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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

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Fleetwood Homes to Create 60 New Jobs in Franklin County

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Fleetwood Homes, a leading homebuilder and maker of manufactured homes, plans to invest $2.1 million, including $700,000 in new equipment, to renovate and expand its Rocky Mount facility. The ...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Franklin County accepting applications for 2020-2021 Tourism Marketing MicroGrant Program

“We are pleased to make this program available to county residents to help showcase what makes Franklin County a destination.  Tourism is an important economic engine for the community and touches so many of our businesses – d...

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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
Posted on: April 30, 2020

2020 Census

Please visit our 2020 Census page to see what an accurate count of residents can do for your community. The information the Census collects helps to determine how billions of dollars in federal funding are spent each year.

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Fleetwood Homes to Create 60 New Jobs in Franklin County

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Fleetwood Homes, a leading homebuilder and maker of manufactured homes, plans to invest $2.1 million, including $700,000 in new equipment, to renovate and expand its Rocky Mount facility. The ...

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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: 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 3, 2020

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Mobile Food Trailer Updated Schedule

Effective June 5, 2020

“Feeding Franklin County”Mobile Food Trailer1pm-2pm each dayStop in and get a free bagged lunch. No Donation, just a free meal.**Beginning April 27th until project completed** 

Locations:Monday…...

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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: 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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News Flash

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

Press Release

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 30, 2020

NEW LAWS TAKE EFFECT JULY 1

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One new traffic law allows authorities to charge a person with reckless driving if his or her vehicle is traveling 85 miles per hour.Another states it will now be mandatory for slower drivers using the left lane to move over without the need for an audibl...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: June 29, 2020

VIRGINIA MOVES TO PHASE 3

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Beginning Wednesday, July 1, Virginia will move into a Phase 3 guideline dealing with Covid-19. Here is a link to a PDF file comparing Phase 2 to the newly instituted Phase 3.

Phase 3

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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 16, 2020

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has decided to cancel their August National Night Out event for 2020.
Sheriff Bill Overton said today, "We are very sorry, but with the COVID-19 situation still upon us, we cannot risk having 500+ people ...
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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: May 27, 2020

GOVERNORS ORDER NUMBER 63: REQUIREMENT OF WEARING FACE COVERINGS INSIDE BUILDINGS

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On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, Governor Northam signed Executive Order Number 63 into effect mandating the wearing of face coverings inside of buildings. 

The Office of the Sheriff wants to reiterate the importance of continuing precautions as our comm...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

VIRGINIA'S MOVE OVER LAW IS IMPORTANT

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Recently a Bedford County Deputy Sheriff was out of his vehicle on Rt. 460 working another call when a motorist slammed into the rear of his patrol car.

It is a reminder how important for all of us to be aware when driving and obey Virginia’s Mov...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

PROTECTING YOUR VEHICLE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY

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The Office of the Sheriff wants to remind everyone to be proactive in deterring vehicle break ins and loss of personal property from their vehicles. As the warmer weather is upon us, the additional vehicle traffic and outside activities have picked up. Fa...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: May 12, 2020

CARE PACKAGES DONATED TO OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

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Today, May 11th, Holley Insurance of Rocky Mount donated gift baskets to members of the Office of the Sheriff. Alice Underwood Smith said "The gift baskets are a thank you from your friends at Holley Insurance for everything that you guys do to make ...

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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

Black Males-9

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News Flash

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 18, 2020

ROCKY MOUNT BAPTIST CHURCH DONATES PIZZA LUNCH

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Yesterday, June 17th, Rocky Mount Baptist Church donated a hefty pizza lunch from Hema’s Italian restaurant to the Office of the Sheriff! The hot lunch was much appreciated on the cold, rainy day. Thank you, Rocky Mount Baptist!!

Pictured are Cou...

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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
Posted on: June 1, 2020

LOCAL MCDONALD'S GIFTS SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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The McDonald’s of Rocky Mount supplied the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office night shift employees with a meal on Friday, May 29th.
Sgt. Jesse Ramsey is pictured with McDonald’s staff Alice Foley and Melissa Spicer.
What a wonde...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 15, 2020

STRONG TOWER MINISTRIES VISITS FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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 Dave Herald of Strong Tower Ministries stopped our office on Thursday, May 14th and gifted FCSO with coffee, PPE masks and other items.

 Strong Tower Ministries reaches out to law enforcement, public safety and/or military personnel suff...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 15, 2020

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY DONATES TO SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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Keller Williams Realty, located locally in Westlake, donated comfort stuffed animals when Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrive at situations where a child needs assistance emotionally.

Keller Williams Realty also gifted other law enfo...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 12, 2020

NATIONAL PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY

National Police Week

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. 

Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special re...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 5, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE K9 SASHA TO GET DONATION OF BODY ARMOR

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

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