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$1.19M grant to rehab Porterdale sewer system

It's the dirtiest of the dirty jobs, but someone has to make sure a city's sewer system stays secure. And that just became easier for Porterdale.

September 29, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Porterdale PD adds new officer

A small-town police department just got a little bigger.

September 23, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Camera found in Jimbo's bathroom

A camera with video recording capabilities was found in the upstairs bathroom of a local restaurant by a patron after she used the facilities, according to police reports.

September 09, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Cripps named Porterdale Police Chief

The evening belonged to one man Monday in Porterdale, where City Hall was packed to the brim and the man too humble to accept rewards for himself was honored, congratulated and asked to stick around.

September 08, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Porterdale reunion a blast from the past

History was made and remembered Saturday as old friends, neighbors and classmates gathered in an old building with no roof that glowed with the past. Some had not seen each other since the same day last year.

September 06, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


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Archive By Section - Porterdale


The splendid little town of Porterdale

Nothing is more memorable than a smell; one scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting and yet conjure up a childhood memory.

Burning leaves by the curb reminds of sweeping the yard all day with your mother and sisters. I am sure all of us did this, and while we did, we visited with neighbors and friends. We would talk and laugh while taking care of this chore. We knew all our neighbors and our parents knew all the children in the mill village. We all grew up together, attending the Porterdale schools.

September 26, 2010 | Jean Bowen Garner Columnist | Porterdale


Frankie’s Blues Mission to perform concert

Frankie's Blues Mission is set to perform a free concert at noon Thursday on the Historic Courthouse Square in Covington.

September 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale police chief resigns

Porterdale Police Chief Wayne Digby announced his resignation Friday, effective Oct. 15, because he was insulted by the contract the city offered him and didn't want to be caught in the middle of a city council conflict.

September 12, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


The splendid little town of Porterdale

I would like to start with a big thank you to all of you for the kind comments on my article. I'm so glad you enjoyed reading it, as I have had so much enjoyment writing about Porterdale. I have a funny story to start off with in this column.

September 11, 2010 | Jean Bowen Garner | Porterdale


In Memoriam

Honoring the fallen: The Porterdale Fire Department adorned it's lawn with white crosses this week in remembrance of the New York City firefighters who perished in the World Trade Center towers.

September 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Complaint filed against Foxworth in Porterdale

Porterdale resident Nancy Naya has filed a letter of complaint against Porterdale City Councilman Robert Foxworth after he allegedly threatened her at a recent council meeting.

September 10, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Porterdale


Council member, citizen spar over decisions

While Porterdale's work session on Thursday was business as usual, an eruption at the close of the meeting stirred emotions from a long brewing feud over the Community Assistance Relief Effort's ability to hold charitable events on city property and collect donations through residents' water bill.

August 29, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Porterdale


Reliving memories: Porterdale Reunion

Together again: Former and current Porterdale residents came together Saturday for the eighth annual Porterdale Reunion. Old photos and other memorabilia were on display, and residents and guests alike poured over them sharing stories. Copies of "Diary of a Cotton Mill Girl," written by Lucy Ivey Shaw, were available to buy, as were engraved bricks. There was also a bake sale, hosted by the Porterdale Woman's Club and a silent auction. Proceeds from all the sales will go toward renovating the Porterdale gym.

August 29, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Historic trees deemed to be safety hazard

The Porterdale City Council held a work session on Thursday to discuss several items, two of which will be action items for the council's Sep. 13 meeting.

August 29, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Porterdale


Come on down to Party-dale!

Porterdale is revved up and ready for the 2010 Porterdale Reunion. Each year since 2003, the City of Porterdale, The Porterdale Woman's Club and the Friends of Porterdale have sponsored this gathering, which has drawn in current and former Porterdale residents since the very first gathering.

August 25, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Aug. 23-28 declared “B.C. Crowell Week”

A single story couldn't contain the life of B.C. Crowell, and the leaders of Porterdale decided a single day just wasn't enough time to honor him. Porterdale paid tribute to one of its most famous sons Friday, when Mayor Bobby Hamby signed a proclamation declaring the upcoming week of Aug. 23-28 as "B.C. Crowell Week."

August 22, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Depot leased for summer library

Children in Porterdale who need a good book or two to read during the summer will have an opportunity to do so in 2011.

August 20, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Porterdale


Porterdale works to reduce utility bills

Porterdale City Council held a work session on Tuesday to discuss some issues that will help out residents of the city. In addition, the council announced they received an award from the U.S. Census Bureau for the hard work they provided in taking part in collecting data for the 2010 census.

August 15, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Porterdale


Porterdale hydro plant to house innovative business

More than 80 years after Bibb Manufacturing opened its Porter Hydro Plant, innovator Stephen Odom plans to use it to revolutionize the water filtration and production industry.

August 01, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale man arrested for selling prescription drugs

A man accused of selling drugs in Porterdale was arrested Saturday, due to the efforts of the city's newly-formed Porterdale Drug Enforcement Team.

July 28, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


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