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Two companies that haul nonhazardous liquid waste for Allen Harim Foods are seeking to change their permits as the poultry producer awaits approval to house a deboning operation in Millsboro.

The League of Women Voters of Sussex County is holding a public Land Use Forum in Georgetown on Wednesday.


Courtesy of Delaware Forest Service

The Delaware Forest Service is giving out thousands of dollars in grant funding to help volunteer fire companies fight wildfires.


Delaware Department of Agriculture

Delaware’s 2018 Tree Farmer of the Year has been named.

The honor goes to Doug Simpson of Bridgeville for his longtime dedication to forest conservation and landowner education.

Sussex County EMS photo

Twenty-seven people who survived near-death cardiac events in 2017 have a new lease on life.

Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele has more about a recent effort to connect them with those who helped them survive.


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s annual county health assessment places Sussex as the healthiest county followed by New Castle and Kent.


American Olympic athletes weren’t the only ones who brought home medals this winter season.

 


Courtesy of CDC

The Town of Blades, which is home to nearly 1,400 people, has three wells that provide drinking water to residents.

But recent state sampling shows all three of those wells have high levels of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), which are not safe to drink.

Katie Goerger / Delaware Center for the Inland Bays

Environmentalists worry using poultry litter as fertilizer is a source of pollution for Delaware’s waterways, but a Maryland renewable waste company wants to take that litter and convert it into energy.

Sussex County is looking to clarify an ordinance that defines what a special event is and could cap the number that certain sites can hold.

 


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