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$1.19M grant to rehab Porterdale sewer system

It's the dirtiest of the dirty jobs, but someone has to make sure a city's sewer system stays secure. And that just became easier for Porterdale.

September 29, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Porterdale PD adds new officer

A small-town police department just got a little bigger.

September 23, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Camera found in Jimbo's bathroom

A camera with video recording capabilities was found in the upstairs bathroom of a local restaurant by a patron after she used the facilities, according to police reports.

September 09, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Cripps named Porterdale Police Chief

The evening belonged to one man Monday in Porterdale, where City Hall was packed to the brim and the man too humble to accept rewards for himself was honored, congratulated and asked to stick around.

September 08, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Porterdale reunion a blast from the past

History was made and remembered Saturday as old friends, neighbors and classmates gathered in an old building with no roof that glowed with the past. Some had not seen each other since the same day last year.

September 06, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


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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


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


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