News Releases and Announcements

December 26, 2014

Sussex County government offices pause to observe holiday; offices re-open Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

December 18, 2014

Sign up for Smart911 this holiday season and you can help a local charity.

December 16, 2014

Sessions will give citizen volunteers the chance to learn about disaster preparation, fire safety, search and rescue and other skills to assist first responders in an emergency

December 16, 2014

Sussex County government offices pause to observe holiday; offices re-open Monday, Dec. 29, 2014.

December 16, 2014

Licenses required by Delaware law for all dogs 6 months or older; available now through March 1, 2015

December 16, 2014

County Councilwoman Joan Deaver presents proclamation to team members after Lady Vikings win fourth consecutive state title

December 9, 2014

Students 18 and younger predicted winners in 22 federal, state and local races for chances to win $200 and $100 scholarships

December 8, 2014

Food drive will continue through Dec. 31, benefita 15 pantries and shelters in Sussex County

December 5, 2014

The 38-year veteran of County government earns the respect of her peers, wins title of Employee of the Year for 2014.

December 2, 2014

Sun sets on another quiet hurricane season, but Old Man Winter could stir trouble with nor'easters, coastal storms into 2015

November 20, 2014

Americans will pause during this time to reflect, spend time with family and friends; County offices will reopen Monday, Dec. 1

November 19, 2014

Event honors County employees for service, recognizes County government's Employee of the Year

November 7, 2014

Sussex County government offices will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, in observance of Veterans Day.

November 5, 2014

Presentation will focus on what to know about, how to care for those suffering from neurodegenerative disorder

November 3, 2014

An evening of festive tunes will set the holiday scene as carolers collect canned goods for local pantries

October 31, 2014

The first weekend in November marks the end of Daylight Saving Time. It's also the time to change the battery in your smoke detector.

October 31, 2014

Sussex County government offices closed as citizens head to the polls; offices to re-open Wednesday, Nov. 5

October 31, 2014

Sussex County government offices closed in honor of post-election celebration; offices to re-open Friday, Nov. 7

October 8, 2014

New energy codes adopted by the State of Delaware take effect November 11, 2014; County processes modified to ensure compliance.

October 7, 2014

Melody Booker-Wilkins will join staff in mid-October with focus on leading County's economic development outreach, connecting with business community

September 30, 2014

Funds will be used to construct nearly 2 miles of low-impact trails on site west of Seaford

September 23, 2014

Students will predict outcomes of 22 federal, state and county elections; those with the most correct could earn $100 and $200 scholarship prizes

September 17, 2014

Second annual gathering to focus on recognizing and preventing elder abuse and senior fraud; experts from government, legal, healthcare and law enforcement will be on hand

September 16, 2014

Payments can be made in a variety of ways, including in person, online, by phone or through mail; those made after deadline subject to penalty.

September 12, 2014

Staff from 13 public libraries throughout Sussex County will meet at DelTech for 24th annual conference

September 11, 2014

Free program, announced Sept. 11, allows any resident to create a Safety Profile, with specific information, that dispatchers can use in case of an emergency.

September 8, 2014

Potential homebuyers can meet with housing counselors, lenders, vendors and receive a free credit report during Sept. 27 event at DelTech

September 5, 2014

Tens of thousands of Delawareans have Medicare benefits, while others soon will be eligible. The Delaware Medicare Assistance Bureau is available to help recipients understand the program.

August 29, 2014

Nation pauses to celebrate American laborers; County offices will re-open Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.

August 22, 2014

Office furniture, restaurant equipment, vehicle available for purchase through Aug. 31

August 1, 2014

Bills begin heading out the first week of August; payment for County, school taxes and other fees due by Sept. 30

July 22, 2014

Award is given for County's 2013 comprehensive annual financial report, which shows fiscal health and budgeting practices of the local government

July 15, 2014

Woodland Park would be developed on former golf course, portion of land set aside for recent Nanticoke River dredging project

July 7, 2014

An estimated 18 percent of seniors live alone; one study indicates that lonely seniors are at a higher risk for mental and physical decline, as well as death.

June 26, 2014

Nation pauses to celebrate the United States' declaration of independence in 1776; County offices will re-open Monday, July 7, 2014.

June 24, 2014

County officials join State leaders, library volunteers, public to christen new information hub for the community

June 24, 2014

Law-enforcement veteran Michael Costello takes reins of office responsible for investigating matters related to County Code

June 17, 2014

Limited spending, no tax increase for 25th year in a row for plan that begins July 1

June 10, 2014

After more than two years of construction, new $3.1 million project offers three times the space of previous facility, state-of-the-art technology

June 10, 2014

County Council President Michael Vincent presents a proclamation to team members after winning second consecutive state title.

May 25, 2014

Nation pauses to honor the fallen who have sacrificed in service to our country; County offices will re-open Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

May 22, 2014

NOAA forecast calls for below- to near-normal season that could be influenced by El Niño weather pattern

May 20, 2014

Reduced budget plan keeps property taxes the same for 25th year in a row; nearly level spending as in FY14, but expected revenue growth with improving economy

May 16, 2014

Fifty-five-hundred-foot-long main runway, known to pilots as 4-22, undergoes six-week repaving project for its first re-surfacing in 20 years

May 8, 2014

Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities will host guest discussion on estate planning as country marks 51st annual Older Americans Month

April 28, 2014

Staff will attend annual Delaware Library Association/Maryland Library Association Conference; libraries to re-open during regular hours Friday, May 9

April 7, 2014

Daylong event May 8 features demonstrations, safety displays; chance for kids and adults alike to 'get the 411 on 911'

March 27, 2014

Nearly 50 high school juniors from throughout Sussex County participated in the 2014 County Government Day, which allowed students to take part in a mock County Council meeting.

March 16, 2014

Six to 10 inches of snow, gusty winds, minor tidal flooding possible with St. Patrick’s Day storm

March 16, 2014

The week of March 16 through March 22 is NOAA's National Flood Safety Awareness Week. This is an important awareness campaign that can educate the public on the dangers of flooding and steps they can take to protect themselves.

March 10, 2014

Parkinson's disease affects more than 60,000 new victims in America each year, including here in Sussex County. Learn how to spot the signs, what treatment options exist, and where to find support.

March 6, 2014

The second weekend in March marks the start of Daylight Saving Time. It's also a good time to check the battery in your smoke detector.

March 3, 2014

Bands of heavy snow expected throughout day, bitter cold to follow

March 2, 2014

Sussex County government offices are closed Monday, March 17, 2014, due to winter weather.

March 2, 2014

Heavy snow, 15-25 mph winds, bitter temperatures expected throughout and after event

February 24, 2014

Dog owners have until March 1 to obtain one-, two- and three-year permits for their pooches

February 12, 2014

Mix of snow, sleet and rain, 25-35 mph winds expected from nor’easter pulling up East Coast

February 7, 2014

All commercial plans submitted to Sussex County Building Code will require professional seal beginning May 1, 2014

February 5, 2014

The Delaware Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials presents Understanding the Fair Housing Act on March 19, 2014.

February 4, 2014

Sussex County awards certificates and plaques to more than a dozen groups for their participation

January 29, 2014

County government offices will delay opening today, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, due to winter weather. Offices will open two hours late, at 10:30 a.m.

January 28, 2014

Check is for 'capital credits' -- profits earned by the utility -- that are returned to customers annually

January 22, 2014

Snow, ice have made travel hazardous on area roads; conditions could persist into Wednesday night

January 22, 2014

Second major winter storm of 2014 leaves up to 4 inches of snow, while gusty winds and extreme cold will grip the region in the days ahead.

January 21, 2014

Up to 6 inches of snow, 25-35 mph winds, bitter temperatures expected throughout and after event

January 21, 2014

County government's finances remain on solid ground thanks to ongoing conservative budgeting and a strengthening local economy.

January 16, 2014

Traumatic Brain Injury affects more than 1.7 million people each year, but the lasting effects stretch to loved ones and employers. Learn more about this 'silent epidemic' at an upcoming meeting.

January 14, 2014

Sussex County government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. All County offices will re-open Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.

January 7, 2014

Michael H. Vincent of Seaford remains president for the fourth year in a row; Samuel R. Wilson Jr. of Georgetown to serve another year as vice president.

January 3, 2014

Sussex County offices will be closed Friday, January 3, 2014 due to inclement weather. Offices will re-open at their regular times on Monday, January 6, 2014.

January 2, 2014

Sussex County officials are monitoring the upcoming storm forecasts. While the forecast is predicting some snow, concerns are focused on the dangerously low temperatures.

January 2, 2014

A public fair housing workshop will take place at the next Sussex County Board of Adjustment meeting in January. The workshop will focus on fair housing issues in the context of variance and special use exception decisions by the Board of Adjustment.