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Fourth of July riverside in Porterdale

Porterdale's 8th annual Fourth of July Festival features vendors of food and gifts, as well as music, adult beverages, children's activities and fireworks later in the evening.

July 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Independence Day at the Mill

Main Street Porterdale will celebrate the Fourth with an all-day festival including live music, activities for kids, vendors, food and adult beverages.

July 03, 2014 | Samantha Reardon | Porterdale


Police chief resigns, Cripps to step in

The Porterdale mayor and city council appointed Lt. Jason Cripps as active police chief Tuesday evening, effective immediately.

June 10, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Porterdale intersection takes next step

County officials took the next step toward getting a stoplight at the dreaded Ga. Highway 81 and Crowell/Covington Bypass roads 4-way stop intersection, south of Porterdale.

June 05, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Q&A: Starbound dance studio owner Q&A

This question-and-answer session came from an email response from Starbound Dance Studio owner Valerie Odom sent over the weekend.

June 05, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale


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Police search for one in drug bust

Officers from the Porterdale Police Department apprehended one person and are still searching for another after a drug arrest Tuesday evening.

May 12, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale resident to run for Congress

Local businessman and new dad Lincoln Nunnally is stepping into his first run for elected office as a Democratic candidate for the Fourth Congressional District, currently held by Congressman Hank Johnson.

April 17, 2012 | Michelle Kim | Porterdale


Porterdale builds pocket parks

Volunteers from Covington's First United Methodist Church and the city of Porterdale installed three pocket parks Saturday on Elm, Hemlock and Pine streets.

April 08, 2012 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale looks at sidewalk alcohol sales

Restaurants in Porterdale could soon serve beer and wine on sidewalks cafe style if a proposal to allow open containers outside becomes law.

March 28, 2012 | By Jay Jones | Porterdale


Porterdale mulls water deposit overhaul

Porterdale city officials described a proposed tier system for water deposits as a significant change for new customers that would have those with risky credit pay more up front.

March 24, 2012 | By Jay Jones Special to The News | Porterdale


Porterdale officially drops pants ordinance

Update: The city of Porterdale has officially forgone their attempt to make baggy pants in the city illegal, settling instead to have a final reading of a public indecency law that mirrors that of the state.

March 15, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale to host St. Patty's parade

Porterdale will host its inaugural St. Patrick's Day Party beginning at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with a parade. After the parade ends, attendees can stay and enjoy a day full of music and wrestling in the historic mill town.

March 08, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale forced to change their desired baggy pants ordinance

A change to the proposed baggy pants ordinance in Porterdale has been made, and some council members seemed less then pleased at Monday night's meeting.

March 08, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale mulls bow hunting ordinance

Porterdale city council members discussed a draft ordinance at their last work session that could allow bow hunting of deer inside the city limits of the historic mill town.

February 25, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale gazeebo to get makeover

The gazebo in Porterdale will be getting a cleaning and light makeover next month by community volunteers.

February 12, 2012 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Porterdale to ban drug paraphernalia

Porterdale enacted a new ordinance Monday in an attempt to prevent the sale of items that might be used in the consumption of illegal drugs.

February 07, 2012 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Porterdale looking to add more parks

Porterdale may take advantage of several small city-owned lots to install "pocket parks" that will feature a couple pieces of playground equipment for young children.

February 04, 2012 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Oxford landlord no-show at hearing

Caretakers for a property owned by a deceased Oxford man missed a Covington hearing last month for failing to secure a vacant property.

February 03, 2012 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Landlord hit with 10 citataions

Porterdale cited an Oxford landlord for 10 code violations possibly totaling thousands of dollars in fines for a Spruce Street house where, among other things, the toilet and bathtubs would not drain and the doors would not latch.

February 01, 2012 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Porterdale set to receive grant funds

Porterdale has received or is set to receive several grants totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars and is applying for more than $1 million more - the reward for complying with state requirements for development planning.

January 21, 2012 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


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