Virginia Bond Training to be Offered in Rocky Mount

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

cropbondROCKY MOUNT - The Virginia Department of Corrections (VDOC)  administers the Virginia Bonding Program.  The Virginia Bonding Program is a resource for ex-offender job seekers and an incentive for businesses that hire ex-offenders.   Five regional statewide trainings have been scheduled to educate Virginia Workforce Center staff and partners on the Virginia Bonding Program.  Participation in this training is key to learning how to access Federal Fidelity Bonds for employers and ex-offender job seekers who have been offered employment.  New updates will be given during the training.  Also, this training is excellent for new hires or if you just need a refresher.  Space is limited.

For further details on the Virginia Bonding Training scheduled please contact:\


Kia Parson

VA Bonding Program Coordinator

Virginia Department of Corrections

6900 Atmore Drive

Richmond, VA  23225

(804) 887-8262


Pittsylvania Co. Man Arrested on Felony Charges Following String of Break-Ins in Penhook

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News


trucktheftPENHOOK - The man Franklin County investigators say broke into and stole several items from at least four homes near the Pittsylvania County line has been arrested and charged with multiple felony counts of breaking and entering and grand larceny, according to a news release from Captain Phillip Young of the F.C. Sheriff's Department.

Young says the suspect, Ricky Tate, Jr., 43, of Pittsylvania County was arrested after search warrants recovered stolen items from the four homes on Anthony's Ford Road. Pittsylvania Co. investigators helped with the arrest. Tate has also been charged there.

The Franklin County break-ins occured on January 17 and on January 22, according to the news release.

Other suspects have been identified and Young says additional chanrges are expected.


Leo Scott Passes Away at 84

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

leoscottFERRUM -  A pillar of the Franklin County community passed away this week at his home. Many in the area knew Leo Scott as a man heavily involved in everything that makes Franklin County great - from farming to business to public safety. His family will receive friends at 1 p.m. at Vaughn Chapel on the campus of Ferrum College Wednesday. A memorial service follows at 2 p.m. Burial will be at St. James cemetery. A portion of Scott's obituary follows.

Leo Hamilton Scott, 84, of Ferrum passed away at his home February 6, 2017. Leo was born on July 5 th , 1932 on the campus of Ferrum Training Institute, now Ferrum College, where his father served as Farm Manager for many years. After graduating from Ferrum College in 1951, he worked at the Angle Silk Mill before founding Leo Scott Cabinets, Inc. in 1953. For 37 years, he supplied custom cabinets to many homes and businesses throughout the Southeast. In 1983, Leo purchased ten Red Angus cattle and started KC Farms, growing his herd to become one of the largest breeders and sellers of registered Red Angus in Virginia. A hard-working, humble, faithful and generous man who exemplified his beloved alma mater’s motto, “not self but others”, Leo was a pillar of the community. He served in many leadership roles over the years. He was a founding member of both the Ferrum Rescue Squad and the Ferrum Volunteer Fire Department. For many years he served on the board of the Ferrum Water & Sewage Authority. He was a member of the Board of Directors for Carter Bank and Trust, as well as an active member and trustee of St. James United Methodist Church. In 2001, Leo was awarded Ferrum College’s highest alumni award, the Benjamin M. Beckham Medallion. In 2013, he was named Franklin County’s Farmer of the Year by the Franklin County Retail Merchants Association.