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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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Engineer running for Porterdale council

Lowell Chambers has officially announced his intention to run for the vacated seat on the Porterdale City Council left by Kay Piper.

November 29, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Engineer throws hat in Porterdale Post 5 council race

The Committee to Elect Lowell Chambers has announced that Lowell Chambers will run for the Porterdale City Council Post 5 seat vacated by Kay Piper. Chambers and his family have lived in Porterdale since 2000 and have owned property in the city since 1993.

Chambers has a Master of City Planning from Georgia Tech, a Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering from the University of Georgia, a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Georgia, and an Associate of Fine Arts degree from Young Harris College. He is a Georgia Registered Professional Engineer and a certified teacher.

November 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale city manager resigns

Fresh on the heels of the resignation of council member Kay Piper, Porterdale City Manager Tom Fox turned in his resignation at a called meeting Tuesday evening.

November 24, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale sells sewage capacity

In an effort to help the city's financial woes, the Porterdale city council voted unanimously at their meeting Monday night to sell a portion of its reserve sewage treatment capacity to the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority.

November 19, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


PPD officers’ to have take-home cars back

Porterdale city council members decided at their monthly meeting Monday night to allow the city's police officers to take home their patrol vehicles once more.

November 15, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale rolls back millage rate

 The Porterdale city council agreed to roll back the city's millage rate at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night.

October 20, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale takes out loan to pay officer

Council members in Porterdale agreed to take out a loan in order to re-hire a furloughed officer Monday night - but not before a heated conversation between the mayor, the chief of police and the mayor pro tem, during which the chief was accused of sensationalizing and choreographing portions of the meeting.

October 18, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


City of Porterdale Reunion

Friends of Porterdale hosted the Annual City of Porterdale Reunion on Saturday October 4, 2008. Current and past Porterdale residents turned out to enjoy live music, arts and crafts, and a street market in The City of Porterdale.

October 11, 2008 | Photos by Mandi Singer | Porterdale


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