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Porterdale council giving out scholarship funds

The Poterdale Village Council has been offering financial help to village residents for years but this year, the council began offering scholastic scholarships to residents.

October 29, 2016 | Xavier I. Lewis | Porterdale


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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 commercial buildings.

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 Omaha Beach on June 7, 1944, and was in France and Luxembourg, before being wounded in Germany during the Battle of Hürtgen Forest, one of the bloodiest fights of the war.

November 11, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale votes against bank kiosk in park parking lot

Porterdale's city council put the kibosh on having a bank kiosk in Yellow River Park's gravel parking lot off Main Street.

September 27, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Yellow River Jam welcomes paddlers from around the state

When the Georgia Conservancy announced it would be hosting a paddle through Newton County on the Yellow River, it seemed like a good idea to stage an event to welcome the kayak enthusiasts from all over the state.

September 22, 2015 | By Sandra L. Brands | Porterdale


Work session looks at ways to made Porterdale a visitor's destination

Ideas flew at the Porterdale City Council work session Tuesday night as the mayor, the city council, several village staff members and community leaders worked with Jim Dove and Mott Beck of the Northeast Georgia Regional Council (NEGRC) to look at what was needed to attract business and things that would make Porterdale a destination for visitors.

September 10, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


CARE fish fry raises money for scholarships

Fish will be frying Saturday, Sept. 12, at the CARE fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Porterdale Bar and Grill, 52 S Broad Street, No. 200, Porterdale. The menu includes hush puppies and cole slaw.

September 09, 2015 | Sandra L. Brands | Porterdale


Arline Chapman will seek a second term in November

Arline Chapman, who served on the Porterdale City Council for six years before being elected mayor in 2012, has announced she will run for mayor of the village on Nov. 8.

August 28, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


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 consider adopting an overlay district to control architectural and structural design.

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 consider adopting an overlay district to control architectural and structural design.

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 area.

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 city council meeting, Monday Night.

July 09, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


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