|W. Q. "Bill" Overton, Jr.
Message from the Sheriff
The Office of the Sheriff is reminding all residents about a recent phone scam. Caller claims to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and states you owe back taxes and/or fines. They say if the resident doesn't pay, the local sheriff's office will be coming to their home to arrest them. Obviously, this type call distresses our residents. This scammer wants your credit card information. DO NOT talk to these scammers, just hang up and certainly DO NOT give them your personal or credit card information. Most of these calls originate outside the United States. The IRS states they would not contact you in this manner and local law enforcement would not be called to arrest in this type situation.
Sheriff Overton held a Town Hall Meeting in Boones Mill on Thursday, May 18th. Meeting was held atop Heatherwood at The Club.
Those in attendance gave comment, asked questions and had a chance to interact with Sheriff Overton and his command staff.
Glenn and Linda Frith, owners of Heatherwood and GFC Construction, were gracious hosts, providing refreshments.
Next Town Hall Meeting will be Thursday, June 8th in the Fork Mountain area, at New Vision Baptist Church.
Today, May 18th, Sheriff Bill Overton addressed a Facebook post concerning fentanyl and other dangerous drugs at the Franklin County High School.
Sheriff Overton said, "The Office of the Sheriff has not received any reports of exposure, use or possession of any such drugs at the Franklin County High School."
In 2016, a resident of Franklin County called our 911 Communications Center needing assistance. Dispatcher Kim Alls answered the call for help. Her response and appropriate actions were swift. The caller came by our office recently to give Dispatcher Alls a beautiful bouquet of flowers and to say "thanks" for helping her that day.
The Office of the Sheriff is very thankful for the resident coming by and for our great group of 911 Communications Officers that handle many, many calls for service each day.
Dispatcher Alls is pictured with the flower arrangement.
Saturday, May 6th, Step, Inc. sponsored a Car Show at Faith Fellowship Church. Lt. Erik Mollin attended with his Dodge Charger. Lt. Mollin commented on how the kids loved the car, liked getting "locked up" in the back seat and then, Mollin raised the hood..........All proceeds from the Car Show went to Step, Inc to assist them with the many programs and services they produce.