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Fourth of July riverside in Porterdale

Porterdale's 8th annual Fourth of July Festival features vendors of food and gifts, as well as music, adult beverages, children's activities and fireworks later in the evening.

July 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Independence Day at the Mill

Main Street Porterdale will celebrate the Fourth with an all-day festival including live music, activities for kids, vendors, food and adult beverages.

July 03, 2014 | Samantha Reardon | Porterdale


Police chief resigns, Cripps to step in

The Porterdale mayor and city council appointed Lt. Jason Cripps as active police chief Tuesday evening, effective immediately.

June 10, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


Porterdale intersection takes next step

County officials took the next step toward getting a stoplight at the dreaded Ga. Highway 81 and Crowell/Covington Bypass roads 4-way stop intersection, south of Porterdale.

June 05, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Q&A: Starbound dance studio owner Q&A

This question-and-answer session came from an email response from Starbound Dance Studio owner Valerie Odom sent over the weekend.

June 05, 2014 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Gone Paddlin'

Water recreation lovers have been paddling down the Yellow River for years, but the city of Porterdale is making water activities a little more accessible.

May 31, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Porterdale


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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


Hamby reflects on past, looks to future

In 1981, Bobby Hamby and his wife Deborah moved into 35 N. Broad St., a house that had served as home to senior management at the textile mill owned by the Bibb Manufacturing Co.

December 31, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Porterdale council passes stand-in budget at called meeting

Porterdale called a meeting for Thursday to adopt a stand-in budget for 2012 after a short public hearing last week.

December 18, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


City council to pass placeholder budget

Porterdale City Council agreed Monday night to pass a placeholder budget this month to meet state deadlines with the explicit intention of revisiting the entire spending plan when the new mayor and council are seated next month.

December 14, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale


Porterdale revenue, budget decrease

The initial proposed 2012 budget for Porterdale anticipated a nearly 17 percent drop in revenue compared with the budget passed last year.

December 11, 2011 | Douglas Moser | 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


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