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Posted on: April 12, 2021

BOMB THREAT CALLED INTO LOCAL RESTAURANT

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News release on bomb threat at Westlake Bojangles

The Franklin County Communications Center received a 911 call at approximately 08:01am on Monday, April 12th, 2021 alerting of a possible bomb planted in the Westlake Bojangles located at 49 Lakewatch Cente...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

HOMICIDE CASE STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION

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HOMICIDE CASE STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION

The murder of William O'Dell is still under investigation according to Lt. J. P. Nolen

This past weekend's homicide has produced persons of interest. 

Click on the link for the story from WDB...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: April 2, 2021

GOOD INFORMATION FROM BEDFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT

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Lt. Robert Kimbrel, Bedford PD, summed it up very well in this local television news piece.
Please don't discharge yard clippings onto the roadways. This causes a very real hazard for motorcyclists and those riding bicycles.

Each year, cyclists are...
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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 22, 2021

STAY ON THE HIGHWAY, IF POSSIBLE

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Probably all of us have had an animal dart across the roadway in front of our vehicles.Virginia DMV says a vehicle veering off the road is a factor in almost half of all fatal crashes in Virginia.Their message is "No Distraction is worth risking your...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 3, 2021

DMV POSTING EARLY PEDESTRIAN DATA

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Already in 2021, there have been 77 crashes involving pedestrians and 14 fatalities with another 27 serious injuries.

As we partner with our Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, we wish to remind both pedestrian and driver to "Look Out For Each Othe...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

AMAZON AND APPLE SCAM CALLS

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We have received several calls concerning residents receiving scam calls from people posing as representatives of either Apple or Amazon.

The scammer attempts to get monies from the  resident with a series of stories concerning purchases.

Even thou...

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Sheriff News
Posted on: March 1, 2021

CONDOLENCES

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The Office of the Sheriff sends heartfelt condolences to our friends and law enforcement neighbors at the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office on the passing of Corporal Wayne Grubbs.
Prayers for the family and the law enforcement community.
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Sheriff News
Posted on: February 9, 2021

VIRGINIA 2021 BURN LAW

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The State of Virginia's Burn Law goes in effect on February 15, 2021 - April 30, 2021.

Click on the attached photo, expand for full view and see more details about the Virginia Burn Law. 

Sheriff News
Posted on: February 5, 2021

VIRGINIA SHERIFF'S INSTITUTE OFFERS SCHOLARSHIP

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If you are a rising senior at Franklin County High School and are going to college for a Criminal Justice Degree, the VSI offers a scholarship. This is also for those already in college for a Criminal Justice Degree.

Follow the link, below, and apply for t...

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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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