Media Releases
Port Wentworth Appoints Former Garden City Manager Scott Robider as Police Compliance and Grant Manager

March 22, 2024

The City of Port Wentworth announces the appointment of former Garden City Manager, Scott Robider, as Police Compliance and Grant Manager. Robider will work under the supervision of the Assistant Chief of Police, Rennie M. Walters Sr., and will be responsible for code enforcement process oversight and review, grant writing, and assisting with management of Police Accreditation processes.


Elite Football League Choose Port Wentworth as New Location for Games

March 21, 2024

Members of the Elite Football League, the Richmond Hill Broncos, has left their namesake location and selected Port Wentworth as their new home. This minor league football team will play their first game at Port Wentworth’s Mobley Park at 303 Armadale Road on Saturday, March 23, at 6 p.m. The community is invited to attend and welcome the Broncos to Port Wentworth as they play at Mobley Park.


Chatham Area Transit Services Officially Expand to Port Wentworth

March 11, 2024

Today, the City of Port Wentworth hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the official start of the Chatham Area Transit (CAT) services in Port Wentworth. Port Wentworth Mayor Pro Tem Thomas Barbee, CAT Chairman Deidrick Cody, CAT CEO Faye DiMassimo, and Chatham County Commissioner Bobby Lockett as well as city representatives and other community members gathered to commemorate this historic development.

City of Port Wentworth Hosts Successful Second Annual Black History Month Celebration

February 27, 2024

The City of Port Wentworth hosted its second annual Black History Month celebration on Saturday, Feb. 17. The celebration, held at the Port Wentworth City Hall, featured entertainment, food trucks, children’s activities, educational opportunities, and more.


Port Wentworth Announces Residential Street Parking Ordinance

February 9, 2024

The City of Port Wentworth announces a new parking ordinance that will go into effect on April 2, 2024. The new Residential Street Parking Ordinance prohibits parking on specific neighborhood streets and allows “Odd-Even Parking” on other streets.


Governor Kemp Approves City Of Port Wentworth Increase In Hotel Motel Tax To 8%

February 6, 2024

Last week Georgia’s governor, Brian Kemp, signed a bill increasing Port Wentworth’s hotel motel tax by 2% from 6% to 8%.


City Of Port Wentworth Awarded Second Annual Independent Clean Financial Audit

January 31, 2024

The City of Port Wentworth has been awarded a clean financial audit from independent CPA certified auditors, Mauldin & Jenkins for the second consecutive year.


Port Wentworth Hosts First Town Hall Meeting About Habitat For Humanity Partnership

January 25, 2024

The City of Port Wentworth welcomed residents to the first in a series of town hall meetings to seek feedback on potential partnerships and developments in the fast-growing city. 


Port Wentworth’s District 1 Councilwoman Gabrielle Nelson Appointed to Lead National League of Cities’ Small Cities Council

January 15, 2024

Gabrielle Nelson, Councilwoman, Port Wentworth, GA, has been appointed to Vice Chair of the National League of Cities (NLC) 2024 Small Cities Council.


City Of Port Wentworth Swears In Councilmember-elect Artlise Alston-Cone

November 21, 2023

The City of Port Wentworth swore in ArtLise Alston-Cone on Nov. 20 as the new Councilmember-Elect for At-Large Post 1.


Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce to Host Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of Interstate Health – Oct. 18 

October 16, 2023

The Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting and celebration for the grand opening of Interstate Health from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Port Fuel Center, 5712 Highway 21, Suite 300 in Port Wentworth.


Port Wentworth Planning for Growth with Fifty Million Dollar Investment

October 12, 2023

The City of Port Wentworth is planning for growth with an investment of fifty million dollars to enhance and improve the quality of life for residents. Funds will be invested in the building of a new fire station 


Port Wentworth Chamber Of Commerce Appoints April Cameron As New CEO

October 10, 2023

The Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center announces the appointment of April Cameron as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. The Chamber serves small businesses and large corporations and is the primary tourism and economic development organization for Port Wentworth.


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Controlled Burning to Prepare For The New Port Wentworth Recreation Complex

September 29, 2023

The City of Port Wentworth has contracted to begin controlled burning of brush materials from Oct. 2 to October 20. This essential work is required to clear the site of the city’s new recreation complex off Highway 30 and Meinhard Road.


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Unleash Your Creativity In The City Of Port Wentworth’s Grand Mural Contest For The Chance To Win $1,000

September 19, 2023

The City of Port Wentworth is calling all artists and people with passion to participate in its Grand Mural Contest for a $1,000 prize. This is an opportunity to help define the future cultural legacy of Port Wentworth, capturing the urban vibe and exciting opportunities for the city’s new era.