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Porterdale FD's Spring Fling

Spring is known as a time for cleaning and renewal.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale


We ride to provide gets help

When a memorial escort was on its way to return K9 Sasha, a fallen police dog, to her home in Warwick, Ga., Holly Cripps noticed a white car had kept up with them for several miles. She saw a little girl, on her way from Roswell to Florida for a family vacation, holding up a white, handwritten sign from the window.

April 15, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


For the love of coffee

Tim Hughes returned from deployment in Afghanistan not with thoughts of war, but dreams of coffee.

April 10, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Mellow on the Yellow to returns

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., for a series of Saturdays (May 17, June 14, July 12, and August 16), the Mellow on the Yellow summer paddling series will be returning to Porterdale at the Yellow River. The length of the paddling is approximately seven miles.

April 01, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Porterdale


Porterdale starts three-year housing initiative

The City of Porterdale has a historic past tied to its mill, plants and mill homes.

March 04, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Porterdale


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Porterdale council discusses ways to fund city's new DDA

Members of the Porterdale City Council recently asked the city attorney to review the legalities of turning over lots owned by the city to their newly created Downtown Development Authority for the body to sell in order to generate funding.

November 29, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Ribbons symbolize MADD, Police Dept. commitment to stop drunk driving

While her husband and son were driving home on Memorial Day in 1992, tragedy struck and changed Eva Smith's life forever. Her husband was killed by a drunk driver. Leon Smith was the first fatality on that weekend, and the pain is still felt by his wife.

November 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale Public Safety Day

The City of Porterdale hosted a Public Safety Day Nov. 14. The day will consist of police and fire demonstrations, face painting, fingerprint kits, and delicious local food.

November 15, 2009 | Brittany Thomas | Porterdale


Public Safety Day to be held Saturday

The City of Porterdale is hosting a Public Safety Day tomorrow, Nov. 14, at 2021 Main Street (Memorial Alley). The day will consist of police and fire demonstrations, face painting, fingerprint kits, food provided by Burnies Bar-B-Q (at a discounted rate), the community outreach program will be on hand as will a deputy from the Newton County Sheriff's Office C.H.A.M.P.S. program. There will also be giveaways and games for the kids.

The event will start at 10 a.m. and last until 5 p.m. A MADD (Mothers Against Drunken Drivers) representative will be ...

November 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale looks to improve Ivy Street

The Porterdale City Council heard cost estimates for road and drainage improvements they would like to make to Ivy Street at Monday night's council meeting.

November 04, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Your Candidates: Porterdale City Council

Lowell Chambers (incumbent)

1. I am the son of a United Methodist minister who is a member of the North Georgia Conference. Consequently, my father (and the family) was reassigned about every 4 years to a new church/community. I grew up in several small towns around North Georgia. I lived in downtown Atlanta when I was single for the first few years after I married. When we had a family on the way, we decided we needed to be in a more child friendly environment. That is why we moved to Porterdale, I felt like it had the "potential ...

October 30, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Annual reunion celebrates Porterdale history

Leila Hebert started working at the Porterdale mill as a spooler when she was 16, but her mother was the true early starter, starting with Bibb Manufacturing at the age of nine.

October 25, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


City of Porterdale hosts town reunion

The Friends of Porterdale, city of Porterdale and the Porterdale Women's Club are sponsoring the third annual Porterdale Reunion from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The reunion is not just a time to catch up with old friends and show off town memorabilia, but also a festival for all to enjoy.

October 20, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Porterdale looks into no cut-through ordinance

At Monday night's Porterdale City Council meeting, Councilman Robert Foxworth introduced the idea of adopting a city ordinance outlawing cutting through private property located at intersections.

September 16, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Porterdale considering loan

 Porterdale council members and city employees have put their heads together and devised a possible solution to their projected $108,476 budget deficit in Fiscal Year 2010 without further cuts or a millage rate increase.

August 23, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Porterdale Post 3 member Chapman seeking reelection

 Porterdale Councilmember Arline Chapman recently announced that she will seek reelection for the Post 3 council seat in November.

August 23, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Porterdale discussing tax anticipation loan

Porterdale council members and city employees have put their heads together and devised a possible solution to their projected $108,476 budget deficit in FY10 without further cuts or a millage rate increase.

"We have tried to put our heads together and look over the budget and try to find a solution that our council can live with and our taxpayers can live with," said Tom Fox, city manager.

August 21, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Porterdale Post 3 Councilwoman Arline Chapman to seek reelection in Nov.

Porterdale Councilmember Arline Chapman recently announced that she will seek reelection for the Post 3 council seat in November.

Chapman was elected in 2008 to serve the remainder of the term of a councilmember who was moving out of the city.

August 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale facing $100K budget deficit

The city of Porterdale is facing a projected budget deficit of $108,476 for fiscal year 2010 and must look at cost cutting or revenue generating options, such as layoffs or increased millage rates.

City Manager Tom Fox presented the budget dilemma to council members at a Tuesday evening work session after he spoke with County Tax Commissioner Barbara Dingler and County Chief Tax Assessor Tommy Knight earlier in the day.

August 12, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


He’s reading a bill from Capitol Hill

A daunting task: Steve Loyd of Porterdale and his father Jack are reading House Resolution 3200 - the controversial health care reform bill making its way through Congress. Jack called Rep. Jim Marshall's (GA-8) office a few weeks ago and requested a copy of the bill. A few days later, he found six envelopes in his mailbox contain the pages of the entire bill. The document is more than 1,000 pages with the summary spanning 158 of those pages, and stacks almost 5 inches high. The text of the bill can be read and commented on online at www ...

August 12, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


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