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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


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MLK Day of Service produces new community garden

Porterdale has a new community garden thanks to more than 100 volunteers who attended Hands On Newton's third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service celebration Monday.

January 18, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

Family Dollar coming soon to Porterdale

According to Monty Hill, City of Porterdale Zoning Administrator, all proper documentation for the construction of a new Family Dollar was turned into the city Wednesday.

The free-standing Family Dollar is being developed by Twin Rivers Capital LLC Real Estate Investment & Development out of Charleston, S.C. and will be located just south of the Shell Station at the Crowell Road and Bypass Road intersection.

January 13, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale

Sun, moon and stars

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 event facility at Porterdale Mill Lofts. For information about the fundraiser, or to make reservations, call the Gallery on the Square, call (770) 788-8799 or contact Susan ...

January 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Top brass comes to Porterdale

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.

December 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Porterdale passes FY2010 budget

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.

December 08, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale

O Holy Night in Porterdale

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 were given to the crowds.

December 06, 2009 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale

Porterdale council discusses ways to fund city's new DDA

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.

November 29, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale

Ribbons symbolize MADD, Police Dept. commitment to stop drunk driving

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.

November 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Porterdale Public Safety Day

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.

November 15, 2009 | Brittany Thomas | Porterdale

Public Safety Day to be held Saturday

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.

The event will start at 10 a.m. and last until 5 p.m. A MADD (Mothers Against Drunken Drivers) representative will be ...

November 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Porterdale looks to improve Ivy Street

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.

November 04, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale

Your Candidates: Porterdale City Council

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 decided we needed to be in a more child friendly environment. That is why we moved to Porterdale, I felt like it had the "potential ...

October 30, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

Annual reunion celebrates Porterdale history

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.

October 25, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

City of Porterdale hosts town reunion

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.

October 20, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale

Porterdale looks into no cut-through ordinance

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.

September 16, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale

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