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FHS Class Of 1987 Shares Memories At 30th Reunion

FHS Class Of 1987 Shares Memories At 30th Reunion

Smiles and hugs were plentiful June 23 at the Franklin High School Class of 1987’s 30th reunion. The event, held at PJ Cavanaughs in the Holiday Inn on Davidson Avenue, drew alums from as far away as Ohio and Florida. Organizers Wendy Styles-LaFortune and Trisha Chavis started working on the reunion last October. “We had […]








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Open Space Committee Recommends Reduced Hunting Hours At Township Preserves

Open Space Committee Recommends Reduced Hunting Hours At Township Preserves

The Open Space Advisory Committee will recommend the Township Council this year reduce the hours that hunting is allowed on the township’s two nature preserves. The decision followed a spirited discussion among the committee members, and came after several residents asked for the change. The committee will recommend to the Township Council that firearm hunting […]








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U.S. Attorney Decision To Not Seek Civil Rights Charges Against FTPD Officers In Grant Shooting Not Widely Publicized

U.S. Attorney Decision To Not Seek Civil Rights Charges Against FTPD Officers In Grant Shooting Not Widely Publicized

In what is one of the best-kept secrets in the township, the two Franklin Township Police officers involved in the April 9, 2016 shooting death of a township resident will not face a federal civil rights investigation. Although that determination was made in February, township officials reached for comment said they had not heard about […]








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FHS Class Of 2017 Told To ‘Be Bold, Be Ready’ At Graduation Ceremony

FHS Class Of 2017 Told To ‘Be Bold, Be Ready’ At Graduation Ceremony

The Franklin High School Class of 2017 was exhorted to “be bold, be ready” by an alumna at the June 16 graduation ceremony. The 501 graduates received the advice from 1997 graduate Zalenda Cyrille, a senior program manager at Chantilly, Va.-based Vencore. “Be bold, be ready, go out into this world and be your authentic […]








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After 30 Years, Police Chief Lawrence Roberts Is Calling It A Career

After 30 Years, Police Chief Lawrence Roberts Is Calling It A Career

Township Chief of Police Lawrence Roberts will retire in February, 2018, ending a 30-year career with the FTPD. Roberts, who has been chief since 2011, said that he has begin transferring some of his duties to Deputy Chief Richard Grammar, his probable successor. “We have in Franklin a succession plan, we plan for the future,” […]








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Residents, Officials, Seek Answers To Stop Violence

Residents, Officials, Seek Answers To Stop Violence

Township police have made headway in investigations into 18 shooting incidents that occurred in the 4th Ward over the Spring, a group of about 150 residents was told June 15. Township Chief of Police Lawrence Roberts told the group assembled at the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens that “numerous” arrests have been made in […]








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Township To Video, Televise More Board, Committee Meetings

Township To Video, Televise More Board, Committee Meetings

The township will increase the number of board and committee meetings that are recorded and televised. That was the decision June 13 by the Township Council, after the idea was broached by Mayor Phil Kramer. Kramer said he was responding to a June 5 editorial in the Franklin Reporter & Advocate, in which it was […]








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Hundreds Turn Out To Support Elijah’s Promise Culinary School

Hundreds Turn Out To Support Elijah’s Promise Culinary School

If the number of cars parked at The Palace at Somerset June 12 was any indication, the 17th annual Elijah’s Promise Chef’s Night was a success. The event is the largest fundraiser held by Elijah’s Promise, and supplies the organization with about 25 percent of the culinary school’s budget, said Michelle Wilson, Elijah’s Promise’s associate […]








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Diamond Is Golden!

Diamond Is Golden!

Lady Warrior Diamond Miller and her U16 US National Womens Basketball teammates captured gold in Buenos Aires June 11, with a dominant 91-46 win over Canada in the FIBA U16 Womens Americas Championship. Miller had her best game of the five-day tournament, scoring 10 points – including a 3-pointer at the 1st Quarter’s buzzer – […]








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