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Historic village’s work recognized by state

Throughout the past few years, the village of Porterdale has worked hard to rebuild its community, addressing issues surrounding vacant, substandard or under-utilized houses and ...

November 15, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

New guidelines to protect historic village

Porterdale has the only remaining intact mill village in Georgia.

November 14, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

Guidelines created to protect historic charm of village

Porterdale has the only remaining intact mill village in Georgia.

November 14, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

Porterdale honors its veterans

Long-time Porterdale resident, Robert Sullivan, 92, was on hand for the village's Veterans Day events. Sullivan, who was in the Army, said he hit ...

November 11, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

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


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The splendid little town of Porterdale

As the holiday seasons approach I think of how they were celebrated in Porterdale.

November 14, 2010 | By Jean Bowen Garner | Porterdale

Smiley's restaurant closed this week

Smiley's Family Restaurant in Porterdale closed down this week, and although owner Gwen Spears hopes to find a new location soon, she may have to relocate to another county.

November 10, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

Porterdale votes approval for homestead exemption referendum

Porterdale residents on Tuesday gave their approval by a vote of 115 to 5 to a $10,000 homestead exemption.

November 04, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale

The Yellow River Jam

Party in the streets: It was an afternoon and evening of music and dance - The annual Yellow River Jam returned to Porterdale on Saturday.

Five bands will perform throughout the day. They included Larry and Anita Denny, Donnie Long, True Gospel Church Band, Apostles of Bluegrass and Jordan Rager will sing country from 6-8 p.m.

October 17, 2010 | Brittany Thomas | Porterdale

The Yellow River Jam

It will be an afternoon of music and dance - The annual Yellow River Jam is returning to Porterdale on Saturday.

October 13, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale

Rivers Alive!

Porterdale residents are gearing up to clean rubbish from the Yellow River on Saturday.

September 29, 2010 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale

The splendid little town of Porterdale

Nothing is more memorable than a smell; one scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting and yet conjure up a childhood memory.

Burning leaves by the curb reminds of sweeping the yard all day with your mother and sisters. I am sure all of us did this, and while we did, we visited with neighbors and friends. We would talk and laugh while taking care of this chore. We knew all our neighbors and our parents knew all the children in the mill village. We all grew up together, attending the Porterdale schools.

September 26, 2010 | Jean Bowen Garner Columnist | Porterdale

Frankie’s Blues Mission to perform concert

Frankie's Blues Mission is set to perform a free concert at noon Thursday on the Historic Courthouse Square in Covington.

September 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Porterdale police chief resigns

Porterdale Police Chief Wayne Digby announced his resignation Friday, effective Oct. 15, because he was insulted by the contract the city offered him and didn't want to be caught in the middle of a city council conflict.

September 12, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

The splendid little town of Porterdale

I would like to start with a big thank you to all of you for the kind comments on my article. I'm so glad you enjoyed reading it, as I have had so much enjoyment writing about Porterdale. I have a funny story to start off with in this column.

September 11, 2010 | Jean Bowen Garner | Porterdale

In Memoriam

Honoring the fallen: The Porterdale Fire Department adorned it's lawn with white crosses this week in remembrance of the New York City firefighters who perished in the World Trade Center towers.

September 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Porterdale

Complaint filed against Foxworth in Porterdale

Porterdale resident Nancy Naya has filed a letter of complaint against Porterdale City Councilman Robert Foxworth after he allegedly threatened her at a recent council meeting.

September 10, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Porterdale

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

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