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Georgetown/Millsboro: Flags for Heroes Honors Those Who Serve

Georgetown Millsboro Rotary Club
Georgetown Millsboro Rotary Club

Honor a military, first responder, or other hero (past or present), by sponsoring a flag. Over 500 flags will be proudly displayed around the Circle in Georgetown, along Rt. 404 at Delaware Technical Community College, across from the Millsboro Post Office and at the Rt. 24 East entrance to Millsboro the week before and the week after Memorial Day 2017. Over the past three years this project has provided over $42,000 worth of support to local charities and Rotary projects!

The cost of sponsoring a flag to honor your hero is just $50. Please consider honoring your personal hero in 2017. To Sponsor A Flag Click Here

Dagsboro: Proposed smoking ban on Town property

Councilman William Chandler presented his views on the proposed smoking ban for Town property. After discussion it was decided by Council and Attorney Witsil that a resolution would be drafted, as well as an ordinance regarding a non-smoking policy. The proposed resolution and ordinance will be drafted, reviewed, and discussed at next month’s meeting.

Selbyville: Indian River School District expense referendum

Voters will head to the polls on Thursday, March 2, 2017, to vote on the proposed Indian River School District expense referendum. IRSD is seeking additional local funding for school safety programs, measures related to enrollment growth and student services and support including technology, textbooks, student organizations and transportation.

Voting on March 2 will be from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Residents of the Indian River School District who are U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age are eligible to vote at any one of the following polling places: East Millsboro Elementary, Georgetown Elementary, Indian River High School, Long Neck Elementary, Lord Baltimore Elementary and Selbyville Middle School. Proof of identification or residency is required at each polling place. Residents DO NOT have to be property owners in order to vote.

If the referendum is postponed due to inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2017.

The district is proposing a tax increase of 49 cents per $100 of assessed property value. The measure will raise $7,350,000 in additional local revenue. The average district taxpayer will see an increase of $95.41 in his or her annual property tax bill. Click here to use our calculator and estimate the tax increase for your property.


Georgetown: Georgetown Police Arrest Pair On Drug Charges

Lori McDowell
Lori McDowell

A foot patrol by Georgetown Police has led to the arrest of two individuals after they were found to be in possession of drugs, according to Public Information Officer Detective Joey Melvin.

Melvin said the incident occurred yesterday, Thursday, February 9, 2017 as Georgetown Police conducted a foot patrol inside the Georgetown Wal Mart. Officers witnessed a subject drop a clear plastic bag on the floor and when they began to approach the subject he quickly walked away, according to Melvin.

Georgetown Police located the bag and viewed a white substance inside the bag which appeared to be crack cocaine. A subsequent test of the white substance resulted in a positive for cocaine, said Melvin. Full Story.



Image Credits: Georgetown Millsboro Rotary Club, Georgetown Police