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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


Porterdale PD adds new officer

A small-town police department just got a little bigger.

September 23, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Camera found in Jimbo's bathroom

A camera with video recording capabilities was found in the upstairs bathroom of a local restaurant by a patron after she used the facilities, according to police reports.

September 09, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Cripps named Porterdale Police Chief

The evening belonged to one man Monday in Porterdale, where City Hall was packed to the brim and the man too humble to accept rewards for himself was honored, congratulated and asked to stick around.

September 08, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Porterdale reunion a blast from the past

History was made and remembered Saturday as old friends, neighbors and classmates gathered in an old building with no roof that glowed with the past. Some had not seen each other since the same day last year.

September 06, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


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Officer not charged in WiFi theft

An investigation by the Newton County Sheriff's Office into the behavior of Porterdale Police Lt. Jason Cripps' behavior regarding alleged theft of WiFi did not result in criminal charges.

Porterdale City Manager Bob Thomson, citing the NCSO's report, said Cripps would would not be charged; however, Police Chief Geoff Jacobs is still internally reviewing the personnel complaint against Cripps.

July 19, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


P'dale officer accused of harassment

Newton County authorities are investigating after the former city clerk of Porterdale filed a complaint against Porterdale Police Sgt. Jason Cripps, alleging that he provided her WiFi password to others, allegedly stealing her Internet while on duty.

July 10, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale’s Rose Hill comes back to life

The residents of Porterdale have been hard at work beautifying their beloved, little town.

June 23, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Porterdale


Porterdale police to combat copper theft

Porterdale residents can hope to see a decline in air conditioner thefts as the town's police department launched its copper theft program, Operation Copperhead, Thursday.

The Porterdale Police Department initiated the program by marking Mayor Arline Hayes Chapman's air conditioning (AC) unit Thursday. The police department will start the operation on the homes listed to participate.

June 21, 2012 | Elizabeth Park | Porterdale


Degonia sworn in as municipal judge

Porterdale swore in its newest municipal court judge last week, replacing former Judge Robert Mumford.

Kimberly Degonia, who has served as a magistrate judge for Newton County since 2009, was appointed municipal judge after Mumford served for eight months.

May 15, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Porterdale


Police search for one in drug bust

Officers from the Porterdale Police Department apprehended one person and are still searching for another after a drug arrest Tuesday evening.

May 12, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale resident to run for Congress

Local businessman and new dad Lincoln Nunnally is stepping into his first run for elected office as a Democratic candidate for the Fourth Congressional District, currently held by Congressman Hank Johnson.

April 17, 2012 | Michelle Kim | Porterdale


Porterdale builds pocket parks

Volunteers from Covington's First United Methodist Church and the city of Porterdale installed three pocket parks Saturday on Elm, Hemlock and Pine streets.

April 08, 2012 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale looks at sidewalk alcohol sales

Restaurants in Porterdale could soon serve beer and wine on sidewalks cafe style if a proposal to allow open containers outside becomes law.

March 28, 2012 | By Jay Jones | Porterdale


Porterdale mulls water deposit overhaul

Porterdale city officials described a proposed tier system for water deposits as a significant change for new customers that would have those with risky credit pay more up front.

March 24, 2012 | By Jay Jones Special to The News | Porterdale


Porterdale officially drops pants ordinance

Update: The city of Porterdale has officially forgone their attempt to make baggy pants in the city illegal, settling instead to have a final reading of a public indecency law that mirrors that of the state.

March 15, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale to host St. Patty's parade

Porterdale will host its inaugural St. Patrick's Day Party beginning at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with a parade. After the parade ends, attendees can stay and enjoy a day full of music and wrestling in the historic mill town.

March 08, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale forced to change their desired baggy pants ordinance

A change to the proposed baggy pants ordinance in Porterdale has been made, and some council members seemed less then pleased at Monday night's meeting.

March 08, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale mulls bow hunting ordinance

Porterdale city council members discussed a draft ordinance at their last work session that could allow bow hunting of deer inside the city limits of the historic mill town.

February 25, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale gazeebo to get makeover

The gazebo in Porterdale will be getting a cleaning and light makeover next month by community volunteers.

February 12, 2012 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


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