Press Releases

July, 2020

Jul 14th, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb Board of Registration and Elections to Hold Special Meeting July 16

DECATUR, Ga.– The DeKalb Board of Registration and Elections will hold a special called meeting on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 4 p.m. for the purpose of conducting its normal monthly business.


Jul 15th, 2020

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DeKalb Partners with Atlanta Food Bank and Local Churches for Food Distribution Events

DECATUR — On Friday and Saturday, DeKalb County Government will partner with Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) along with Antioch AME, Welcome Friend Baptist and New Birth Missionary Baptist…

Jul 13th, 2020

Dekalb County

South Candler Street Lane Closures Continue July 15

DECATUR, Ga. – On Wednesday, July 15, lane closures are set to begin for sections of the northbound and southbound lanes along South Candler Street, between East Pharr Road and Park Drive, from 9 a.m…

Jul 13th, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb County Police Announces 2020 Citizens’ Academy

DECATUR, Ga.– Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 DeKalb County Police Department’s Citizens’ Academy.

This is an opportunity for DeKalb County residents to learn how their police…

Jul 9th, 2020

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DeKalb Records 99 Percent Drop in Sewer Spill Volume in Second Quarter

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County saw a 99 percent drop in sewer spill volume in the second quarter of 2020.

The total spill volume dropped from 20 million gallons in the first quarter of 2020 to 178,097…

Jul 8th, 2020

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Section of Silvastone Drive to be Closed July 10

DECATUR, Ga. –Silvastone Drive NE, between Briarlake Road and Silvapine Trail NE, will be closed to through traffic Friday, July 10, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., to facilitate the crane removal of a…

Jul 7th, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb Receives Federal Funding to Feed More Seniors

DeKalb Receives Federal Funding to Feed More Seniors


DECATUR, Ga.—The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved acceptance of a $345,000 grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)…

Jul 7th, 2020

Dekalb County

Airport Advisory Board to Meet July 13

DECATUR, Ga. – The DeKalb-Peachtree Airport Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 13, at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom at…

Jul 7th, 2020

Dekalb County

DeKalb Parks Facilities, Playgrounds and Programs Remain Closed

DECATUR, Ga. – Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, DeKalb County’s swimming pools, playgrounds and fitness stations remain closed, as well as Sugar Creek Golf and Tennis Center and…

Jul 2nd, 2020


DeKalb Sounds the Alarm about Rising COVID-19 Infections

DECATUR, Ga.— DeKalb County will activate the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) warning system to alert residents and visitors to the “imminent threat” posed by the increasing number of…