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Porterdale won’t raise mill rate this year

Despite not having the city mill rate change for 2016, some residents of Porterdale will likely see an increase in their property taxes this year.

July 15, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale city council honors Scott for bravery during Magnet Bottle shooting

Two ordinances were approved and a Porterdale resident recognized for his action in the recent shooting at the Magnet Bottle Store in Conyers at the ...

July 09, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale to host tax increase public hearing

The City of Porterdale has tentatively adopted a millage rate that will require an increase in property taxes of 31.87%.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Cripps had no choice after officer tests positive

In early May, Porterdale Police Officer Trevor Jones reported to his chief he was under investigation by the GBI and U. S. Post Office. When ...

June 28, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


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Porterdale 4-way to get signal by Aug. 2015

"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.

May 16, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Monday fire damages Porterdale house

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.

May 13, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Renovated and ready to go

An important piece of Porterdale's history is set to begin its revival.

May 01, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale FD's Spring Fling

Spring is known as a time for cleaning and renewal.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale


We ride to provide gets help

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.

April 15, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


For the love of coffee

Tim Hughes returned from deployment in Afghanistan not with thoughts of war, but dreams of coffee.

April 10, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Mellow on the Yellow to returns

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., for a series of Saturdays (May 17, June 14, July 12, and August 16), the Mellow on the Yellow summer paddling series will be returning to Porterdale at the Yellow River. The length of the paddling is approximately seven miles.

April 01, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Porterdale


Porterdale starts three-year housing initiative

The City of Porterdale has a historic past tied to its mill, plants and mill homes.

March 04, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Porterdale


Porterdale discusses grand openings

The Porterdale City Council outlined its 2014 plans Saturday as the mayor and her council members met for the city's annual retreat.

January 28, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Porterdale


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


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