News Flash

Posted on: January 24, 2020

Franklin County Receives Broadband Funding

On January 22nd, Governor Ralph Northam announced more than $18.3 million in grants through the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) to support 12 projects across Virginia.

VATI press release County News
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Primary Election for March 3, 2020

This notice is from the Commonwealth of Virginia regarding the calling of a primary election for the purpose of selecting delegates to the national convention for the democratic party for office of the President of the United States.  Commonwealt...

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County News

News Flash

Posted on: January 21, 2020

Medicinal Tea Producer to locate in Franklin County

Board of Supervisors Meeting making Traditional Medicinals Announcement

ROCKY MOUNT—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Traditional Medicinals, the leading seller of wellness tea in the United States, will invest $29.7 million to establish an East Coast herbal tea manufacturing and processing operation in th...

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News Flash

Posted on: January 23, 2020

Families Collect Paper Towels for Resource Center

For their November Service Project, Little Lambs Christian Preschool families collected donations of paper towels for the Franklin County Family Resource Center as a response to a direct need as reported on their website. Many of the rolls of paper towels...

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Family Resource Center News

News Flash

Posted on: January 22, 2020

Donation to Family Resource Center

Little Lambs Preschool Students

For their November Service Project, Little Lambs Christian Preschool families collected donations of paper towels for the Franklin County Family Resource Center as a response to a direct need as reported on their website. Many of the rolls of paper towels...

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List of Current Needs Family Resource Center Spotlight

News Flash

Posted on: December 31, 2019

Inclement Weather Policy

If you are a student with the Franklin County Adult Education and Career Center please follow any announcements that affect Franklin County Public Schools. If you are a student of Virginia Western Community College, please follow any announcements that af...

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Franklin Center News

News Flash

Posted on: January 22, 2020

Prohibition

Prohibition by Ken Burns - Franklin County Screenings

A kickoff to the commemoration of the Centennial of Prohibition (2020-2033)
Screenings of the PBS 3-part film PROHIBITION
Presented by Franklin County Public Library & Franklin County Tourism

Library Spotlight
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Winter Reading Program for Youth

Winter Reading Program for Youth

Stop in and sign up today.  It’s quick and easy.

Library Spotlight
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Winter Reading Program for Adults

Winter Reading Program for Adults

Stop in and sign up today.  It’s quick, easy and prizes too!

Library Spotlight
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Acrylics for Absolute Amateurs

Acrylics for Absolute Amateurs

This is a 5-session series.  Registration is required. Don’t get left out.

Library Spotlight
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Saturday Film Series

Saturday Film Series-Winter2020

What do 1970s Kentucky coal miners, the Cincinnati Public Library and a grandmotherly Holocaust survivor have in common? They all will be featured in our new film series in which we’ll explore complex social issues. Together we’ll watc...

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Library Spotlight

News Flash

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: 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: February 19, 2020

SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING FRANKLIN COUNTY MAN

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Continued efforts are underway by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office to locate a missing 56-year old man, Keith Bentford Perdue. Perdue was last seen via store video surveillance at the Rocky Mount Walmart. 

If you have any information...

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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 30, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE HOST TRAINING

On Saturday, February 27, 2020 at the Franklin Center, 50 Claiborne Ave, Rocky Mount, VA, FCSO will hold an ALERRT, CRCC and CRASE.

Many acronyms that are related to Active Shooter Training.

First Responder agencies are frequently requested by schools, busi...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: January 27, 2020

TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO DRUG ARREST

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A Franklin County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle missing a front license plate and the registration displayed did not belong to the vehicle. During the traffic stop, the deputy searched the vehicle and found about 100 small baggies containin...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: January 21, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE WARNS OF POSSIBLE SCAM

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Franklin County Sheriff Office answered a call recently and discovered a potential scam.

 A resident advises of a person promising to pave their driveway. Money was exchanged and the driveway was just partially finished.

 Now, the resident...

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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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Sheriff News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

DRUG ARRESTS MADE

People Arrested in Drug Arrests

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office announces it has served 16 drug-related indictments in their county. Follow this link to the WSLS -10 website to read the entire story. WSLS -10. Sheriff Bill Overton thanked all the deputies for their w...

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WSLS-TV Sheriff News

News Flash

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.

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 21, 2020

SHERIFF OVERTON WINS AWARD

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Sheriff Bill Overton received the "Leader of the Year" award from the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet last week. Below is an excerpt from their website announcing the winners.

Thank you for such a special night last ...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 14, 2020

CUB SCOUT GROUP VISITS SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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Monday, January 14th, Cub Scout Troop 130 Smith Mountain Lake visited the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
While here, Sgt. J. P. Nolen and Inv. Ryan King gave the group of tour of the office and Deputy Tim Burton gave the troop a K9 demonstrati...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 10, 2020

THANKS TO PUBLIC

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Yesterday, January 9th, was Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. 

 We wish to thank each of you that posted on social media, called us or contacted us in some way to say "Thank You" It meant a lot and we deeply appreciate ...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 3, 2020

SERVPRO GIFTS SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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On December 30th, Clark Goodman, ServPro's Business Development Coordinator for the Roanoke area, stopped by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office to gift us with delicious Bojangles Chicken and all the fixings.

ServPro has provided 1st Responders and Publi...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 2, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE MAKES GIRL'S WISH COME TRUE

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One little girl, part of an Operation Christmas Tree family, stated as her "gift" this year, was to have a deputy sheriff bring their car by and visit with her. Just before Christmas Day, Franklin County Deputy Sheriff Morgan Funck made the wish...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: January 1, 2020

SHERIFF'S OFFICE ATTENDS STEP/HEAD START EVENT

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December 16, at the Franklin Center, STEP and Head Start sponsored a Parent & Community Conference.Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence Advocate Coordinator, Katrina Hancock was present.

Thanks to all that organized the event and for all ...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: December 31, 2019

FRANKLIN COUNTY DEPUTY RECEIVES AWARD

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 Franklin County Deputy Davonte Taylor was recently recognized by WoodmenLife for outstanding achievement.

 See post below from WL Rep, Lisa Landes.

 Pictured L-R: Deputy Taylor and Captain Duane Amos

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: December 30, 2019

OPERATION CHRISTMAS TREE ENDS ON HIGH NOTE

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As Franklin County Sheriff, Bill Overton opened the ceremony of Operation Christmas Tree’s final phase, Gifting Day, it brought to a close this year’s charity that helped 39 Franklin County families experience a better Christmas. A culmination of many mon...

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Sheriff Spotlight