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  1. Henry woman gets suspended sentence for drug distributionRead the original story

    Friday | Franklin News-Post

    Mary Noe, 59, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday in Franklin County Circuit Court, but Judge W.N. Alexander II suspended the prison sentence.

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  2. Speakers air opinions on proposed county budgetRead the original story

    Friday | Franklin News-Post

    About 20 residents addressed the Franklin County Board of Supervisors during a public hearing on the proposed county budget for fiscal year 2014-15 Tuesday night.

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  3. First concert draws 325 music fans to Harvester CenterRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 16 | Franklin News-Post

    ... and after shows. "Over 80 percent of our ticket sales so far are going to people outside of Rocky Mount and Franklin County," Hankins said. "Those are people who will come here, eat, stay overnight and shop who under most circumstances would not ...

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  4. Registration begins for YMCA summer campRead the original story

    Monday Apr 14 | Franklin News-Post

    ... College campus. "We've put together a terrific program for the summer. By partnering with Ferrum College and Franklin County public schools, we are going to be offering a one-of-a-kind camp," said Hope Vaccaro, child care director with the YMCA. The ...

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  5. Union Hall Man Dies in Franklin Co. CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 13 | WSET-TV Lynchburg

    Franklin Co., VA A Union Hall man is dead after a crash Saturday night on Route 890 in Franklin County, state police say.

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  6. Pigg River Reopens In Time For Summer-Like WeatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 11 | WSET-TV Lynchburg

    ... there and I was wondering if it was safe for him," said Liz Coralla who was in Waid Park Friday afternoon. Franklin County's Director of Parks and Recreation, Paul Chapman, wants to make sure the message is loud and clear. "They've lifted the ...

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  7. Va. River Declared Safe a Week After Manure SpillRead the original story

    Friday Apr 11 | WBOC-TV Salisbury

    Health officials have declared a section of the Pigg River safe in Franklin County a week after 30,000 gallons of cow manure wastewater spilled.

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  8. After-prom party set for May 3 at Rocky Mount YMCARead the original story

    Friday Apr 11 | Franklin News-Post

    This year's prom will take on a black and white masquerade theme, beginning at 8 p.m. at the Franklin County YMCA and ending at midnight.

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  9. Callaway man to serve 3 years for selling heroinRead the original story

    Friday Apr 11 | Franklin News-Post

    ... enter a substance abuse program. The charges were the result of controlled buys of heroin, arranged by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, made from Price at his home on April 30 and May 28, 2013, according to prosecutor Dwight Rudd. A search ...

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  10. Glade Hill woman indicted on four firearms chargesRead the original story

    Friday Apr 11 | Franklin News-Post

    ... a residence on Old Franklin Turnpike for a fight in progress, according to Major Harry Clingenpeel with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. When they arrived, the deputies found the couple outside and a shotgun laying in the yard. Both were ...

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  11. Man pleads guilty to murder of 3-month-old boyRead the original story

    Friday Apr 11 | Franklin News-Post

    ... of a 3-month-old boy in May 2013. Xavier Juan Rasado Craighead, 20, entered the guilty plea Thursday in Franklin County Circuit Court through an agreement with the commonwealth's attorney's office. Craighead, 20, was indicted in September 2013 on ...

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  12. Book to detail lesser-known historyRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 9 | OttawaHerald.com

    ... nearly 200 photographs that document Ottawa's 150-year history, she said. The six-week project required the Franklin County Historical Society director to spend hours assembling the book, she said, sometimes beginning the day at 4 a.m. and wrapping ...

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  13. Fifth-graders spend - A Day In the Woods'Read the original story

    Wednesday Apr 9 | Franklin News-Post

    ... Whitmer and Jessica Gawor. Upon arrival at Waid Park, students were treated to K-9 demonstrations by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and Gawor's husband, Sgt. Brandt Gawor. Ferrum College students were on hand to lead icebreaker and ...

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  14. Ply Gem fire not affecting production at Rocky Mount plantRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 9 | Franklin News-Post

    ... Boones Mill, Glade Hill, and Ferrum fire departments extinguished the fire within four hours. Members of the Franklin County Rescue Squad also responded to the call. "All the fire departments worked together well in a coordinated effort," Robertson ...

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  15. Two Bassett men indicted in armed robbery caseRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 9 | Franklin News-Post

    Two Bassett men were indicted by a Franklin County grand jury Monday on 15 felony charges in the case of an armed robbery at a Ferrum residence on Jan. 7. Charles Lawrence Gilmore, 31, was indicted on two counts of robbery, breaking and entering while armed with a deadly weapon, two counts of assaulting police officers, and four additional firearms ... (more)

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  16. Assault, theft, child abuse among indictmentsRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 9 | Franklin News-Post

    Assault, child abuse, grand larceny and illegal drug possession are among the indictments returned by a Franklin County grand jury Monday.

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  17. Sound systems enhance learning environmentRead the original story

    Monday Apr 7 | Franklin News-Post

    ... sound, allowing all students to hear the lesson equally. Sound enhancement systems have found a home in Franklin County classrooms as one of many technology advancements that enhance the educational experience for all students. The sound system ...

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  18. Glade Hill woman to serve 30 days on meth chargesRead the original story

    Monday Apr 7 | Franklin News-Post

    ... of ingredients used to make methamphetamine. She was also ordered to pay $2,070 in restitution to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office for the cost of cleaning up and disposal of the hazardous chemicals. Two additional charges against Blankenship -- ...

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  19. Spill from Cow Manure Lagoon Fouls Va. RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 5 | WCAV

    Some 30,000 gallons of cow manure wastewater has spilled into the Pigg River in Franklin County, prompting a public health alert.

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  20. Franklin Co. Residents Asked to Avoid Swimming, Fishing in Pigg River After Major SpillRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 5 | WSET-TV Lynchburg

    Some 30,000 gallons of cow manure wastewater has spilled into the Pigg River in Franklin County, prompting a public health alert.

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