News Flash

Posted on: March 30, 2020

March 30th Building Inspection Update

Beginning March 30th 2020 due to the continuing spread of the Covid-19 virus, we respectfully request that you observe the CDC recommendations to limit the exposure to yourself and our staff. For the next two weeks any and all inspections must be limited ...

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Building Inspection News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Building Inspection Announcement

To Whom It May Concern,

As we try to navigate safe intelligent ways to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus into our community, we need to work together to limit the paths it can be spread. I respectfully ask that if you do not have essential in person co...

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Building Inspection News

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: April 2, 2020

Coronavirus Updates (COVID-19)

For more information on Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.  We make updates as more information becomes available.  You may also get to our page by clicking on the bar across the top of every page.  

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County News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Coronavirus Updates for Business

The Coronavirus is not just a health issue, but also an economic issue for businesses throughout the County, state, and nation. The news and impact of the health crisis is changing by the hour and local businesses are being inundated with information from...

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County News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Census Day

HAPPY CENSUS DAY, APRIL 1ST!!!!!

As a reminder, Census Day is a key reference date for the 2020 Census that is observed nationwide, but Census Day is not like Election Day — respondents can still respond after Wednesday, April 1st. In fact, if a ...

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Visit the Census 2020 Website County News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Vote from Home

Vote from home - 

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, voters may choose reason 2A - My disability or illness for Absentee Voting in the May 2020 elections. Please visit the Virginia Department of Elections for more information.

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County News
Posted on: February 27, 2020

Primary Election for June 9, 2020

This is a notice from the Commonwealth of Virginia concerning the calling of a primary election to be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Commonwealth of Virginia Notice calling for Primary Election for June 9, 2020 (PDF) 

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County News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Board of Supervisors/Broadband Meeting Info and Livestream

Out of an abundance of caution for public health, Franklin County has made the decision to cancel the Franklin County Broadband Authority meeting today. We will still hold the regular Board Meeting at 1:30 PM. The County has a livestream of the Board Meet...

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County News

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID19 Services

The Franklin Count Family Resource Center is still operating, we are here for Victims of Domestic Violence in Franklin County. Our hotline is staffed 24/7 and our advocates are here for you. We understand that during this event that a significant increase...

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Family Resource Center News

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: April 2, 2020

Call 211 for Free Information on Available Community Services

https://www.211virginia.org/consumer/index.php

WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS 

2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number connecting people with free information on available community services. When you dial 2-1-1, a trained professional will liste...

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Virginia 211 Website 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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Virginia Employment Commission Website Franklin Center News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Remote assistance with college applications and financial aid available.

While COVID-19 may cause some obstacles, it doesn’t have to stop you from pursuing your dreams. The TRiO Educational Opportunity Center is still active, and serving you remotely! We can still assist with college applications, FAFSA applications,...

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TRiO Educational Opportunity Center Web Page Link Franklin Center News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Businesses Adjusted Services

Our Rocky Mount businesses are open to serve you.  Some however, are implementing adjusted services for the time being. 

Please see our list below with links to our businesses Facebook pages. 

http://www.rockymountva.org/news/deta...

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Franklin Center News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Employment Information for Businesses and Employees

Businesses needing to report group layoffs or to ask unemployment questions may call the Virginia Employment Commission-Virginia Career Works in Roanoke at 540-613-8220 or 540-206-3472 to speak with a business representative.  Online assistance m...

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Additional Info... Franklin Center News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Franklin Center Closed to Public Access

Effective Immediately

The Franklin Center Closed to the Public

Due to the COVID 19 outbreak, The Franklin Center is going to close the building to the public through April 3rd. Client meetings will be conducted by phone for now or rescheduled. The front des...

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Franklin Center News
Posted on: March 3, 2020

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News Flash

News Flash

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: 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: March 30, 2020

GOVERNOR ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER

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Today, Governor Northam issued EO-55. This order is in conjunction with EO -53 issued on 3/23/2020.

EO-55 extends some of the restrictions and is a more active attempt to impede non essential public gatherings.

Click the link to view Governor’s Or...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

GREAT INFO FOR HANDLING THE STRESS

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With all the news and constant barrage of negative situations coming at us today, click this link below and learn how to help yourself manage today’s stress points.

Emotional Well-being

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

DEPUTIES IN PROTECTIVE ATTIRE

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You may see some deputies wearing gear that’s a little unusual for them. Here at FCSO we are committed to the health and safety of our community. That’s why we now equip our deputies with personal protection equipment (PPE). Deputies l...

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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

CARILION CANCELS CHILD SEAT EVENT FOR APRIL

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Carilion has notified our office, due to the COVID 19 issue, they have cancelled the April 13th Child Car Seat Event.


They will access the situation and make a decision on the May 11th event at a later time.

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 26, 2020

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE SICK WITH COVID-19

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The Sheriff’s Office is sharing this information put out by our E911 Center recently.

The number one thing is to stay home if you are sick, whether or not you suspect it may be the corona-virus. If you do go seek medical care, please call ahead t...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

PUBLIC IS WARNED ABOUT SCAM ATTEMPT

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was advised today, a resident received a fraud phone call.

The call, claiming to be from the Social Security Administration, actually used a FCSO phone number and asked the resident personal information.

Be adv...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

SHERIFF OVERTON ANNOUNCES UPDATE CONCERNING OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has enacted the following response to the current COVID-19 situation.
Sheriff Overton said today, "I want the residents of Franklin County to know we will still be answering calls, responding when needed ...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE SHARES DECLARATION FROM VIRGINIA COURTS SYSTEM

Virginia Supreme Court

 Below, (long read) is a declaration issued by the Virginia Supreme Court concerning the status of all courts in the Commonwealth. 

 Most ALL cases, hearings and court events are currently on hold (with a very few exceptions)

&...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF SHARES INFO FROM NEIGHBORING COUNTY

In the past few nights, there have been a string of robberies in adjoining jurisdictions that show signs of being related incidents. 
Please see the link below for a news article out for a recent robbery out of Henry County. 
The Office of...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 3, 2020

CRCC EVENT HELD BY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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On Thursday, February 27, 2020, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office hosted a Civilian Response and Casualty Care (CRCC) training at the Franklin Center. 

There were two sessions, four hours each, one in the morning and one in the evenin...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: February 28, 2020

SHERIFF OVERTON ANNOUNCES "CHRISTMAS JOY"

Franklin County Sheriff Bill Overton announced today a re-naming of a familiar charity outreach the Office of the Sheriff produces.

 Operation Christmas Tree will now be Christmas Joy.

 Sheriff Overton stated FCSO was no longer able to sec...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 29, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS DON'T RIDE DRUNK

If you think driving a car while intoxicated is dangerous, think about riding a motorcycle inebriated.

The Office of the Sheriff encourages all of our motorcycle community to RIDE SOBER.

In 2017 during Labor Day Weekend, 42% of motorcycle crashes resulting ...

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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: February 28, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS, "TALK TO YOUR TEENS"

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 "Talk to your teens about buckling their seatbelts and save driving practices" is the message from the Sheriff’s Office today.

 Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has a page dedicated to answering many of you...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE OFFERS WINTER DRIVING SAFETY TIPS

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 As of this post, Franklin County has been spared snowed over and icy roadways this winter. But, we know that could change very quickly.

 Not only is speed a factor in "good weather" crashes, but it plays a role even on snow and...

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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

Black Males-9

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News Flash

Posted on: March 31, 2020

LOCAL BOJANGLES BRINGS FOOD BY FOR DISPATCHERS/DEPUTIES

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 Recently, Deborah Russell (Arrington Enterprises, Inc) stopped by our office and gifted our employees 2 large boxes of breakfast biscuits. 

 Lt. Jonathan Holley advised, "This was a great gift for our dispatchers and deputi...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: March 10, 2020

WFXR FEATURES FRANKLIN COUNTY CAPTAIN ON LOCAL "BEHIND THE BADGE" SERIES

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Thanks to Len Stevens of WFXR for this wonderful story. Len’s vision with this continuing series is to bring stories about first responders in the viewing area to the forefront. 
Monday, March 9th’s airing was on Captain Erik M...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: March 9, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE CELEBRATES READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK

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 Last week, Franklin County schools celebrated Read Across America Week and Office of the Sheriff joined in. Several of our officers went to many of the elementary schools in the county and participated in reading to classes.  W...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: March 3, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO HOST CHARITY TOURNAMENT

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will host a First Responders Charity Basketball Tournament on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the Franklin County High School. First game will tip off at 8:00 AM.

Pre-Registration ends on March 28 and cost is just ...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: February 26, 2020

CAPTAIN MOLLIN RECEIVES RECOGNITION AWARD

Erik Mollin Recognition

Lisa Landes/WoodmenLife presented Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Captain Erik Mollin their monthly award yesterday, February 25th.

Go to Facebook/Standing Watch and view the entire write up about our award winning captain.

Great article about Er...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: February 20, 2020

BOJANGLES PLATEAU PLAZA HOSTS EVENT

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This morning at Bojangles Plateau Plaza, Arrington Enterprises hosted another "Coffee With A Cop" Event. 
Giving free coffee to all residents that attended, an estimated 80 + folks showed up to enjoy the java and take a few moments to ta...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: February 11, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE READS TO CLASS AT STEP, INC.

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On Tuesday, February 11th, Captain Duane Amos and E911 Communications Officer Cailyn Arrington stopped by Step, Inc. and read to a few classes.
Captain Amos commented on how attentive the students were and Arrington advised the visit was very positive.
Than...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: February 10, 2020

GIRL SCOUT TROOP VISITS SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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This weekend, Girl Scout Troop 8456 made a visit to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. 
Co-Group Leader, Jamie Mize said the troop was interested in learning about police work and our office.
They were given a tour of our E911 Communic...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: February 5, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE VISITS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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 Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies are in and out of our local schools each day they are in session. Today, Sgt. Steve Grantham made a stop by Callaway Elementary School.

 While there, he visited Ms. Bowles’ Fi...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: February 6, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE BRINGS CRASE CLASS TO LOCAL BUSINESS

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 Recently, Sgt. Darryl King, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, held a CRASE training for the employees of Capp’s Home Building Center, Westlake.

 CRASE stands for Citizen Response to an Active Shooter Event.

 S...

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Sheriff Spotlight