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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 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


Ride to Provide returns to Porterdale

K-9 officers play a vital role in law enforcement agencies, and Porterdale Police Department's annual Ride to Provide will benefit those four-legged officers this year.

May 18, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale wants your vote

The Reader's Digest We Hear You America competition has been extended through May, and Porterdale still has a chance to win part of $7.5 million in financial support.

May 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Dancing and art by the Yellow River

They're off! The Arts Association of Newton County hosted the annual Art on the River event at the Porterdale Mill Lofts on Saturday night. The theme for this year's event was The Kentucky Derby. For more photos of the event, visit www.covnews.com.

May 07, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale


Porterdale Elementary to perform Wizard of Oz

No place like home: Munchkins from Porterdale Elementary school practice for their roles in The Wizard of Oz, which the school will proudly present on May 14. The show is open to the public, and tickets will be sold for $5 at the door. Concessions will be available.

May 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Porterdale


Porterdale Fire Dept. Probe: More training needed

A lengthy investigation into allegations against Porterdale Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ronald Savage has found that although problems exist, they are mainly due to a lack of training, an issue that falls back on the city council.

May 04, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Porterdale


Porterdale library brought to life

Porterdale councilwoman Arline Chapman is an avid reader who will read anything you give her. She wanted the children of Porterdale to have the same opportunity.

April 23, 2011 | Lee Sandow | Porterdale


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