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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


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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


St. Patrick’s coming to Porterdale

Porterdale's March 16 Saint Patrick's Day parade will start at Porterdale Baptist Church and end downtown in a Hemlock Street party with battling pro wrestlers, country music, food, inflatable bouncy houses - and a colorful transformation of the Yellow River.

March 02, 2013 | Lynda Edwards | Porterdale


The black mill community that blossomed

As people drive through the small city of Porterdale to get to and from the city of Covington and to their homes and businesses within the county, they may not realize that the city - which was one of several booming mill towns in Georgia for much of the early 1900's - is home to the historic black community of Rosehill.

February 28, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale


Porterdale to become drug-free zone

Porterdale will soon become the fourth city in the state to become a Drug Free Commercial Zone after the city council passed a Drug Free Commercial Zone ordinance at its Dec. 3 council meeting.

December 18, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale


City is now eligible for historic preservation grants

A number of homes and buildings within the city of Porterdale will soon be marked as historic now that the city is eligible to apply for historic preservation grants.

December 15, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale


A very tuba Christmas

Dozens of tubas and spectators turned out for Porterdale's fourth annual Tuba Christmas, an event that has become a national hit after being created in 1974 as a tribute to the late artist and teacher William J. Bell.

December 11, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


P'dale disappointed over trail grant

Porterdale officials expressed disappointment in the county deciding not to apply for a $100,000 funding from the Georgia Recreational Trails Program through the Department of Natural Resources.

November 29, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale


Porterdale hires new code inspector

Porterdale looks to bring homes in the city up to code with a new code enforcement officer. Willie Milligan now serves part time as Porterdale's combination housing inspector/code enforcement officer. City manager Bob Thomson said Milligan was sworn in to the position at the Nov. 5 council meeting.

November 27, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale


UGA students weigh in on Porterdale’s design concepts

Porterdale officials said they enjoyed having a new perspective on how to design and develop the city in the future, after they attended a three-day design session over the weekend with students and faculty from the University of Georgia's College of Environment and Design.

November 15, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale


Porterdale Police gets $10K

The Porterdale Police Department has been awarded a Traffic Safety Grant in the amount of $10,000. The grant is used to further small departments in the state of Georgia with combating traffic safety issues in their community. The Porterdale Police Department will participate in the programs sponsored by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

September 29, 2012 | Staff Report | Porterdale


City receives grant to help develop neighborhoods

The city of Porterdale plans to develop some of its neighborhoods after the city was awarded $266,623 in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the State's Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).

September 11, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale


Porterdale sets up small, free libraries

Citizens in Porterdale may notice little decorated boxes popping up around the city. They're called Little Free Libraries. It's all a part of an effort to bring more literacy opportunities to the community.

August 16, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale


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