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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Well Water Testing Clinic

See attached flyer for information regarding the Well Water Testing Clinic hosted by the Virginia Cooperative Extension. 

Well Water Testing Clinic Flyer

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Building Inspection News

News Flash

Posted on: August 5, 2020

Update to Coronavirus Business page

The Coronavirus Updates for Business page has been updated on the Franklin County website.  Please visit the Coronavirus Updates for Business page to see the update for today, 08-05-2020.  

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Coronavirus Updates for Business

News Flash

Posted on: July 14, 2020

Franklin County Announces Small Business Recovery Grants - How to Apply

Franklin County is pleased to announce the establishment of a $500,000 grant fund to support small business recovery following the COVID-19 outbreak. One-time grants of up to $10,000 are being provided to offset business impacts during the pandemic. These...

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County News
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Well Water Testing Clinic

View Well Water Testing Clinic Flyer (PDF) for more information regarding the Well Water Testing Clinic hosted by Virginia Cooperative Extension.

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County News
Posted on: August 4, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY UNVEILS BOOK COLLECTION ON BOOKER T. WASHINGTON

ROCKY MOUNT, VA (Aug. 4, 2020). The Franklin County Public Library has unveiled a collection of books about the life and times of Booker T. Washington, the pioneering educator and orator who hailed from Franklin County. Containing more than 385 books, the...

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Additional Info... County News
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Franklin County Receives Recovery Grant for Tourism Marketing

Franklin County Tourism has received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) DMO WanderLove Recovery Grant Program, a new grant made available to Virginia’s Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) across the Commonwealth ...

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County News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Franklin County Agricultural Fair Canceled for 2020

After careful review and consideration, a decision has been made to cancel the 2020 Franklin County Agricultural Fair due to safety and health concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

County Agricultural Fair 2020 Press Release County News

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Rotary Club of Smith Mountain Lake Awards Grant to FCFRC

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We would like to thank the Rotary Club of Smith Mountain Lake for awarding FCFRC a grant that allowed for the purchase of new bedding to be used in all the bedrooms in the Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter Program. In addition to this, we would also lik...

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Family Resource Center Spotlight

News Flash

Posted on: June 25, 2020

The Franklin Center Operating Hours

During the pandemic, The Franklin Center will be open 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday by appointment only.  

Franklin Center News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Important Information for Unemployment Insurance

Important Information for Unemployment Insurance

If you have filed an unemployment insurance application (UI), you must then file a weekly claim for each week or you will NOT be paid!  

Note: It takes 5-7 business days for an applicant to ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

New Franklin County Animal Shelter "Grand Opening"

    

The "Grand Opening" of the new $1.4 million, 6,000 sq ft facility will be Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The public is welcome to tour the facility, there will be a law enforcement K9 demonstration...

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Public Safety News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Franklin County residents are urged to practice healthy disease preventing practices including:

  • Washing hands often with soap
  • Avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Staying home if you are sick
  • Cleaning ...
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Public Safety News
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Volunteer

Becoming a volunteer for a fire department or rescue squad is a time consuming adventure but it is nonetheless rewarding.  Use our volunteer application to join us today!

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Public Safety News

News Flash

Posted on: August 7, 2020

Member Spotlight - August 2020

Chris Esposito (FF/Paramedic)

Chris Esposito is a Firefighter/Paramedic for Franklin County Public Safety and also serves as a fill-in captain. He has worked for Public Safety since early 2013. Chris grew up in Danville, VA and moved to Franklin County after becoming a full time emplo...

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Public Safety Spotlight
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Member Spotlight - July 2020

Emergency Medical Technician

Michaelynn is a single mother of a 15-year-old son. He is an A/B honor roll student. He was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of six.  She says, “He is such a bright, intelligent, and loving young man.” &...

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Public Safety Spotlight
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Member Spotlight - June 2020

Firefighter

Baylor Janney has been a volunteer at Boones Mill Volunteer Fire Department for almost 2 years. When he isn’t at the fire station, you can find him working for his dad doing interior construction or working for Boones Mill Auto driving a tow tru...

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Public Safety Spotlight
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Member Spotlight - May 2020

Ron Gearheart

Ron Gearheart is a career Paramedic/Firefighter/Chaplain with Franklin County Department of Public Safety. He is an Associate Pastor at New Vision Baptist Church. He has been married to his wife Michele for over twenty years “bless her heart&...

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Public Safety Spotlight
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Member Spotlight - April 2020

George Tawes Jr_

George has been part of the Smith Mountain Community forever! Just ask anyone. With over 60 years of Public Safety experience, George, formerly Chief of the SML Marine Division, is now with Scruggs VFRD. He is also part of more community organizations the...

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Public Safety Spotlight
Posted on: March 6, 2020

Member Spotlight - March 2020

Morgan Yopp

Morgan Yopp - Squad 4

Morgan is 20 years old.  She took the EMT class through Franklin County High School during the spring semester of 2017 with Eric Newman.  Mr. Newman’s class introduced her to EMS and is part of the reason s...

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Public Safety Spotlight
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Member Spotlight - February 2020

Tatum, Mark

Mark Tatum - Company 14

Mark is 1st Lieutenant at Henry Volunteer Fire Department.  He has been with Company 14 since 2002 when the department was founded.  Mark is happily married with 2 children, John Mark and Samantha Ann Tatum. &n...

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Public Safety Spotlight
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Member Spotlight - January 2020

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Rena Jennings - Career Staff

Rena was raised and still lives in Bedford County.  She has 4 awesome children who live close to her,  including her grandson,  Bear.  She attended Staunton River High School. After graduatin...

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Public Safety Spotlight

News Flash

Posted on: August 3, 2020

SHERIFF’S OFFICE MAKES ARREST ON CASE

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in a report of a breaking and entering at Exchange Milling Company at 1380 Franklin Street in Rocky Mount.

The incident occurred on June 13-14 where surveillance footage showed a white male ...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: August 3, 2020

RECENT SCAM ATTEMPTS

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Several folks have recently received phone scam attempts with the ruse of a family member being in jail and needing money.

Even if they call you by name, this is probably a scam. Ask them a personal question that only your family member would know.&nbs...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REMINDS DRIVERS "DON'T TEXT WHILE DRIVING"

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The Office of the Sheriff, in keeping with our partnership with Virginia DMV, reminds residents of Franklin County to put down the phone when driving.
Current Virginia law (Code of VA 46.2-1078.1) has made it illegal to manually enter multiple letters or t...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: July 15, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE ANSWERS CALL IN HENRY AREA

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office update on incident in the Henry area on July 14, 2020

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Sheriff News
Posted on: July 6, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE REMINDS EVERYONE TO BE SAFE ON ROADS

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents to be safe on the highways this summer.In conjunction with the Virginia DMV, the Office of the Sheriff have put together a photo reminder of ways you can be a safe drive.Let’s all ...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: July 6, 2020

FCSO SEEKS PUBLIC'S HELP

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a possible suspect vehicle in relation to the armed robbery incident on Monday, June 29, 2020 in the Providence Church area. Anyone who may have information on this incident or this ...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: June 17, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE LOOKING FOR BURGLAR

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Someone broke into Exchange Milling Company this past weekend.

Please call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office if you have any information. 540-483-3000

See link here for more details.

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Sheriff News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

BE AWARE OF WHAT YOU SHARE

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The Office of the Sheriff wants to remind all residents to use precautions when sharing personal information on their social media platforms. Some information can be used by hackers to gain access to important accounts. Being proactive in protecting your ...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: June 11, 2020

SHERIFF’S OFFICE GIVES TIPS TO PREVENT THEFT

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office advised residents today ways to prevent package thefts. Online shopping has seen a steady increase over the past few years. It is estimated that 8 in 10 adults are regular online shoppers. Unfortunately, stat...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE WEBSITE UPDATES

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The Office of the Sheriff is always trying to keep our website up to date with current topics and helpful links to assist our community members. Take a look at the website’s new "How Do I" tab to get answers for various commonly asked ...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

2-1-1 VIRGINIA RESOURCE

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Did you know you can dial 2-1-1 to find community services in your area? Its free and confidential! When you dial you will be connected to a trained professional who can provide referrals for health and human services. 

These include food banks, s...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

IMPORTANT TO WASH YOUR HANDS THOROUGHLY

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Great information from the Franklin County Department of Public Safety.

Note #5 on how to turn off the water.

Also remember, use your drying towel to open the door/s/ exiting the restroom area.

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO PARTICIPATE IN CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECKS

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Carilion will begin holding monthly child car seat safety checks at the Rocky Mount Fire Department, 1250 North Main Street in Rocky Mount and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will be assisting periodically.

The first check will be held on Mo...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: January 15, 2020

DRUG SATURATION PATROL

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Drug Saturation Patrol-1/13/20-10a-10p

Total Traffic Stops-36

Areas Patrolled- Virgil Goode Hwy, Town, Doe Run, Sontag, Henry, Boones Mill, Redwood, Sydnorsville, Wirtz, Callaway, Ferrum, Snow Creek

Race/Gender-Includes All Occupants of Vehicle

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE WELCOMES BABIES

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The Sheriff’s Office had four of their male deputies produce a photo of their new baby girls. Sheriff Overton was also involved holding his new granddaughter. 5 baby girls.

The Office of the Sheriff did a photo-shoot over a year ago with several ...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: August 3, 2020

LAW ENFORCEMENT SAYS BUCKLE UP

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Continuing our partnership with Virginia DMV, watch this video from Virginia State Police and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office concerning seat belts.

The life you save could be yours. Please, buckle up Franklin County!

Buckle Up Video

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: August 3, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE K9 SASHA RECEIVES DONATED BODY ARMOR

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Franklin County Sheriff’s Office K9 Sasha has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.. K9 Sasha’s vest was sponsored by Don and Misty Fike of ...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: August 8, 2020

E911 DISPATCHER ALWAYS AT THE READY

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At our National Night Out events, all one has to do is ask the Dispatcher Center to participate and they are willing.

Photos show our 2019 celebration showcasing what a great display the E911 gang put together and some pictures show them in our high school...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 22, 2020

E911 DISPATCHER WINS AWARD

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WoodmenLife and the Franklin County Communication Center/ Sheriff’s Office would like to recognize Megan Shiner for her commitment to our community for the month of July! Giving of oneself is the greatest gift anyone can ever give. Through the w...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 21, 2020

NEW FRANKLIN COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER OPENS

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Today marks the completion of the new $1.4 million facility. The building is brightly lit with plenty of natural lighting and has an easy to navigate floor plan. At 6,000 sq ft the new facility is more than three times the size of the previous shelter whi...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: August 7, 2020

SHOWCASING SPORTS MARTIAL ARTS

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Deputy Edwin Alejandro is a multi - time world champion in martial arts. He, along with his wife Audrey, come to our National Night Out event each year and produce one of our most popular demonstrations.
As an owner of Sports Martial Arts Studios in Rocky ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: August 6, 2020

SPOTLIGHT ON K9'S

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Each National Night Out, we have our K9 Deputies and their K9 partners produce many demonstrations throughout the course of the evening.
Our K9 Division has dogs trained to follow a trail of a person lost or wanted, alert on drugs and protect the K9 Deputy...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: August 5, 2020

THANKING PUBLIC SAFETY DURING NATIONAL NIGHT OUT WEEK

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A huge part of our yearly National Night Out event is the support we receive from Franklin County Public Safety. 
From the main division in Rocky Mount, to Burnt Chimney Fire Department along with Scruggs Fire and Rescue, the agencies contribute t...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: August 4, 2020

TODAY WOULD HAVE BEEN A VERY BUSY DAY

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Without the interference of COVID-19, members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office would have began this morning preparing the setup for National Night Out later in the evening. Under good weather conditions, over 500 residents would have bee...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: August 3, 2020

CELEBRATING NATIONAL NIGHT OUT IN A DIFFERENT WAY

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In light of having to cancel this year’s National Night Out, we will be highlighting several sections and divisions of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on social media and on our website during this first week of August.

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 13, 2020

WOODLAWN BAPTIST CHURCH DELIVERS BLESSING BAGS TO FCSO

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The members of Woodlawn Baptist Church wanted to show their appreciation to all the members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and their dedication to the community. Together the members of the church put together over 100 blessing bags fil...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 13, 2020

SWEETS DONATED TO FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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On Thursday, July 9th, Lisa Jones with Brame Specialty donated trays of delicious cookies and cinnamon rolls to the Office of the Sheriff as a "thank you" for their law enforcement services.

 Pictured is (L-R): Captain Phillip Young and ...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 10, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE ASKS RESIDENTS TO BE AWARE OF HEAT STROKE

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A follow up to yesterday’s post on "Beat The Heat", the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office asks residents to read up on Heat Stroke.

The website link (attached) is a good source to educate ourselves on this issue.

The EMEDICINEHE...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 9, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS "BEAT THE HEAT"

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Summer is definitely here and the Office of the Sheriff advises residents to follow these tips in order to stay safe during hot days.
1) Avoid direct sunlight exposure when possible
2) Wear light weight, loose fitting clothing. Also, wear light colors, sung...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 6, 2020

MOVEMENT MORTGAGE DONATES PIZZA LUNCH TO OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

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On Thursday, July 2nd, members of the Office of the Sheriff were treated to a pizza lunch (plus cookies and soda) by Kathryn Polk-NMLS #786501 Movement Mortgage for their Frontline Heroes program! As always, the donation was very appreciated! Thank you fo...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 6, 2020

E911 DISPATCHER AIDS IN BIRTH OF BABY

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Recently, a Franklin County mother couldn’t wait for rescue to arrive. She called 911 and thanks to Dispatcher Creighton’s assistance, this baby boy made his entrance into this world safely. 

Franklin County Communications star...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 6, 2020

EXTENDED BRIDGE CLOSURE ALERT ON COLONIAL TURNPIKE

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Beginning now, the bridge over the Pigg River on Colonial Turnpike will close for construction. This closure is expected to last until November of 2021. Be advised that travel in this area will be affected with detours!

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 6, 2020

LOCAL CHURCH DONATES HANDMADE CARDS WITH MEAL GIFT CARDS

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Recently, Franklin Heights Church donated amazing handmade cards to each and every member of the Office of the Sheriff! Inside of each card was an uplifting message of support, and gift cards for McDonald’s. The Office of the Sheriff is so thank...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: July 6, 2020

WATCH FOR OUR OVER THE ROAD HAULERS

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Driving trucks professionally for a living is a hard job and dangerous job. It requires a great deal of skill and constant alertness.As they deliver many of our necessities very day, we can help them by following some simple rules when we are on the highw...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 19, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE ADVISES DO A SELF INSPECTION OF YOUR VEHICLE

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Once a year Virginia State Inspection is good, but may not be enough to ward off vehicle problems when you travel.

Creating the habit of doing self-inspections of your auto is a good way to prevent unexpected maintenance costs down the road.

Also, before yo...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: June 15, 2020

WE CARE ATV RIDE A HUGE SUCCESS

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This past Saturday, the We Care held their ATV ride around the Blue Ridge Parkway.Organizer and former long time Franklin County Sheriff’s Office member, Harry Clingenpeel stated they had many riders and raised over $1,450 dollars for We Care No...

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Sheriff Spotlight