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Porterdale City Council discusses increasing millage rate up to 4 mills

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.

June 18, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale

We Ride to Provide a success for PPD

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.

June 09, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale

Porterdale hires new city manager, joins new city clerk

The Porterdale City Council authorized Mayor Bobby Hamby to sign a contract for a new city manager at a special called meeting Wednesday evening.

May 20, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale

The Roast of Betty Faith Jaynes

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 WSB-TV's 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscast, served as the mistress of ceremonies. Roasters were long-time advocate for Newton County Recreation B.C. Crowell, winningest active varsity basketball coach Ron Bradley, former University ...

May 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Cyclists show support for fallen officers

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.

May 16, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale

City of Porterdale working on efficient code enforcement

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.

May 08, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale

A party in Porterdale

The third annual Art on the River and Dance event will be held in Porterdale on Saturday.

May 05, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


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 in Porterdale's City Hall where scholarships are available. All that is grown in the garden that doesn't go to feed the family will be sold ...

May 02, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | Porterdale

Porterdale: no census forms to come in mail

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.

April 07, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale

Porterdale Elementary School's Pre-K Cinderella Ball

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.

March 28, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale

Mobile Food Pantry coming to Porterdale Saturday

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY – Downtown Porterdale

March 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Jimbo's Grill at the Mill reopens

 After being closed for more then two months, Jimbo's Grill at the Mill has been reopened.

March 21, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale

Meet the Porter Pals

Time for tea: (L-R) Porter Pals Linda Finger, Eula Jackson, Debra Jackson, Mattie Whitener, Daphene Kimball, Sally Jarrett and Bobbie Lev enjoy good company and a game of Bingo during lunch in Porterdale Thursday morning. Porterdale's new senior group will meet for fun and fellowship on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1 Cedar Street, Porterdale. For more information call Linda Finger at (678) 859-2496.

March 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Porterdale Gym design could be compromised

Because of budget constraints and newer building codes the Porterdale Gym renovation may have to include compromises differing from the original concept of a community gathering place previously approved by the Porterdale City Council.

March 14, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale

Concept design of intersection unveiled by LPA

Members of the Porterdale City Council met with Newton County Engineer Kevin Walter, County Commission Chairman Kathy Morgan, District 5 Commissioner Tim Fleming and representatives of engineering consulting company, LPA Group Incorporated, to see a first glimpse of the proposal for a signalized intersection at Ga. Highway 81 and Crowell Road.

February 21, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale

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