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$1.19M grant to rehab Porterdale sewer system

It's the dirtiest of the dirty jobs, but someone has to make sure a city's sewer system stays secure. And that just became easier for Porterdale.

September 29, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Porterdale PD adds new officer

A small-town police department just got a little bigger.

September 23, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Camera found in Jimbo's bathroom

A camera with video recording capabilities was found in the upstairs bathroom of a local restaurant by a patron after she used the facilities, according to police reports.

September 09, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Cripps named Porterdale Police Chief

The evening belonged to one man Monday in Porterdale, where City Hall was packed to the brim and the man too humble to accept rewards for himself was honored, congratulated and asked to stick around.

September 08, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Porterdale reunion a blast from the past

History was made and remembered Saturday as old friends, neighbors and classmates gathered in an old building with no roof that glowed with the past. Some had not seen each other since the same day last year.

September 06, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


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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


Porterdale looking to add more parks

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.

February 04, 2012 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Oxford landlord no-show at hearing

Caretakers for a property owned by a deceased Oxford man missed a Covington hearing last month for failing to secure a vacant property.

February 03, 2012 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Landlord hit with 10 citataions

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.

February 01, 2012 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Porterdale set to receive grant funds

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.

January 21, 2012 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Porterdale to seek development grants

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.

January 13, 2012 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Porterdale ends furlough for workers

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.

January 13, 2012 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Chapman sworn in as Porterdale mayor

A former Georgia attorney general visited Porterdale Monday night to swear in a former colleague as mayor of the small city.

January 11, 2012 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Volunteers brighten lives by painting homes

Several volunteers gathered Friday morning at a small house on Washington Street just inside the Porterdale line. The paint on the house had been sanded previously.

January 05, 2012 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Police receive grant for computers

The Porterdale Police Department this month was awarded a $10,000 technology grant, money police officials said would be used to replace old computers and servers.

December 31, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Hamby reflects on past, looks to future

In 1981, Bobby Hamby and his wife Deborah moved into 35 N. Broad St., a house that had served as home to senior management at the textile mill owned by the Bibb Manufacturing Co.

December 31, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Porterdale council passes stand-in budget at called meeting

Porterdale called a meeting for Thursday to adopt a stand-in budget for 2012 after a short public hearing last week.

December 18, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


City council to pass placeholder budget

Porterdale City Council agreed Monday night to pass a placeholder budget this month to meet state deadlines with the explicit intention of revisiting the entire spending plan when the new mayor and council are seated next month.

December 14, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Porterdale revenue, budget decrease

The initial proposed 2012 budget for Porterdale anticipated a nearly 17 percent drop in revenue compared with the budget passed last year.

December 11, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


P'dale Explorers promote new leaders

"Anything worth doing is worth doing well." Everyone has had a parent or relative tell them that, often repeatedly.

December 09, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


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