Georgetown American Legion post salutes veterans, serves community

GEORGETOWN — One of the missions of American Legion Post 8 and Legion Riders Chapter 8 is to serve the Georgetown community through its Station 93 ambulance service. Another is to serve, support and salute veterans. “This is what we are raising money for — the veterans,” said Peggy Parkinson, wife of Legion Riders Chapter […]

Georgetown fundraiser earns $20,000 for breast cancer charity

GEORGETOWN — October 2020 has come and gone. But support for individuals facing breast cancer with financial roadblocks is ongoing. In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Stockley Tavern on U.S. 113 south of Georgetown hosted a mega-fundraiser Oct. 24 that proved to be far more than grand. Through a cornhole tournament hosted by […]

Georgetown plans ‘reverse’ Christmas parade Dec. 15

GEORGETOWN — Georgetown has reversed its previous Christmas parade cancellation, with plans through community unity to stage a “reverse” parade in mid-December. The Tuesday, Dec. 15 parade — themed Topsy Turvy COVID Christmas — will encompass The Circle, with stationary floats, displays and other entries on display for viewing by spectators from their vehicles from […]

Georgetown man sentenced in ‘swatting’ incidents

WILMINGTON — A 30-year-old Georgetown man was sentenced to 37 months in prison Wednesday for making hoax emergency calls to police departments and emergency dispatch centers across the country, authorities said. Rodney Phipps had pleaded guilty in January to five counts of making interstate threats and one count of making a false threat involving explosives […]

Georgetown event Thursday marks end of election season

GEORGETOWN — Two traditions symbolic of Delaware’s historic post-election celebration will be staged Thursday on The Circle in the heart of Georgetown. Although Sussex County Return Day was canceled due to COVID-19, the reading of the election returns and the burying of the hatchet still will be held in a brief ceremony, starting at noon. […]

Henlopen reshuffles this weekend’s football schedule

Friday’s Dover-Sussex Tech High football has been canceled because of COVID-19 concerns while Woodbridge is now expected to return a little ahead of schedule. Sussex Tech had previously canceled last week’s game with Polytech after announcing there were three positive virus test results at the school. Friday’s contest between the Senators and the Ravens was […]

Small post-election event set for Thursday in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — The Circle in the heart of Georgetown will be closed to traffic for several hours Thursday for events symbolic of Sussex County’s post-election tradition. Delaware’s Department of Transportation announced last week that The Circle will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday for the reading of returns and burying the hatchet. […]

Caroling on Circle canceled, but food drive will go on

GEORGETOWN — COVID-19 restrictions have upstaged another Sussex County holiday tradition, Caroling on The Circle, which normally partners an evening of Christmas music and celebration with the community kickoff of an extended food-donation drive. Todd Lawson, Sussex County administrator, announced Tuesday that Caroling on The Circle 2020 — the marquee event in the county’s annual […]

Georgetown pursuit brings weapon, drug charges

GEORGETOWN — A 42-year-old Georgetown man was arrested on weapon and drug charges following a Monday morning pursuit that ended with a crash, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said. According to authorities, Franklin D. Conaway lost control of his vehicle while making a turn onto Park Avenue. He was initially seen at […]

Georgetown investigating source of discolored water

GEORGETOWN – In response to recent complaints and reports of discolored water, the town of Georgetown has taken a water plant offline in efforts to pinpoint the discoloration source. The cause of the discoloration is believed to be elevated levels of manganese, a mineral found naturally in the environment, including both groundwater and surface water. […]