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Porterdale FD's Spring Fling

Spring is known as a time for cleaning and renewal.

April 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale


We ride to provide gets help

When a memorial escort was on its way to return K9 Sasha, a fallen police dog, to her home in Warwick, Ga., Holly Cripps noticed a white car had kept up with them for several miles. She saw a little girl, on her way from Roswell to Florida for a family vacation, holding up a white, handwritten sign from the window.

April 15, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


For the love of coffee

Tim Hughes returned from deployment in Afghanistan not with thoughts of war, but dreams of coffee.

April 10, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Mellow on the Yellow to returns

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., for a series of Saturdays (May 17, June 14, July 12, and August 16), the Mellow on the Yellow summer paddling series will be returning to Porterdale at the Yellow River. The length of the paddling is approximately seven miles.

April 01, 2014 | Xavier McKnight | Porterdale


Porterdale starts three-year housing initiative

The City of Porterdale has a historic past tied to its mill, plants and mill homes.

March 04, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Porterdale


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Archive By Section - 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


P'dale tax loan may need refinancing

Porterdale may have to refinance a one-year tax anticipation loan next year as falling property vaues have withered the city's budget and totally depleted its reserves.

December 08, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


No meeting again for Porterdale

Porterdale City Council again did not have enough members at its regular meeting Monday to conduct business, canceling the fourth out of the last five meetings and putting off major budget decisions with the end of the fiscal year looming.

December 07, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Photos of Porterdale's Christmas parade

December 02, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Complaint filed with Secretary of State over recent election

Officials from the Georgia Secretary of State's office met with Porterdale officials Thursday to discuss an elections complaint filed by the outgoing mayor about improper ballot handling.

December 02, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Overgrown lots targeted at meeting

Porterdale city officials have drawn up an ordinance that would require owners of vacant lots to maintain them as if those lots were developed, a response to the overgrown condition of several lots in arrested development because of the housing crash.

November 30, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


$100K grant for Yellow River park?

Porterdale officials last week backed an application for a grant of up to $100,000 to build a trailhead and river access at the Yellow River, part of an ongoing city and county effort to develop a natural recreation center there.

November 20, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Preparing for the holidays

Porterdale is hosting a series of community holiday events this year, starting the day after Thanksgiving and going deep into December.

November 20, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Savage sworn in at Thursday meeting

Porterdale city officials swore in one of its newly elected city councilors Thursday, filling a vacant seat and making it easier for the council to muster enough members to conduct business.

November 18, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Porterdale can't mail out CARE inserts

The Porterdale City Council put off its business for the third meeting in a row Monday because not enough councilmen showed up to conduct business.

November 16, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Allen Memorial to host Santa

Allen Memorial will host a fun-filled family day starting with a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast with Santa and then a Holiday Market on Dec. 10. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 -10 a.m. and pictures can be taken with Santa from 8:30 -11 a.m. Parents and family may be included in the picture. There will be movies and kids' crafts so that parents may shop the Holiday Craft Market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A hot soup lunch will be served from 11 - 2 p.m. Craft vendor space is available. For information ...

November 10, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Chapman elected, Sunday sales pass

Porterdale voters tossed out two incumbent candidates and elected a neophyte to a vacant council seat in a change election Tuesday that hinged on debates over the budget and police department and on sharp divisions in the City Council.

November 08, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Debate rises over P'dale police staffing

Porterdale candidates and elected officials agree that the city's police department is short staffed, but disagree over whether to seek grants for an officer now or to wait for the economy to improve to hire.

November 06, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


P'dale mulls banning drug-related items

Porterdale is considering an ordinance that would ban the sale within city limits of items that could be used for drug consumption.

November 04, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


New recreation area to be developed along Yellow River

Porterdale was one of six projects in the region, and the only one in Georgia, selected to receive federal assistance in developing a new recreational area, according to the National Park Service.

November 04, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


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