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 the results of a urine test came back positive, Police Chief Jason Cripps said he had no choice.
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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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
Porterdale is considering an ordinance that would ban the sale within city limits of items that could be used for drug consumption.
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.
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.
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.
Porterdale mayoral candidate Arline Chapman has reported more than 30 of her campaign signs have gone missing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.