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Porterdale votes against bank kiosk in park parking lot

Porterdale's city council put the kibosh on having a bank kiosk in Yellow River Park's gravel parking lot off Main Street.

September 27, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

Yellow River Jam welcomes paddlers from around the state

When the Georgia Conservancy announced it would be hosting a paddle through Newton County on the Yellow River, it seemed like a good idea to ...

September 22, 2015 | By Sandra L. Brands | Porterdale

Work session looks at ways to made Porterdale a visitor's destination

Ideas flew at the Porterdale City Council work session Tuesday night as the mayor, the city council, several village staff members and community leaders worked ...

September 10, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

CARE fish fry raises money for scholarships

Fish will be frying Saturday, Sept. 12, at the CARE fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Porterdale Bar and Grill, 52 ...

September 09, 2015 | Sandra L. Brands | Porterdale

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


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Archive By Section - 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

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

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