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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


Cripps had no choice after officer tests positive

In early May, Porterdale Police Officer Trevor Jones reported to his chief he was under investigation by the GBI and U. S. Post Office. When ...

June 28, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


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Archive By Section - Porterdale


Porterdale ends furlough for workers

Porterdale city officials decided Tuesday to eliminate the four-hour weekly furlough on all its employees, meaning the city will have 24-hour police coverage for the first time since last summer.

January 13, 2012 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Chapman sworn in as Porterdale mayor

A former Georgia attorney general visited Porterdale Monday night to swear in a former colleague as mayor of the small city.

January 11, 2012 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Volunteers brighten lives by painting homes

Several volunteers gathered Friday morning at a small house on Washington Street just inside the Porterdale line. The paint on the house had been sanded previously.

January 05, 2012 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Police receive grant for computers

The Porterdale Police Department this month was awarded a $10,000 technology grant, money police officials said would be used to replace old computers and servers.

December 31, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Hamby reflects on past, looks to future

In 1981, Bobby Hamby and his wife Deborah moved into 35 N. Broad St., a house that had served as home to senior management at the textile mill owned by the Bibb Manufacturing Co.

December 31, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Porterdale council passes stand-in budget at called meeting

Porterdale called a meeting for Thursday to adopt a stand-in budget for 2012 after a short public hearing last week.

December 18, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


City council to pass placeholder budget

Porterdale City Council agreed Monday night to pass a placeholder budget this month to meet state deadlines with the explicit intention of revisiting the entire spending plan when the new mayor and council are seated next month.

December 14, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Porterdale revenue, budget decrease

The initial proposed 2012 budget for Porterdale anticipated a nearly 17 percent drop in revenue compared with the budget passed last year.

December 11, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


P'dale Explorers promote new leaders

"Anything worth doing is worth doing well." Everyone has had a parent or relative tell them that, often repeatedly.

December 09, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


P'dale tax loan may need refinancing

Porterdale may have to refinance a one-year tax anticipation loan next year as falling property vaues have withered the city's budget and totally depleted its reserves.

December 08, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


No meeting again for Porterdale

Porterdale City Council again did not have enough members at its regular meeting Monday to conduct business, canceling the fourth out of the last five meetings and putting off major budget decisions with the end of the fiscal year looming.

December 07, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Photos of Porterdale's Christmas parade

December 02, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Complaint filed with Secretary of State over recent election

Officials from the Georgia Secretary of State's office met with Porterdale officials Thursday to discuss an elections complaint filed by the outgoing mayor about improper ballot handling.

December 02, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Overgrown lots targeted at meeting

Porterdale city officials have drawn up an ordinance that would require owners of vacant lots to maintain them as if those lots were developed, a response to the overgrown condition of several lots in arrested development because of the housing crash.

November 30, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


$100K grant for Yellow River park?

Porterdale officials last week backed an application for a grant of up to $100,000 to build a trailhead and river access at the Yellow River, part of an ongoing city and county effort to develop a natural recreation center there.

November 20, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


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