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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


Porterdale PD adds new officer

A small-town police department just got a little bigger.

September 23, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Camera found in Jimbo's bathroom

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.

September 09, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Cripps named Porterdale Police Chief

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.

September 08, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Porterdale reunion a blast from the past

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.

September 06, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


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P'dale tax loan may need refinancing

Porterdale may have to refinance a one-year tax anticipation loan next year as falling property vaues have withered the city's budget and totally depleted its reserves.

December 08, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


No meeting again for Porterdale

Porterdale City Council again did not have enough members at its regular meeting Monday to conduct business, canceling the fourth out of the last five meetings and putting off major budget decisions with the end of the fiscal year looming.

December 07, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Photos of Porterdale's Christmas parade

December 02, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Complaint filed with Secretary of State over recent election

Officials from the Georgia Secretary of State's office met with Porterdale officials Thursday to discuss an elections complaint filed by the outgoing mayor about improper ballot handling.

December 02, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Overgrown lots targeted at meeting

Porterdale city officials have drawn up an ordinance that would require owners of vacant lots to maintain them as if those lots were developed, a response to the overgrown condition of several lots in arrested development because of the housing crash.

November 30, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


$100K grant for Yellow River park?

Porterdale officials last week backed an application for a grant of up to $100,000 to build a trailhead and river access at the Yellow River, part of an ongoing city and county effort to develop a natural recreation center there.

November 20, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Preparing for the holidays

Porterdale is hosting a series of community holiday events this year, starting the day after Thanksgiving and going deep into December.

November 20, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Savage sworn in at Thursday meeting

Porterdale city officials swore in one of its newly elected city councilors Thursday, filling a vacant seat and making it easier for the council to muster enough members to conduct business.

November 18, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Porterdale can't mail out CARE inserts

The Porterdale City Council put off its business for the third meeting in a row Monday because not enough councilmen showed up to conduct business.

November 16, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Allen Memorial to host Santa

Allen Memorial will host a fun-filled family day starting with a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast with Santa and then a Holiday Market on Dec. 10. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 -10 a.m. and pictures can be taken with Santa from 8:30 -11 a.m. Parents and family may be included in the picture. There will be movies and kids' crafts so that parents may shop the Holiday Craft Market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A hot soup lunch will be served from 11 - 2 p.m. Craft vendor space is available. For information ...

November 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Chapman elected, Sunday sales pass

Porterdale voters tossed out two incumbent candidates and elected a neophyte to a vacant council seat in a change election Tuesday that hinged on debates over the budget and police department and on sharp divisions in the City Council.

November 08, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Debate rises over P'dale police staffing

Porterdale candidates and elected officials agree that the city's police department is short staffed, but disagree over whether to seek grants for an officer now or to wait for the economy to improve to hire.

November 06, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


P'dale mulls banning drug-related items

Porterdale is considering an ordinance that would ban the sale within city limits of items that could be used for drug consumption.

November 04, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


New recreation area to be developed along Yellow River

Porterdale was one of six projects in the region, and the only one in Georgia, selected to receive federal assistance in developing a new recreational area, according to the National Park Service.

November 04, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Hamby seeks another term as mayor

Porterdale Mayor Bobby Hamby pointed to his work representing the city and pushing for the creation of a park along the Yellow River and a city development plan when making his case for another term in office.

November 02, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


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