Press Releases

June, 2020

Jun 23rd, 2020

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DeKalb Announces Independence Day Residential Sanitation Collection Schedule

No change in collection service

DECATUR, Ga. – In observance of Independence Day on Friday, July 3, the DeKalb County Sanitation Division’s administrative and residential field collection operations…

Jun 18th, 2020

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DeKalb County Announces COVID-19 Grant Support Program for Nonprofits

DeKalb County is allocating $1 million for a nonprofit based grant program to assist residents that have an immediate need for overdue rent, mortgage assistance, utility assistance, food or other…

Jun 17th, 2020

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DeKalb Partners with Atlanta Community Food Bank for Food Distribution Events

On Friday, DeKalb County Government will partner with Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB), the City of Clarkston, Positive Peering Inc. and First African Community Development Corporation to provide 1…

Jun 19th, 2020

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DeKalb Announces Proposed Property Tax Increase

The DeKalb County Governing Authority today announces its intention to increase 2020 property taxes this year by 7.13 percent over the rollback millage rate.

DeKalb County has seven separate tax…

Jun 12th, 2020

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DeKalb County Police Chief to Host Community Q&A

DeKalb County Police Chief Mirtha V. Ramos will host a Virtual Community Q&A at 6 p.m., Sunday, June14, on the department’s Facebook page. 

Questions or concerns can be submitted on the…

Jun 12th, 2020

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DeKalb Launches Youth Virtual Village Platform

The DeKalb County Human Services Department announces the launch of its Youth Services Virtual Village, an online platform bringing resources, programs and activities to children and youth living in…

Jun 12th, 2020

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DeKalb Senate Delegation Supports Frontline Pay for 1,000 Poll Workers

Thursday, June 11, the DeKalb County Senate Delegation voted unanimously to ask DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond to provide frontline pay to 1,000 DeKalb County poll workers.

CEO Thurmond immediately…

Jun 5th, 2020

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DeKalb County Magistrate Court Criminal Division Goes 100 Percent Virtual

DeKalb Chief Magistrate Berryl A. Anderson announced today that in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, she has taken additional steps toward protecting the health and safety of employees and law…

Jun 4th, 2020

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DeKalb Partners with State Agriculture Department to Give Away 2,400 Boxes of Produce and Sausage

DeKalb County Government continues to mitigate food insecurity with a second monthly food distribution event scheduled for this weekend.

On Saturday, June 6, the county will host three drive-thru…

Jun 2nd, 2020

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Registration Now Open for DeKalb Police Athletic League Virtual Summer Camp

Registration is now open for the inaugural DeKalb County Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) Plus Unit Virtual Summer Academy. The free program, created for youth ages 5-18, will run June 8 to July 31, 9…