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Porterdale votes against bank kiosk in park parking lot

Porterdale's city council put the kibosh on having a bank kiosk in Yellow River Park's gravel parking lot off Main Street.

September 27, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

Yellow River Jam welcomes paddlers from around the state

When the Georgia Conservancy announced it would be hosting a paddle through Newton County on the Yellow River, it seemed like a good idea to ...

September 22, 2015 | By Sandra L. Brands | Porterdale

Work session looks at ways to made Porterdale a visitor's destination

Ideas flew at the Porterdale City Council work session Tuesday night as the mayor, the city council, several village staff members and community leaders worked ...

September 10, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

CARE fish fry raises money for scholarships

Fish will be frying Saturday, Sept. 12, at the CARE fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Porterdale Bar and Grill, 52 ...

September 09, 2015 | Sandra L. Brands | Porterdale

Arline Chapman will seek a second term in November

Arline Chapman, who served on the Porterdale City Council for six years before being elected mayor in 2012, has announced she will run for mayor ...

August 28, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

Porterdale to receive $500,000 in assistance from CDBG

The City of Porterdale is one of 78 Georgia communities who will receive a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Gov. Nathan deal announced.

August 25, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

Porterdale considers adopting zoning overlay

As the City of Porterdale reviews potential subdivision and commercial development, Mayor Arline Chapman asked the Council at a work session on Aug. 11 to ...

August 15, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

Porterdale considers adopting zoning overlay

As the City of Porterdale reviews potential subdivision and commercial development, Mayor Arline Chapman asked the Council at a work session on Aug. 11 to ...

August 13, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


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Archive By Section - Porterdale

Meet the Porter Pals

Time for tea: (L-R) Porter Pals Linda Finger, Eula Jackson, Debra Jackson, Mattie Whitener, Daphene Kimball, Sally Jarrett and Bobbie Lev enjoy good company and a game of Bingo during lunch in Porterdale Thursday morning. Porterdale's new senior group will meet for fun and fellowship on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1 Cedar Street, Porterdale. For more information call Linda Finger at (678) 859-2496.

March 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Porterdale Gym design could be compromised

Because of budget constraints and newer building codes the Porterdale Gym renovation may have to include compromises differing from the original concept of a community gathering place previously approved by the Porterdale City Council.

March 14, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale

Concept design of intersection unveiled by LPA

Members of the Porterdale City Council met with Newton County Engineer Kevin Walter, County Commission Chairman Kathy Morgan, District 5 Commissioner Tim Fleming and representatives of engineering consulting company, LPA Group Incorporated, to see a first glimpse of the proposal for a signalized intersection at Ga. Highway 81 and Crowell Road.

February 21, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale

Porterdale seniors get a place to meet

Although the group is still trying to decide on the perfect name, senior citizens in Porterdale now have a place to meet for fun and fellowship every other Thursday.

February 12, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale

Porterdale approves interim city manager's work contract

The Porterdale City Council narrowly approved (3-2) the contract for an interim city manager at the regular monthly meeting Monday.

February 03, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale

Porterdale begins community assistance program

During the holidays, Porterdale City Council member Linda Finger led an effort to equip a family of five with items that would improve their quality of life. She enlisted the help of other city residents and together they were able to provide a washer, dryer, stove and a fully stocked refrigerator to the family with donations.

January 29, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale

Jimbo’s Grill at the Mill closed

Popular Porterdale restaurant Jimbo's Grill at the Mill has been closed for more than a week after financial and legal issues reportedly forced owner James Stalvey Jr. to close the establishment temporarily.

January 22, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale

MLK Day of Service produces new community garden

Porterdale has a new community garden thanks to more than 100 volunteers who attended Hands On Newton's third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service celebration Monday.

January 18, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

Family Dollar coming soon to Porterdale

According to Monty Hill, City of Porterdale Zoning Administrator, all proper documentation for the construction of a new Family Dollar was turned into the city Wednesday.

The free-standing Family Dollar is being developed by Twin Rivers Capital LLC Real Estate Investment & Development out of Charleston, S.C. and will be located just south of the Shell Station at the Crowell Road and Bypass Road intersection.

January 13, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale

Sun, moon and stars

Painted for pluckin': Ronald Bragg, owner of "Bragg Repair Service," was the lucky winner of the Gretsch Guitar, donated to Southern Heartland Gallery by the Gretsch Memorial Foundation. The guitar, titled "Sun, Moon and Stars," was painted by gallery artist Linda Pflug. Four additional guitars, artistically embellished by other artists, will be available at the auction held during Monte Carlo for the Arts, the annual fundraiser for SHA, Inc. Feb.6 at the event facility at Porterdale Mill Lofts. For information about the fundraiser, or to make reservations, call the Gallery on the Square, call (770) 788-8799 or contact Susan ...

January 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Top brass comes to Porterdale

Sunday marks the date of the Inaugural Porterdale Tubachristmas, a gathering of tuba and euphonium (a smaller, higher pitched version of a tuba) players to celebrate both the season and their oft misunderstood instruments.

December 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Porterdale passes FY2010 budget

The final reading and public hearing for the Porterdale FY2010 budget was held Monday night. The budget was eventually approved (4-1), but only after a heated discussion about a millage rate increase of 3.5 mills to offset decrease revenues caused by the ailing economy.

December 08, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale

O Holy Night in Porterdale

Dozens of floats passed through downtown Porterdale on Friday night in celebration of the Christmas season. After the Newton High School marching band had passed, and after all the elected officials had walked or rode down the street, Santa Claus himself finished the parade by parking across from the old Mill, where with a clap of his hands, he brought the Porterdale Christmas Tree to life.Hot chocolate was served, and face paintings were given to the crowds.

December 06, 2009 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale

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

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