Category: DeKalb

November 17, 2021

  DECATUR, GA– The DeKalb County Board of Health will hold its regularly scheduled meeting via teleconference on Nov. 18, beginning at 3 p.m. Public access to the video conference can be established through the following methods: Zoom Video: | Meeting ID: 853 5814 5064 / Passcode: 286796 Zoom Audio: 301-715-8592, Meeting ID 853 5814 5064, Passcode: 286796 Agenda items for the meeting include: Approval […]

November 17, 2021

  DEKALB COUNTY, 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 2022 grant season. Referred to as the H.E.A.T. grant, the DeKalb County Police Department’s award totals $ $43,012. The DeKalb County Police Department’s H.E.A.T. Unit […]

November 16, 2021

  The Salem Middle School Lions are celebrating their victory as DeKalb County’s 2021 Middle School Football Champions. The Lions went down to the last play to hold off the Stephenson Jaguars 6-0 and win the  championship on Nov. 6 at Avondale Stadium. The school congratulated the team for its victory and Charles “CJ” Harrisfor winning […]

November 16, 2021

    Employees to receive $300 for COVID-19 vaccinations and $200 for flu vaccinations   DECATUR, GA—Today, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved CEO Michael Thurmond’s proposal to give DeKalb County Government employees $500 in incentives for COVID-19 and flu vaccinations. “These incentives are important tools as we continue to chip away at […]

November 15, 2021

Pictured: Revonda Cosby, executive director of Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance, speaks with stakeholders during the Nov. 14 community engagement session in Lithonia. Photo by Glenn L. Morgan/   LITHONIA—Dozens of people attended the Nov. 14 community engagement session, which was held at the site of the historic Bruce Street School ruins, DeKalb County’s first […]

November 15, 2021

Renee Cail, President of CHASE   STONECREST,GA— DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Tangela Barrie has ruled in favor of Citizens for a Healthy and Safe Environment (CHASE) by striking Metro Green’s claims against the group, holding that they amount to a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP). SLAPP suits effectively prevent citizens and community groups from speaking […]

November 10, 2021

Advance Voting Nov. 17 –24, Election Day is Nov. 30 DECATUR, GA—The DeKalb Board of Voter Registration and Elections (DeKalb BRE) recently approved details for the upcoming runoff election, scheduled for Nov. 30, and for the designated advance voting period, scheduled for Nov. 17 – Nov. 24. DeKalb is hosting a number of runoff contests […]

November 9, 2021

  DECATUR, GA—DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond has proposed to the Board of Commissioners a $500 DeKalb Employee Vaccinations incentive. “These $500 in incentives would help promote a healthier, safer county workforce as we face the looming possibility of a COVID-19 and flu ‘twindemic,’” Thurmond said Thurmond proposed a $300 incentive for county employees who […]

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