Dagsboro police now have 24/7 mobile service for bloodwork

DAGSBORO – When police are out for blood, time often is of the essence. With town council’s blessing, town of Dagsboro police now have one-hour, 24/7 mobile service when bloodwork is needed in processing driving under the influence and related incidents. The service will be provided by Lab at Seascape of Milford through a phlebotomy […]

Ellendale-area voters cast support for public water system

ELLENDALE – The third time was the charm for Ellendale-area residents seeking access to a public water system. By an 81-21 vote in a Sept. 15 referendum, eligible voters cast approval for a county-based public water system through which Sussex County will contract with Artesian Water Company to supply the water to the customers. The […]

Millsboro Police Department holding Business Police Academy

MILLSBORO – Millsboro Police Chief Brian Calloway announced the revival of Millsboro Police Department’s Business Police Academy, which will be commencing October of 2018. The Business Police Academy is based on the same principles as the much-celebrated Citizen’s Police Academy, which transpired in 2016. However, this course has been crafted around the interests of local […]

Sussex County responds to coalition’s board of adjustment issues

GEORGETOWN – In a 7-page letter, Sussex County has responded to the Delaware Coalition for Open Government’s questions, concerns and claims related to the Sussex County Board of Adjustment. Responses presented by Sussex County Administrator Todd Lawson at county council’s Sept. 18 meeting were in response to the DCOG letter submitted by email in mid-August. […]

Allen Harim permitted to proceed with deboning plans

GEORGETOWN – Allen Harim LLC has the green light from the Sussex County Board of Adjustment to proceed with deboning operation plans at its Millsboro facility. With a 4-0 vote Sept. 17, the board of adjustment supported Dale Callaway’s motion to allow Allen Harim to proceed, contingent upon the poultry firm obtaining “appropriate permits from […]

Sussex seeks radio patch to put first responders on same wavelength with Maryland

GEORGETOWN – Sussex County appears to have a potential $75,000 solution that will put county first responders and those from neighboring Maryland on the same wavelength. A difference in radio technology has created a communication gap and safety concerns in mutual aid responses that Sussex County Emergency Operations Center Director Joe Thomas can be fixed […]

Billiards business moving from Georgetown to Dagsboro

DAGSBORO – Billiards businessman Leo Weigand doesn’t want to get caught behind the 8-ball. With his current Georgetown Billiards & Tap Room on East Market Street potentially in the target area in plans for a new Sussex County Family Court earmarked for the heart of Georgetown, Mr. Weigand is taking the cue and moving his […]

Congressional delegation announces grant for parallel taxiway

GEORGETOWN – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons and U.S. Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester announced a $5.5 million Federal Aviation Administration grant award to the Delaware Coastal Airport in Sussex County. This grant will be used to construct a parallel taxiway which will improve the approach system for landing aircraft. The Delaware Coastal […]

Two arrested as vehicle repossession spurs assault

BRIDGEVILLE – Delaware State Police arrested two men when repossession of a vehicle led to an assault. Michael Milligan, 46, of Laurel and Raymond M. Hitchens, 23, of Georgetown faces charges of assault second degree with a disabling chemical spray (felony), conspiracy second degree (felony) and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, […]

County council adopts amended ‘Special Events’ ordinance

GEORGETOWN – Often discussed and frequently debated for more than a year, an amended special events ordinance spiced with more clarity and enforcement teeth has won Sussex County Council’s majority approval. County council by a 3-2 vote at its Tuesday, Sept. 18 meeting adopted the revised ordinance, which targets “special events” such as live concerts, […]