AN AMERICAN HERO SAYS THANK YOU - LTC. Lee Merritt of Seaford is home from his fifth tour of duty in Iraq. Merritt is shown at a recent ceremony at Harley Davidson of Seaford presenting local businessmen and organizations with an American flag that flew over Suddam Hussan's Al Faw palace in Baghdad and a certificate of appreciation for supplies, cards and letters that were sent to the 1,500 troops under his command. From left are: Doug Figgs, Seaford Kiwanis Club; James King, manager of Seaford Food Lion; Joe Tune, American Legion Post 6 Executive Committeeman; LTC. Lee Merritt; Robert Mulroy, Commander of VFW Post 4961; Spuck Bennett, owner of Harley Davidson of Seaford; and state Rep. Danny Short of Seaford.

Photo by Gene Bleile

Seaford updating comprehensive plan

NEWS: -

HIGH WATER - New flood maps mean new building regulations for Delaware. Page 17 -

YOUTH OF THE YEAR - Local Boys and Girls Club members compete for state honors. Page 3 -

WRAP UP - Seaford Community Concerts Association brings its season to an end with 'Belle of Broadway' Page 11 -

CIVICALLY SPEAKING - Town Council considers the implications of public comments. Page 4 -

ELECTRIC DOWN - Electricity rates will change for homeowners and businesses alike in the coming months. Page 10 -

EDUCATION FUNDING - A State Rep. looks to collect education money that might be missing. Page 12 -

HISTORY - The Seaford Historical Society looks back at the history of Seaford. Page 6 -

SPORTS: -

BASEBALL - The Seaford varsity baseball team falls in a home contest over the break. Page 37 -

CLOSE WIN - The Sussex Tech boys' lacrosse team pulls out a narrow win at home. Page 38 -

STARS OF THE WEEK - A Sussex Tech baseball player and a Sussex Tech boys' lacrosse player are this week's Seaford Stars of the Week. Page 39 -