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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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Archive By Section - 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


Porterdale discusses use of new K9

Porterdale officials may allow a police sergeant to use a city vehicle transport and train a new drug dog off duty until a lease agreement can be reached between the officer and the city.

October 30, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Arline Chapman reports sign thefts

Porterdale mayoral candidate Arline Chapman has reported more than 30 of her campaign signs have gone missing.

October 28, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Spending key topic at Porterdale forum

Porterdale still needs investment in infrastructure and business development, though tough decisions need to be made to make that happen in an era of tight budgets, eight Porterdale candidates said Tuesday as they debated how best to move the city forward.

October 27, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Porterdale to hold council forum Oct. 25

Porterdale has a full slate of council races in 2011, and residents will have a chance to hear candidates address the issues at a forum from 7-9 p.m., Oct. 25 at the Porterdale Mill Lofts.

October 12, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Candidate's Facebook post draws fire

Porterdale mayoral candidate Arline Chapman and some city residents take exception to the local Chevron convenience store selling adult DVDs, adult magazines, pipes and hookahs, but when Chapman called the manager a "foreign thug" on Facebook at least some disapproval was turned on her.

October 11, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


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