County Launches New Website

August 1, 2011

Need some information about your local government? Need to know about election precincts or voter registration details? How about your local emergency services? DeKalb County now has a web presence to answer all your questions with the recent launch of their new County Website. is your new online source for all DeKalb County, Tennessee, government and county operated services. The site has information on local schools, elected officials and offices, and even local churches, libraries, and organizations.

“I invite you to browse this website to learn more about DeKalb County government and the services we provide,” said County Mayor Mike Foster. “I hope you agree that DeKalb County a great place to live, work and play.”

Foster says the new website also highlights local businesses and industry, as well as the many tourist attractions in the area. “The website provides information on the several manufacturing plants and warehouse facilities that provide employment to so many of our residents. It also has information for visitors to our area. Local parks, marinas, the Jamboree, the DeKalb County Fair, and other attractions can be found on the site.”

The website also provides information on local services such as the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, the DeKalb Volunteer Fire Department, DeKalb EMS, and DeKalb E-911. Other information provided includes Solid Waste Management, the DeKalb Road Department, and DeKalb Senior Services.

“Our County government is committed to maintaining a high quality of life for all of our citizens,” Foster said. “I am proud of the dedicated employees who make our County run smoothly, and honored to serve the citizens of our County. Our taxpayers get a tremendous value. The Sheriffs' Department keeps us safe and secure. County workers keep our roads in good operating condition. Numerous other departments provide the necessary other programs and services to fulfill the requirements of our residents.”

The site also includes a link to the new ShopLocal website at The new site is designed to connect DeKalb County shoppers with local businesses in the area. ShopLocal has a directory of businesses that will include profiles of the companies, restaurant menus, photos, maps, and more.

Businesses will have the opportunity to showcase their products and services in their profiles, and they can also create an additional web page. The community is encouraged to shop locally for value, unique variety and personal service, all while supporting our own community because it really does make a huge difference.

Foster says was designed to provide information to local residents and promote everything the county has to offer to potential visitors. “DeKalb County attempts to provide all of these services in the most cost efficient and effective means possible, so that all our citizens can benefit from the services and programs the County offers. I hope you enjoy the website and find it a useful tool for finding information about the greatest county in Tennessee.”

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