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Fourth of July riverside in Porterdale

Porterdale's 8th annual Fourth of July Festival features vendors of food and gifts, as well as music, adult beverages, children's activities and fireworks later in the evening.

July 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Independence Day at the Mill

Main Street Porterdale will celebrate the Fourth with an all-day festival including live music, activities for kids, vendors, food and adult beverages.

July 03, 2014 | Samantha Reardon | Porterdale


Police chief resigns, Cripps to step in

The Porterdale mayor and city council appointed Lt. Jason Cripps as active police chief Tuesday evening, effective immediately.

June 10, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Porterdale intersection takes next step

County officials took the next step toward getting a stoplight at the dreaded Ga. Highway 81 and Crowell/Covington Bypass roads 4-way stop intersection, south of Porterdale.

June 05, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Q&A: Starbound dance studio owner Q&A

This question-and-answer session came from an email response from Starbound Dance Studio owner Valerie Odom sent over the weekend.

June 05, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale


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Porterdale approves interim city manager's work contract

The Porterdale City Council narrowly approved (3-2) the contract for an interim city manager at the regular monthly meeting Monday.

February 03, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Porterdale begins community assistance program

During the holidays, Porterdale City Council member Linda Finger led an effort to equip a family of five with items that would improve their quality of life. She enlisted the help of other city residents and together they were able to provide a washer, dryer, stove and a fully stocked refrigerator to the family with donations.

January 29, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Jimbo’s Grill at the Mill closed

Popular Porterdale restaurant Jimbo's Grill at the Mill has been closed for more than a week after financial and legal issues reportedly forced owner James Stalvey Jr. to close the establishment temporarily.

January 22, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


MLK Day of Service produces new community garden

Porterdale has a new community garden thanks to more than 100 volunteers who attended Hands On Newton's third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service celebration Monday.

January 18, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Family Dollar coming soon to Porterdale

According to Monty Hill, City of Porterdale Zoning Administrator, all proper documentation for the construction of a new Family Dollar was turned into the city Wednesday.

The free-standing Family Dollar is being developed by Twin Rivers Capital LLC Real Estate Investment & Development out of Charleston, S.C. and will be located just south of the Shell Station at the Crowell Road and Bypass Road intersection.

January 13, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Sun, moon and stars

Painted for pluckin': Ronald Bragg, owner of "Bragg Repair Service," was the lucky winner of the Gretsch Guitar, donated to Southern Heartland Gallery by the Gretsch Memorial Foundation. The guitar, titled "Sun, Moon and Stars," was painted by gallery artist Linda Pflug. Four additional guitars, artistically embellished by other artists, will be available at the auction held during Monte Carlo for the Arts, the annual fundraiser for SHA, Inc. Feb.6 at the event facility at Porterdale Mill Lofts. For information about the fundraiser, or to make reservations, call the Gallery on the Square, call (770) 788-8799 or contact Susan ...

January 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Top brass comes to Porterdale

Sunday marks the date of the Inaugural Porterdale Tubachristmas, a gathering of tuba and euphonium (a smaller, higher pitched version of a tuba) players to celebrate both the season and their oft misunderstood instruments.

December 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale passes FY2010 budget

The final reading and public hearing for the Porterdale FY2010 budget was held Monday night. The budget was eventually approved (4-1), but only after a heated discussion about a millage rate increase of 3.5 mills to offset decrease revenues caused by the ailing economy.

December 08, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


O Holy Night in Porterdale

Dozens of floats passed through downtown Porterdale on Friday night in celebration of the Christmas season. After the Newton High School marching band had passed, and after all the elected officials had walked or rode down the street, Santa Claus himself finished the parade by parking across from the old Mill, where with a clap of his hands, he brought the Porterdale Christmas Tree to life.Hot chocolate was served, and face paintings were given to the crowds.

December 06, 2009 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Porterdale council discusses ways to fund city's new DDA

Members of the Porterdale City Council recently asked the city attorney to review the legalities of turning over lots owned by the city to their newly created Downtown Development Authority for the body to sell in order to generate funding.

November 29, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Ribbons symbolize MADD, Police Dept. commitment to stop drunk driving

While her husband and son were driving home on Memorial Day in 1992, tragedy struck and changed Eva Smith's life forever. Her husband was killed by a drunk driver. Leon Smith was the first fatality on that weekend, and the pain is still felt by his wife.

November 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale Public Safety Day

The City of Porterdale hosted a Public Safety Day Nov. 14. The day will consist of police and fire demonstrations, face painting, fingerprint kits, and delicious local food.

November 15, 2009 | Brittany Thomas | Porterdale


Public Safety Day to be held Saturday

The City of Porterdale is hosting a Public Safety Day tomorrow, Nov. 14, at 2021 Main Street (Memorial Alley). The day will consist of police and fire demonstrations, face painting, fingerprint kits, food provided by Burnies Bar-B-Q (at a discounted rate), the community outreach program will be on hand as will a deputy from the Newton County Sheriff's Office C.H.A.M.P.S. program. There will also be giveaways and games for the kids.

The event will start at 10 a.m. and last until 5 p.m. A MADD (Mothers Against Drunken Drivers) representative will be ...

November 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale looks to improve Ivy Street

The Porterdale City Council heard cost estimates for road and drainage improvements they would like to make to Ivy Street at Monday night's council meeting.

November 04, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Your Candidates: Porterdale City Council

Lowell Chambers (incumbent)

1. I am the son of a United Methodist minister who is a member of the North Georgia Conference. Consequently, my father (and the family) was reassigned about every 4 years to a new church/community. I grew up in several small towns around North Georgia. I lived in downtown Atlanta when I was single for the first few years after I married. When we had a family on the way, we decided we needed to be in a more child friendly environment. That is why we moved to Porterdale, I felt like it had the "potential ...

October 30, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


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