Councilwoman Arline Champan will resign her seat on the council and run for Porterdale Mayor this year.
Darlene Savage remembers the heyday of Porterdale, and like so many, she hopes to move the city back in that direction.
Porterdale has hired a new municipal judge and solicitor, following the resignation of former solicitor Qader Baig on May 23.
Challengers for the Porterdale City Council are cropping up, including Anita Rainey who will run against Post 1 Councilman Robert Foxworth in November's election.
Porterdale residents will likely get to vote this November on whether to allow Sunday alcohol retail sales in their city.
Nearly two decades after Porterdale officials first began looking for a traffic solution, the intersection of Ga. Highway 81 and Crowell Road will finally get a stoplight in 2012.
Porterdale's hurting. The small city's net tax digest, the value of all of its land, buildings and vehicles, has shrunk by 43 percent since the recession, from a high $28.8 million in 2007 to just more than $16 million in 2011. The digest declined by 5.2 percent this year as property values continue to fall. To offset those tax revenue losses, the city is raising its millage rate to 19.892 from 17.518. The city will ...
Porterdale is moving closer to a public vote on Sunday package sales. The Porterdale City Council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance Monday that would allow Sunday alcohol package sales from 12:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. if the public approves a referendum this fall. The council is expected to approve a referendum at a later date. In other city news, Porterdale Attorney Tim Chamber said the city council did not break the law ...
Porterdale officials are still planning to have a fireworks show tonight around 9:30 p.m., despite this afternoon's storms.
The City of Porterdale met in executive session Tuesday, but without Mayor Pro Tem Robert Foxworth.
Porterdale Police Sgt. Jason Cripps has been verbally reprimanded for fraternizing with city council members and presenting an unprofessional image.
Dog days: The ride to Provide has outfitted K-9 units in Rockdale County, Porterdale and Social Circle with first aid kits for their four-legged partners. Each kit cost $115. Donations can be mailed to We Ride To Provide, Inc., 15 Huntington Place, Covington, Ga. 30016. They can be reached at (770) 900-6494 or find them on Facebook. (Above from left) Rockdale County Sgt. Dougherty with K-9 Jimmy, Holly Cripps, Rockdale County Deputy Reed with K-9 ...
The city of Porterdale has an opening for the solicitor position, as former Porterdale Municipal Court Solicitor Qader Baig has resigned.
The Learning Center, Newton County's only early literacy nonprofit organization, will offer performances of "Go, Dog. Go!" at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday at the Porterdale Mill Lofts.
Porterdale played host to the third annual Ride to Provide Saturday to benefit Porterdale police officers.