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Fourth of July riverside in Porterdale

Porterdale's 8th annual Fourth of July Festival features vendors of food and gifts, as well as music, adult beverages, children's activities and fireworks later in the evening.

July 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Independence Day at the Mill

Main Street Porterdale will celebrate the Fourth with an all-day festival including live music, activities for kids, vendors, food and adult beverages.

July 03, 2014 | Samantha Reardon | Porterdale


Police chief resigns, Cripps to step in

The Porterdale mayor and city council appointed Lt. Jason Cripps as active police chief Tuesday evening, effective immediately.

June 10, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Porterdale intersection takes next step

County officials took the next step toward getting a stoplight at the dreaded Ga. Highway 81 and Crowell/Covington Bypass roads 4-way stop intersection, south of Porterdale.

June 05, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Q&A: Starbound dance studio owner Q&A

This question-and-answer session came from an email response from Starbound Dance Studio owner Valerie Odom sent over the weekend.

June 05, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Gone Paddlin'

Water recreation lovers have been paddling down the Yellow River for years, but the city of Porterdale is making water activities a little more accessible.

May 31, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


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Council member, citizen spar over decisions

While Porterdale's work session on Thursday was business as usual, an eruption at the close of the meeting stirred emotions from a long brewing feud over the Community Assistance Relief Effort's ability to hold charitable events on city property and collect donations through residents' water bill.

August 29, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Porterdale


Reliving memories: Porterdale Reunion

Together again: Former and current Porterdale residents came together Saturday for the eighth annual Porterdale Reunion. Old photos and other memorabilia were on display, and residents and guests alike poured over them sharing stories. Copies of "Diary of a Cotton Mill Girl," written by Lucy Ivey Shaw, were available to buy, as were engraved bricks. There was also a bake sale, hosted by the Porterdale Woman's Club and a silent auction. Proceeds from all the sales will go toward renovating the Porterdale gym.

August 29, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Historic trees deemed to be safety hazard

The Porterdale City Council held a work session on Thursday to discuss several items, two of which will be action items for the council's Sep. 13 meeting.

August 29, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Porterdale


Come on down to Party-dale!

Porterdale is revved up and ready for the 2010 Porterdale Reunion. Each year since 2003, the City of Porterdale, The Porterdale Woman's Club and the Friends of Porterdale have sponsored this gathering, which has drawn in current and former Porterdale residents since the very first gathering.

August 25, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


Aug. 23-28 declared “B.C. Crowell Week”

A single story couldn't contain the life of B.C. Crowell, and the leaders of Porterdale decided a single day just wasn't enough time to honor him. Porterdale paid tribute to one of its most famous sons Friday, when Mayor Bobby Hamby signed a proclamation declaring the upcoming week of Aug. 23-28 as "B.C. Crowell Week."

August 22, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Depot leased for summer library

Children in Porterdale who need a good book or two to read during the summer will have an opportunity to do so in 2011.

August 20, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Porterdale


Porterdale works to reduce utility bills

Porterdale City Council held a work session on Tuesday to discuss some issues that will help out residents of the city. In addition, the council announced they received an award from the U.S. Census Bureau for the hard work they provided in taking part in collecting data for the 2010 census.

August 15, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Porterdale


Porterdale hydro plant to house innovative business

More than 80 years after Bibb Manufacturing opened its Porter Hydro Plant, innovator Stephen Odom plans to use it to revolutionize the water filtration and production industry.

August 01, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale man arrested for selling prescription drugs

A man accused of selling drugs in Porterdale was arrested Saturday, due to the efforts of the city's newly-formed Porterdale Drug Enforcement Team.

July 28, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale approves 4 mill increase

Porterdale City Council members approved a 4 mill increase over the rollback rate to 17.518 at a special called meeting Tuesday night.

At Porterdale City Council's regular meeting Monday night several community residents braved torrential rain and lightning to voice their concerns about the millage rate hike during a public hearing.

July 14, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


The loyal gardener

Just a couple of months after opening to the public, the Newton County Community Garden is blooming into the beautiful manifestation envisioned by all involved.

July 14, 2010 | Sabatian Wee swee@covnews.com | Porterdale


Porterdale increases water/sewer rates, set to increase millage rate

At Porterdale City Council's regular meeting Monday night members voted to pass along an increase in wholesale water rates to town residents. Information about the new rates will go out in residents' next water bills. The council also approved lowering the minimum amount charged to 2,000 gallons from 3,000 gallons.

July 13, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


Special events public drinking ordinance fails

The Porterdale City Council voted against an ordinance at a special called meeting Thursday that would have allowed restaurants with city serving permits to serve alcoholic beverages in publicly designated areas during city-sponsored festivals and events.

July 01, 2010 | By Sabastian Wee | Porterdale


Porterdale City Council discusses increasing millage rate up to 4 mills

On the heels of the Newton County Board of Commissioners approving a rollback millage rate to offset a budget shortfall, Porterdale City Council members discussed increasing the town's millage rate in order to continue offering services at the present level.

June 18, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


We Ride to Provide a success for PPD

Sgt. Jason Cripps of the Porterdale Police Department and his wife Holly spoke to the Porterdale City Council Monday night about the success of their May 15 We Ride to Provide fundraising event.

June 09, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale


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