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6 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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.

15 hrs ago | Franklin News-Post

Ferrum man pleads guilty to cooking meth

A Ferrum man faces up to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday in Franklin County Circuit Court to cooking methamphetamine.

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Related Topix: Ferrum, VA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Franklin News-Post

BRI seeks info, photos of county canneries

The Blue Ridge Institute and Museum at Ferrum College is seeking information and photographs related to the canning factories that operated in Franklin County between 1900 and 1950.

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Related Topix: Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA, Emory & Henry College, University of Memphis, Agriculture, Science

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Franklin News-Post

Ferrum man faces up to 20 years for selling steroids

Joseph Jason Denoto, 35, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Franklin County Circuit Court to distribution of Testosterone Cypionate on Oct. 10, 2013, and Nandrolone Decanoate on Oct. 17, 2013.

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Related Topix: Ferrum, VA, Rocky Mount, VA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

New Way To Help Teachers Keep Students Supplied

Franklin Co., VA - The non profit, Adoptaclassroom.org is teaming up with Great Clips salons to help teachers offset the out of pocket expenses teachers deal with yearly.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Franklin News-Post

After Jack wins - roots band' competition

Photo by Fallon Kreye: After Jack band members, from left, Emily Blankenship-Tucker, Mary Allison and Rachel Blankenship-Tucker recently won the Local Roots Band Competition.

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Related Topix: Mount Solon, VA

Franklin News-Post

Twin brothers build, fly remote control airplanes

Photo by Emily Wood: Twin brothers Dan and Don Hale hope to get more young people involved in flying remote control airplanes.

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Related Topix: Rocky Mount, VA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Franklin News-Post

Local mortuary marks 40 years of service

Stanfield Mortuary Service is celebrating 40 years of service to Franklin County and surrounding areas.

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Related Topix: Rocky Mount, VA

Franklin News-Post

Council approves homecoming parade, other requests

A request from Greg Winge, CSA program director, for a waiver of fees to use the farmers' market to hold a Franklin County Family Fun Day was unanimously approved.

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Franklin News-Post

County wants to impose civil fines for illegal dumping

Franklin County residents will get a chance to air their opinions on proposed changes to fines related to the illegal dumping of garbage.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Man Faces Charges In Rocky Mount Domestic Abuse Case

Holland was arrested and is charged with two counts of simple assault against a family member, and statutory burglary of a dwelling to commit another felony.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Daily News-Record

#2 - NEW: Two Charged In Monday's Chase

The driver accused of leading police on a high-speed chase Monday afternoon in Rockingham County was wanted on drug charges, police announced today.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Rockingham County, VA, Callaway, VA, Rocky Mount, VA

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Franklin News-Post

PHCC lists fall courses at The Franklin Center

Patrick Henry Community College at Franklin County will offer courses in emergency medical services, English, information technology and more starting this fall.

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Related Topix: Rocky Mount, VA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Franklin News-Post

What's in a name?'

Franklin County has its share of those, including the county name itself, which was given in honor of Benjamin Franklin and officially established in 1786.

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Related Topix: Rocky Mount, VA, Glade Hill, VA, Callaway, VA, Wirtz, VA, Virginia

Franklin News-Post

Coates chosen for Franklin County Patriot Award

Photo by Katie Shively: Harry S. Coates Jr. of Callaway is presented with the Franklin County Patriot Award by Del.

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Related Topix: Callaway, VA, Southeast Asia, Philippines, World News, Rocky Mount, VA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Franklin News-Post

Stanley files motion to allow board to use Christian prayers

As the attorney for the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors, Bill Stanley has filed a motion to remove the injunction ordering the board to cease opening its meetings with Christian prayers.

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Related Topix: Pittsylvania County, VA

Franklin News-Post

Rocky Mount man to serve 30 years for murder of 3-month-old boy

A Rocky Mount man will serve 30 years of a 40-year sentence for the murder of a 3-month-old boy in May 2013.

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Related Topix: Rocky Mount, VA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Franklin News-Post

I have looked forward to every day' of work

Staff Photo by K.A. Wagoner: Capt. Marvin Woods is sporting a new "uniform" for his retirement after a 27-year career in law enforcement and public safety.

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Related Topix: Ferrum, VA, Callaway, VA

Thu Jul 03, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Governor McAuliffe Announces 25 New Jobs for Franklin County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday that Trinity Packaging Corporation will invest $9.5 million to expand capacity at its operation in the Town of Rocky Mount in Franklin County.

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Related Topix: Virginia, Home Gardening, Home

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