Administrators with Specialty Fabrics & Converting, a subsidiary of Goodyear, shut down the manufacturing plant in Porterdale after a machine fire caused employees to evacuate the building Friday morning. According to Newton County Fire Chief Mike Satterfield, around 11 a.m., a machine that applies silicone to yarn used to make fan and pulley belts caught on fire. Officials believe debris may have entered the machine, which can reach temperatures upwards of 500 degrees. The fire was contained ...
Classic rides: Santa arrives in Porterdale in a sleigh pulled by a team of live reindeer Friday night. City of Porterdale Mayor Bobby Hamby waves from a classic Corvette during the Porterdale Christmas Parade Friday night.
Festivities for Porterdale's Christmas in the Village will begin at 6 p.m. Friday. The highlight of the evening will be the arrival of Santa in a sleigh pulled by real reindeer. Children can have their photo made with Santa near the historic depot.
Perennial Porterdale City Council candidate Andy Grimes has announced that he will once again throw his hat in the ring to fill the seat vacated by Kay Piper in October.
At Monday's regular meeting, the Porterdale City Council voted to enact a six month spending freeze for the town outside of normal operational expenses, such as payroll, as well as routine and emergency maintenance procedures on city equipment, such as flat tires. Employees will need council approval for any expense other than those specified as exempt from the freeze.
Porterdale City Manager Tom Fox rescinded his resignation at Wednesday night's called meeting, according to Mayor Bobby Hamby.
Lowell Chambers has officially announced his intention to run for the vacated seat on the Porterdale City Council left by Kay Piper.
The Committee to Elect Lowell Chambers has announced that Lowell Chambers will run for the Porterdale City Council Post 5 seat vacated by Kay Piper. Chambers and his family have lived in Porterdale since 2000 and have owned property in the city since 1993. Chambers has a Master of City Planning from Georgia Tech, a Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering from the University of Georgia, a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Georgia, and ...
Fresh on the heels of the resignation of council member Kay Piper, Porterdale City Manager Tom Fox turned in his resignation at a called meeting Tuesday evening.
In an effort to help the city's financial woes, the Porterdale city council voted unanimously at their meeting Monday night to sell a portion of its reserve sewage treatment capacity to the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority.
Porterdale city council members decided at their monthly meeting Monday night to allow the city's police officers to take home their patrol vehicles once more.
The Porterdale city council agreed to roll back the city's millage rate at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night.
Council members in Porterdale agreed to take out a loan in order to re-hire a furloughed officer Monday night - but not before a heated conversation between the mayor, the chief of police and the mayor pro tem, during which the chief was accused of sensationalizing and choreographing portions of the meeting.
Friends of Porterdale hosted the Annual City of Porterdale Reunion on Saturday October 4, 2008. Current and past Porterdale residents turned out to enjoy live music, arts and crafts, and a street market in The City of Porterdale.