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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


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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


Charges against Foxworth dismissed

The accusations of battery against Porterdale councilman Robert Foxworth were dismissed by Magistrate Court Judge John Degonia this morning, after the judge heard from alleged victims Dawn and Skylar Taylor.

October 05, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Voter registration drive in Porterdale

The city of Porterdale is pushing residents to be registered to vote for this fall's city elections, and a voter registration drive will take place all week at Porterdale City Hall.

October 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Councilman Foxworth accused of battery

A Porterdale couple has filed a complaint, accusing city councilman Robert Foxworth of battery after a verbal - and some say physical - altercation occurred at Porterdale City Hall Tuesday.

October 02, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale Elementary receives grant

Porterdale Elementary School staff members were notified this summer that they were one of 14 schools in Georgia and 400 schools or parent organizations across the nation to be awarded a grant from the latest round of Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant program.

September 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Foxworth to seek third Porterdale term

Councilman Robert Foxworth is passionate about Porterdale, and he's proud of the time and effort he's put into making the town better. He's seeking reelection to a third term for the Post 1 council seat.

September 16, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale supports Yellow River recreation

The Porterdale City Council declared in a resolution Monday that the Yellow River is its most precious natural asset, and the council gave its wholehearted support for the efforts of the recently formed preservation, conservation and recreation group.

September 13, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


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