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Ride to Provide equips K-9s

Dog days: The ride to Provide has outfitted K-9 units in Rockdale County, Porterdale and Social Circle with first aid kits for their four-legged partners. Each kit cost $115. Donations can be mailed to We Ride To Provide, Inc., 15 Huntington Place, Covington, Ga. 30016. They can be reached at (770) 900-6494 or find them on Facebook. (Above from left) Rockdale County Sgt. Dougherty with K-9 Jimmy, Holly Cripps, Rockdale County Deputy Reed with K-9 Rudy and Porterdale Police Sgt. Jason Cripps with K-9 Beau.

June 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale opens solicitor position after solicitor Baig resigns

The city of Porterdale has an opening for the solicitor position, as former Porterdale Municipal Court Solicitor Qader Baig has resigned.

June 12, 2011 | AJ Archer | Porterdale


"Go, Dog. Go!"

The Learning Center, Newton County's only early literacy nonprofit organization, will offer performances of "Go, Dog. Go!" at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday at the Porterdale Mill Lofts.

May 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale honors K-9 officers

Porterdale played host to the third annual Ride to Provide Saturday to benefit Porterdale police officers.

May 21, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Jazz musicians perform in Porterdale

Jazz trumpter Marcus Printup and jack-of-all-trades musician Timothy Adams Jr. performed a variety of songs at the Porterdale Mill Lofts Friday night. All proceeds went to the Washington Street Community Center. They were joined by other local jazz musicians.

May 21, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Ride to Provide returns to Porterdale

K-9 officers play a vital role in law enforcement agencies, and Porterdale Police Department's annual Ride to Provide will benefit those four-legged officers this year.

May 18, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale wants your vote

The Reader's Digest We Hear You America competition has been extended through May, and Porterdale still has a chance to win part of $7.5 million in financial support.

May 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


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 www.covnews.com.

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


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