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Fourth of July riverside in Porterdale

Porterdale's 8th annual Fourth of July Festival features vendors of food and gifts, as well as music, adult beverages, children's activities and fireworks later in the evening.

July 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Independence Day at the Mill

Main Street Porterdale will celebrate the Fourth with an all-day festival including live music, activities for kids, vendors, food and adult beverages.

July 03, 2014 | Samantha Reardon | Porterdale


Police chief resigns, Cripps to step in

The Porterdale mayor and city council appointed Lt. Jason Cripps as active police chief Tuesday evening, effective immediately.

June 10, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Porterdale intersection takes next step

County officials took the next step toward getting a stoplight at the dreaded Ga. Highway 81 and Crowell/Covington Bypass roads 4-way stop intersection, south of Porterdale.

June 05, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Q&A: Starbound dance studio owner Q&A

This question-and-answer session came from an email response from Starbound Dance Studio owner Valerie Odom sent over the weekend.

June 05, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale


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Porterdale reviews county rail proposal

At Monday night's Porterdale City Council meeting, councilman Lowell Chambers proposed the council sign a resolution in support of the Newton County Board of Commissioners' recent proposal to purchase a continuous strip of Norfolk Southern rail line for the purpose of creating a multi-use trail extending through the county.

"I believe we're in the second wave of the greening of America," Chambers said of the country's renewed efforts in alternative transportation and conservation.

May 08, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


City questions 911 fees

Members of the Porterdale City Council remain unhappy with the five-year intergovernmental agreement between the city of Covington and Newton County, which would require the town to pay $45,649 to the Covington-Newton County 911 Communications Center for dispatch services.

April 21, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Building spritely places

According to William Shakespeare, fairies come out to play at night and prefer not to be seen by human eyes. But the Friends of Newton Parks are hoping that fairies in Covington have evolved since Shakespeare's time and will make an appearance on May 2 to check out the new homes being built for them around the county.

April 08, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Chambers elected to council

Lowell Chambers safely secured his seat as Porterdale's city council member for Post 5 in a landslide election Tuesday.

March 20, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


SIU busts 3 with drugs in home raid

Three people were arrested Thursday morning after Newton County's Special Investigation Unit and the Porterdale Police Department raided a home on Mulberry Street following complaints from concerned citizens.

March 08, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale council adopts amended animal ordinance

The Porterdale City Council unanimously approved an amended animal ordinance Monday that requires residents to register their pets yearly by showing proof of rabies vaccinations. Registration fees are $5 per pet per year.

February 04, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Porterdale city council warned of 2010 shortfall

Porterdale City Manager Tom Fox presented city council members a draft of the town's 2009 budget and warned the council at Tuesday's work session about future budget shortfalls if more expenditures were not cut or if revenue did not significantly increase in 2009.

January 15, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Porterdale pares down cell phone plan

At the request of the Councilmember Linda Finger, Porterdale Public Works Director Robert Witcher presented city council with a cell phone service agreement Monday that will save the city roughly $189 a month.

January 08, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Porterdale pet owners to face new regulations

The Porterdale City Council moved closer to adopting a new, stricter animal ordinance for the city at Monday night's council meeting.

January 07, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Machine catches fire at Porterdale plant

Administrators with Specialty Fabrics & Converting, a subsidiary of Goodyear, shut down the manufacturing plant in Porterdale after a machine fire caused employees to evacuate the building Friday morning.

According to Newton County Fire Chief Mike Satterfield, around 11 a.m., a machine that applies silicone to yarn used to make fan and pulley belts caught on fire. Officials believe debris may have entered the machine, which can reach temperatures upwards of 500 degrees.

January 02, 2009 | Tisa Smart Washington | Porterdale


2008 Porterdale Christmas Parade

Classic rides: Santa arrives in Porterdale in a sleigh pulled by a team of live reindeer Friday night.

City of Porterdale Mayor Bobby Hamby waves from a classic Corvette during the Porterdale Christmas Parade Friday night.

December 17, 2008 | Mandi Singer | Porterdale


Christmas in the Village set for Friday evening

Festivities for Porterdale's Christmas in the Village will begin at 6 p.m. Friday.

The highlight of the evening will be the arrival of Santa in a sleigh pulled by real reindeer. Children can have their photo made with Santa near the historic depot.

December 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Former candidate to run for Porterdale council

Perennial Porterdale City Council candidate Andy Grimes has announced that he will once again throw his hat in the ring to fill the seat vacated by Kay Piper in October.

December 13, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Porterdale


Porterdale freezes spending

At Monday's regular meeting, the Porterdale City Council voted to enact a six month spending freeze for the town outside of normal operational expenses, such as payroll, as well as routine and emergency maintenance procedures on city equipment, such as flat tires.

Employees will need council approval for any expense other than those specified as exempt from the freeze.

December 13, 2008 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Porterdale manager to return

Porterdale City Manager Tom Fox rescinded his resignation at Wednesday night's called meeting, according to Mayor Bobby Hamby.

December 02, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


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