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.
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A small-town police department just got a little bigger.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Main Street Porterdale will celebrate the Fourth with an all-day festival including live music, activities for kids, vendors, food and adult beverages.
The Porterdale mayor and city council appointed Lt. Jason Cripps as active police chief Tuesday evening, effective immediately.
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.
This question-and-answer session came from an email response from Starbound Dance Studio owner Valerie Odom sent over the weekend.
Water recreation lovers have been paddling down the Yellow River for years, but the city of Porterdale is making water activities a little more accessible.
"The worst intersection in the county is going to get fixed," county Chairman Keith Ellis declared Wednesday in Porterdale, referring to the infamous four-way stop just south of town near Burger King.
An early morning fire damaged the house at 36 Pine St. in Porterdale, sending one resident to the hospital because of smoke inhalation, though the person was treated and released the same day.
An important piece of Porterdale's history is set to begin its revival.
Spring is known as a time for cleaning and renewal.
When a memorial escort was on its way to return K9 Sasha, a fallen police dog, to her home in Warwick, Ga., Holly Cripps noticed a white car had kept up with them for several miles. She saw a little girl, on her way from Roswell to Florida for a family vacation, holding up a white, handwritten sign from the window.