Speak Out: Confederate controversy

In 2007, the Delaware chapters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy raised money to install a monument on the Georgetown Historical Society’s property on South Bedford Street, with a Confederate battle flag flying overhead next to a Delaware flag. For years, the Georgetown Historical Society received state funding […]

Letter to the Editor: Erasing our nation’s history

I find it highly ironic that Trey Paradee doesn’t think that Delaware should support taxpayers’ money to support an organization displaying a Confederate monument since it was his party, the Democrats, that supported slave ownership. This is another attempt to erase our nation’s history. Slave ownership was not a proud time of our nation but […]

Lightning strikes spark structure fires in Sussex

Lightning strikes during a violent thunderstorm that swept through Sussex County Wednesday evening sparked three fires, according to investigation by Delaware Office of the State Fire Marshal. Lightning struck two structures in the 32000 block of Woods Court east of Millsboro, Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael G. Chionchio said. Damage was estimated at $15,000 to […]

Delaware Coastal Airport gets more fed funding for operations, runway

GEORGETOWN — The Delaware Coastal Airport landed more federal funding to support operations and the effort to extend the main runway. On the airport tarmac Friday in Georgetown, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., joined airport and Sussex County representatives to announce two Federal Aviation Administration grants awarded to the airport to continue its expansion project. […]

Cadets get taste at law enforcement careers in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — Perhaps 10, 15 or seven years into the future, some of this year’s Georgetown Police Department’s Junior Police Academy cadets might be candidates for law enforcement. “Now is the time for them to start thinking about some of their actions and the decisions they’ll make, how that will impact them later on,” said […]

Tru by Hilton hotel opens in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN – Family travelers, tourists and travel ball teams have a new lodging option in the heart of Sussex County. Tru by Hilton, the fastest brand to market in Hilton’s history, officially opened its four-story, 90-room hotel on southbound US 113 Thursday. Check-in for the first guests was 4 p.m. “This is the ‘true’ opening […]

Sexual assault brings 67 years incarceration

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GEORGETOWN — A Delaware man received 67 years in prison for sexually assaulting his landlady and beating a man to death with a hammer. Juan Carlos Tovar Cruz, 25, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty in January to second-degree murder, first-degree rape, second-degree rape, assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Cruz was arrested […]

Georgetown Chamber’s Battle of the Bartenders returns to Mulligan’s Pointe

GEORGETOWN — It’s back! The Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce’s Battle of the Bartenders returns to Mulligan’s Pointe Thursday, June 13. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Celebrity bartenders — Georgetown Chamber president Anthony DelFranco (Tony D The Boss with the Hot Sauce), Georgetown Mayor Bill “Saucy” West, Jorden MacWha (the Shot […]

Freedom saluted at Georgetown Memorial Day service

GEORGETOWN — Georgetown’s traditional Memorial Day service Sunday brought an estimated 200 people to The Circle — and United States Marine Lt. Col. (Ret.) David Smith to the podium as keynote speaker. As a proud Marine, he knows all about the horror and terror of war, having experienced firsthand the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He was […]

Sussex Tech’s Collins named district’s Teacher of Year

GEORGETOWN — Sussex Technical High School math teacher Dontez Collins, a nine-year teaching veteran and a Sussex Tech alumnus, has been named the district’s 2020 Teacher of the Year. “He is involved in the fabric of our school system, as a teacher and coach,” said Sussex Tech Principal Dr. John Demby. “Dontez embodies everything I […]