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Porterdale Council approves Waffle House plans

PORTERDALE, Ga. – The Porterdale City Council approved the final site plans for the city's new Waffle House at its called meeting Thursday night.

April 28, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Historic Newborn Schoolhouse receives facelift

NEWBORN, Ga. - The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for the renovated Historic Newborn Schoolhouse Tuesday.

April 11, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

Mansfield suffers devastating blow

The City of Mansfield is grateful for the outpouring of support it has seen in the past couple of days after a straight-lined winds exceeding ...

April 09, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

PHOTO GALLERY: Tornado touches down in Mansfield

MANSFILED, Ga - A tornado made its way through Mansfield Monday afternoon leaving a trail of damage behind it. Damage can be seen at Hays Tractor ...

April 03, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

Velinda Hardy named Social Circle Downtown Director

Former Covington Main Street Director has accepted a similar role in a neighboring city after resigning from her position in Covington in February of this ...

March 31, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

Oxford College emergency practice set for March 21

On the morning of Tuesday, March 21, local citizens may see emergency personnel and vehicles or hear sirens on the Oxford College campus. However, this ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Cities

Porterdale celebrates 100 years

The Village of Porterdale celebrated its 100th birthday Saturday, in a ceremony at the Porter Memorial Gymnasium. Declared a city March 10, 1917, Porterdale ...

March 11, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

SPLOST money will help cities

In addition to funding county projects like improvements to the Newton County 9-1-1 center, the Newton County 2017 SPLOST vote will also impact the county ...

March 11, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Porterdale considers animal ordinance change to allow for chickens

What came first, the chicken or the egg? For the City of Porterdale it will be a proposed revision to its animal ordinance which will ...

March 01, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities


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Porterdale mayor encouraged by upcoming SPLOST

Porterdale Mayor Arline Chapman is encouraged the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) will pass in the election March 21.

February 24, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

Oxford Council votes to activate Downtown Development Authority

The Oxford City Council voted unanimously to activate Oxford's Downtown Development Authority (DDA) at Monday night's meeting.

February 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Oxford hears proposal for downtown development

At an informational meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Oxford City Council heard and saw a proposal to bring a mixed use development to the town. Randy Vinson of Live Work Building Company made the presentation.

January 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Porterdale accepts donated bus

On Monday, the Porterdale City Council accepted the donation of a wheelchair ramp-equipped bus. The bus was donated by the Newton County School System (NCSS).

January 13, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Porterdale approves Waffle House rezoning

In its first meeting of the new year and one of its lengthier meetings in recent memory, the Porterdale City Council approved the rezoning of a 0.89 acre parcel of land along the Covington Bypass to accommodate the construction of Newton County's newest Waffle House.

January 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

PPD to host Citizens Police Academy

The Porterdale Police Department (PPD) is accepting applications for its sixth Citizens Police Academy (CPA) to start Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church or Porterdale City Hall.

January 11, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

Porterdale approves Waffle House rezoning with stipulations

The Porterdale City Council approved the rezoning of .89 acre parcel on the Covington Bypass from Agricultural General (AG) to Commercial General (CG) in its first Council meeting of 2017.

January 10, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Porterdale mourns the loss of K9 Beau

The City of Porterdale is in mourning after the loss of Porterdale Police K9 Beau Wednesday.

December 29, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

City of Porterdale to take over fire department building

The City of Porterdale will take control of the Porterdale Fire Department building after a long period of inactivity.

December 12, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

Social Circle officer appeals termination after aggressive actions

A former Social Circle Police Department (SCPD) officer is asking for his job back after being terminated following a traffic stop that crossed the line with a local teenager.

December 07, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities

Social Circle Lt. Downs helps lost Florida couple

After receiving multiple phone calls about a suspicious vehicle in Social Circle, Social Circle Lieutenant Randy Downs found an elderly couple lost on their way to their Florida home.

November 26, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities


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