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$1.19M grant to rehab Porterdale sewer system

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.

September 29, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Porterdale PD adds new officer

A small-town police department just got a little bigger.

September 23, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Camera found in Jimbo's bathroom

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.

September 09, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Cripps named Porterdale Police Chief

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.

September 08, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Porterdale reunion a blast from the past

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.

September 06, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


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Porterdale gets two more city vehicles

Porterdale will add two new vehicles to its fleet and possibly a few businesses to its streets.

January 25, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Porterdale


Are you ready for a TUBACHRISTMAS?

While some may be dreaming of a white Christmas, Porterdale is tuning up for another TUBACHRISTMAS.

December 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale holds first reading of budget

Council members in the City of Porterdale held their first reading of the tentative budget for fiscal year 2014 Monday night.

December 03, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Stephen King movie could be filmed in Porterdale

The newest Stephen King-inspired horror film, "The Cell," could be filming in Porterdale in early 2014.

November 23, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale homes tour to be Dec. 5

Ever wondered what some of the historic mill homes in Porterdale look like on the inside?

November 23, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale gets road repair help

Porterdale's Riverfront Road is getting a facelift, thanks in part to the Newton County Board of Commissioners.

November 14, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


'Bountiful' filming in Porterdale

Porterdale is now a mid-'50s town in Texas.

November 07, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale


Clearing Porterdale’s river trails

State Forester Beryl Budd, community leaders and interested citizens pose in front of the new mobile bush hog being demonstrated by the Georgia Forestry Commission in Porterdale Wednesday. The machine will be used to cut underbrush along the river trails as well as clearing hazardous undergrowth that poses a fire hazard to structures in the community.

November 07, 2013 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Newton Newsflash

Porterdale Mayor Arline Chapman has been appointed to the executive board of the Georgia Urban Forestry Council (GUFC).

October 31, 2013 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale fundraiser for PVFD

The Porterdale Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Fall Festival Fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, to raise money for the station.

October 17, 2013 | Hunter Terrell | Porterdale


Big plans for Porterdale

A bustling river recreation and park scene, fish fry restaurants and sports bars, beer festivals, downtown movie showings and homage to the city's history: Porterdale's city officials have big plans for their city, and new Downtown Director Teri Haler is responsible for pushing the agenda forward.

August 31, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale poised to lower millage rate

While other cities and Newton County have raised their millage rates, the Porterdale City Council is actually planning to lower its rate, a move it hopes will help counteract the water rate increase it had to implement earlier this year.

July 30, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale moves fireworks to Sat.

Because of weather forecasts that mention the possibility of severe weather, the City of Porterdale is postponing its planned Fourth of July festivities until Saturday, July 6.

July 01, 2013 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale to get boat ramp, kayak launch

Kayak, canoe and boating access to the Yellow River near Porterdale will soon become much easier.

June 29, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Floods bring trash to river banks

Yellow River Water Trail volunteers spent several hours both Thursday and Friday attempting to clean up the trash accumulation in the Yellow River and under the Porterdale Bridge, following the recent floods of the river.

March 09, 2013 | Hayley Williams | Porterdale


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