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CRIME REPORT: Shoplifting, impersonation most frequent in weekly incidents CRIME REPORT: Shoplifting, impersonation most frequent in weekly incidents

The following is a list of incidents handled by the Franklin Police Department from Monday Aug. 24-Sunday, Aug. 30. The reported incidents may or may not have resulted in an arrest. The information was compiled from CrimeReports.com.

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Drug overdoses kill more in Tennessee than auto accidents, including 18 in Williamson

The number of Tennesseans who die each year due to drug overdoses increased again in 2014, with a record-setting 1,263 deaths, including 18 in Williamson County.

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UPDATE: BPD releases info about Brentwood High School bomb threat
UPDATE: BPD releases info about Brentwood High School bomb threat
HOME PAGE MEDIA / EMILY R. WEST

A bomb threat at Brentwood High School caused law enforcement to evacuate the building this morning until a search could be completed. This marks the seventh bomb threat to Williamson County Schools in 2015.

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Firefighter started 35-year career when Franklin had only one firehouse
Firefighter started 35-year career when Franklin had only one firehouse

After 35 years of service, Franklin fire engineer Mike Burns will retire from the department.

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Child Advocacy Center holds training for prevention of child abuse
Child Advocacy Center holds training for prevention of child abuse

Davis House Child Advocacy Center is asking concerned citizens to attend a free public training for the prevention of child abuse. The event will be held at their Franklin center location from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

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Sheriff's department part of stepped up DUI enforcement through Labor Day
Sheriff's department part of stepped up DUI enforcement through Labor Day

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office has joined other local departments along with the Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office to step up DUI enforcement from now through Sept. 7

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Armed robbery reported in Hardison Hills off Downs Boulevard
Armed robbery reported in Hardison Hills off Downs Boulevard

Franklin police are investigating an armed robbery that happened at a condominium community during the overnight hours Monday.

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Turkey Trot trophy honors high school volunteers; challenge is out
Turkey Trot trophy honors high school volunteers; challenge is out

The Spirit of Thanks and Giving trophy is up for grabs for the fifth year in a row, to reward high school groups for their volunteerism at the Turkey Trot 5K, a Thanksgiving tradition that raises money for GraceWorks.

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SCENE & HEARD: Seersucker party raises money for O'More scholarships
SCENE & HEARD: Seersucker party raises money for O'More scholarships

Seriously Seersucker was blessed by good weather and great attendance. The end-of-summer, Southern-theme party raised money for O'More College of Design Student Scholarship Fund.

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BGA adds staff, administrators at all levels
BGA adds staff, administrators at all levels

New administrators, new teachers and new athletic staff members have joined Battle Ground Academy this school year.

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School board to debate policy to allow home schooled students into clubs, music, theater
School board to debate policy to allow home schooled students into clubs, music, theater

Up for a first reading tonight, the Williamson County Schools Policy Committee will debate on whether to allow home-school students the opportunity to participate in other extracurricular activities aside from sports.

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WAKM to broadcast Independence vs. Lincoln County

WAKM has announced its weekly football show guests and game of the week to be carried over the air on 950-AM and audio live-streaming on the web at wakmworldwide.com or on your iPhone via TuneIn Radio.

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Judge Beans Athletes of the Week Aug. 31
Judge Beans Athletes of the Week Aug. 31

Each week, four to six athletes will be honored by Franklin Home Page as Athletes of the Week. A male and female athlete will be chosen from each school. Alternating schools are featured each week including Battle Ground Academy, Centennial, Franklin, Independence and Page High Schools. Click Read More to see who was chosen for this week's Athletes of the Week.

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Behind the scenes of making the Heritage Ball
Behind the scenes of making the Heritage Ball

Behind the twinkling lights, platters of food and vases of flowers, the Heritage Ball has a core staff of people and more than 100 volunteers that make the September gala a success.

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VIRAL VIDEO: Do you feel better when you 'Talk Like A Pirate?'
VIRAL VIDEO: Do you feel better when you 'Talk Like A Pirate?'

The East Nashville-based band Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers will do two of their five shows celebrating International Talk Like A Pirate Day in Williamson County.

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JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side
JULIE HOLT: The Lighter Side

My upbringing in the rural South has influenced many areas of my life in wonderful ways. Unfortunately, there are also some habits that I wish I could let go of -- namely, the yard sale.

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BOB McKINNEY: What I Know
BOB McKINNEY: What I Know
A few years ago I wrote in this space that there were certain parts of technology into which I had not immersed myself.

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SHOWCASE HOME: Waterside Apartments offer all Westhaven amenities
SHOWCASE HOME: Waterside Apartments offer all Westhaven amenities

Brand new and modern, the picturesque Waterside Apartment Homes in the Westhaven Community make the ideal living and entertaining spaces.

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SHOWCASE HOME: New family sought for Allenhurst Circle property
SHOWCASE HOME: New family sought for Allenhurst Circle property

At a sprawling 5,360-square-feet, this single-family home is the paragon of comfortable country living, with a modern elegant twist.

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