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Arline Chapman will seek a second term in November

Arline Chapman, who served on the Porterdale City Council for six years before being elected mayor in 2012, has announced she will run for mayor ...

August 28, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale to receive $500,000 in assistance from CDBG

The City of Porterdale is one of 78 Georgia communities who will receive a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Gov. Nathan deal announced.

August 25, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale considers adopting zoning overlay

As the City of Porterdale reviews potential subdivision and commercial development, Mayor Arline Chapman asked the Council at a work session on Aug. 11 to ...

August 15, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale considers adopting zoning overlay

As the City of Porterdale reviews potential subdivision and commercial development, Mayor Arline Chapman asked the Council at a work session on Aug. 11 to ...

August 13, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale millage rate stays the same in 2015

The tax millage rate for Porterdale will remain 17.910 for 2015, though revenues are expected to rise due to increased property values in the ...

August 04, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale won’t raise mill rate this year

Despite not having the city mill rate change for 2016, some residents of Porterdale will likely see an increase in their property taxes this year.

July 15, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale city council honors Scott for bravery during Magnet Bottle shooting

Two ordinances were approved and a Porterdale resident recognized for his action in the recent shooting at the Magnet Bottle Store in Conyers at the ...

July 09, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale to host tax increase public hearing

The City of Porterdale has tentatively adopted a millage rate that will require an increase in property taxes of 31.87%.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Porterdale


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Complaint filed against Foxworth in Porterdale

Porterdale resident Nancy Naya has filed a letter of complaint against Porterdale City Councilman Robert Foxworth after he allegedly threatened her at a recent council meeting.

September 10, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Porterdale


Council member, citizen spar over decisions

While Porterdale's work session on Thursday was business as usual, an eruption at the close of the meeting stirred emotions from a long brewing feud over the Community Assistance Relief Effort's ability to hold charitable events on city property and collect donations through residents' water bill.

August 29, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Porterdale


Reliving memories: Porterdale Reunion

Together again: Former and current Porterdale residents came together Saturday for the eighth annual Porterdale Reunion. Old photos and other memorabilia were on display, and residents and guests alike poured over them sharing stories. Copies of "Diary of a Cotton Mill Girl," written by Lucy Ivey Shaw, were available to buy, as were engraved bricks. There was also a bake sale, hosted by the Porterdale Woman's Club and a silent auction. Proceeds from all the sales will go toward renovating the Porterdale gym.

August 29, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Historic trees deemed to be safety hazard

The Porterdale City Council held a work session on Thursday to discuss several items, two of which will be action items for the council's Sep. 13 meeting.

August 29, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Porterdale


Come on down to Party-dale!

Porterdale is revved up and ready for the 2010 Porterdale Reunion. Each year since 2003, the City of Porterdale, The Porterdale Woman's Club and the Friends of Porterdale have sponsored this gathering, which has drawn in current and former Porterdale residents since the very first gathering.

August 25, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Aug. 23-28 declared “B.C. Crowell Week”

A single story couldn't contain the life of B.C. Crowell, and the leaders of Porterdale decided a single day just wasn't enough time to honor him. Porterdale paid tribute to one of its most famous sons Friday, when Mayor Bobby Hamby signed a proclamation declaring the upcoming week of Aug. 23-28 as "B.C. Crowell Week."

August 22, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Depot leased for summer library

Children in Porterdale who need a good book or two to read during the summer will have an opportunity to do so in 2011.

August 20, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Porterdale


Porterdale works to reduce utility bills

Porterdale City Council held a work session on Tuesday to discuss some issues that will help out residents of the city. In addition, the council announced they received an award from the U.S. Census Bureau for the hard work they provided in taking part in collecting data for the 2010 census.

August 15, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Porterdale


Porterdale hydro plant to house innovative business

More than 80 years after Bibb Manufacturing opened its Porter Hydro Plant, innovator Stephen Odom plans to use it to revolutionize the water filtration and production industry.

August 01, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale man arrested for selling prescription drugs

A man accused of selling drugs in Porterdale was arrested Saturday, due to the efforts of the city's newly-formed Porterdale Drug Enforcement Team.

July 28, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale approves 4 mill increase

Porterdale City Council members approved a 4 mill increase over the rollback rate to 17.518 at a special called meeting Tuesday night.

At Porterdale City Council's regular meeting Monday night several community residents braved torrential rain and lightning to voice their concerns about the millage rate hike during a public hearing.

July 14, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


The loyal gardener

Just a couple of months after opening to the public, the Newton County Community Garden is blooming into the beautiful manifestation envisioned by all involved.

July 14, 2010 | Sabatian Wee swee@covnews.com | Porterdale


Porterdale increases water/sewer rates, set to increase millage rate

At Porterdale City Council's regular meeting Monday night members voted to pass along an increase in wholesale water rates to town residents. Information about the new rates will go out in residents' next water bills. The council also approved lowering the minimum amount charged to 2,000 gallons from 3,000 gallons.

July 13, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Special events public drinking ordinance fails

The Porterdale City Council voted against an ordinance at a special called meeting Thursday that would have allowed restaurants with city serving permits to serve alcoholic beverages in publicly designated areas during city-sponsored festivals and events.

July 01, 2010 | By Sabastian Wee | Porterdale


Porterdale City Council discusses increasing millage rate up to 4 mills

On the heels of the Newton County Board of Commissioners approving a rollback millage rate to offset a budget shortfall, Porterdale City Council members discussed increasing the town's millage rate in order to continue offering services at the present level.

June 18, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


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