Press Releases

August, 2021

Aug 19th, 2021

Dekalb County

John Lewis Commemorative Taskforce to Kick Off Campaign for New Memorial

The John Lewis Commemorative Taskforce will host a virtual kickoff event at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19, to celebrate the launch of a campaign to raise funds for a new memorial to Congressman John…

Aug 17th, 2021

Dekalb County

DeKalb Announces Possible Sanitation Collection Delays Due to Tropical Storm Fred

Servicing for all customers to be completed by week’s end

Due to Tropical Storm Fred, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division may experience sanitation service delays for Tuesday, Wednesday and…

Aug 16th, 2021

Dekalb County

Tropical Storm Fred Could Result in Sewer Overflows and Spills

Public encouraged to report as soon as possible

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for DeKalb County and is predicting two to five inches of rain tonight through Wednesday…

Aug 14th, 2021

Dominique Wilkins & Dikembe Motumbo

NBA Legends Dikembe Mutombo and Dominique Wilkins Encourage Vaccinations in DeKalb

NBA legends Dikembe Mutombo and Dominique Wilkins are at South DeKalb Mall where hundreds of people are receiving COVID-19 vaccinations during an event sponsored by DeKalb County Government today.…

Aug 13th, 2021


DeKalb County Marshal Appointed as State Director for the National Constables and Marshals Association

National Constables and Marshals Association announced the appointment of Chief Marshal William J. Taylor as state director for Georgia, effective Aug. 13, for a two-year term.

Headquartered in…

Aug 13th, 2021

Dekalb County

DeKalb Voter Alert: Voters Can Request Absentee Ballot Beginning Aug. 16 for the November General Elections

DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections (VRE) is reminding voters that absentee ballots can be requested beginning Monday, Aug. 16, for the November General Election.

To request an absentee ballot,…

Aug 13th, 2021

Dekalb County

Peachcrest Road Water Infrastructure Replacement Project Scheduled for Aug. 17

Construction to repair 16-inch water valve

On Tuesday, Aug. 17, DeKalb County and its contractors will repair a leaking 16-inch water line on Peachcrest Road between Maplehurst Drive and Columbia…

Aug 12th, 2021

Dekalb County

DeKalb Offers $100 for Vaccinations at South DeKalb Mall on Saturday, Aug. 14

Free COVID-19 testing will be available

Eligible residents will receive $100 prepaid debit cards during a COVID-19 vaccination and testing event on Saturday, Aug. 14.

From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., DeKalb…

Aug 12th, 2021

Dekalb County

DeKalb County Ethics Board to Meet Aug. 19

The DeKalb County Board of Ethics will conduct a board meeting on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 6 p.m.

The meeting will be held via Zoom at Join by phone…

Aug 11th, 2021

Dekalb County

Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson Allocates $600,000 to Help DeKalb Residents Stay in Homes

Eviction forbearance funding allocated to NAACP DeKalb, Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda, and First African Community Development Corporation

On Aug. 10, the DeKalb County Board of…