News Releases and Announcements

2013

Sussex County government offices pause to observe holiday; offices re-open Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.
Sussex County government offices pause to observe holiday; offices re-open Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013.
Licenses required by Delaware law for all dogs 6 months or older; available now through March 1, 2014.
Hundreds turn out amid rain and cold to warm hearts and put food on the table for countless needy families in Sussex County.
The 22-year veteran of County government earns the respect of her peers, wins title of Employee of the Year for 2013.
County Council members present a proclamation to team members after winning the school's first-ever state title in soccer.
County Council members present a proclamation to team members after winning a third consecutive state title.

The Atlantic hurricane season has whimpered to a close for 2013, but Mother Nature may be warming up for a cold and snowy winter ahead.

No matter the weather, the show will go on in Georgetown this evening, Monday, Dec. 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Sussex County government offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, and Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday

Georgetown, Del., Nov. 19, 2013: Sussex County offices will close for a two-hour period on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, to allow employees to attend the annual Mildred King Luncheon.

Fans of nearly 150 monthly magazines no longer have to wait for the latest editions to hit newsstands thanks to a new digital service that puts those periodicals in the palms of users’ hands – literally.

Sussex County is studying ways to improve its airport and its brand to increase business and grow the local economy. Read the latest report presented to County Council.

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Attend the next meeting of the Sussex County Aging Committee to hear how Delaware plans to help those affected.

Is your property at risk for flooding? Find out at a public meeting Dec. 2 how proposed flood zone maps could affect you.

Sussex County government offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in observance of Veterans Day.

The first weekend in November marks the end of Daylight Saving Time. It's also the time to change the battery in your smoke detector.

Georgetown, Del., Oct. 29, 2013: Sussex County has undergone an extreme makeover of sorts with a fresh new look and feel to its virtual presence on the Internet.

Georgetown, Del., Oct. 29, 2013: A Sussex County tradition is celebrating 30 years of putting festive tunes in the heart and much-needed food on the table for countless families.

Sussex County Emergency Operations Center will be holding a Recovery Workshop on November 7, 2013.

Georgetown, Del., Oct. 7, 2013: The Delaware Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court ruling that Delaware’s sheriffs do not have an inherent constitutional right to make arrests, presumably marking the end to a years-long debate over the duties of the elected office.

Georgetown, DE (Sept. 17, 2013): For many seniors, questions about the new federal health care law and its effect on senior health care remain unanswered.

Georgetown, Del., Sept. 12, 2013: Sussex County reminds property owners that Monday, Sept. 30, is the deadline to pay annual County property tax bills.

Public libraries in Sussex County will be closed Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 for the annual Sussex County Staff Development Day.

Georgetown, Del., Aug. 20, 2013: From lining up performers to portable toilets, putting on a festival, outdoor concert or other special event takes plenty of planning.

Georgetown, Del., Aug. 6, 2013: Sussex County tax bills are headed out soon, and property owners will notice quite a few changes for this year’s cycle, from the look of the bills down to where and how payments can be made.

Georgetown, Del., July 30, 2013: Sussex County has earned high marks once again from an international group of financial experts, winning for the 11th consecutive year for outstanding auditing and budgeting practices.

Sussex County is designating three “cooling stations” for the public’s use through the end of this week as the summer’s first major round of heat and humidity gets the region a little hot under the collar.

Georgetown, Del., July 16, 2013: Sussex County is whacking the weeds in County code to help clean up local rules on property maintenance.

Georgetown, Del., June 28, 2013: Sussex County government welcomes Joe Wright as its new Assistant County Engineer, a position that will support the County in the planning and management of major capital projects that include the ongoing airport runway extension, building renovations, parking lot improvements and sewer system expansions.

June 25, 2013: The Sussex County Marriage Bureau will begin accepting applications for same-gender marriages at 7 a.m. Monday, July 1, as Delaware’s newest law is set to take effect, allowing any couple, regardless of gender, to legally wed in the First State.

Georgetown, Del., June 18, 2013: There are few certainties in life, as Benjamin Franklin once noted. When it comes to taxes, some things never change in Sussex County.

Georgetown, Del., June 4, 2013: New homes and commercial buildings are often constructed with the latest materials and state-of-the-art features.

Summer is just around the corner, and while thoughts of grilling in the backyard and frolicking in the surf are on the minds of many, Sussex County emergency planners have a few other images in mind – flooded homes, snapped trees, and crowded shelters.

Georgetown, Del., May 21, 2013: Sussex County plans to head into the 2014 fiscal year a little leaner, but healthier financially thanks to increased revenues and lower debt that will translate into reduced sewer fees for most public wastewater customers and no change in the County’s property tax rate.

May 9, 2013 MR 13-03 [Frankford, Del.] – Several Sussex County emergency responders and healthcare professionals were recently honored during the annual Sussex County EMS banquet, held at the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company on May 4 to honor those whose dedication and professionalism help to save lives every day.

May 8, 2013: The Sussex County Marriage Bureau is beginning the process to accept applications for same-gender marriages after Delaware’s passage this week of the Civil Marriage Equality and Religious Freedom Act, which will allow any couple, regardless of gender, to legally wed in the First State.

Georgetown, Del., May 2, 2013: A change in career paths more than a decade ago, from testing school children then to testing water samples today, has led one Sussex County employee

Georgetown, Del., April 30, 2013: Sussex County is planting the seeds of economic prosperity, awarding nearly $140,000 in grants to two companies – one moving to Delaware, the other already here and expanding – that will add more than 170 jobs to the local economy.

April 25, 2013: Most public libraries in Sussex County will be closed Thursday, May 9, 2013, so staff can attend the annual Delaware Library Association/Maryland Library Association (DLA/MLA) Conference in Ocean City, Md.

GEORGETOWN, DE (April 1, 2013) – Georgetown’s historic Circle will join New York’s famed Empire State Building, the iconic Sydney Opera House and a host of other landmarks both big and small around the world this April.

Georgetown, Del., March 19, 2013: Delaware Superior Court Judge T. Henley Graves late today issued a ruling agreeing with Sussex County government that Delaware’s sheriffs do not have the constitutional authority to make arrests, the latest outcome in a years-long debate over the duties of the elected office.

March 9, 2013 MR 13-02 [Washington, DC.] – A team of Sussex County paramedics taking part in a national EMS competition will bring home bronze honors this weekend.

1630 Hours, Tuesday, March 5, 2013: Sussex County emergency officials continue to monitor the development of a late-winter storm that threatens coastal and low-lying areas with significant flooding, and are encouraging residents in those communities to move now before the water rises.

Georgetown, DE (March 5, 2013) If you have Medicare, or know someone who does, you will want to attend the next meeting of the Sussex County Advisory Committee for the Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities on Monday, March 18. The meeting will feature a presentation on Delaware’s Senior Medicare Patrol Program.

1630 Hours, Monday, March 4, 2013 A potentially potent late-winter coastal storm could rough up Sussex County in the days ahead with moderate tidal flooding, tropical storm-force winds and a mixture of rain and snow, causing travel problems and leaving power outages in its wake from Delaware across a large portion of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

February 28, 2013 MR 13-01 [Bridgeville, Del.] – The Nanticoke Rotary Club recently honored four Sussex County paramedics for outstanding service as part of the civic organization’s annual service awards.

Georgetown, Del., Feb. 25, 2013: Sussex County reminds dog owners that the deadline is near for pooches to have their permits.

Georgetown, Del., Feb. 25, 2013: Sussex County will hold a public hearing in early March on a planned extension of the Millville Sanitary Sewer District to give property owners and residents an overview of the project and proposed rates.

Georgetown, Del., Feb. 7, 2013: Sussex County will hold a meeting to get public feedback on the proposed Woodland Park west of Seaford, which, once developed, would become a publicly accessible recreation area with trails and open space.

1500 Hours, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 The Sussex County Emergency Operations Center will hold an informational meeting in February for amateur radio operators interested in volunteering their services during disasters and other large-scale events.

Georgetown, Del., Jan. 22, 2013: Sussex County has done it again, recording another positive year that netted a modest $854,000 surplus for County taxpayers, a new audit report shows.

Georgetown, Del., Jan. 15, 2013: Sussex County is turning to a familiar financial face when it comes to managing the dollars and cents of County government.

Georgetown, DE (Jan. 14, 2013) The Sussex County Advisory Committee for the Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities will hold its first meeting of 2013 on Monday, Jan. 28, and will feature a presentation from members of the Greater Lewes Community Village about the organization and its mission to connect seniors living, working and recreating in Sussex County.

Georgetown, Del., Jan. 8, 2013: Sussex County Council will keep its leadership in place for another year.

Georgetown, Del., Jan. 8, 2013: Sussex County government is cleaning house and ready to make a deal.