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.
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Several of Covington's finest restaurateurs will gather in the Porterdale Mill Lofts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for the county's first ever Taste of Newton.
Today is the last day for city candidates to declare for office and a few posts still have no takers.
A group of Covington and Porterdale residents are working to turn the Yellow River into a destination for fans of boating, canoeing and kayaking, and they plan to move quickly.
Councilwoman Arline Champan will resign her seat on the council and run for Porterdale Mayor this year.
Porterdale has hired a new municipal judge and solicitor, following the resignation of former solicitor Qader Baig on May 23.
Darlene Savage remembers the heyday of Porterdale, and like so many, she hopes to move the city back in that direction.
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 is moving closer to a public vote on Sunday package sales.
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 Rudy and Porterdale Police Sgt. Jason Cripps with K-9 Beau.