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Porterdale votes against bank kiosk in park parking lot

Porterdale's city council put the kibosh on having a bank kiosk in Yellow River Park's gravel parking lot off Main Street.

September 27, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

Yellow River Jam welcomes paddlers from around the state

When the Georgia Conservancy announced it would be hosting a paddle through Newton County on the Yellow River, it seemed like a good idea to ...

September 22, 2015 | By Sandra L. Brands | Porterdale

Work session looks at ways to made Porterdale a visitor's destination

Ideas flew at the Porterdale City Council work session Tuesday night as the mayor, the city council, several village staff members and community leaders worked ...

September 10, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

CARE fish fry raises money for scholarships

Fish will be frying Saturday, Sept. 12, at the CARE fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Porterdale Bar and Grill, 52 ...

September 09, 2015 | Sandra L. Brands | Porterdale

Arline Chapman will seek a second term in November

Arline Chapman, who served on the Porterdale City Council for six years before being elected mayor in 2012, has announced she will run for mayor ...

August 28, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

Porterdale to receive $500,000 in assistance from CDBG

The City of Porterdale is one of 78 Georgia communities who will receive a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Gov. Nathan deal announced.

August 25, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

Porterdale considers adopting zoning overlay

As the City of Porterdale reviews potential subdivision and commercial development, Mayor Arline Chapman asked the Council at a work session on Aug. 11 to ...

August 15, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

Porterdale considers adopting zoning overlay

As the City of Porterdale reviews potential subdivision and commercial development, Mayor Arline Chapman asked the Council at a work session on Aug. 11 to ...

August 13, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale


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Archive By Section - 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

Porterdale to ban drug paraphernalia

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.

February 07, 2012 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale

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