Category: jail

There Can Be Only One ….. RC Sheriff’s Race 2022

  **OPINION** 11/02/22 Our Sheriff’s race has been quite a roller coaster ride this year. First we had candidate Tony Roberson (former Polk County deputy) throwing his hat in the ring two years ago as a Republican candidate, we also knew that…Read More »

County Police Force …….. Is Now The Time?

**Opinion** 10-19-22 Early voting starts October 20th. We have multiple uncontested candidates on the ballot but the Sheriff’s race is not one of those. There are three candidates running for this office. Aaron Ellenburg (R), Jason Weast (D), and Tony Roberson (U).…Read More »

A New Sheriff In Town…..Voting 2022

  9/30/22 This November Rutherford County will have the opportunity to vote in a new Sheriff.  Our current Sheriff Chris Francis after multiple incidences with the office decided not to run again. Sheriff Francis has been in office for twelve (12) years…Read More »

Should Rutherford County Start Its Own Police Force?

  September 1, 2022  Back in 2020 I wrote about the reasons why Rutherford County should start their own police force. It would take the responsibility off of the Sheriff and let him concentrate on the jail and courthouse. (The 911 Communications…Read More »

Jail Overdoses AGAIN…..How Many More Will Sheriff Frances Allow?

8-23-2022 Rutherfordton- On Monday night four (4) people overdosed at Rutherford County Detention Center…..AGAIN. EMS was called and messages went out over social media. On Tuesday the Sheriff’s Department released the following Nixle statement concerning the incident at 1:24 pm. “Detention Center…Read More »