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Fourth of July riverside in Porterdale

Porterdale's 8th annual Fourth of July Festival features vendors of food and gifts, as well as music, adult beverages, children's activities and fireworks later in the evening.

July 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Independence Day at the Mill

Main Street Porterdale will celebrate the Fourth with an all-day festival including live music, activities for kids, vendors, food and adult beverages.

July 03, 2014 | Samantha Reardon | Porterdale


Police chief resigns, Cripps to step in

The Porterdale mayor and city council appointed Lt. Jason Cripps as active police chief Tuesday evening, effective immediately.

June 10, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Porterdale intersection takes next step

County officials took the next step toward getting a stoplight at the dreaded Ga. Highway 81 and Crowell/Covington Bypass roads 4-way stop intersection, south of Porterdale.

June 05, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Q&A: Starbound dance studio owner Q&A

This question-and-answer session came from an email response from Starbound Dance Studio owner Valerie Odom sent over the weekend.

June 05, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale


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Porterdale library brought to life

Porterdale councilwoman Arline Chapman is an avid reader who will read anything you give her. She wanted the children of Porterdale to have the same opportunity.

April 23, 2011 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Grand opening

Home grown effort: The Porterdale Farmer's Market held it's grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Market Manager Helen Weitkamp (left) and City Councilwoman Arline Chapman (right) stated the market had been a tremendous success so far, and had high hopes the market would continue to do well. The market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

April 17, 2011 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Porterdale reviews comprehensive plan

The Porterdale City Council approved the Comprehensive City Plan Monday night to be sent to the Department of Community Affairs for review.

April 06, 2011 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Porterdale in second round of Reader’s Digest contest

After already winning $1,000 from the Reader's Digest "We Hear You America" contest, Porterdale is now in the running to win even more funding for the city.

April 03, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale in running for Reader's Digest contest

After already winning $1,000 from the Reader's Digest "We Hear You America" contest, Porterdale is now in the running to win even more funding for the city.

March 31, 2011 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Property registration met with opposition

The presence of more than a dozen landlords at Thursday night's city council work session prompted the council members to decide to tweak or completely do-away with a a proposed ordinance that would require them to register empty properties.

March 26, 2011 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Porterdale farmer's market opens today

A new attraction will be cropping up in Newton County on Saturday - the Porterdale farmer's market.

March 26, 2011 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Porterdale mulls tighter rules on empty buildings

The Porterdale City Council on Monday held first and second readings of an amendment to construction and housing codes that would require owners to register any unoccupied buildings with the city.

March 08, 2011 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Porterdale looking for reserve officers

The Porterdale Police Department wants to addreserve police officers to supplement its uniformed patrolmen.

February 18, 2011 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Porterdale officials plan retreat

Porterdale city officials are planning a retreat for this Saturday to discuss their goals and objectives for the new year.

February 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale honored by Readers Digest

Small town charm: Reader's Digest presented Porterdale mayor Bobby Hamby with a $1000.00 check on Friday as part of their "We Hear You America" Contest. (L-r) Supermodel Nikki Taylor, Mayor Bobby Hamby and a Reader's Digest representative hold the check.

January 30, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


C.A.R.E. to host silent auction Saturday

C.A.R.E. Inc, a local non-profit organization that offers aid to Porterdale residents in need, will be hosting a silent auction on Saturday to raise money for the organization.

January 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale reschedules for Tuesday

The City of Porterdale will also hold their postponed City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday at City Hall.

January 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale wins Readers Digest contest

The town of Porterdale will be receiving national publicity and a $1,000 check from Readers Digest, after being selected by the company to appear in its RV tour of 100 American towns.

January 14, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale landlord fined

A Porterdale landlord was fined $1,300 and placed on 30 days probation after a property he owned was found to be in violation of many of the city's property code ordinances.

December 16, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


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