SHERIFF OVERTON REMINDS RESIDENTS, DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE DURING THE HOLIDAYS
Today, Sheriff Bill Overton gave a special message concerning drunk/buzzed drivers in Franklin County. Sheriff Overton said, "This recent Christmas break and our upcoming New Year's holiday, statistically shows higher percentages of impaired drivers on our highways. The Office of the Sheriff is always in alert mode from these dangerous drivers, but we are more intent during these peak times. My wish is for our residents to be aware, our goal is focused on public safety. Please, DO NOT drink alcohol and get on the highway. Plan for a Designated Driver, stay overnight where you are (if possible) or just don't drink at all. Our desire is for everyone to return home safely."
THANKS TO ALL OF OUR OPERATION CHRISTMAS TREE PARTNERS INVOLVED SO FAR
Franklin County Sheriff's Office wishes to take a moment and thank those in the business community and residents who have helped us up to this point. McDonald's of Rocky Mount - breakfast for the workers, Lowes's of Rocky Mount - supplies for the tree frames, Rocky Mount Hardwood - supplies for the tree frames, Matt Higgins - Franklin County resident, truck, trailer and cutter, Daniel Gray plus family - Franklin County resident, helped cut and load and all Franklin County Sheriff's Office volunteers and their families.
Saturday, November 11th is Veteran's Day in our nation. Franklin County Sheriff Bill Overton stated, "We honor all of our service men and women who have protected us and our freedoms both at home and abroad. Whereas Memorial Day is a moment to reflect on those that gave their lives for our country, Veteran's Day gives us the wonderful pleaesure to shake the hand of a service veteran who is still with us, and who we can express our deepest gratitude. To all veterans and especially those in Franklin County, I salute you."
DATE IS NOVEMBER 28th (earlier misprint had it as the 18th).................November 28th is the correct date.
Sheriff Bill Overton announces Operation Christmas Tree 2017 is up and running. Through the process of pre-sales, FCSO was able to help 12 Franklin County families greatly during Christmas of 2016. These beautiful Fraser Fir trees will be 6' to 8' in height and trimmed to your specifications on pick up day. For a donation of ONLY $30 per tree, you can have one of these fantastic trees. Contact Deputy H. L. Nolen if you would like a tree at 540-814-1724. Trees will be cut on 11/18 to guarantee freshness.