Immunization clinic offered at health dept.
By STACEY HAIRSTON - Staff Writer
The Franklin County Health Department is holding a back-to-school walk-in immunization clinic Thursday, Aug. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m.
The event will coincide with school business day, which is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Children entering kindergarten or sixth grade in Franklin County schools this year must have their immunization records up to date before they can attend school.
A child who will have reached age 5 by Sept. 30 may enter kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year. Virginia law requires that a physician's report of a comprehensive physical examination, conducted within the previous year, be submitted to the student's school prior to entrance.
Ferrum man pleads guilty to cooking meth
By KEN BRADLEY - Staff Writer
A Ferrum man faces up to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday in Franklin County Circuit Court to cooking methamphetamine.
Two additional charges against Terry Junior Thompson, 37, possession of ingredients used to make meth and possession of ammunition as a convicted felon, were dismissed as part of a plea agreement, according to prosecutor Robert Deatherage.
The offenses occurred on Nov. 24, 2013, at a residence on Rambling Rose Road in Ferrum, where Thompson was staying. A tip provided to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office led to Thompson's arrest.