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Posted on: June 16, 2021

DeKalb Police Annual Report Released

DeKalb Police Chief David Byrd delivers the department's annual report on June 14.

The DeKalb Police Department is working to attract diverse recruits and is adding a second full-time social worker.
Delivering the department’s annual report on Monday, Police Chief David Byrd (in photo) told the City Council that the department&...
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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Cooling Centers Available

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These locations are available as cool centers during hot weather.

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Sump Pump Assistance Program Launched

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The sump pump assistance program will reimburse homeowners up to $3,000 or 50% of the cost, whichever is less, for the remedy of illegal sump pump installations.

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Emergency Housing Vouchers Available

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Public Notice

Through the American Rescue Plan, the Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb (HACD) has been allocated a nominal amount of Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV). The population eligible to receive these vouchers are limited and managed through ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

DeKalb Expanding Bus Service to Large Employers

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Expansion improves access to job opportunities.

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

DeKalb Officeholders Sworn In

Mayor Cohen Barnes gives high fives to family members after taking the oath of office.

DeKalb’s new mayor is pledging to continue the momentum that is happening in the City.

After taking the oath of office last (Monday) night, Cohen Barnes shook hands with outgoing Mayor Jerry Smith.

“I’ve said this to this City Council, over the last couple ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Water Quality Report Available

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Go to https://www.cityofdekalb.com/DocumentCenter/View/12461/Water-Quality-Report to view your annual Water Quality Report. 

This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water during 2020.  To r...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

New Police Chief Sworn In

DeKalb Police Chief David Byrd is sworn in by Judge Ron Matekaitis

David Byrd has joined his new police family in DeKalb.

Byrd was sworn in Monday as DeKalb’s new police chief by DeKalb County Circuit Court Judge Ron Matekaitis, and Byrd’s mother pinned his badge to his new DeKalb Police uniform.

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

DeKalb Business Adds Incentive to Paint-A-Plug Program

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A DeKalb business is stepping forward to offer an incentive to community members who want to help beautify the City by taking part in the Paint-A-Plug program.

The DeKalb Citizens’ Community Enhancement Commission (CCEC) is pleased to announce an...

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