Category: DeKalb


DECATUR, Ga.—After becoming the victim of an international cyberattack in March 2020, DeKalb County announced today that it will reopen the application process for its Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition next week. “This cyberattack will not deter us from fulfilling our mission of providing rental assistance to the tenants and landlords who have been negatively impacted by […]


Photos by Darold Honore LITHONIA, GA — DeKalb County Police Department held a graduation for 25 police recruits today (June 11) at the Lithonia City Park & Amphitheater. The graduates (Class 125) completed 24 weeks of intense training, in addition to learning DeKalb County Government protocols. DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond, Public Safety Director Joseph “Jack” Lumpkin […]


  DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond will announce the next steps for the Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition program, initiated in February 2021 to provide financial relief to DeKalb renters threatened by eviction and landlords facing revenue losses—both due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thurmond will host a news conference on Monday, June 14, 10 a.m. the Maloof […]


Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson     DECATUR, GA—Discover DeKalb has retained C.H. Johnson Consulting Inc. to engage in a comprehensive market analysis for the feasibility of a new event and hospitality epicenter, which may include a convention/conference center, performing arts center, and hotel. Johnson Consulting will be joined by TVS Design, an Atlanta-based architecture and design […]


DECATUR, GA— Beginning Saturday, June 5, the DeKalb County Board of Health will modify hours at its Doraville and Stonecrest COVID-19 vaccination sites. On Saturday, the COVID-19 vaccination site at the Doraville MARTA station will be closed due to the COVID-19 vaccination and food distribution event to be held at four locations throughout the county. Also beginning […]


The DeKalb County Board of Health is partnering with three community organizations to provide farmers market vouchers through the Healthy Bucks voucher program – the Diabetes “You Can Win” Foundation, Inc., Lithonia Head Start, and the Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc. Healthy Bucks, modeled after a similar program in New York City, offers incentives for community members to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables and participate in nutrition education. […]

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