Seaford, Blades and Georgetown firemen conducted a controlled burning at the Seaford House at 116 Market Street last Thursday. The house until last year was home of Children and Families First, which now has a location on North Market Street Extended. The property is owned by the city and is part of the land on which a new municipal building may be constructed. Related photo on page 2.

Photo by Ronald MacArthur

MacArthur, Andrews-Jones win - A total of 435 voters cast ballots in Seaford’s City Council race Monday, roughly 34 percent of the eligible voters. However, City Manager Dolores Slatcher said this figure is average, although she expected a better turnout with seven candidates running for two council seats. The vote totals are as follows:
  • Mayor
    Daniel Short 338

  • City Council
    Ronald MacArthur* 275
    Pat Andrews-Jones* 218
    Karen Bongard 115
    Charles Griffith 97
    John Hitch 59
    Gilbert Kelly 21
    C. Stuart Johnson 17
*Won three-year seat on council
MacArthur said he thanks the other candidates for bringing issues to the forefront. “It’s good to get issues out in the open and discuss them. The election process makes you appreciate the council seat more and I’m excited about getting back to work on the issues with the mayor and other council members. I want to congratulate Pat for a well run campaign. She worked really hard. I think the entire council is looking forward to working with her,” MacArthur said. Andrews-Jones said she was happy with the outcome. “I am delighted that the people from the City of Seaford had enough confidence to elect me to such an honorable seat. Together we can make a difference and I promise to let my light shine. I am forever grateful,” Andrews-Jones said.

Shopping Center - The sale of the Nylon Capital Shopping Center moves closer. Page 2

Bad lyrics - The issue of songs with bad lyrics was brought before the Seaford Board. Page 5

Not there! - Patient safety includes instructions on how to understand a doctor’s orders. Page 10

Charter school - A meeting is scheduled to discuss the Georgetown Charter School. Page 20