Whipping post removed from old Sussex courthouse grounds

GEORGETOWN — The public punishment chapter in Delaware’s history is no longer in sight. Nearly seven decades after Delaware’s last recorded whipping, a whipping post was removed from state-owned grounds of the Old Sussex County Courthouse in Georgetown late Wednesday morning, bound for storage in Dover. “We don’t want to erase history. We want to […]

Sussex Academy names scholarship recipients

GEORGETOWN — Each year, the Sussex Academy Foundation awards a $1,200 leadership scholarship to a male and female Sussex Academy senior. The scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated initiative and leadership. The 2020 female recipient is Allison Dayton of Seaford for her efforts to fundraise and help to expand the Sussex Academy Theatre […]

Whipping post to be removed from grounds of old Sussex courthouse

GEORGETOWN — The whipping post, a symbol of a brutal period cemented in Delaware’s history, will be removed Wednesday morning from public display on the grounds of the Old Sussex County Courthouse and placed in storage in Dover. The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ decision to remove Delaware’s last whipping post – located […]

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 […]

Petition launched to remove Confederate statue, flag in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — A line in the sand with ties to slavery and Civil War history has been drawn over a Confederate monument and flag on the grounds of the Nutter Marvel Carriage Museum in Georgetown. A petition movement launched late last week on change.org had garnered more than 1,200 supporters calling for the removal of […]

Barbecue eatery near Georgetown to stage July 4th fireworks

GEORGETOWN — Fat Daddy’s BBQ, a popular roadside eatery near Georgetown, will be the staging grounds for a huge Fourth of July celebration featuring fireworks and a well-known entertainer. Brothers Pyro of Bridgeville will provide the fireworks extravaganza and Mike Hines will sing and entertain July Fourth at Fat Daddy’s venue, 13203 Seashore Highway, several […]

Names released in suspected murder-suicide in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — Delaware State Police on Friday released the names of two individuals who were found deceased early Sunday. Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said the investigation began on Sunday at approximately 12:09 a.m., when troopers were dispatched to a residence in the 28000 block of Johnson Road, Georgetown. Upon arrival, two […]

Three arrested after incident at Georgetown DMV

GEORGETOWN — Delaware State Police arrested three subjects for disorderly conduct and related charges, including 23-year-old Kenneth B. Leitch of Rhodesdale, Maryland after he resisted arrest at the Georgetown branch of the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles. Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said the incident occurred Tuesday at approximately 2:50 p.m., at […]

Graduation caps unexpected senior journey for Sussex Tech

GEORGETOWN – Sussex Tech’s class of 2020 finalized a unique senior year in its high school journey punctuated by the COVID-19 pandemic as graduates in separate commencements held Friday and Saturday. More than 280 students received diplomas, marking the completion of four years of career-technical education and academic successes. “Ravens soar high above no matter […]

Sussex Academy holds first outdoor commencement

GEORGETOWN — After several revisions to the original plan and utilizing a rain date, Sussex Academy held its first outdoor commencement for the class of 2020 on Friday. Upon approval from the Delaware Department of Education for an outdoor event to include more than 250 people, each of the 96 graduates were able to invite […]

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