Michael Thurmond

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Operation Clean Sweep underway, 50 tons of debris cleared from county curbs first day

Muck, gunk, debris and all that stuff that have been caked up along DeKalb County curbs are getting the boot. Operation Clean Sweep, which kicked off March 11, began chiseling away the built-up debris that DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond says blocks the flow of storm water into county drains and contributes to standing water on the roads leading to potholes and other issues.

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Budget includes water fixes, street sweepers

DeKalb’s water woes and its long-standing litter problems are among the fixes that will be made by the county’s 2017 budget, approved Feb, 28 by the DeKalb Board of Commissioners.

DeKalb CEO seeks last-minute budget amendment to fix water woes

DeKalb’s water billing woes are so vast, county CEO Michael Thurmond is asking the Board of Commissioners to consider an amendment to his proposed $1.3 billion budget for 2017 when the board meets to adopt it on Tuesday morning.Thurmond would not say how big a change it will be but he told commissioners that water issue “ is the most critical crisis facing our county today

Water/sewer customers can cut costs through Wastewater Retainage Credit Program

Residential and commercial customers can save money on their sewer service through a new initiative adopted by DeKalb County government.

CEO Thurmond proposes $1.3 billion operating budget for 2017

DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond’s proposed 2017 budget is the same $1.3 billion as the 2016 budget. There is no tax increase but Thurmond said fee or tax increases cannot be completely ruled out.

Four days of celebrations for Thurmond

DeKalb County CEO-elect Michael Thurmond will take the oath of office on Jan. 13 in a Honorary Swearing-In Ceremony and Reception at the Manuel Maloof Auditorium. The 4 to 6:30 p.m. event is part of four days of events that include receptions, an ecumenical prayer breakfast, an inaugural gala, and an Atonement, Healing and Restoration Service.

James, Boston amass hefty war chests in district attorney race

District Attorney Robert James has set a new DeKalb record for the most contributions ever raised for a DA race.

Thurmond is expected to announce run for DeKalb CEO

Former DeKalb School Superintendent Michael Thurmond is expected to announce this week that he will seek the office of DeKalb CEO.