News Releases and Announcements

December 26, 2018

Sussex County government offices pause to observe holiday; offices re-open Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019

December 18, 2018

Sussex County government offices pause to observe holiday; offices re-open Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018

December 11, 2018

Longtime member of Council, Mr. Cole will retire Jan. 8, 2019, after 32 years of service to Sussex County

December 7, 2018

Lead custodian earns the respect of her peers, wins title of Employee of the Year for 2018

December 4, 2018

Document serves as vision for Sussex County's future, replaces plan last adopted in 2008

December 3, 2018

Food drive will continue through end of December, benefits 15 pantries and shelters in Sussex County

November 29, 2018

Sussex County EOC reminds public to be ready for winter weather as hurricane season ends and nor’easter season gets underway

November 29, 2018

Scammers targeting county residents again with new claims of missed court appearances, demanding gift cards to avoid arrest

November 16, 2018

County recognized for decades-long effort to remove, replace polluting septic systems with more environmentally friendly centralized wastewater

November 15, 2018

Americans will pause during this time to reflect, spend time with family and friends; County offices will reopen Monday, Nov. 26

November 14, 2018

Event honors County employees for service to government, citizens of Sussex County

November 13, 2018

Sussex County to contribute $450,000 to purchase nearly 31 acres off U.S. Route 9 near Cool Spring that could serve as midway stopping point on planned Lewes-to-Georgetown rail trail

November 5, 2018

Sussex County government pauses with nation to thank 'those who served' on annual day of honor

November 5, 2018

Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities on Nov. 19 will host Delaware Attorney General's Office for presentation on ways to avoid becoming a victim

November 5, 2018

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

November 2, 2018

Sussex County government offices closed for election events, celebrations; offices re-open Wednesday, Nov. 7, and Friday, Nov. 9

October 31, 2018

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

October 30, 2018

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada bestows Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for County's Fiscal Year 2019 budget

October 10, 2018

Event that showcases role of public safety, first responders in the community rescheduled for Thursday, Oct. 18

October 10, 2018

Staff from 16 public libraries throughout Sussex County will meet at DelTech for annual conference

October 1, 2018

Daylong event features demonstrations, safety displays

September 18, 2018

Sussex County is proud to introduce enhancements to its popular web-based mapping portal.

September 18, 2018

Measure better defines special events under County code, clarifies review process, and streamlines coordination of public safety services

September 18, 2018

Sussex County Government is joining the Sussex County Volunteer Delaware 50+ and the State Office of Volunteerism in collecting donated items for deployed servicemen and women who are serving during the holidays.

September 17, 2018

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 6, 2018

Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities to host Catholic Charities presentation Sept. 17

August 29, 2018

Nation pauses to celebrate American laborers; County offices will re-open Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018

August 14, 2018

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awards County its Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 2017 financial report

August 13, 2018

Bills begin heading out in early August; payment for County, school taxes and other fees due by Sept. 30

July 31, 2018

County funds, along with money from Town and State of Delaware, to be used for sewer/water upgrades in advance of Perdue AgriBusiness HQ relocation from Maryland to Delaware

June 26, 2018

Nation pauses to celebrate 242nd anniversary of founding; County offices will re-open Thursday, July 5, 2018

June 19, 2018

Holly J. Wingate of Millville appointed to five-member body, begins service July 1

June 19, 2018

Plan that begins July 1 includes funding for increased public safety, farmland preservation, continued broadband, wastewater service expansions

June 5, 2018

County will provide up to $120,000 in annual funding to boost Department of Correction work crews

June 5, 2018

County contributes more than $500,000 to join effort that will collectively protect 10 farms and nearly 800 acres in Sussex

May 24, 2018

Forecasters predict ‘near- to above-normal’ storm season

May 22, 2018

Nation pauses to remember those who have given ultimate sacrifice; County offices will re-open Tuesday, May 29

May 22, 2018

Proposed plan funds numerous initiatives, including increased public safety, land preservation, wastewater expansion, and continued efforts to extend broadband services to rural parts of county

May 15, 2018

Four wireless providers submit qualifying proposals to enter marketplace in Delaware to provide service to rural, hard-to-reach customers

May 7, 2018

Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities to host presentation May 21

April 30, 2018

Staff will attend annual Delaware/Maryland Library Association Conference; libraries to re-open during regular hours Friday, May 4

April 26, 2018

Nearly 50 high school students from throughout Sussex County participated in the 2018 County Government Day, which allowed students to take part in a mock County Council meeting

April 16, 2018

Sussex County EMS banquet recognizes professionals, volunteers for commitment to quality care, service to public

March 29, 2018

Offices closed for annual spring season break; will re-open Monday, April 2

March 20, 2018

Winter storm, coastal flood warnings issued for Sussex; 4-10 inches of snow, 50 mph winds, moderate coastal flooding expected

March 19, 2018

Award celebrates those brought back from the clutches of death, and the men and women who helped to save their lives

March 12, 2018

Sussex County 9-1-1 center joins other dispatch facilities across First State in being able to accept emergency texts

March 8, 2018

Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities to host Delaware Senior Medicare Patrol presentation March 19

March 7, 2018

As Daylight Saving Time begins, take a minute or two to test your smoke detector

February 28, 2018

Showing at annual conference for medical first-responders earns Sussex County third gold medal, seventh overall since 2005

February 21, 2018

Delaware Engineering Society to bestow top honor during annual conference, banquet on Feb. 22

January 23, 2018

County Councilman I.G. Burton III presents proclamation to team members after Lady Vikings win sixth state title in past seven years

January 9, 2018

Holiday celebrates birth and legacy of civil rights pioneer; all offices re-open Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

January 4, 2018

Due to the continuing effects of a major winter storm, County offices will again be closed Friday, Jan. 5, 2018.

January 3, 2018

Due to a major winter storm, County offices are closed Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.

January 2, 2018

Michael Vincent re-appointed president for eighth year in a row; George Cole retains vice president post