Officials Investigating Death of an Infant in Franklin Co.

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

infantdeathFranklin Co. - The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the death of a seven month old infant.  

On June 22, 2017 at approximately 10:00 AM the Franklin County Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call to Mountain Side Dr. in reference to an unresponsive seven month old. Deputies and EMS units responded within minutes but were unable to revive the infant.

The case is currently under investigation by the Sheriff's Office and the Virginia Medical Examiner's Office. The manner of death does not appear to be criminal in nature. 


Willie Nelson Coming to Rocky Mount Sept. 6

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

willieROCKY MOUNT - Country music legend Willie Nelson will be in Rocky Mount September 6, performing at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 23 at 10 a.m.

General admission tickets are $162. Gold section tickets are $220. Standing room only tickets are $112.

Over his six-decade career, Nelson has recorded over 200 albums. 

For more information, go to or call the box office at 540-GUITARS. 


YMCA Offering CPR, First Aid Classes This Summer

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

ymca37ROCKY MOUNT - The Franklin County Family YMCA will be offering American Red Cross safety courses this summer. Among these are babysitter training and adult and pediatric CPR, First Aid, AED.

“It is so important for our community to have access to classes that teach the crucial lifesaving skills of CPR and first aid. We are especially excited to offer the babysitter training program,” says JT Boyd the program’s instructor.

In an emergency situation requiring CPR the person in need will most likely be someone you know. This could be your spouse, your child, your parents, or a friend. According to the American Heart Association 70% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in home and of that only 46% get the immediate help they need before EMS arrives.

Learning CPR is a critical safety skill that can save someone’s life, maybe even the life of a loved one. The babysitter training course is offered to kids 11 years old and up. They will learn essential techniques in child watching, including how to handle behavioral and emergency situations. They will gain the confidence they need to be exemplary babysitters. For more information call 540-489-9622.