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 the results of a urine test came back positive, Police Chief Jason Cripps said he had no choice.
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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.
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.
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).
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.
An independent auditor's report found accounting errors and other financial problems for the city of Porterdale.
The city of Porterdale approved liquor licenses for two businesses and swore in a new police officer at their council meeting on Monday night.
The city of Porterdale looks to make three of their parks greener by planting trees with money from a grant.
Porterdale council members decided to revoke three liquor licenses from Porterdale Bar and Grill for its failure to file distilled spirits excise tax returns in the amount of $1,650 and failure to pay just over $500 in excise taxes.
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.