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Porterdale FD's Spring Fling

Spring is known as a time for cleaning and renewal.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale


We ride to provide gets help

When a memorial escort was on its way to return K9 Sasha, a fallen police dog, to her home in Warwick, Ga., Holly Cripps noticed a white car had kept up with them for several miles. She saw a little girl, on her way from Roswell to Florida for a family vacation, holding up a white, handwritten sign from the window.

April 15, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


For the love of coffee

Tim Hughes returned from deployment in Afghanistan not with thoughts of war, but dreams of coffee.

April 10, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Mellow on the Yellow to returns

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., for a series of Saturdays (May 17, June 14, July 12, and August 16), the Mellow on the Yellow summer paddling series will be returning to Porterdale at the Yellow River. The length of the paddling is approximately seven miles.

April 01, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Porterdale


Porterdale starts three-year housing initiative

The City of Porterdale has a historic past tied to its mill, plants and mill homes.

March 04, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Porterdale


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Chapman to run for Porterdale mayor

Councilwoman Arline Champan will resign her seat on the council and run for Porterdale Mayor this year.

August 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Returned native to run for Porterdale council

Darlene Savage remembers the heyday of Porterdale, and like so many, she hopes to move the city back in that direction.

August 12, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


City judge, court solicitor selected

Porterdale has hired a new municipal judge and solicitor, following the resignation of former solicitor Qader Baig on May 23.

August 12, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Rainey seeking Porterdale council seat

Challengers for the Porterdale City Council are cropping up, including Anita Rainey who will run against Post 1 Councilman Robert Foxworth in November's election.

August 11, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale to vote on Sunday package sales

Porterdale residents will likely get to vote this November on whether to allow Sunday alcohol retail sales in their city.

July 29, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Ga. 81/Crowell intersection to get signal in 2012

Nearly two decades after Porterdale officials first began looking for a traffic solution, the intersection of Ga. Highway 81 and Crowell Road will finally get a stoplight in 2012.

July 29, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


See Porterdale budget, payroll docs

Porterdale's hurting.

July 27, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale pursues Sunday package sales

Porterdale is moving closer to a public vote on Sunday package sales.

July 12, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale fireworks show still on

Porterdale officials are still planning to have a fireworks show tonight around 9:30 p.m., despite this afternoon's storms.

July 04, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Foxworth refuses to sit in executive session

The City of Porterdale met in executive session Tuesday, but without Mayor Pro Tem Robert Foxworth.

July 01, 2011 | AJ Archer | Porterdale


Policeman reprimanded for council fraternization

Porterdale Police Sgt. Jason Cripps has been verbally reprimanded for fraternizing with city council members and presenting an unprofessional image.

July 01, 2011 | AJ Archer | Porterdale


Ride to Provide equips K-9s

Dog days: The ride to Provide has outfitted K-9 units in Rockdale County, Porterdale and Social Circle with first aid kits for their four-legged partners. Each kit cost $115. Donations can be mailed to We Ride To Provide, Inc., 15 Huntington Place, Covington, Ga. 30016. They can be reached at (770) 900-6494 or find them on Facebook. (Above from left) Rockdale County Sgt. Dougherty with K-9 Jimmy, Holly Cripps, Rockdale County Deputy Reed with K-9 Rudy and Porterdale Police Sgt. Jason Cripps with K-9 Beau.

June 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale opens solicitor position after solicitor Baig resigns

The city of Porterdale has an opening for the solicitor position, as former Porterdale Municipal Court Solicitor Qader Baig has resigned.

June 12, 2011 | AJ Archer | Porterdale


"Go, Dog. Go!"

The Learning Center, Newton County's only early literacy nonprofit organization, will offer performances of "Go, Dog. Go!" at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday at the Porterdale Mill Lofts.

May 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale honors K-9 officers

Porterdale played host to the third annual Ride to Provide Saturday to benefit Porterdale police officers.

May 21, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


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