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Historic village’s work recognized by state

Throughout the past few years, the village of Porterdale has worked hard to rebuild its community, addressing issues surrounding vacant, substandard or under-utilized houses and ...

November 15, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

New guidelines to protect historic village

Porterdale has the only remaining intact mill village in Georgia.

November 14, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

Guidelines created to protect historic charm of village

Porterdale has the only remaining intact mill village in Georgia.

November 14, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

Porterdale honors its veterans

Long-time Porterdale resident, Robert Sullivan, 92, was on hand for the village's Veterans Day events. Sullivan, who was in the Army, said he hit ...

November 11, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

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


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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

Meet Porterdale's new police chief

Geoffrey Jacobs was sworn-in on Tuesday as chief of police for Porterdale.

December 08, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale

Home visit: Becky and Sam Ramsey’s home is one of the stops on the Covington Candlelight Town & Coun

The second annual TubaChristmas celebration will be held in Porterdale on Sunday.

December 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Porterdale hires police chief

The new Chief of Police for the city of Porterdale will be sworn in today.

December 06, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale

Parade tonight in Porterdale

Santa Claus and his reindeer will be coming to Porterdale at 7 tonight for the annual Porterdale Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony.

The parade, which includes members of the Newton High School Marching Band and several other local organizations, will begin at the Village Inn, travel down Broad Street and end at the Historic Train Depot. Santa Claus will light the Christmas tree and star to bring Christmas to Porterdale.

December 03, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale

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