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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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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


Meet Porterdale's new police chief

Geoffrey Jacobs was sworn-in on Tuesday as chief of police for Porterdale.

December 08, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Home visit: Becky and Sam Ramsey’s home is one of the stops on the Covington Candlelight Town & Coun

The second annual TubaChristmas celebration will be held in Porterdale on Sunday.

December 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale hires police chief

The new Chief of Police for the city of Porterdale will be sworn in today.

December 06, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Parade tonight in Porterdale

Santa Claus and his reindeer will be coming to Porterdale at 7 tonight for the annual Porterdale Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony.

The parade, which includes members of the Newton High School Marching Band and several other local organizations, will begin at the Village Inn, travel down Broad Street and end at the Historic Train Depot. Santa Claus will light the Christmas tree and star to bring Christmas to Porterdale.

December 03, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


The splendid little town of Porterdale

As the holiday seasons approach I think of how they were celebrated in Porterdale.

November 14, 2010 | By Jean Bowen Garner | Porterdale


Smiley's restaurant closed this week

Smiley's Family Restaurant in Porterdale closed down this week, and although owner Gwen Spears hopes to find a new location soon, she may have to relocate to another county.

November 10, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale votes approval for homestead exemption referendum

Porterdale residents on Tuesday gave their approval by a vote of 115 to 5 to a $10,000 homestead exemption.

November 04, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


The Yellow River Jam

Party in the streets: It was an afternoon and evening of music and dance - The annual Yellow River Jam returned to Porterdale on Saturday.

Five bands will perform throughout the day. They included Larry and Anita Denny, Donnie Long, True Gospel Church Band, Apostles of Bluegrass and Jordan Rager will sing country from 6-8 p.m.

October 17, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | Porterdale


The Yellow River Jam

It will be an afternoon of music and dance - The annual Yellow River Jam is returning to Porterdale on Saturday.

October 13, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Rivers Alive!

Porterdale residents are gearing up to clean rubbish from the Yellow River on Saturday.

September 29, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


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