Press Releases

May, 2019

May 1st, 2019


DeKalb, STAND Inc. to Host Third Annual National Opioid Summit

DECATUR, Ga. – With a focus on education, advocacy and proactive solutions to combat what may be America’s worst drug crisis, DeKalb Commissioner Larry Johnson and STAND Inc. Executive Director…

May 3rd, 2019


DeKalb to Host Bike Safety Rodeo

DECATUR, Ga. –DeKalb County will host a bike safety rodeo on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wade Walker Park YMCA, 5605 Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain, GA.

DeKalb students are…

May 1st, 2019


DeKalb Youth Commission Accepting Applications

DECATUR, Ga. – The Office of Youth Services is currently accepting applicants for the 2019 DeKalb County Youth Commission. 

The Youth Commission is a leadership program that provides youth with…

April, 2019

Apr 30th, 2019

Joseph "Jack" H. Lumpkin

DeKalb’s Public Safety Director to Serve as Interim Police Chief

DECATUR, Ga. – Today, DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond announced the selection of Joseph “Jack” H. Lumpkin as the county’s interim police chief. Lumpkin currently serves as DeKalb’s deputy chief…

Apr 29th, 2019

Dekalb County

DeKalb Fire Rescue to Install 300 Smoke Alarms

DECATUR, GA. − In partnership with the American Red Cross, the DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department is hosting Sound the Alarm, a public service event to install free smoke alarms. During the event,…

Apr 26th, 2019


DeKalb Celebrates Older Americans Month

DECATUR, Ga. – The DeKalb County Human Services Department will kick off Older Americans Month with the opening ceremony of the 33rd Annual DeKalb County Senior Olympic Games on Wednesday, May 1,…

Apr 26th, 2019

Repairs made to water main break of Winters Chapel Road

Water Main Break Repaired

DECATUR, Ga. — DeKalb Watershed crews have repaired a break on a large water main off Winters Chapel Road near Doraville.

The break was discovered around 2 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, after a…

Apr 25th, 2019

Dekalb County

Water Main Break to be Repaired Later Today

DECATUR, Ga.— DeKalb Watershed crews are preparing a break on large water main off of Winters Chapel Road near Doraville.

This morning, a contractor damaged a valve on a 48-inch transmission main at…

Apr 25th, 2019

Dekalb County

Water Main Break Causing Reduced Pressure, Brown Water

DECATUR, Ga.—A large water main break off of Winters Chapel Road near Doraville is causing reduced water pressure in the area.

A contractor damaged a valve on a 48-inch transmission main at the…

Apr 22nd, 2019

Dekalb County

Watershed to Host Community Open House April 25

DECATUR, Ga. – The DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management (DWM) will host a community open house on Thursday, April 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Briarwood Recreation Center in Brookhaven…