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Although Sussex County Council primary election results remained unofficial Wednesday morning, Sept. 16, in the tentative tally, candidate Mark Schaeffer received 44 more votes than his opponent, incumbent Councilman I.G. Burton, a fellow Republican representing District 3. The margin of vic…

Sussex County Councilman Irwin G. “I.G.” Burton III, who is running for a second four-year term representing District 3, has heard all of the comments his opponent has made about him and, disputing them, sighed, “The guy is just confused.”

As he continues his campaign for a seat on the Sussex County Council, Mark Schaeffer is focusing on specific goals, with more funding for first-responders, better control of traffic congestion and avoiding tax increases among those goals.

Declaring that she is running on her record as Sussex County Register of Wills, Cindy Green, candidate for the Sussex County Council representing District 2, serving as a council member would be “an expansion of my service to the county,” the first-time contender said.

A portion of the $5,000 requested by the Millsboro Little League to help pay for a new $20,000 speaker system at the ballpark, was approved by the Sussex County Council during their Tuesday, Aug. 11, meeting.

Employing the campaign slogan “Change begins with action,” 26-year-old Hunter Hastings is running for a seat on the Sussex County Council, representing District 1 and challenging incumbent Council President Michael Vincent, who is seeking a fourth term.

The Sussex County Council, at their Tuesday, July 28, meeting, discussed the July revision of the memorandum-of-understanding between the County and the Delaware Department of Transportation, and announced that public comments on the document would be accepted until the end of that day.

Citing benefits of full-grown trees — from absorbing stormwater to providing habitats for wildlife — Sussex County Councilman Douglas Hudson is calling for them to be preserved when land is cleared for new developments.

Beginning on Tuesday, June 30, Sussex County Council chambers will reopen for meetings and public hearings, although those who prefer not to attend can still participate by conference call.


Sussex County officials announced on Thursday, June 18, that County government offices would be closed Friday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth. The announcement came on the heels of Gov. John Carney’s announcement of the closure of State offices on Friday in honor of the holiday celebra…

Taxes won’t increase in Sussex County again this year, and there won’t be any unnecessary expenditures in the County’s 2021-fiscal-year budget, a document influenced by the financial impact of the coronavirus.

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The Delaware State Police conducted multiple checkpoints over the course of the weekend throughout Sussex County, as a measure to enforce Governor Carney’s order restricting out-of-state travelers’ entry into Delaware. The checkpoints occurred between approximately 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. both day…


The Sussex County Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting this week, but the session will be condensed and in-person public access will be limited — steps the County government is taking in response to the COVID-19 outbreak occurring across the nation.

The Sussex County Council this week agreed to changes in its Memorandum of Understanding with the Delaware Department of Transportation, after hearing an overview.

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The Sussex County Council on Tuesday, March 10, named Jamie S. Whitehouse as Sussex County’s new Planning & Zoning director. Whitehouse takes the reins from former director Janelle M. Cornwell, who resigned in January to take a planning position with the City of Lewes after three years a…

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The Sussex County Council on Tuesday accepted the recommendation of the County’s Planning & Zoning Commission to approve a zoning change from AR-1, agricultural residential district, to C-2 medium commercial district, to develop a vacant lot on the southwest corner of Route 113 and Gover…

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In 1988, when the Family Court in Georgetown was built, the belief was it would serve the needs of the seat of Delaware’s southernmost county for many years to come, maybe up to 100 years.

County Engineer Hans Medlarz gave an update on the James Farm Ecological Preserve master plan at Sussex County’s April 30 meeting.

Sussex County Director of Community Development Brad Whaley on Tuesday, Feb. 5, presented to the Sussex County Council information on affordable housing issues in the county, noting that the County has been using Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to assist county residents for…

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The Sussex County Council voted unanimously at its Dec. 4 meeting to approve an ordinance that would change the method of calculation for permitted density in its agricultural and residential districts.

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While there was a quorum on the dais, two members of the Sussex County Council were absent from Tuesday's meeting due to illness, leading the council to delay a vote on a proposed density ordinance.

When Hurricane Michael swept up from the southwest, torrential rains didn't just slow nightlife on Thursday, Oct. 11. Flooding also caused some wastewater overflow from Mountaire Farms into Millsboro's Swan Creek.

Candidates for Sussex County Council District 5 Ellen Magee and John Rieley will field questions from the audience at a public forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Sussex County on Thursday, Oct. 25, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Laurel Public Library, 101 4th Street, Laurel.

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The Sussex County Council this week was urged to ride a purple wave, as activists sought to officially add Sussex County to the areas of the state taking part in the “Goes Purple” campaign to address the opioid addiction epidemic.

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The Sussex County Council this week responded to an August letter from the Delaware Coalition for Open Government, which sought to bring to their “attention a number of issues about the operation of the Sussex County's Board of Adjustment.”

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With increasing concerns about traffic in the area, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is deep into plans to improve traffic flow on Route 113. In the Georgetown area alone, DelDOT is planning eight grade-separated intersections, or overpasses.