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Porterdale to install restrooms in park

Kayakers, hikers and picnickers will be relieved to learn that the City of Porterdale will move forward with installing portable toilets in Yellow River Park this summer.

April 25, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


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Porterdale can't mail out CARE inserts

The Porterdale City Council put off its business for the third meeting in a row Monday because not enough councilmen showed up to conduct business.

November 16, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Allen Memorial to host Santa

Allen Memorial will host a fun-filled family day starting with a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast with Santa and then a Holiday Market on Dec. 10. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 -10 a.m. and pictures can be taken with Santa from 8:30 -11 a.m. Parents and family may be included in the picture. There will be movies and kids' crafts so that parents may shop the Holiday Craft Market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A hot soup lunch will be served from 11 - 2 p.m. Craft vendor space is available. For information ...

November 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Chapman elected, Sunday sales pass

Porterdale voters tossed out two incumbent candidates and elected a neophyte to a vacant council seat in a change election Tuesday that hinged on debates over the budget and police department and on sharp divisions in the City Council.

November 08, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Debate rises over P'dale police staffing

Porterdale candidates and elected officials agree that the city's police department is short staffed, but disagree over whether to seek grants for an officer now or to wait for the economy to improve to hire.

November 06, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


P'dale mulls banning drug-related items

Porterdale is considering an ordinance that would ban the sale within city limits of items that could be used for drug consumption.

November 04, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


New recreation area to be developed along Yellow River

Porterdale was one of six projects in the region, and the only one in Georgia, selected to receive federal assistance in developing a new recreational area, according to the National Park Service.

November 04, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Hamby seeks another term as mayor

Porterdale Mayor Bobby Hamby pointed to his work representing the city and pushing for the creation of a park along the Yellow River and a city development plan when making his case for another term in office.

November 02, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Porterdale discusses use of new K9

Porterdale officials may allow a police sergeant to use a city vehicle transport and train a new drug dog off duty until a lease agreement can be reached between the officer and the city.

October 30, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Arline Chapman reports sign thefts

Porterdale mayoral candidate Arline Chapman has reported more than 30 of her campaign signs have gone missing.

October 28, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Spending key topic at Porterdale forum

Porterdale still needs investment in infrastructure and business development, though tough decisions need to be made to make that happen in an era of tight budgets, eight Porterdale candidates said Tuesday as they debated how best to move the city forward.

October 27, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Porterdale to hold council forum Oct. 25

Porterdale has a full slate of council races in 2011, and residents will have a chance to hear candidates address the issues at a forum from 7-9 p.m., Oct. 25 at the Porterdale Mill Lofts.

October 12, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Candidate's Facebook post draws fire

Porterdale mayoral candidate Arline Chapman and some city residents take exception to the local Chevron convenience store selling adult DVDs, adult magazines, pipes and hookahs, but when Chapman called the manager a "foreign thug" on Facebook at least some disapproval was turned on her.

October 11, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Charges against Foxworth dismissed

The accusations of battery against Porterdale councilman Robert Foxworth were dismissed by Magistrate Court Judge John Degonia this morning, after the judge heard from alleged victims Dawn and Skylar Taylor.

October 05, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Voter registration drive in Porterdale

The city of Porterdale is pushing residents to be registered to vote for this fall's city elections, and a voter registration drive will take place all week at Porterdale City Hall.

October 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Councilman Foxworth accused of battery

A Porterdale couple has filed a complaint, accusing city councilman Robert Foxworth of battery after a verbal - and some say physical - altercation occurred at Porterdale City Hall Tuesday.

October 02, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


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