This is Joey Peters with the Newton Citizen. Sorry I have not responded
to your email till now, but I have not had working email for the past few
weeks due to a computer virus.
First off, thank you for putting my story on your website... It really is
a gratifying experience to learn that people really are reading my stuff.
This is my first job out of UGA and the people and events I have covered
have been great.
Porterdale holds a special place for me personally... my grandmother Mary
Lou Childs, who provided the school picture for the story, has lived on
Poplar Street for 89 years and counting... Your website is a great idea,
and if you ever need any assistance from me or the paper, just give us a
call at 770-787-7303.
Porterdale, I believe, is one of the true treasures we have in this
county. People around here for the most part don't know about how
Porterdale used to be when the mill was running and that is a real shame.
Hopefully with Mayor Oeland and the new city council running the show the
city can rebound... wouldn't that be incredible?
Good luck and I hope to meet you one day...
PS- My colleague Jay Jones covers the Porterdale city council and would
really like to speak with you about the website ... you can email him at