Hoober Inc. has purchased the farm and lawn and garden equipment sales business from Tull’s, Seaford. The new company is based in Intercourse, Pa. Above, from left: Cecil Tull, chairman of the board at Tull’s, Ben Tull, vice president, Mike Null, store manager for Hoober’s, and Earl Tull, president of Tull’s.

Photo by Mike McClure

Water’s fine - Despite the recent run of dry weather, Seaford’s water supply is fine. Page 2

Yield stays - After a two-month probation period, Seaford city officials have decided to keep a second Yield sign at the East Ivy Drive entrance of West Side Manor. Page 3

Incentive Award - Mayor Dan Short and his wife Debra are the recent recipients of a City of Seaford “Reinvestment Tax Incentive Award.” Page 2

Murder probe - As of Tuesday, Seaford police were working with the Immigration and Naturalization Service and with the state Bureau of Identification to identify a Hispanic man who was shot underneath the Stein Highway bridge July 23. Page 4

Libraries are winners - Area libraries were the big winners in this year’s state bond bill allotments, with the Seaford and Laurel libraries coming away with over $1 million. Page 5

Traffic fatalities - Members of the Delaware State Police Fatal Accident Reconstruction Team investigated two crashes late last Thursday that claimed the lives of two female teenagers. Page 11

Handicap issue - Recently, Delaware agreed to make sure that new buses that they buy to replace the old ones are state-of-the-art handicapped accessible. Page 12

Towne Fair coming - The Seaford Historical Society and the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce with countless volunteers and agencies are preparing for the 9th annual Seaford Towne & Country Fair. Page 13

Seafood fest - August 3 will mark the first “Heart of the City Seafood Fest and Block Party” sponsored by Seaford Main Street. Page 14

Christian music - LambJam 2002 will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16 and 17, at Eagles Nest Family Campground in Milton. This is the 11th year of the Christian music festival. A crowd of around 5000 is expected. Page 14