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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


Porterdale millage rate stays the same in 2015

The tax millage rate for Porterdale will remain 17.910 for 2015, though revenues are expected to rise due to increased property values in the ...

August 04, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale won’t raise mill rate this year

Despite not having the city mill rate change for 2016, some residents of Porterdale will likely see an increase in their property taxes this year.

July 15, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale city council honors Scott for bravery during Magnet Bottle shooting

Two ordinances were approved and a Porterdale resident recognized for his action in the recent shooting at the Magnet Bottle Store in Conyers at the ...

July 09, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale to host tax increase public hearing

The City of Porterdale has tentatively adopted a millage rate that will require an increase in property taxes of 31.87%.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Porterdale


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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


Property registration met with opposition

The presence of more than a dozen landlords at Thursday night's city council work session prompted the council members to decide to tweak or completely do-away with a a proposed ordinance that would require them to register empty properties.

March 26, 2011 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Porterdale farmer's market opens today

A new attraction will be cropping up in Newton County on Saturday - the Porterdale farmer's market.

March 26, 2011 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Porterdale mulls tighter rules on empty buildings

The Porterdale City Council on Monday held first and second readings of an amendment to construction and housing codes that would require owners to register any unoccupied buildings with the city.

March 08, 2011 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Porterdale looking for reserve officers

The Porterdale Police Department wants to addreserve police officers to supplement its uniformed patrolmen.

February 18, 2011 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Porterdale officials plan retreat

Porterdale city officials are planning a retreat for this Saturday to discuss their goals and objectives for the new year.

February 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale honored by Readers Digest

Small town charm: Reader's Digest presented Porterdale mayor Bobby Hamby with a $1000.00 check on Friday as part of their "We Hear You America" Contest. (L-r) Supermodel Nikki Taylor, Mayor Bobby Hamby and a Reader's Digest representative hold the check.

January 30, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


C.A.R.E. to host silent auction Saturday

C.A.R.E. Inc, a local non-profit organization that offers aid to Porterdale residents in need, will be hosting a silent auction on Saturday to raise money for the organization.

January 18, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale reschedules for Tuesday

The City of Porterdale will also hold their postponed City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday at City Hall.

January 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale wins Readers Digest contest

The town of Porterdale will be receiving national publicity and a $1,000 check from Readers Digest, after being selected by the company to appear in its RV tour of 100 American towns.

January 14, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale landlord fined

A Porterdale landlord was fined $1,300 and placed on 30 days probation after a property he owned was found to be in violation of many of the city's property code ordinances.

December 16, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


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