Porterdale may soon find a unique business niche in the area, as city council members approved a wine café ordinance at Monday night's meeting.
Porterdale's long dispute regarding paying for 911 dispatch services is nearing an end, as the Porterdale City Council narrowly approved a revised contract at Monday's meeting.
The city of Porterdale is one step closer to seeing the restoration of the town's historic gym, which burnt in 2005. At a work session Thursday night, Tanya Richard of Richard Wittshiebe and Hand presented a preliminary drawing and space analysis for the gym/community center.
Porterdale City Council members are divided in support for the approval of a new ordinance that would allow a "wine café" to operate in the city.
A single engine plane went down in Newton County Wednesday afternoon after running out of fuel on the way to DeKalb-Peachtree Airport from Virginia.
365 good days: The management staff of Veyance Technologies doing business as Specialty Yarn & Converting was honored Thursday by Porterdale city officials for the company's first anniversary of operating in the town.
At Monday night's Porterdale City Council meeting, councilman Lowell Chambers proposed the council sign a resolution in support of the Newton County Board of Commissioners' recent proposal to purchase a continuous strip of Norfolk Southern rail line for the purpose of creating a multi-use trail extending through the county. "I believe we're in the second wave of the greening of America," Chambers said of the country's renewed efforts in alternative transportation and conservation. Mayor Bobby ...
Members of the Porterdale City Council remain unhappy with the five-year intergovernmental agreement between the city of Covington and Newton County, which would require the town to pay $45,649 to the Covington-Newton County 911 Communications Center for dispatch services.
According to William Shakespeare, fairies come out to play at night and prefer not to be seen by human eyes. But the Friends of Newton Parks are hoping that fairies in Covington have evolved since Shakespeare's time and will make an appearance on May 2 to check out the new homes being built for them around the county.
Lowell Chambers safely secured his seat as Porterdale's city council member for Post 5 in a landslide election Tuesday.
Three people were arrested Thursday morning after Newton County's Special Investigation Unit and the Porterdale Police Department raided a home on Mulberry Street following complaints from concerned citizens.
The Porterdale City Council unanimously approved an amended animal ordinance Monday that requires residents to register their pets yearly by showing proof of rabies vaccinations. Registration fees are $5 per pet per year.
Porterdale City Manager Tom Fox presented city council members a draft of the town's 2009 budget and warned the council at Tuesday's work session about future budget shortfalls if more expenditures were not cut or if revenue did not significantly increase in 2009.
At the request of the Councilmember Linda Finger, Porterdale Public Works Director Robert Witcher presented city council with a cell phone service agreement Monday that will save the city roughly $189 a month.
The Porterdale City Council moved closer to adopting a new, stricter animal ordinance for the city at Monday night's council meeting.