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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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Porterdale 4-way to get signal by Aug. 2015

"The worst intersection in the county is going to get fixed," county Chairman Keith Ellis declared Wednesday in Porterdale, referring to the infamous four-way stop just south of town near Burger King.

May 16, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Monday fire damages Porterdale house

An early morning fire damaged the house at 36 Pine St. in Porterdale, sending one resident to the hospital because of smoke inhalation, though the person was treated and released the same day.

May 13, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Renovated and ready to go

An important piece of Porterdale's history is set to begin its revival.

May 01, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale FD's Spring Fling

Spring is known as a time for cleaning and renewal.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale


We ride to provide gets help

When a memorial escort was on its way to return K9 Sasha, a fallen police dog, to her home in Warwick, Ga., Holly Cripps noticed a white car had kept up with them for several miles. She saw a little girl, on her way from Roswell to Florida for a family vacation, holding up a white, handwritten sign from the window.

April 15, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


For the love of coffee

Tim Hughes returned from deployment in Afghanistan not with thoughts of war, but dreams of coffee.

April 10, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Mellow on the Yellow to returns

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., for a series of Saturdays (May 17, June 14, July 12, and August 16), the Mellow on the Yellow summer paddling series will be returning to Porterdale at the Yellow River. The length of the paddling is approximately seven miles.

April 01, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Porterdale


Porterdale starts three-year housing initiative

The City of Porterdale has a historic past tied to its mill, plants and mill homes.

March 04, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Porterdale


Porterdale discusses grand openings

The Porterdale City Council outlined its 2014 plans Saturday as the mayor and her council members met for the city's annual retreat.

January 28, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Porterdale


Porterdale gets two more city vehicles

Porterdale will add two new vehicles to its fleet and possibly a few businesses to its streets.

January 25, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Porterdale


Are you ready for a TUBACHRISTMAS?

While some may be dreaming of a white Christmas, Porterdale is tuning up for another TUBACHRISTMAS.

December 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale holds first reading of budget

Council members in the City of Porterdale held their first reading of the tentative budget for fiscal year 2014 Monday night.

December 03, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Stephen King movie could be filmed in Porterdale

The newest Stephen King-inspired horror film, "The Cell," could be filming in Porterdale in early 2014.

November 23, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale homes tour to be Dec. 5

Ever wondered what some of the historic mill homes in Porterdale look like on the inside?

November 23, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale gets road repair help

Porterdale's Riverfront Road is getting a facelift, thanks in part to the Newton County Board of Commissioners.

November 14, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


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