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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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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


The splendid little town of Porterdale

Nothing is more memorable than a smell; one scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting and yet conjure up a childhood memory.

Burning leaves by the curb reminds of sweeping the yard all day with your mother and sisters. I am sure all of us did this, and while we did, we visited with neighbors and friends. We would talk and laugh while taking care of this chore. We knew all our neighbors and our parents knew all the children in the mill village. We all grew up together, attending the Porterdale schools.

September 26, 2010 | Jean Bowen Garner Columnist | Porterdale


Frankie’s Blues Mission to perform concert

Frankie's Blues Mission is set to perform a free concert at noon Thursday on the Historic Courthouse Square in Covington.

September 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale police chief resigns

Porterdale Police Chief Wayne Digby announced his resignation Friday, effective Oct. 15, because he was insulted by the contract the city offered him and didn't want to be caught in the middle of a city council conflict.

September 12, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


The splendid little town of Porterdale

I would like to start with a big thank you to all of you for the kind comments on my article. I'm so glad you enjoyed reading it, as I have had so much enjoyment writing about Porterdale. I have a funny story to start off with in this column.

September 11, 2010 | Jean Bowen Garner | Porterdale


In Memoriam

Honoring the fallen: The Porterdale Fire Department adorned it's lawn with white crosses this week in remembrance of the New York City firefighters who perished in the World Trade Center towers.

September 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Porterdale


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