Indian River School District will face growing pains until new school is built

GEORGETOWN — Overwhelming referendum passage on Feb. 13 is not an immediate cure for Indian River School District’s growing pains. If the projected schedule holds true, it will be four years — the 2023-24 school year — before doors open at new Sussex Central High School, which is the new construction linchpin in the district’s […]

Deadline looms for Sussex Tech JROTC program

GEORGETOWN – A deadline is approaching for the Sussex Technical High School’s Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps program, which will likely close at the end of the current school year if instructional command is not secured. With JROTC instructors Maj. Ben Jester retiring at the end of the year, and 1st Sgt. Timothy Spence having […]

Georgetown Fire Co. Oyster Eat a fundraising, social pearl

GEORGETOWN — Unofficially, it’s a stag-only event that will steer hundreds of hungry patrons to Georgetown Fire Company Station 77 for an entertaining evening of good food and drink — most notably oysters. Lots and lots of oysters. Georgetown’s famous Oyster Eat, established in 1937 by the fire company as an annual fundraiser, will run […]

Sussex schools remember Rosedale with jazz performance

GEORGETOWN – Sussex Central High School’s Take Two Drama Club will present “A Black History Month Celebration of Jazz: A Tribute to the Rosedale” on Tuesday,. The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. at SCHS. Paying homage to the Rosedale Hotel — a legendary performing venue for some of the greatest performers of the last […]

Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce has high expectations

GEORGETOWN – Dynamic, diverse and exciting. That was the overriding theme at the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 board installation held Jan. 15 at the CHEER Community Center. With membership hovering around 300, the Georgetown Chamber aims to continue successes realized in 2019 and explore and entertain new options with a new president – […]

At Sussex Tech, JROTC program may not fit

GEORGETOWN – In the educational jigsaw puzzle of Sussex Tech High School’s work-based learning initiative, Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps may be a piece that does not fit. That was the word Monday from Sussex Tech School District Superintendent Stephen Guthrie and senior ROTC instructor Maj. Ben Jester, amid pleas from several parents to keep […]

Georgetown vehicle pursuit yields drug arrest

GEORGETOWN — A 57-year-old Georgetown woman was arrested on drug charges following a police pursuit Sunday afternoon, authorities said. According to Georgetown Police, Mary Stroud was seen driving a vehicle flagged for suspended insurance at 3:30 p.m. on North Bedford Street. After an initial stop, spokesman Det. Joseph Melvin said, the vehicle sped away after […]

Allen Coalition sponsoring creative dance presentation

GEORGETOWN – In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, the Richard Allen Coalition, Inc. will sponsor a creative dance presentation by the University of Delaware Dance Theatre. The presentation – “Mary Ann Shadd Cary/Her Life and Legacy” – will be held Saturday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. at Georgetown Middle School, located at […]

Sussex County salutes collective efforts of food drive participants

GEORGETOWN — The recent season of giving was accentuated by a collective lesson in helping the less fortunate. Sussex County’s Caroling on The Circle food drive campaign during the 2019 holiday season is being hailed a huge success, thanks in large part to generosity of businesses, the community and schools. “We raised over $4,000 and […]

Pennsylvania man sought in Georgetown shooting

GEORGETOWN — A 33-year-old Pennsylvania man is wanted in connection with a shooting in the 100 block of Garden Circle on Saturday, authorities said. Alvaro E. Marroquinn, of North Versailles, currently has active warrants out of Delaware State Police Troop 3, spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Police said EMS were dispatched to the scene […]