Sussex County’s FY2021 budget reflects the world of uncertainly

GEORGETOWN — Sussex County government officials say they have in place a budget for Fiscal Year 2021 — an ultra-conservative spending plan that reflects the economic uncertainty of the coronavirus crisis but still keeps all core services intact. Following a June 23 public hearing that drew one speaker via teleconference, county council gave its unanimous […]

Sussex register of wills running for county council

GREENWOOD — Current Sussex County Register of Wills Cindy Green is seeking to switch gears as a candidate for Sussex County Council. A lifelong Greenwood resident and self-proclaimed conservative Republican, Mrs. Green filed Tuesday for the District 2 council position. “Our citizens deserve protection from county, state and federal bureaucrats,” said Mrs. Green. “Sussex County […]

Sussex County facilities to remain closed in phase 2

GEORGETOWN — While phased, limited opening will be permitted, the Sussex County administration building and other county buildings will remain off-limits to the public during initial stages of Delaware’s Phase 2 reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic. During County Council’s teleconference session Tuesday, County Administrator Todd Lawson offered his recommendation that county facilities remain closed during […]

Georgetown unveils vision and values statement

GEORGETOWN – Georgetown, the geographic heart and governmental county seat of Sussex County, plans to publicly showcase its mission, vision and core values. Town council at its June 10 teleconference session unanimously supported Mayor Bill West’s promotional pitch for production and subsequent displaying in “all of our buildings, that this is the way we operate.” […]

Stepping up for seniors: CHEER teams with USDA to distribute food

GEORGETOWN — Got milk? There was an ample supply of “moo” juice and a lot of helping hands on hand Saturday as CHEER Inc. teamed with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide supplemental nutritional items to several hundred CHEER senior clients hunkered down during the coronavirus crisis. Three hundred large food boxes were filled […]

Sussex councilmen discuss future of public hearings

GEORGETOWN — Out with the old. In with the new. That’s the thinking of Sussex County Councilman Irwin G. Burton III, who says the county needs to plan now for the new way of conducting business — even when the County Administration Building, county offices and facilities reopen to the public in phased recovery from […]

Coastal Airport head exits after one year for NASA job

GEORGETOWN — Last summer, Eric Littleton was a very happy camper. In July 2019 he landed what he considered the perfect close-to-home employment chapter in his storied aviation career as incoming manager of the Delaware Coastal Airport, owned by Sussex County. Less than a year later, opportunity knocked with his ultimate dream job, and he […]

Hudson Briggs files for Sussex County Council District 2 seat

GEORGETOWN — Georgetown-area resident Lisa Hudson Briggs has thrown her hat into the political ring a second time, again as a candidate for Sussex County Council’s 2nd District. A lifelong Republican and Sussex Countian, Mrs. Hudson Briggs is the first candidate to file in District 2, one of three County Council seats up for election […]

Sussex County Council lends support to flyover event

GEORGETOWN – Sussex County government has pumped substantial supplemental support for Saturday’s Sussex County Air Force Flyover – a localized salute honoring front-line health care workers and first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. County Council Tuesday agreed to ante up upward of $5,000 – one grand from each of the five councilman’s accounts – to […]

‘No crystal ball’: Sussex takes cautious approach with budget

GEORGETOWN — Assumption in an uncertain COVID-19 world coupled with a more conservative approach stand as foundational pillars in development of Sussex County’s fiscal year 2021 budget, a spending plan that will deviate somewhat from those in recent years past. “I have no crystal ball,” said Sussex County Director of Finance Gina Jennings. “We are […]