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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


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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


Engineer running for Porterdale council

Lowell Chambers has officially announced his intention to run for the vacated seat on the Porterdale City Council left by Kay Piper.

November 29, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Engineer throws hat in Porterdale Post 5 council race

The Committee to Elect Lowell Chambers has announced that Lowell Chambers will run for the Porterdale City Council Post 5 seat vacated by Kay Piper. Chambers and his family have lived in Porterdale since 2000 and have owned property in the city since 1993.

Chambers has a Master of City Planning from Georgia Tech, a Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering from the University of Georgia, a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Georgia, and an Associate of Fine Arts degree from Young Harris College. He is a Georgia Registered Professional Engineer and a certified teacher.

November 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale city manager resigns

Fresh on the heels of the resignation of council member Kay Piper, Porterdale City Manager Tom Fox turned in his resignation at a called meeting Tuesday evening.

November 24, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale sells sewage capacity

In an effort to help the city's financial woes, the Porterdale city council voted unanimously at their meeting Monday night to sell a portion of its reserve sewage treatment capacity to the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority.

November 19, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


PPD officers’ to have take-home cars back

Porterdale city council members decided at their monthly meeting Monday night to allow the city's police officers to take home their patrol vehicles once more.

November 15, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale rolls back millage rate

 The Porterdale city council agreed to roll back the city's millage rate at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night.

October 20, 2008 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


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