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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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'Bountiful' filming in Porterdale

Porterdale is now a mid-'50s town in Texas.

November 07, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale


Clearing Porterdale’s river trails

State Forester Beryl Budd, community leaders and interested citizens pose in front of the new mobile bush hog being demonstrated by the Georgia Forestry Commission in Porterdale Wednesday. The machine will be used to cut underbrush along the river trails as well as clearing hazardous undergrowth that poses a fire hazard to structures in the community.

November 07, 2013 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Newton Newsflash

Porterdale Mayor Arline Chapman has been appointed to the executive board of the Georgia Urban Forestry Council (GUFC).

October 31, 2013 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale fundraiser for PVFD

The Porterdale Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Fall Festival Fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, to raise money for the station.

October 17, 2013 | Hunter Terrell | Porterdale


Big plans for Porterdale

A bustling river recreation and park scene, fish fry restaurants and sports bars, beer festivals, downtown movie showings and homage to the city's history: Porterdale's city officials have big plans for their city, and new Downtown Director Teri Haler is responsible for pushing the agenda forward.

August 31, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale poised to lower millage rate

While other cities and Newton County have raised their millage rates, the Porterdale City Council is actually planning to lower its rate, a move it hopes will help counteract the water rate increase it had to implement earlier this year.

July 30, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale moves fireworks to Sat.

Because of weather forecasts that mention the possibility of severe weather, the City of Porterdale is postponing its planned Fourth of July festivities until Saturday, July 6.

July 01, 2013 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale to get boat ramp, kayak launch

Kayak, canoe and boating access to the Yellow River near Porterdale will soon become much easier.

June 29, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Floods bring trash to river banks

Yellow River Water Trail volunteers spent several hours both Thursday and Friday attempting to clean up the trash accumulation in the Yellow River and under the Porterdale Bridge, following the recent floods of the river.

March 09, 2013 | Hayley Williams | Porterdale


St. Patrick’s coming to Porterdale

Porterdale's March 16 Saint Patrick's Day parade will start at Porterdale Baptist Church and end downtown in a Hemlock Street party with battling pro wrestlers, country music, food, inflatable bouncy houses - and a colorful transformation of the Yellow River.

March 02, 2013 | Lynda Edwards | Porterdale


The black mill community that blossomed

As people drive through the small city of Porterdale to get to and from the city of Covington and to their homes and businesses within the county, they may not realize that the city - which was one of several booming mill towns in Georgia for much of the early 1900's - is home to the historic black community of Rosehill.

February 28, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale


Porterdale to become drug-free zone

Porterdale will soon become the fourth city in the state to become a Drug Free Commercial Zone after the city council passed a Drug Free Commercial Zone ordinance at its Dec. 3 council meeting.

December 18, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale


City is now eligible for historic preservation grants

A number of homes and buildings within the city of Porterdale will soon be marked as historic now that the city is eligible to apply for historic preservation grants.

December 15, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale


A very tuba Christmas

Dozens of tubas and spectators turned out for Porterdale's fourth annual Tuba Christmas, an event that has become a national hit after being created in 1974 as a tribute to the late artist and teacher William J. Bell.

December 11, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


P'dale disappointed over trail grant

Porterdale officials expressed disappointment in the county deciding not to apply for a $100,000 funding from the Georgia Recreational Trails Program through the Department of Natural Resources.

November 29, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale


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