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 the results of a urine test came back positive, Police Chief Jason Cripps said he had no choice.
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Volunteers from Covington's First United Methodist Church and the city of Porterdale installed three pocket parks Saturday on Elm, Hemlock and Pine streets.
Restaurants in Porterdale could soon serve beer and wine on sidewalks cafe style if a proposal to allow open containers outside becomes law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The gazebo in Porterdale will be getting a cleaning and light makeover next month by community volunteers.
Porterdale enacted a new ordinance Monday in an attempt to prevent the sale of items that might be used in the consumption of illegal drugs.
Porterdale may take advantage of several small city-owned lots to install "pocket parks" that will feature a couple pieces of playground equipment for young children.
Caretakers for a property owned by a deceased Oxford man missed a Covington hearing last month for failing to secure a vacant property.
Porterdale cited an Oxford landlord for 10 code violations possibly totaling thousands of dollars in fines for a Spruce Street house where, among other things, the toilet and bathtubs would not drain and the doors would not latch.
Porterdale has received or is set to receive several grants totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars and is applying for more than $1 million more - the reward for complying with state requirements for development planning.
Porterdale's city storm water system has deteriorated in many parts of the city to the point that the old clay pipes are nearly or totally nonexistent, city officials said Tuesday.
Porterdale city officials decided Tuesday to eliminate the four-hour weekly furlough on all its employees, meaning the city will have 24-hour police coverage for the first time since last summer.