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Paddlers Set to Take on Ramble Weekend

Written by Kevin Tosh. Posted in News

rambleThis weekend will mark the 16th annual Ramble Weekend. Festivities begin on friday night with the always popular Blackwater Blackout, then continue on saturday with the Pigg River Rumble 5k and the famous Pigg River Ramble Race and Fun Float, before concluding on sunday morning with the relaxing Breakfast on the Blackwater.

The Blackwater Blackout will begin at 5pm Friday evening with registration and music provided by Septh Custer and the Papa Tom Band.

Saturday, the Pigg River Rumble kicks off the morning at 9am, with Pigg River Ramble registration beginning at 11am, a mandatory safety meeting will soon follow and racers will enter the water at 1pm. Awards for this event will take place between 5 and 6pm with special music by the Mason Creek Band concluding the evening.

Ramble Weekend concludes on sunday morning with the Breakfast on the Blackwater. Check in is at 8:30am with breakfast served by the Hub Restraunt.

Each event will cost $20 or the weekend package for just $40. Ages 12 and under are free. 

For more information visist www.playfranklincounty.com or call 540-483-9293.

 

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Sheriff's Dept.: Powerful and Dangerous Drug Fentanyl Found in Franklin County

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

fentanyl2FRANKLIN COUNTY - The Franklin County Sheriff's Department says their deputies have recently come into contact with the very powerful and dangerous synthetic opiate painkiller Fentanyl. 

No specific indident was mentioned in the news release Wednesday. 

The Sheriff's office says their deputies carry two doses of naloxone in their patrol vehicles to reverse the effects of an opiate overdose, such as Heroin. However, fentanyl is so powerful that up to six doses are required to reverse it's effects, which are mainly when the user stops breathing, since opiate painkillers act on the same area of the brain that control breathing.

Fentanyl can be dangerous because like any street drug, the powder can be mixed with heroin or other drugs and users have no idea what they are taking. The drug is so powerful that even touching it or breathing it once it's airborne can cause overdose. 

If you think you have come in contact with fentanyl call 9-1-1 immeadiately and wash the affected area with soap and water. 

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Sheriff's Office Presents $1500 Check to Healing Strides

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

overton5On Saturday, May 6th, Sheriff Bill Overton presented Healing Strides, Inc. of Boones Mill a check for $1500.00. This money was raised as a part of the Office of the Sheriff participating in our Beards for Charity fund raising back in the winter.

Healing Strides promotes wellness for people with personal challenges who can benefit from equine assisted activities in a safe and supportive environment.

Sheriff Overton said, "We are very impressed with the work here at Healing Strides. The Office of the Sheriff is honored to partner. On Saturday, May 6th, Sheriff Bill Overton presented Healing Strides, Inc. of Boones Mill a check for $1500.00. This money was raised as a part of the Office of the Sheriff participating in our Beards for Charity fund raising back in the winter.