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Callaway couple guilty of abusing incapacitated man
The condition of Rose Marie Jordan's father, William Wayne Michau, 66, came to light when the couple brought Michau to the emergency room at Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital on Sept.
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
Body believed to be missing Floyd man
A body believed to be an elderly Floyd County man who has been missing since November was found last week in Franklin County.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Stanley questions governor's motives for Tobacco audit
State Sen. Bill Stanley is concerned about Gov. Terry McAuliffe's motives in requesting a detailed account of spending from the Virginia Tobacco Commission.
Two local men charged with making child pornography
Franklin County Commonwealth's Attorney Tim Allen said he turned the case over to the federal authorities because a federal conviction carries a mandatory 15-year prison sentence.
Five charges dismissed in robbery case
Five of eight charges against two defendants in the case of an armed robbery at a Ferrum residence on Jan. 7 were dismissed Thursday morning in Franklin County General District Court.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Police say Franklin body could be missing man
Police say a body found in Franklin County is believed to be that of a 92-year-old Floyd County man who has been missing since last November.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Indictments include child abuse, drug possession and sodomy
Child abuse, illegal drug possession and forcible sodomy charges are among indictments returned by a Franklin County grand jury Monday.
5 Arrested In Franklin Moonshine Bust
Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control special agents wrapped up several months-long investigations into moonshine and narcotics operations in Franklin County last week with five arrests and leads into more illegal activity launching a new investigation.
Girl Scouts present Gold projects to General Assembly
Franklin County High School seniors McKenzie Andrews and Victoria King presented their Girl Scout projects to the Virginia General Assembly last week.
Authorities arrest 5 in Franklin moonshine probes
Five people have been arrested as a result of three separate investigations into moonshine and drug operations in Franklin County.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Chalk It Up' cancer run set at Ferrum College
Courtesy Photo: The Franklin County Family YMCA and Ferrum College will host a 5K run on March 29. Above, Kara Ward participated in last year's "Put Cuffs on Cancer" run.
Pigg River Dam removal closer to reality
Courtesy Photo: The removal of the old power dam on the Pigg River may soon become a reality.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Franklin County doctor is a healer on wheels
The doctor raided the freezer, shoveling ice into a trash bag with his hands. The rescue squad had detected a pulse, reviving a man in cardiac arrest in his home near Smith Mountain Lake.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
County native's latest film premieres Saturday
The premiere of Derek Young's latest horror film, "Psychotic State," will be held Saturday, March 1 at Hollywood Cinema in Martinsville at 5 p.m. A private party will be held afterward at Hugo's Sports Bar in Martinsville.
Death of Bassett woman detailed in affidavit
A Bassett woman whose remains were found in a burned car had suffered a gunshot wound to the head, according to an affidavit filed for an October search warrant.
Wirtz woman guilty of selling oxycodone
Franklin County Commonwealth's Attorney Tim Allen said the first controlled buy occurred on Aug. 21, 2012, when Cochran sold four pills for $75 at a convenience store in Rocky Mount.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Death detailed in affidavit
A Bassett woman whose remains were found in a burned car had suffered a wound to the head from a projectile, according to an affidavit filed for an October search warrant.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Radio communication system price tag now at $20 million
The cost of a new radio communication system for Franklin County first-responders has been a moving target, but the latest report sets it at about $20 million.
Rocky Mount man to serve 18 months for child porn possession
Miles entered Alford pleas to 10 felony charges, which means he maintained his innocence but admitted there was enough evidence to convict him of the charges.
Rocky Mount man pleads guilty to selling hydrocodone
A Rocky Mount man faces up to one year in prison after he pleaded guilty Thursday in Franklin County Circuit Court to two charges of distribution of hydrocodone.