Registration open for Winter Pickleball Clinics

Registration open for Winter Pickleball Clinics

Registration is open for Winter Pickleball Clinics! For beginner through advanced level players. Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two-thirds of all pickleball players are over the age of 60, and it is a popular event with local seniors as well as with participants in the Tennessee Senior Olympics.

For additional information and to register, visit:…/senior_sports/pickleball.php. Space is limited.

Avery Browning Academic All-Star from Allendale Elementary

Avery Browning Academic All-Star from Allendale Elementary

Nine-year-old Avery Browning is this year’s Academic All-Star for Allendale Elementary School.

The fourth grader moved to Williamson County from Knoxville just a few months ago, but she’s already making a name for herself at the school.

“Avery is a wonderful role-model who gives 110 percent each day,” said Allendale Principal Dr. Cindy Davis. “We are so proud to name her as our Academic All-Star.”

Despite missing multiple days of school so she could have surgery on her foot, Avery is not letting that hold her back especially when it comes to writing which she says is her favorite subject.

“I like to write because I love showing off my imagination,” said Avery. “My grandma bought me this book called Story Starters where you get to finish the story. I made up a story called The Mummy and the Doorknob where a girl on a field trip accidentally brings a mummy to life and they become friends.”

When she’s not writing, Avery can often be found pursuing her other passion.

“I love horseback riding,” said Avery. “I go horseback riding almost every Saturday. I really enjoy it, which is why I might want to do something with horses when I grow up.”

In the meantime, Avery says she’ll continue working hard because she knows it will pay off in the end.

“School is very important to me,” said Avery. “I think it will help me with a lot in life.”

Avery Browning

Do you have questions about inclement weather on Halloween?

Do you have questions about inclement weather on Halloween?

The City has received several inquiries regarding inclement-weather Halloween plans for Wednesday.

Decisions about trick-or-treating are made by individual neighborhoods. Residents should monitor their neighborhood social media or consult with their HOA regarding any cancellation or postponement due to inclement weather. Parents are encouraged to consider the weather forecast and conditions when deciding about trick-or-treating.

Because of the influx of visiting families expected to trick-or-treat in Hincheyville, we will share any cancellation or postponement news from that neighborhood on the City’s various social media channels.

Franklin Police offer two active shooter emergency response seminars for citizens

Franklin Police offer two active shooter emergency response seminars for citizens

The Franklin Police Department has scheduled two, free 1.5 hour seminars designed to help keep citizens safe during the unthinkable.

It can happen anytime, anywhere – and it does. Acts of mass violence in public places continue to rock communities to their core. “Franklin Police Officers stand at the ready to deal with the unthinkable,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “Community preparedness, combined with law enforcement response to these situations, can make a difference – and save lives.”

Franklin Police Officers will share with citizens, employers, and community leaders, way to improve their response to an unforeseen, mass violence encounter. During both of the one and a half hour seminars, officers will discuss three main, national best practices: Avoid, Deny, Defend.

The seminars are free and open to the public – but pre-registration is required.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
6-7:30 pm
Monday, November 5, 2018
6-7:30 pm

Franklin Police Headquarters | 900 Columbia Avenue

Franklin parents, teens, employers, school and church leaders, any member of the Franklin community.

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No cameras or recording devices will be allowed into the training location. Media wishing to interview Franklin Police staff, instructors, or attendees need to make prior arrangements with Franklin Police Public Affairs, Lt. Charles Warner.

Franklin Police to Close Historic Downtown Neighborhood Streets on Halloween

Franklin Police to Close Historic Downtown Neighborhood Streets on Halloween

Residents in downtown Franklin’s Hincheyville neighborhood are expecting another big turnout this Halloween.

Franklin Police Officers will close West Main Street and Fair Street to vehicle traffic between 7th & 11th Avenues, and 9th Avenue between Natchez St. & 96W from 5pm-9pm for trick-or-treaters Wednesday, October 31.

Franklin Police Officers and Firefighters will be handing out candy and glow necklaces to children within the closure.

Trick-or-treat days and times in Franklin are set by individual neighborhoods and homeowner associations.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children are markedly more likely to be in a fatal pedestrian accident on Halloween than any other night of the year. There are several reasons why children are more likely to be hurt in pedestrian accidents, including:

  • They often choose to take the shortest route, which may mean darting out between parked cars rather than take the safer route of crossing at corners.
  • They are not good at evaluating potential traffic threats.
  • They are more likely to ignore their peripheral vision, and are generally less attentive of their surroundings.
  • They have a tendency to take more risks.
  • They cannot cross the street as rapidly as adults.
  • They may be distracted by other children’s costumes and actions, and home decorations.

Police encourage parents to trick-or-treat with their kids, and be sure to tell them that some people driving cars may not slow down for them.

Motorists are urged to slow down and use extra caution Wednesday night, as Franklin streets will be filled with excited children.