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.
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.
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An investigation by the Newton County Sheriff's Office into the behavior of Porterdale Police Lt. Jason Cripps' behavior regarding alleged theft of WiFi did not result in criminal charges.
Porterdale City Manager Bob Thomson, citing the NCSO's report, said Cripps would would not be charged; however, Police Chief Geoff Jacobs is still internally reviewing the personnel complaint against Cripps.
Newton County authorities are investigating after the former city clerk of Porterdale filed a complaint against Porterdale Police Sgt. Jason Cripps, alleging that he provided her WiFi password to others, allegedly stealing her Internet while on duty.
The residents of Porterdale have been hard at work beautifying their beloved, little town.
Porterdale residents can hope to see a decline in air conditioner thefts as the town's police department launched its copper theft program, Operation Copperhead, Thursday.
The Porterdale Police Department initiated the program by marking Mayor Arline Hayes Chapman's air conditioning (AC) unit Thursday. The police department will start the operation on the homes listed to participate.
Porterdale swore in its newest municipal court judge last week, replacing former Judge Robert Mumford.
Kimberly Degonia, who has served as a magistrate judge for Newton County since 2009, was appointed municipal judge after Mumford served for eight months.
Officers from the Porterdale Police Department apprehended one person and are still searching for another after a drug arrest Tuesday evening.
Local businessman and new dad Lincoln Nunnally is stepping into his first run for elected office as a Democratic candidate for the Fourth Congressional District, currently held by Congressman Hank Johnson.
Volunteers from Covington's First United Methodist Church and the city of Porterdale installed three pocket parks Saturday on Elm, Hemlock and Pine streets.
Restaurants in Porterdale could soon serve beer and wine on sidewalks cafe style if a proposal to allow open containers outside becomes law.
Porterdale city officials described a proposed tier system for water deposits as a significant change for new customers that would have those with risky credit pay more up front.
Update: The city of Porterdale has officially forgone their attempt to make baggy pants in the city illegal, settling instead to have a final reading of a public indecency law that mirrors that of the state.
Porterdale will host its inaugural St. Patrick's Day Party beginning at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with a parade. After the parade ends, attendees can stay and enjoy a day full of music and wrestling in the historic mill town.
A change to the proposed baggy pants ordinance in Porterdale has been made, and some council members seemed less then pleased at Monday night's meeting.
Porterdale city council members discussed a draft ordinance at their last work session that could allow bow hunting of deer inside the city limits of the historic mill town.
The gazebo in Porterdale will be getting a cleaning and light makeover next month by community volunteers.