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Wednesday | Franklin News-Post

Woman to serve 2 years for animal cruelty

A Rocky Mount woman will serve two years of a four-year jail sentence for abandoning nine dogs in her mobile home for 12 days in April.

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Related Topix: Animal Rights, Rocky Mount, VA

Wednesday | Franklin News-Post

Volunteers are - backbone' of Harvester Center

Photo by Morris Stephenson: Four or more volunteers are usually at the concession stand area at the Harvester Center, ready to assist guests as soon as they step up to the counter for service.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Rocky Mount, VA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

VABC Special Agents Seize and Destroy Moonshine Still in Franklin County

An investigation by Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control special agents culminated Monday in the discovery and destruction of a 50-gallon operational copper still in the Rocky Mount area of Franklin County.

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Related Topix: Rocky Mount, VA

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Trial Begins for Rocky Mount Man Accused of Scalding Two-Year-Old

The trial for a Rocky Mount man accused of holding a toddler in scalding bath water is underway in Franklin County.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Franklin News-Post

Rule change draws more kids to livestock show

The inaugural Franklin County Open Youth Livestock Show drew nearly 50 youngsters and 70 livestock animals to the recreation park on Sontag Road last weekend.

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Related Topix: Bedford, VA

Franklin News-Post

Fair admission set at $5 for adults, $2 for children

In less than a month, Franklin County will welcome the return of its agricultural fair, Sept.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Franklin News-Post

Franklin County Ag Fair to host dairy and beef cattle show

A highlight of the first agricultural fair in Franklin County in nearly 40 years will be the dairy and beef cattle show on Saturday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Rocky Mount, VA

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Franklin News-Post

Boater released from hospital after being hurt in explosion

A Salem man who was burned when his boat exploded last week at Blackwater Marina in Union Hall has been released from a Roanoke hospital.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Salem, VA, Union Hall, VA, Roanoke, VA

Franklin News-Post

Teaching is not a job, it's an adventure'

Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston: Teachers were treated to ice cream from United Dairy and Kupkakery cupcakes, courtesy of Franklin Heights Baptist Church, at the conclusion of Friday's annual teacher convocation.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Education Etc.

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Franklin News-Post

Open horse show set for Sept. 6

The horse show will take place at the Ginther Farm, 3128 Sontag Road in Rocky Mount, within a mile of the fairgrounds at the Franklin County Recreation Park.

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Related Topix: Rocky Mount, VA, Horse, Pets, Agriculture, Science

Franklin News-Post

Church raffle features 'Texas Longhorn' grill

Albert Galvan has donated this Texas Longhorn custom charcoal grill to Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

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Franklin News-Post

Franklin County named as national leader in technology

Franklin County has been awarded another top 10 national placement in the annual Digital Counties Survey for communities with a population less than 150,000.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

Franklin News-Post

Indictments include kidnapping, child abuse, animal cruelty

An indictment is not a finding of guilt. It is a determination by jurors that enough evidence exists to warrant a trial.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Criminal Defense Law, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh

Franklin News-Post

Pack the Bus' raises $10,000 in supplies

Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston: Over $10,000 worth of school supplies were collected during Friday's Pack the Bus event at Walmart.

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Related Topix: Rocky Mount, VA

Franklin News-Post

Rocky Mount man pleads guilty to selling meth

A Rocky Mount man faces up to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty last week in Franklin County Circuit Court to selling 0.55 grams of methamphetamine for $100.

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Related Topix: Rocky Mount, VA, Drugs

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Franklin News-Post

Students stand against underage drinking

Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston: Rose Smith, a member of the CHILL Youth Task Force, helps her group place warning stickers on packages of beer at Kroger in Rocky Mount.

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Related Topix: Rocky Mount, VA

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Franklin News-Post

Man faces up to 80 years for selling narcotics

A Callaway man faces up to 80 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday in Franklin County Circuit Court to two counts of illegally distributing prescription drugs.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Callaway, VA, Medicine, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic)

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Martinsville Bulletin

PHCC pulls out of Franklin County site

PHCC President Angeline Godwin said financial issues prompted the change, which will be effective for the 2014-15 school year.

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Related Topix: Henry, VA, Henry County, VA, Patrick County, VA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Franklin News-Post

Immunization clinic offered at health dept.

The Franklin County Health Department is holding a back-to-school walk-in immunization clinic Thursday, Aug. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. Children entering kindergarten or sixth grade in Franklin County schools this year must have their immunization records up to date before they can attend school.

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Related Topix: Mumps, Health

Franklin News-Post

FCHS senior attends Governor's Japanese Academy

Courtesy Photo: Samantha Flora poses in front of a fountain at the Tanabata Festival, which she attended while participating in the 28th annual Virginia Governor's Japanese Academy at Randolph Macon College in Ashland.

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Related Topix: Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA, Education Etc.

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