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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


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


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