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Arline Chapman will seek a second term in November

Arline Chapman, who served on the Porterdale City Council for six years before being elected mayor in 2012, has announced she will run for mayor ...

August 28, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale to receive $500,000 in assistance from CDBG

The City of Porterdale is one of 78 Georgia communities who will receive a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Gov. Nathan deal announced.

August 25, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale considers adopting zoning overlay

As the City of Porterdale reviews potential subdivision and commercial development, Mayor Arline Chapman asked the Council at a work session on Aug. 11 to ...

August 15, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale considers adopting zoning overlay

As the City of Porterdale reviews potential subdivision and commercial development, Mayor Arline Chapman asked the Council at a work session on Aug. 11 to ...

August 13, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale millage rate stays the same in 2015

The tax millage rate for Porterdale will remain 17.910 for 2015, though revenues are expected to rise due to increased property values in the ...

August 04, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale won’t raise mill rate this year

Despite not having the city mill rate change for 2016, some residents of Porterdale will likely see an increase in their property taxes this year.

July 15, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale city council honors Scott for bravery during Magnet Bottle shooting

Two ordinances were approved and a Porterdale resident recognized for his action in the recent shooting at the Magnet Bottle Store in Conyers at the ...

July 09, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale to host tax increase public hearing

The City of Porterdale has tentatively adopted a millage rate that will require an increase in property taxes of 31.87%.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Porterdale


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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


Porterdale considering loan

 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.

August 23, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Porterdale Post 3 member Chapman seeking reelection

 Porterdale Councilmember Arline Chapman recently announced that she will seek reelection for the Post 3 council seat in November.

August 23, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Porterdale discussing tax anticipation loan

Porterdale council members and city employees have put their heads together and devised a possible solution to their projected $108,476 budget deficit in FY10 without further cuts or a millage rate increase.

"We have tried to put our heads together and look over the budget and try to find a solution that our council can live with and our taxpayers can live with," said Tom Fox, city manager.

August 21, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Porterdale Post 3 Councilwoman Arline Chapman to seek reelection in Nov.

Porterdale Councilmember Arline Chapman recently announced that she will seek reelection for the Post 3 council seat in November.

Chapman was elected in 2008 to serve the remainder of the term of a councilmember who was moving out of the city.

August 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale facing $100K budget deficit

The city of Porterdale is facing a projected budget deficit of $108,476 for fiscal year 2010 and must look at cost cutting or revenue generating options, such as layoffs or increased millage rates.

City Manager Tom Fox presented the budget dilemma to council members at a Tuesday evening work session after he spoke with County Tax Commissioner Barbara Dingler and County Chief Tax Assessor Tommy Knight earlier in the day.

August 12, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


He’s reading a bill from Capitol Hill

A daunting task: Steve Loyd of Porterdale and his father Jack are reading House Resolution 3200 - the controversial health care reform bill making its way through Congress. Jack called Rep. Jim Marshall's (GA-8) office a few weeks ago and requested a copy of the bill. A few days later, he found six envelopes in his mailbox contain the pages of the entire bill. The document is more than 1,000 pages with the summary spanning 158 of those pages, and stacks almost 5 inches high. The text of the bill can be read and commented on online at www ...

August 12, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Café ordinance passes in council

Porterdale may soon find a unique business niche in the area, as city council members approved a wine café ordinance at Monday night's meeting.

August 05, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Long-time Porterdale dispatch debate settled

Porterdale's long dispute regarding paying for 911 dispatch services is nearing an end, as the Porterdale City Council narrowly approved a revised contract at Monday's meeting.

July 12, 2009 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale gym closer to a new roof

The city of Porterdale is one step closer to seeing the restoration of the town's historic gym, which burnt in 2005.

At a work session Thursday night, Tanya Richard of Richard Wittshiebe and Hand presented a preliminary drawing and space analysis for the gym/community center.

July 01, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Porterdale council divided on wine café proposal

Porterdale City Council members are divided in support for the approval of a new ordinance that would allow a "wine café" to operate in the city.

June 30, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Plane makes emergency landing

A single engine plane went down in Newton County Wednesday afternoon after running out of fuel on the way to DeKalb-Peachtree Airport from Virginia.

June 26, 2009 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Veyance Technologies celebrates one year

365 good days: The management staff of Veyance Technologies doing business as Specialty Yarn & Converting was honored Thursday by Porterdale city officials for the company's first anniversary of operating in the town.

May 29, 2009 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


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