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Posted on: May 6, 2021

HAPPY NURSES DAY FROM THE OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

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May 6th, 2021 is National Nurses Day, which kicks off National Nurses Week through May 12th. Nurses Week began in 1974 by President Nixon and is dedicated to showing appreciation to those in the nursing profession!

The Office of the Sheriff would like to t...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 5, 2021

SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECOGNIZES FIREFIGHTER’S DAY

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On International Firefighter's Day, the Office of the Sheriff would like to express thanks to all Firefighters who serve Franklin County each day! WE APPRECIATE YOU!!!

Your spirit of community and motivation to provide a valuable service should al...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 4, 2021

NATIONAL CORRECTIONS OFFICERS WEEK - MAY 2nd - 8th, 2021

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This week, we commemorate the contributions of correctional officers, jail deputies, and personnel who work in jails, prisons, and community corrections across the country. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has approximately 20 deputies who se...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 3, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020 AND 2021 GRADUATING CLASSES OF FERRUM COLLEGE

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April 30th- Ferrum hosted an in person ceremony at Adams Stadium for the class of 2020. 2020 graduates did have a virtual ceremony last year, but we're so happy they were able to dawn their regalia and celebrate in person this year!
May 1st- 2021 ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: May 1, 2021

LOCAL CHURCH GIFTS FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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Franklin Heights Church
  is observing a "Day of Kindness" for Franklin County on Saturday, May 1st (tomorrow). This week, a group from the church dropped off cards and gift certificates to a local eatery for all of our
Office of the She...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 30, 2021

STANDING WATCH PROGRAM ON LOCAL RADIO

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For several years now, B99.9 - Southern Virginia's Country Station and WYTI Radio, INC. have allowed the Office of the Sheriff to have a program each month on their respective stations.

Our segments are on the last Thursdays of each month, WZBB at...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 29, 2021

SHERIFF'S OFFICE OFFERS TIPS FOR PEDESTRIANS

Pedestrian Safety

As we crawl out of winter and shake off the doldrums, many residents are out walking.

Sometimes, they are on the edge or near the edge of our roadways.

Drivers have their responsibilities, but this post is to help educate the pedestrian on what they should ...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 27, 2021

GIRL SCOUT TROOP DONATES COOKIES TO OFFICE

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On Monday, April 26th, Troop 8456 donated cookies to the Sheriff's Office as an appreciation gift! 9-year-old Bella Bradley, and her brother, 6-year-old Gabe Bradley, dropped off the cookies and got this awesome picture with Lieutenant Hylton. Th...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 27, 2021

WE CARE ATV RIDE RAISES AROUND $1700

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Last Saturday's We Care ATV Ride off the Blue Ridge Parkway raised nearly $1700.
75 units participated in the ride which saw 2 folks drive down from Richmond to attend.
Harry Clingenpeel, Event Organizer said, "This event grows each year. Weat...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 27, 2021

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK

e911 Dispatchers Week 2021

April 11 - 17, 2021 has been designated as a time to honor dispatchers across our nation. 
As you will hear Sheriff Overton say in the attached video, “E911 Dispatchers are most often the first contact our residents have with the Office ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 9, 2021

INMATE WORK PROGRAM RESUMES ROADSIDE TRASH CLEANUP

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Sheriff Overton would like to announce that the inmate work program at the Franklin County Jail has resumed roadside trash cleanup throughout the county. This program collects nearly 4,500 to 6,000 bags of trash each year, helping to maintain the beauty t...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 7, 2021

SHERIFF’S OFFICE WELCOMES NEW HIRE

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The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office announces the hiring of Deputy Joe Hylton to our Patrol Division. 
Deputy Hylton comes to us with 7 years of experience from a neighboring jurisdiction. Hylton said, “I wish to be a part of ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 7, 2021

LOCAL CHURCH GIFTS SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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Rural Compassion, based in Springfield, MO, in partnership with Convoy of Hope has been working with the Bombas Sock Company to supply those in need with a gift of quality socks.
They are distributing these items through the local Assembly of God Churches ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: April 2, 2021

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF RECEIVES GIFT

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Members of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office were invited to the Franklin County High School this morning for a special presentation. Mr. McClung and Ms Irish 11th grade Criminal Justice and Virginia US History class compiled and presented HOP...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: March 31, 2021

FARM USE TAG ENFORCEMENT

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One of the many things that we have had to adjust to during this pandemic is the need to make DMV appointments for services. As a result, there are many vehicles that are operating without proper tags and registration. The Office of the Sheriff wants to r...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: March 31, 2021

HONORING OUR VIETNAM VETERANS TODAY

Vietnam Vet Day

Vietnam Veterans Day commemorates the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans and their families and is part of a national effort to recognize the men and women who were denied a proper welcome upon returning home more than 40 years ago.
Sheriff Bill Overton said, ...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: March 31, 2021

DEPUTY RECEIVES RECOGNITION

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WoodmenLife and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office would like to recognize Deputy John Lavinder for his commitment to our community for the month of March.

During all of John’s childhood he wanted to be a policeman and help others. He...

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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: March 25, 2021

RESIDENT DONATES PIZZA HUT PIZZAS TO OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

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As lunchtime came around on Thursday, March 25th, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office didn't have to look very far. 
Pizza Hut arrived with many pizzas courtesy of Barbara Phifer (hope we have the last name correct).
Thanks Ms. B...
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Sheriff Spotlight
Posted on: March 25, 2021

DEPUTY VISITS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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This week, Deputy Jeff Holland stopped by Burnt Chimney Elementary School and visited Mrs. Davis' and Mrs. Altice's classes. Holland talked about being a deputy and answered questions from the students. Thanks to BCE for inviting us.
GO B...
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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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