No-visitation policy back in effect at TidalHealth Nanticoke Saturday

SEAFORD — In response to a spike in new COVID-19 cases in Western Sussex County, TidalHealth Nanticoke will return to a no-visitation policy, beginning Saturday. Western Sussex County is home to a larger at-risk population, including a higher number of those age 65 and older, compared to other parts of the state. In addition to […]

CHEER Inc. breaks ground for new central kitchen

GEORGETOWN – By late spring 2021, things should really be cooking at the CHEER Community Center on Sand Hill Road on Georgetown’s eastern edge. Tuesday, local and state officials joined those from CHEER Inc. for the long-awaited ceremonial groundbreaking for Florence Mason CHEER Central Kitchen. The $1.8 million modern, state-of-the-art facility will enable CHEER to […]

Sussex Tech staff member, student test positive for COVID-19

GEORGETOWN – A staff member and a student at the Sussex County Vocational Technical School District have separately tested positive for COVID-19, the school district informed the school community Tuesday. The staff member and student followed proper social distancing and mask-wearing protocols when on campus, according to a release from Sussex Tech School District spokesman […]

VA hosting veteran flu immunization clinic in Georgetown Saturday

GEORGETOWN — The Veterans Affairs Sussex County Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Georgetown will host a veteran walk-up flu clinic this Saturday, Oct. 24. Th clinic will run from 8 a.m. to 12 noon in the parking lot of the clinic, located at 21748 Roth Avenue, Georgetown. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is […]

Sussex Tech to continue modified remote learning plan through January 2021

GEORGETOWN — Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Sussex Technical High School students won’t be in classrooms in a regular in-school routine until February at the earliest. Sussex Technical School District’s board of education voted to extend the district’s modified remote learning plan into the second marking period, which runs through the end of January. […]

Youth soccer association aims to rebound from storage shed fire

UPDATED: SEAFORD – A downstate youth soccer association is looking to rise from ashes through community support following an early-morning fire Saturday that destroyed a storage building containing most of the association’s equipment and other items. A GoFundMe page has been set up in support of the Western Sussex Youth Soccer Association, according to Diana […]

Sussex County lands 18th award for excellence in financial reporting

GEORGETOWN — It now stands at 18 years — and counting. Sussex County continues to reap the rewards of sound financial management, reeling in its 18th consecutive award for outstanding auditing and budgeting practices recently, just weeks after winning its second AAA bond rating. Last month, the Chicago-based Government Finance Officers Association of the United […]

Town of Georgetown urges safety for all during Trick or Treat

GEORGETOWN – Trick or Treat in the Town of Georgetown is Saturday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. And in efforts to keep the community safe while allowing this much-loved Halloween tradition for children to take place during a pandemic, town leaders and police ask for cooperation of residents and participants. Due to […]

IRSD approves earlier in-person start dates for hybrid high school students

SELBYVILLE – Indian River School District’s board of Education has approved a revised hybrid learning schedule that will allow students in grades 9-12 to begin receiving in-person instruction at their high schools earlier than what was previously planned. Under the revised schedule, hybrid students in ninth grade will begin receiving in-person instruction at their high […]

Drive-thru trick-or-treating, drive-in movie highlights Halloween in Frankford

FRANKFORD — Traditional trick-or-treating in town is canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We decided to not have a town-sponsored, door-to-door trick or treat,” said Greg Welch, president of Frankford Town Council, which made its decision at its Monday meeting. Halloween will still be celebrated in Frankford with not one, but two “spooktacular” […]