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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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City judge, court solicitor selected

Porterdale has hired a new municipal judge and solicitor, following the resignation of former solicitor Qader Baig on May 23.

August 12, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Returned native to run for Porterdale council

Darlene Savage remembers the heyday of Porterdale, and like so many, she hopes to move the city back in that direction.

August 12, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Rainey seeking Porterdale council seat

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.

August 11, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale to vote on Sunday package sales

Porterdale residents will likely get to vote this November on whether to allow Sunday alcohol retail sales in their city.

July 29, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Ga. 81/Crowell intersection to get signal in 2012

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.

July 29, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


See Porterdale budget, payroll docs

Porterdale's hurting.

July 27, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale pursues Sunday package sales

Porterdale is moving closer to a public vote on Sunday package sales.

July 12, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale fireworks show still on

Porterdale officials are still planning to have a fireworks show tonight around 9:30 p.m., despite this afternoon's storms.

July 04, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Foxworth refuses to sit in executive session

The City of Porterdale met in executive session Tuesday, but without Mayor Pro Tem Robert Foxworth.

July 01, 2011 | AJ Archer | Porterdale


Policeman reprimanded for council fraternization

Porterdale Police Sgt. Jason Cripps has been verbally reprimanded for fraternizing with city council members and presenting an unprofessional image.

July 01, 2011 | AJ Archer | Porterdale


Ride to Provide equips K-9s

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 Rudy and Porterdale Police Sgt. Jason Cripps with K-9 Beau.

June 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale opens solicitor position after solicitor Baig resigns

The city of Porterdale has an opening for the solicitor position, as former Porterdale Municipal Court Solicitor Qader Baig has resigned.

June 12, 2011 | AJ Archer | Porterdale


"Go, Dog. Go!"

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.

May 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale honors K-9 officers

Porterdale played host to the third annual Ride to Provide Saturday to benefit Porterdale police officers.

May 21, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Jazz musicians perform in Porterdale

Jazz trumpter Marcus Printup and jack-of-all-trades musician Timothy Adams Jr. performed a variety of songs at the Porterdale Mill Lofts Friday night. All proceeds went to the Washington Street Community Center. They were joined by other local jazz musicians.

May 21, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


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