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Historic village’s work recognized by state

Throughout the past few years, the village of Porterdale has worked hard to rebuild its community, addressing issues surrounding vacant, substandard or under-utilized houses and ...

November 15, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

New guidelines to protect historic village

Porterdale has the only remaining intact mill village in Georgia.

November 14, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

Guidelines created to protect historic charm of village

Porterdale has the only remaining intact mill village in Georgia.

November 14, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

Porterdale honors its veterans

Long-time Porterdale resident, Robert Sullivan, 92, was on hand for the village's Veterans Day events. Sullivan, who was in the Army, said he hit ...

November 11, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


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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

Preparing for the holidays

Porterdale is hosting a series of community holiday events this year, starting the day after Thanksgiving and going deep into December.

November 20, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale

Savage sworn in at Thursday meeting

Porterdale city officials swore in one of its newly elected city councilors Thursday, filling a vacant seat and making it easier for the council to muster enough members to conduct business.

November 18, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale

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