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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 man arrested for selling prescription drugs

A man accused of selling drugs in Porterdale was arrested Saturday, due to the efforts of the city's newly-formed Porterdale Drug Enforcement Team.

July 28, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale approves 4 mill increase

Porterdale City Council members approved a 4 mill increase over the rollback rate to 17.518 at a special called meeting Tuesday night.

At Porterdale City Council's regular meeting Monday night several community residents braved torrential rain and lightning to voice their concerns about the millage rate hike during a public hearing.

July 14, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


The loyal gardener

Just a couple of months after opening to the public, the Newton County Community Garden is blooming into the beautiful manifestation envisioned by all involved.

July 14, 2010 | Sabatian Wee swee@covnews.com | Porterdale


Porterdale increases water/sewer rates, set to increase millage rate

At Porterdale City Council's regular meeting Monday night members voted to pass along an increase in wholesale water rates to town residents. Information about the new rates will go out in residents' next water bills. The council also approved lowering the minimum amount charged to 2,000 gallons from 3,000 gallons.

July 13, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Special events public drinking ordinance fails

The Porterdale City Council voted against an ordinance at a special called meeting Thursday that would have allowed restaurants with city serving permits to serve alcoholic beverages in publicly designated areas during city-sponsored festivals and events.

July 01, 2010 | By Sabastian Wee | Porterdale


Porterdale City Council discusses increasing millage rate up to 4 mills

On the heels of the Newton County Board of Commissioners approving a rollback millage rate to offset a budget shortfall, Porterdale City Council members discussed increasing the town's millage rate in order to continue offering services at the present level.

June 18, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


We Ride to Provide a success for PPD

Sgt. Jason Cripps of the Porterdale Police Department and his wife Holly spoke to the Porterdale City Council Monday night about the success of their May 15 We Ride to Provide fundraising event.

June 09, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Porterdale hires new city manager, joins new city clerk

The Porterdale City Council authorized Mayor Bobby Hamby to sign a contract for a new city manager at a special called meeting Wednesday evening.

May 20, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


The Roast of Betty Faith Jaynes

The Friends of Porterdale held a special fundraiser for the reconstruction of the Porter Memorial Gymnasium Saturday night. The Roast of Betty Faith Jaynes filled the banquet room at Turner Lake to capacity and drew several celebrity roasters. Jaynes, who is originally from Porterdale, was the founding director and first chief executive officer of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Monica Pearson, anchor of WSB-TV's 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscast, served as the mistress of ceremonies. Roasters were long-time advocate for Newton County Recreation B.C. Crowell, winningest active varsity basketball coach Ron Bradley, former University ...

May 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Cyclists show support for fallen officers

Ride to provide: The Porterdale Police Department held a motorcycle ride on Saturday to benefit the families of fallen police officers. Donations from the day's ride went to the family of Rockdale County Sheriff's Office Deputy Brian Lamar Mahaffey, who died on Saturday, May 8 when he was shot and killed while trying to serve a warrant. More than 100 motorcycles participated in the ride.

May 16, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


City of Porterdale working on efficient code enforcement

In an effort to improve rundown residences in the city, Porterdale City Council members are considering amending an inspection ordinance enacted six months ago to make is more effective.

May 08, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


A party in Porterdale

The third annual Art on the River and Dance event will be held in Porterdale on Saturday.

May 05, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Homegrown

Space is still available to purchase a bed in the Newton County Community Garden in Porterdale which officially opened Saturday morning. With more than 1,500 plants donated by The Home Depot and Bonnie Farms and bed footage made from recycled carpets provided by Nyloboard, families began planting their gardens. For just $25 a year, a space can be purchased to plant in. Those interested who cannot afford the annual fee may apply in Porterdale's City Hall where scholarships are available. All that is grown in the garden that doesn't go to feed the family will be sold ...

May 02, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | Porterdale


Porterdale: no census forms to come in mail

Residents of Porterdale will not be receiving a census form in the mail due to a rule that prohibits the form from being mailed to post office boxes.

April 07, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale Elementary School's Pre-K Cinderella Ball

Princes and princesses: Pre-K students in Porterdale had lots of fun at the Cinderella Ball. See more photos of Porterdale Elementary's Pre-K Cinderella Ball by scrolling clicking here.

March 28, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


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