalb is a…

Dec 21st, 2020


Urban Libraries Council Recognizes DeKalb County Public Library for Library Innovation

The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) announced DeKalb County Public Library as an Innovations Initiative honorable mention award winner during the 2020 ULC Innovations Celebration held virtually on Dec…

Dec 21st, 2020

Dekalb County

Additional $4.6 Million Grant Provides DeKalb Funding for Personnel, PPE for Historic Runoff

DeKalb County has received an additional $4.6 million grant from the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), marking the second major award granted to the county’s elections office. The grant will…

Dec 21st, 2020

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DeKalb Announces Christmas and New Year’s Residential Sanitation Schedule

In observance of Christmas Day on Friday, Dec. 25, and New Year’s Day on Friday, Jan. 1, sanitation service for residential customers will be based on a normal collection schedule. There will be no…

Dec 21st, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections to Hold Special Called Meeting Dec. 22

The DeKalb Board of Registration and Elections will hold a special called meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, at 1 p.m. This meeting will be conducted via teleconference (Zoom). Simultaneous public…