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Sheriff Overton to Hold Town Hall June 8

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

townhallFranklin County Sheriff Bill Overton will hold another Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, June 8th starting at 6:30PM

This meeting will be held at New Vision Baptist Church, 4161 Fork Mountain Road, Rocky Mount, VA

Continuing the series of informing the public about the status and focus of the Sheriff’s Office, this meeting will be in the Fork Mountain area.

After a short presentation, Sheriff Overton always wants to hear from the residents by allowing time for questions and comments.

Public is invited, refreshments will be provided.

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SHERIFF OVERTON RECOGNIZES SCHOLARSHIP AWARD RECIPIENTS

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

OVERTON22On Wednesday, May 24th, Sheriff Bill Overton recognized the 3 Franklin County residents that were awarded the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute Scholarship Awards. The VSI awarded 78 scholarships throughout the state of Virginia, this year, totaling $77,000. The receiving student must attend a Virginia college or university and pursuing a college degree in criminal justice. All 3 of Franklin County’s recipients were awarded $1000 each.

Sheriff Bill Overton presented each with their award certificate and stated to the group how proud he was of each student. Overton added, “It is an honor to present these awards and we are sure each of you will make a positive impact as you pursue a career in law enforcement.”

 

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Annual Songwriters Festival Begins June 14

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

lyricsonlakeThe fifth annual Lyrics on the Lake Songwriters Festival begins Wednesday, June 14th and runs through Sunday, June 18th. It is now the largest songwriters festival on the east coast. In addition to a lot of great musical entertainment and an opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the nation’s most talented songwriters, the festival also raises money for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals, through The Musicpreneur Storehouse Foundation. CMN Hospitals is an organization which raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, to provide training, research, equipment and care for the treatment of children with all manner of diseases and injuries. Contributions collected at the Lyrics on the Lake Songwriters Festival will remain local, to be used by Carilion Children’s, Centra Virginia Baptist and Lynchburg General hospitals in Roanoke and Lynchburg, Virginia. Lyrics on the Lake is a local, all-volunteer organization dedicated to serving the community, especially its children, through fundraising, toy drives, and flood relief efforts.