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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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Archive By Section - Porterdale


Porterdale hires new code inspector

Porterdale looks to bring homes in the city up to code with a new code enforcement officer. Willie Milligan now serves part time as Porterdale's combination housing inspector/code enforcement officer. City manager Bob Thomson said Milligan was sworn in to the position at the Nov. 5 council meeting.

November 27, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale


UGA students weigh in on Porterdale’s design concepts

Porterdale officials said they enjoyed having a new perspective on how to design and develop the city in the future, after they attended a three-day design session over the weekend with students and faculty from the University of Georgia's College of Environment and Design.

November 15, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale


Porterdale Police gets $10K

The Porterdale Police Department has been awarded a Traffic Safety Grant in the amount of $10,000. The grant is used to further small departments in the state of Georgia with combating traffic safety issues in their community. The Porterdale Police Department will participate in the programs sponsored by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

September 29, 2012 | Staff Report | Porterdale


City receives grant to help develop neighborhoods

The city of Porterdale plans to develop some of its neighborhoods after the city was awarded $266,623 in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the State's Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).

September 11, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale


Porterdale sets up small, free libraries

Citizens in Porterdale may notice little decorated boxes popping up around the city. They're called Little Free Libraries. It's all a part of an effort to bring more literacy opportunities to the community.

August 16, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale


Porterdale hears auditor's report

An independent auditor's report found accounting errors and other financial problems for the city of Porterdale.

August 14, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale


Porterdale swears in new officer

The city of Porterdale approved liquor licenses for two businesses and swore in a new police officer at their council meeting on Monday night.

August 11, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale


City receives $2K grant to plant trees

The city of Porterdale looks to make three of their parks greener by planting trees with money from a grant.

August 04, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale


Porterdale revokes liquor license

Porterdale council members decided to revoke three liquor licenses from Porterdale Bar and Grill for its failure to file distilled spirits excise tax returns in the amount of $1,650 and failure to pay just over $500 in excise taxes.

July 26, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Porterdale


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


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