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Porterdale votes against bank kiosk in park parking lot

Porterdale's city council put the kibosh on having a bank kiosk in Yellow River Park's gravel parking lot off Main Street.

September 27, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

Yellow River Jam welcomes paddlers from around the state

When the Georgia Conservancy announced it would be hosting a paddle through Newton County on the Yellow River, it seemed like a good idea to ...

September 22, 2015 | By Sandra L. Brands | Porterdale

Work session looks at ways to made Porterdale a visitor's destination

Ideas flew at the Porterdale City Council work session Tuesday night as the mayor, the city council, several village staff members and community leaders worked ...

September 10, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

CARE fish fry raises money for scholarships

Fish will be frying Saturday, Sept. 12, at the CARE fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Porterdale Bar and Grill, 52 ...

September 09, 2015 | Sandra L. Brands | Porterdale

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


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Archive By Section - Porterdale

Are you ready for a TUBACHRISTMAS?

While some may be dreaming of a white Christmas, Porterdale is tuning up for another TUBACHRISTMAS.

December 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Porterdale holds first reading of budget

Council members in the City of Porterdale held their first reading of the tentative budget for fiscal year 2014 Monday night.

December 03, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale

Stephen King movie could be filmed in Porterdale

The newest Stephen King-inspired horror film, "The Cell," could be filming in Porterdale in early 2014.

November 23, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

Porterdale homes tour to be Dec. 5

Ever wondered what some of the historic mill homes in Porterdale look like on the inside?

November 23, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale

Porterdale gets road repair help

Porterdale's Riverfront Road is getting a facelift, thanks in part to the Newton County Board of Commissioners.

November 14, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale

'Bountiful' filming in Porterdale

Porterdale is now a mid-'50s town in Texas.

November 07, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale

Clearing Porterdale’s river trails

State Forester Beryl Budd, community leaders and interested citizens pose in front of the new mobile bush hog being demonstrated by the Georgia Forestry Commission in Porterdale Wednesday. The machine will be used to cut underbrush along the river trails as well as clearing hazardous undergrowth that poses a fire hazard to structures in the community.

November 07, 2013 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Newton Newsflash

Porterdale Mayor Arline Chapman has been appointed to the executive board of the Georgia Urban Forestry Council (GUFC).

October 31, 2013 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Porterdale fundraiser for PVFD

The Porterdale Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Fall Festival Fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, to raise money for the station.

October 17, 2013 | Hunter Terrell | Porterdale

Big plans for Porterdale

A bustling river recreation and park scene, fish fry restaurants and sports bars, beer festivals, downtown movie showings and homage to the city's history: Porterdale's city officials have big plans for their city, and new Downtown Director Teri Haler is responsible for pushing the agenda forward.

August 31, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

Porterdale poised to lower millage rate

While other cities and Newton County have raised their millage rates, the Porterdale City Council is actually planning to lower its rate, a move it hopes will help counteract the water rate increase it had to implement earlier this year.

July 30, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

Porterdale moves fireworks to Sat.

Because of weather forecasts that mention the possibility of severe weather, the City of Porterdale is postponing its planned Fourth of July festivities until Saturday, July 6.

July 01, 2013 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Porterdale to get boat ramp, kayak launch

Kayak, canoe and boating access to the Yellow River near Porterdale will soon become much easier.

June 29, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

Floods bring trash to river banks

Yellow River Water Trail volunteers spent several hours both Thursday and Friday attempting to clean up the trash accumulation in the Yellow River and under the Porterdale Bridge, following the recent floods of the river.

March 09, 2013 | Hayley Williams | Porterdale

St. Patrick’s coming to Porterdale

Porterdale's March 16 Saint Patrick's Day parade will start at Porterdale Baptist Church and end downtown in a Hemlock Street party with battling pro wrestlers, country music, food, inflatable bouncy houses - and a colorful transformation of the Yellow River.

March 02, 2013 | Lynda Edwards | Porterdale

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