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Porterdale offers safe space for online shoppers

PORTERDALE, Ga. - The City of Porterdale has a new designated spot for online and person-to-person sales right outside the Porterdale Police Department (PPD).

June 22, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities


Limb falls on powerline in Oxford

OXFORD, Ga. – Traffic was slowed on Emory Street Tuesday afternoon as crews removed a tree limb from a powerline.

June 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities


Porterdale’s newest officer sworn in

PORTERDALE, Ga. – Porterdale Police Officer Tim Hawkins was sworn in June 16 by Mayor Arline Chapman after his graduation from the police academy at the ...

June 19, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities


Oxford introduces new assistant city manager

OXFORD, Ga. – Matthew Pepper was introduced as Oxford's new assistant city manager by Mayor Jerry Roseberry at the city council's June 5 meeting.

June 12, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities


Ending a career of public service

OXFORD, Ga. –City Manager Bob Schwartz presented the city's FY 2018 budget to the Oxford City Council at its June 5 meeting. The document ...

June 10, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities


CARE scholarship awarded to Porterdale resident

PORTERDALE Ga. - Porterdale resident William Thompson is furthering his education and insuring a bright future for his family, courtesy of a CARE scholarship. City Council ...

June 09, 2017 | Staff Report | Cities


Oxford council approves Emory rezoning request

OXFORD, Ga. – The Oxford City Council voted unanimously Monday night to rezone two parcels of land from Residential (R-20) to Institutional to accommodate an Oxford ...

June 06, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities


Oxford citizens voice concerns about sewer expansion

OXFORD, Ga. – Emory Street homeowners came out in force to Monday night's Oxford City Council work session to voice their concerns about the proposed ...

May 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities


Oxford Council delays vote on Emory plans

OXFORD, Ga. - The Oxford City Council voted Monday to delay approval of Oxford College of Emory University's conceptual plans for Pierce Street until the ...

May 03, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities


Oxford council votes to expand sewer service

OXFORD, Ga. – The Oxford City Council voted to expand the city's sewer service to 42 homes along Emory Street at its Monday night meeting.

May 02, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities


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


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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 80 mph tearing through downtown businesses and utilities.

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 and other buildings downtown.

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 year.

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 should not be a cause of concern. From 8:30 to 11 a.m. Oxford will be conducting an exercise to test its current crisis procedures and to practice for a possible future emergency. This is organized in conjunction with Emory University's Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, the city of Oxford, and Newton County.

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 continues to keep its mill village charm.

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's cities, according to the mayors of Mansfield and Oxford.

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 allow for yard chickens within city limits.

March 01, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Cities


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


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