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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Porterdale City Council authorized Mayor Bobby Hamby to sign a contract for a new city manager at a special called meeting Wednesday evening.
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 ...
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.
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.
The third annual Art on the River and Dance event will be held in Porterdale on Saturday.
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 ...
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.
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.