While some may be dreaming of a white Christmas, Porterdale is tuning up for another TUBACHRISTMAS.
Council members in the City of Porterdale held their first reading of the tentative budget for fiscal year 2014 Monday night.
The newest Stephen King-inspired horror film, "The Cell," could be filming in Porterdale in early 2014.
Ever wondered what some of the historic mill homes in Porterdale look like on the inside?
Porterdale's Riverfront Road is getting a facelift, thanks in part to the Newton County Board of Commissioners.
Porterdale is now a mid-'50s town in Texas.
State Forester Beryl Budd, community leaders and interested citizens pose in front of the new mobile bush hog being demonstrated by the Georgia Forestry Commission in Porterdale Wednesday. The machine will be used to cut underbrush along the river trails as well as clearing hazardous undergrowth that poses a fire hazard to structures in the community.
Porterdale Mayor Arline Chapman has been appointed to the executive board of the Georgia Urban Forestry Council (GUFC).
The Porterdale Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Fall Festival Fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, to raise money for the station.
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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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
The City of Porterdale hosted a Public Safety Day Nov. 14. The day will consist of police and fire demonstrations, face painting, fingerprint kits, and delicious local food.
The City of Porterdale is hosting a Public Safety Day tomorrow, Nov. 14, at 2021 Main Street (Memorial Alley). The day will consist of police and fire demonstrations, face painting, fingerprint kits, food provided by Burnies Bar-B-Q (at a discounted rate), the community outreach program will be on hand as will a deputy from the Newton County Sheriff's Office C.H.A.M.P.S. program. There will also be giveaways and games for the kids. <font face="verdana,geneva" ...
The Porterdale City Council heard cost estimates for road and drainage improvements they would like to make to Ivy Street at Monday night's council meeting.
Lowell Chambers (incumbent) 1. I am the son of a United Methodist minister who is a member of the North Georgia Conference. Consequently, my father (and the family) was reassigned about every 4 years to a new church/community. I grew up in several small towns around North Georgia. I lived in downtown Atlanta when I was single for the first few years after I married. When we had a family on the way, we ...
Leila Hebert started working at the Porterdale mill as a spooler when she was 16, but her mother was the true early starter, starting with Bibb Manufacturing at the age of nine.
The Friends of Porterdale, city of Porterdale and the Porterdale Women's Club are sponsoring the third annual Porterdale Reunion from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The reunion is not just a time to catch up with old friends and show off town memorabilia, but also a festival for all to enjoy.
At Monday night's Porterdale City Council meeting, Councilman Robert Foxworth introduced the idea of adopting a city ordinance outlawing cutting through private property located at intersections.
Porterdale council members and city employees have put their heads together and devised a possible solution to their projected $108,476 budget deficit in Fiscal Year 2010 without further cuts or a millage rate increase.
Porterdale Councilmember Arline Chapman recently announced that she will seek reelection for the Post 3 council seat in November.