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  1. Free clinic searching for new directorRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Franklin News-Post

    File Photo: Alise Culbertson, above, is resigning as executive director of the Free Clinic of Franklin County. A committee has been formed to find a new director.

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  2. School board discussing - inclusion' preschoolRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Franklin News-Post

    Youngsters in Franklin County may soon have an opportunity to attend preschool with their early childhood special education peers in public schools. The idea for an "inclusion" preschool was introduced to Franklin County School Board members during their last monthly meeting by Federal Programs Coordinator Brenda McGrath.

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  3. Sheriff's office solves vandalism caseRead the original story

    Wednesday | Franklin News-Post

    The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has solved the vandalism cases that included incidents in the northern and eastern portions of the county two weeks ago. "The investigation of these vandalisms led to two primary suspects who were believed to have been involved," said Lt.

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  4. Kingery named region's 2014 Realtor of the YearRead the original story

    Wednesday | Franklin News-Post

    ... in the association on a local and state level. Kingery, the daughter of Lois and the late A.M. English, is a Franklin County native and a graduate of Franklin County High School and the University of Tennessee.

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  5. Recovery program expands to Franklin CountyRead the original story

    Wednesday | Franklin News-Post

    Courtesy Photo: The Community Recovery Program has arrived in Franklin County to help former substance users gain employment. Program Manager Lisa Smith said the program is serving eight participants from Franklin County.

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  6. RMPD officer brings joy to sick childrenRead the original story

    Wednesday | Franklin News-Post

    ... four large bags of toys and books for these children." "And Tony Wright from the Rocky Mount Kroger is Franklin County's girls' varsity basketball coach," he added. "He got the girls from his team to donate toys, as well. I also got donations from ...

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  7. Good Neighbor' Paul Crawford retiringRead the original story

    Monday Dec 22 | Franklin News-Post

    Photo by Morris Stephenson: Paul Crawford of Rocky Mount, shown standing in front of his building on North Main Street in Rocky Mount, will bring his nearly 54-year career with State Farm Insurance Company to an end on Dec. 31. State Farm agent Paul Crawford, who has been "like a good neighbor" in Franklin County for 49 years, will end his 54-year career with his retirement on Dec. 31. Of his long career in the insurance industry, Crawford said he is proud of the growth he has seen in his agency, as well as Franklin County.

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  8. Franklin Co. Nativity to stay up for ChristmasRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | TheIndyChannel

    ... "Freedom From Religion Foundation" that is seeking to have the Nativity scene on the courthouse lawn in Franklin County removed. The Nativity scene is owned by the town of Brookville and put in place each year by a private group. The ACLU is arguing ...

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  9. Marriage licenses issued in Franklin CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    CHAMBERSBURG >> The following marriage licenses, as of Dec. 15, 2014, are part of the public record at Franklin County Courthouse. They are published by Public Opinion as a service to readers.

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  10. Franklin County sheriff: Probe clears deputies of negligenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | Chambersburg Public Opinion

    CHAMBERSBURG >> Franklin County sheriff deputies accused of losing a twice-convicted murderer in the courthouse have been cleared following an investigation, according to the Franklin County sheriff. In response to a Public Opinion story this week, Sheriff Dane M. Anthony stated in a press release Thursday that both deputies, whom he did not identify, were cleared of gross negligence following an investigation.

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  11. We Care still accepting toy donationsRead the original story

    Friday Dec 19 | Franklin News-Post

    Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston: Jerry Greer and Teresa Tyree with We Care of Franklin County display some of the donated toys that approved parents could "shop" for earlier this week. Parents of children in We Care of Franklin County's Christmas program have shopped for their children and are gearing up for Sunday's party.

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  12. Pipeline's economic impact key issue for county, townRead the original story

    Friday Dec 19 | Franklin News-Post

    A major component of the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline is its impact on economic development, a point not only made by the companies involved in constructing the line, but by Franklin County and Rocky Mount officials as well. County Administrator Rick Huff told the board of supervisors Tuesday afternoon that one of those benefits is being able to tap into the natural gas line for local use, an option that may soon be granted in an agreement with EQT, the Pittsburgh-based energy firm that will own the line.

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  13. Mountain Valley PipelineRead the original story

    Friday Dec 19 | Franklin News-Post

    ... was hosted by companies and organizations involved in the plan to run the natural gas pipeline through Franklin County. Those crossings, involving about 200 property owners, have concerned residents since the pipeline was announced several months ...

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  14. Franklin County Fair Announces 2015 DatesRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Digital Game Developer

    The second annual Franklin County Fair will be Sept. 23-26, 2015 at Franklin County Recreation Park in Rocky Mount.

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  15. Kids Shop With CopsRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Franklin News-Post

    Last Saturday, officers with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries partnered with the Virginia State Police to take disadvantaged Franklin County children Christmas shopping at the Rocky Mount Walmart and then to brunch at Bojangles. The second annual "Shop with a Cop" event was made possible through contributions from Walmart, Bojangles, other local businesses and individuals.

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  16. Thirteen arrested on felony drug chargesRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Franklin News-Post

    Thirteen people have been arrested on drug charges after being indicted earlier this month by a Franklin County grand jury.

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  17. Reward offered for info on vandalism spreeRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Franklin News-Post

    ... in the eastern portion of the county last week. A reward is being offered for information on the case. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for ...

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  18. Vandals Causing Damage in Franklin CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | WSET-TV Lynchburg

    The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is trying to track down whoever was responsible for a string of vandalisms earlier this month. Investigators say the incidents happened in multiple areas - from Penhook to Moneta - from the evening of December 8 through the next morning.

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  19. College receives more than $5 million in donationsRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... board member Barry Helmstutler said the requests for more money from those two localities stem from southern Franklin County no longer being part of PHCC's official service area. All of Franklin County now is in the service area of Virginia Western ...

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  20. County jobless rate drops in OctoberRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | Franklin News-Post

    Franklin County's jobless rate dropped to 5.2 percent in October from 5.4 percent in September, according to the Virginia Employment Commission . "Virginia's unadjusted unemployment rate decreased in October to 4.8 percent," said Ann D. Lang, VEC senior economist.

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