Does your child attend Franklin Elementary, MAC, or Head Start? Does your commute include Columbia Avenue? Important info you need to know before Monday

Starting at 4:00 pm today, Cannon Street will be closed for repairs to a sinkhole.

  • Starting Monday, parents dropping off at Franklin Elementary will enter from Battle Ave. and exit using Fairground St. to Columbia Ave.
  • MAC and Head Start students will be dropped off and picked up at the south entrance (like Summer MAC) of the Franklin Special School District Annex and exit via Fairground St. to Columbia Ave.

Franklin Police Officers will be on hand to assist with expected congestion. Officers will, however, not be able to alleviate it. Parents, as well as Columbia Avenue commuters, should allow extra time for expected delays.


Comenzando el lunes, 1 de abril, la Calle Cannon estará cerrada al tránsito escolar. Todos los carros

tendrán que entrar por la Avenida Battle y salir por la Calle Fairground hacia la Avenida Columbia.

Estudiantes de MAC y Head Start deben bajarse y ser recogido por la entrada sur (como se hace para

MAC en el verano) del Anejo de FSSD.

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Franklin Police Offer Williamson women 4-day self-defense series

Update: April 17, 2019: This offering is full. Click for your next opportunity, which starts May 6, 2019 at 3:00 pm.

March 19, 2019: 20120322JR001-RAD-fi1According to statistics, 78 women are forcibly raped every hour in the United States. Just as startling: One out of four college students reported being sexually assaulted sometime during their four years of school. The Franklin Police Department is proud to offer free self-defense training to women who live or work in Williamson County. The training incorporates awareness building, prevention, risk reduction & avoidance, as well as hands-on self-defense training by experienced police officers.

Classes start in April | Registration is required for this four-day series:
April 22, 24, 29 & May 1
All classes meet from 6pm – 9pm:
Franklin Police Headquarters
900 Columbia Avenue

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For more information or to register, email
Sergeant Amy Butler
Download the RAD registration form here.

The 12-hour program is designed for the average woman with no previous experience or background in physical skills training. Mothers & daughters are encouraged to attend this free training together.

Helping to provide this training is something that I always look forward to,” said RAD Instructor, Sergeant Amy Butler. “Participants walk away from this experience with a renewed feeling of confidence that they can avoid or overcome an attacker, we just show them how.”

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Breaking: Sketch released of I-65 attacker

The public is getting its first look at the I-65 attacker tonight, thanks to this TBI sketch.

At about 8:20 Sunday night, a 16-year-old girl pulled over on I-65 S, between Cool Springs Boulevard and McEwen Drive, after her tire went flat. While standing outside of her vehicle, waiting for her dad who was on his way to help, the attacker who resembles this sketch accosted the teen from behind, pulling her down the hill and into the ditch between I-65 S and the back side of the Mallory Lane Sam’s Club.

The victim was able to break free and escape an apparent sexual assault attempt. The suspect fled on foot into the I-65 wood line and remains at large. Police are looking for a tall white male with dirty brown teeth and a medium build. He is believed to be in his late 30s to early 40s. The suspect had a “dirty-blonde” beard, and looked like he had not shaven other areas of his face for several days. The suspect is believed to be about 6 feet tall. He was wearing a black t-shirt at the time of the attack. The victim was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Franklin Police are asking anyone with information to come forward by calling (615) 794-2513. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can do so by calling Crime Stoppers at (615) 794-4000 or clicking here to submit an anonymous eTip.

For the time being, Franklin Police are advising stranded motorists to call 9-1-1 for assistance so dispatchers can pinpoint your exact location. While waiting for police to arrive, you should wait in your vehicle with the doors locked, when possible.

***Cash reward of up to $1,000***
Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip
All tipsters will remain anonymous

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Stranded teen driver attacked along I-65, in Franklin; Police seeking information, urging women to be vigilant

Franklin Police want to alert the public to the concerning attack of a stranded teen driver. At about 8:20 Sunday night a 16-year-old girl pulled over on I-65 S, between Cool Springs Boulevard and McEwen Drive, after her tire went flat. While standing outside of her vehicle, waiting for her dad who was on his way to help, a man accosted the teen from behind, pulling her down the hill and into the ditch between I-65 S and the back side of the Mallory Lane Sam’s Club.

The victim was able to break free and escape an apparent sexual assault attempt. The suspect fled on foot into the I-65 wood line and remains at large. Police are looking for a tall white male with dirty brown teeth and a medium build. He is believed to be in his late 30s to early 40s. The suspect had a “dirty-blonde” beard, and looked like he had not shaven other areas of his face for several days. The suspect is believed to be about 6 feet tall. He was wearing a black t-shirt at the time of the attack. The victim was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Franklin Police are asking anyone with information to come forward by calling (615) 794-2513. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can do so by calling Crime Stoppers at (615) 794-4000 or clicking here to submit an anonymous eTip.

For the time being, Franklin Police are advising stranded motorists to call 9-1-1 for assistance so dispatchers can pinpoint your exact location. While waiting for police to arrive, you should wait in your vehicle with the doors locked, when possible.

Cash reward of up to $1,000
Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip
All tipsters will remain anonymous

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Help Franklin Police tell these Apple Watch thieves what time it is; There’s a cash reward for info that leads to their arrest

New video is now available that shows two thieves Franklin Police are hoping to identify. They stole two Apple Watches from the Cool Springs Apple Store back in January. There’s a cash reward, so call Crime Stoppers if you recognize them.

Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip
All tipsters will remain anonymous

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New felony charges for convicted felon on probation

Dej-Avery Williams
Age: 22
Franklin, Tennessee

A convicted felon out of jail on probation is in trouble again. On Wednesday, Franklin Police Officers arrested 22-year-old Dej-Avery Williams, of Franklin, for Felony Drug Possession, Felony Evading, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Simple Possession, and Driving on a Suspended License.

Williams was wanted for fleeing from officers during an unrelated incident in February. When officers spotted him sitting in a parked car on Wednesday, they found marijuana, multiple plastic bags, and a digital scale in Williams’ vehicle.

Williams has been released from jail on the $18,000 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court on April 4 at 1:00 pm.

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Cash reward offered for info on exotic jewelry thief

Franklin Police are hoping that someone recognizes the suspect in this TBI sketch. The drawing pictures the likeness of a woman wanted in connection with the theft of about 12 pieces of exotic jewelry from a Franklin residence. The theft occurred in a home that is attached to a business in the Lockwood Glen Subdivision that the suspect patronized on March 11. Call Franklin Police if you recognize her.

Franklin Police & Crime Stoppers
are offering a reward
of up to $1,000 for information

Call: (615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip

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