Press Releases

December, 2019

Dec 26th, 2019

Dekalb County

DeKalb CEO Proposes Second Annual Two-Percent Cost-of-Living Increase for Retirees

DEKALB, Ga. – For the second consecutive year, DeKalb County retirees and beneficiaries could receive a two-percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA).

Approximately 11,000 retirees and beneficiaries…

Dec 20th, 2019

Dekalb County

DeKalb-Peachtree Airport Expects Traffic Increase Due to Peach Bowl

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK) is preparing for an increase in operations Dec. 26-29 due to the NCAA Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl game scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 28, at Mercedes Benz…

Dec 20th, 2019

Dekalb County

DeKalb to Hold a Community Meeting for Hairston Park

DECATUR, Ga. — The DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will hold a community meeting to review upcoming park improvements for Hairston Park. The meeting will be held on…

Dec 19th, 2019

Dekalb County

Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson to Host Countywide Voting Town Hall

DECATUR, Ga. – The state of Georgia will be replacing all of its voting machines by the March 24 presidential primary with a new voting system. In the wake of this change, DeKalb County Commissioner…

Dec 19th, 2019

Dekalb County

DeKalb County Commissioners Introduce Resolution for Voter Approved Ethics Code

DECATUR, Ga. – A resolution was introduced at the DeKalb Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 that urges the DeKalb Delegation to adopt the same Ethics Code previously approved by…

Dec 11th, 2019

Dekalb County

DeKalb Announces Christmas Residential Sanitation Collection Schedule

DECATUR, Ga. – In observance of Christmas Day on Wednesday, Dec. 25, sanitation service for residential customers will be based on the following collection schedule:

Monday, Dec. 23 – Normal…

Dec 10th, 2019

Dekalb County

DeKalb Winter Break Mini Camp Starts Dec. 23

DECATUR, Ga. — DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will offer a Winter Break Day Camp, Dec. 23 – 31 and Jan. 2 - 3, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Camp will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 in…

Dec 5th, 2019

public safety

DeKalb CEO Proposes Public Safety Pay Increase

Today, DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond recommended to the county Board of Commissioners a four-percent public safety salary increase. Included in the Fiscal Year 2020 budget proposal, the raise…

Dec 4th, 2019

Dekalb County

DeKalb-Peachtree Airport Expects Traffic Increase Due to SEC Championship

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK) is preparing for an increase in operations Dec. 5-8 due to the NCAA SEC Championship game scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, at Mercedes Benz Stadium in…

Dec 4th, 2019

Dekalb County

DeKalb Police Awarded $39,600 H.E.A.T. Enforcement Grant

DECATUR, Ga. – The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has announced that the DeKalb County Police Department has received a Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic grant for the 2020 grant…