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Porterdale mileage rate stays the same in 2015

The tax mill rate for Porterdale will remain 17.910 for 2015, though revenues are expected to rise due to increased property values in the ...

August 04, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale won’t raise mill rate this year

Despite not having the city mill rate change for 2016, some residents of Porterdale will likely see an increase in their property taxes this year.

July 15, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale city council honors Scott for bravery during Magnet Bottle shooting

Two ordinances were approved and a Porterdale resident recognized for his action in the recent shooting at the Magnet Bottle Store in Conyers at the ...

July 09, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


Porterdale to host tax increase public hearing

The City of Porterdale has tentatively adopted a millage rate that will require an increase in property taxes of 31.87%.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Cripps had no choice after officer tests positive

In early May, Porterdale Police Officer Trevor Jones reported to his chief he was under investigation by the GBI and U. S. Post Office. When ...

June 28, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


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Archive By Section - 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


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


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