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Arline Chapman will seek a second term in November

Arline Chapman, who served on the Porterdale City Council for six years before being elected mayor in 2012, has announced she will run for mayor ...

August 28, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale to receive $500,000 in assistance from CDBG

The City of Porterdale is one of 78 Georgia communities who will receive a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Gov. Nathan deal announced.

August 25, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale considers adopting zoning overlay

As the City of Porterdale reviews potential subdivision and commercial development, Mayor Arline Chapman asked the Council at a work session on Aug. 11 to ...

August 15, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale considers adopting zoning overlay

As the City of Porterdale reviews potential subdivision and commercial development, Mayor Arline Chapman asked the Council at a work session on Aug. 11 to ...

August 13, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale millage rate stays the same in 2015

The tax millage rate for Porterdale will remain 17.910 for 2015, though revenues are expected to rise due to increased property values in the ...

August 04, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


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


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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


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


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