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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


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Dancing and art by the Yellow River

They're off! The Arts Association of Newton County hosted the annual Art on the River event at the Porterdale Mill Lofts on Saturday night. The theme for this year's event was The Kentucky Derby. For more photos of the event, visit

May 07, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

Porterdale Elementary to perform Wizard of Oz

No place like home: Munchkins from Porterdale Elementary school practice for their roles in The Wizard of Oz, which the school will proudly present on May 14. The show is open to the public, and tickets will be sold for $5 at the door. Concessions will be available.

May 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Porterdale Fire Dept. Probe: More training needed

A lengthy investigation into allegations against Porterdale Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ronald Savage has found that although problems exist, they are mainly due to a lack of training, an issue that falls back on the city council.

May 04, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale

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

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