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Porterdale discussing tax anticipation loan

Porterdale council members and city employees have put their heads together and devised a possible solution to their projected $108,476 budget deficit in FY10 without further cuts or a millage rate increase.

"We have tried to put our heads together and look over the budget and try to find a solution that our council can live with and our taxpayers can live with," said Tom Fox, city manager.

August 21, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Porterdale Post 3 Councilwoman Arline Chapman to seek reelection in Nov.

Porterdale Councilmember Arline Chapman recently announced that she will seek reelection for the Post 3 council seat in November.

Chapman was elected in 2008 to serve the remainder of the term of a councilmember who was moving out of the city.

August 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale facing $100K budget deficit

The city of Porterdale is facing a projected budget deficit of $108,476 for fiscal year 2010 and must look at cost cutting or revenue generating options, such as layoffs or increased millage rates.

City Manager Tom Fox presented the budget dilemma to council members at a Tuesday evening work session after he spoke with County Tax Commissioner Barbara Dingler and County Chief Tax Assessor Tommy Knight earlier in the day.

August 12, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


He’s reading a bill from Capitol Hill

A daunting task: Steve Loyd of Porterdale and his father Jack are reading House Resolution 3200 - the controversial health care reform bill making its way through Congress. Jack called Rep. Jim Marshall's (GA-8) office a few weeks ago and requested a copy of the bill. A few days later, he found six envelopes in his mailbox contain the pages of the entire bill. The document is more than 1,000 pages with the summary spanning 158 of those pages, and stacks almost 5 inches high. The text of the bill can be read and commented on online at www ...

August 12, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Café ordinance passes in council

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.

August 05, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Long-time Porterdale dispatch debate settled

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.

July 12, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale gym closer to a new roof

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.

July 01, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Porterdale council divided on wine café proposal

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.

June 30, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Plane makes emergency landing

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.

June 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Veyance Technologies celebrates one year

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.

May 29, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Porterdale reviews county rail proposal

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.

May 08, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


City questions 911 fees

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.

April 21, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Building spritely places

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.

April 08, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Chambers elected to council

Lowell Chambers safely secured his seat as Porterdale's city council member for Post 5 in a landslide election Tuesday.

March 20, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


SIU busts 3 with drugs in home raid

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.

March 08, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


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