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Welcome to Cable 12 of Franklin County and Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia. For the last 21 years, we have provided our community with local origination programming including community events, Franklin County High School sports, Ferrum College football and our mainstay morning talk show, “Rise and Shine Franklin County”. On top of this, we provide the community with a personalized weather forecast, from Meteorologist Jamey Singleton, for where it matters most right here in Franklin County and Smith Mountain Lake.


Virginia ABC Special Agents Seize and Destroy Moonshine Still in Franklin County

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

Rocky Mount, VA - An investigation by Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) special agents culminated yesterday in the discovery and destruction of a 50-gallon operational copper still in the Rocky Mount area of Franklin County.

Acting on a citizen’s tip, and with the assistance of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, ABC special agents conducted a “knock and talk” last evening at a residence on Davis Mill Road in Rocky Mount.

Sammy Lee Scott, 49, answered the door and gave verbal and written consent for agents to search his property. In addition to the 50-gallon still, agents seized 300 gallons of live mash, more than 40 gallons of untaxed liquor and numerous other pieces of distilling equipment and supplies.

ABC agents destroyed the still on site. The illegal operation, which had been under surveillance for approximately six months, is alleged to have been selling moonshine to underage customers.

Scott is expected to be charged with a Class 6 felony for manufacture of illegal alcohol. A Class 6 felony is punishable with one to five years in jail, or jail for up to one year and a fine of up to $2,500, either or both.

The case is pending further investigation and will be presented before a Franklin County grand jury in the near future.

-Editor's Note: All information is from a Press Release Posted by the Virginia ABC


Rocky Mount Water Repair Notice

Written by Kevin Tosh. Posted in News

Update - 10:00 am: Water repair now completed and services returned to normal

WATER REPAIR ALERT! - Due to a water repair on Spring Street, water will be cut off along the following streets: Spring, Oak, Cedar, Willow, and Maynor in the Town of Rocky Mount. Currently, there is no estimated completion time. 


Roanoke County Police Looking for Man Considered Armed and Dangerous

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

Editor's Note: The information contained in this press release has been broadcasted to the Franklin County audience at the request of the Roanoke County Police Department. The subject in the story is considered to be armed and dangerous.


Roanoke Co., VA – On August 16, Roanoke County Police were called out to investigate an abandoned vehicle parked in a citizen’s driveway in the eastern portion of Roanoke County. Upon investigating the abandoned vehicle information came forward that led us to believe that the persons in the vehicle Joshua Bolt, 37, and  Tiffany Holland Bolt, 26, may be in danger.


man1Shortly after sending out the press release Tuesday afternoon, Roanoke City Police were contacted in reference to two people on a riding lawn mower going up Bennington Street SE in Roanoke City.


As Roanoke City Police officers arrived on-scene, the male subject identified as Joshua Bolt took off running.


The female on the riding lawn mower was identified as Tiffany Holland Bolt and she did not run.


Upon the arrival of a Roanoke County Police detective, property in Mrs. Bolt's possession was identified as being related to a burglary from 08/18/2014. Through further investigation, Mr.  & Mrs. Bolt have been linked to a total of three burglaries in the eastern portion of Roanoke County.


Based on this information, Roanoke City Police set up a perimeter and tracked Mr. Bolt with a K9, but Mr. Bolt was not able to be located.  


Tiffany Holland Bolt was transported to the Roanoke County Jail where she is currently being held on a number of felony and misdemeanor charges.


-Roanoke County Police Department 




Joshua Bolt (pictured), 37, of Roanoke, is wanted on numerous felony and misdemeanor offenses.

If you know the whereabouts of Mr. Bolt, call the Roanoke County Police at (540) 562-3265.

If you see Mr. Bolt call 911 and do not approach him, as he is considered hrmed and dangerous.


From the Rise & Shine Desk 8/18-22

Written by Kevin Tosh. Posted in News

Cindy Treadway, Franklin Count Family Resource Center

  • Family Resource Center will resume 24/7 on-site service
  • 540-483-5142

Franklin County Board of Supervisors, Bob Camicia and Rick Huff

Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital, Gail Nordhaus

  • Protect yourself from Influenza (Hand Hygiene, Vaccination, & Limited Contact with Infected Individuals)

Last Week


Franklin County Football Schedule Released for 2014

Written by Kevin Tosh. Posted in News

  • Scrimmage - August 22 Home vs. Liberty
  • August 29 - Away at Salem High School
  • *September 5 -  Home vs. Bassett
  • *September 12 - Away @ Magna Vista
  • September 19 - Home vs. Christiansburg
  • September 26 - Home vs. Massaponax
  • ^October 3 - Home vs. Patrick Henry
  • October 10 - Away @ Pulaski
  • October 17 - Home vs. Brookville
  • *October 24 - Home vs. George Washington Danville
  • *October 31 - Away @ Halifax
    • * Denotes Piedmont District Game
    • ^Denotes 6A South Game

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