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Franklin-County-UpdateFrom the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office:  On December 8, 2014 in the evening hours, through the early morning hours of December 9, 2014, a rash of vandalisms made its way around Franklin County. Items vandalized include road and street signs, Dudley Elementary School sign, subdivision signs, vehicles, and a residence. Damage is estimated in the tens of thousands of dollars. The vandalisms stretched from the Penhook area all the way to the Moneta area of the county. Water’s Edge subdivision, Brooks Mill Rd (Rt. 834), Powell’s Store Rd., Timber Ridge Rd., Scruggs Rd., Water Front subdivision, and the Board Walk subdivision, as well as other side roads and streets along the way were affected.

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Sheriff Bill Overton stated,” This type of criminal activity is inexcusable. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will work diligently to solve these cases and prosecute all persons involved to the fullest extent of the law.” Anyone that may have seen or heard anything is encouraged to contact Captain Caldwell at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at (540)352-5174. A reward of $500.00 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in these crimes.