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Franklin County Schools: Discrimination and Discipline

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff Writer The Franklin County School Board grappled with two weighty issues at the May 9 meeting: the districts Read more...

University Housing Crisis: Why, Who, Can You Help?

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff Writer When the University began working out housing details for the coming academic year, they ran up against a Read more...

Five Honorary Degrees to be Presented on May 14

The University Baccalaureate service for the College Class of 2020 will be held Saturday, May 14, in All Saints’ Chapel at 10 a.m. Five honorary Read more...

LiveWell on the Mountain

Folks at Home and Arcadia at Sewanee have joined in sponsoring a major new initiative to enable older adults to age in place here. The new program, Read more...

Reappraisal Program Nears Completion

In the next few days, property owners in Franklin County will receive a change notice in the mail titled “Assessment Change Notice,” said Bruce Read more...

University Hiring Freeze Crisis: Thaw in Sight

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff Writer On April 8, the University faculty passed a resolution in a near unanimous vote calling for immediate Read more...

SSMF Season Tickets Now Available

Season tickets are now available for the historic 65th season of the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, which will run June 18 through July 17. From Read more...

‘Make Lasting Connections’ Symposium an Important Moment

On April 20, community leaders from across the Plateau joined with Sewanee faculty and students and board members of the South Cumberland Community Read more...

SCA: A Celebration of Mutual Generosity

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff Writer “Everywhere you look the civic association is doing something—we’re supporting people or people are Read more...

Monteagle: Drugs Seized; Streetlights; EV Charging Stations

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff Writer At the April 25 meeting, the Monteagle Town Council heard updates on the police’s efforts to curtail drug Read more...

University Commencement Weekend, May 6–8

The University of the South’s 2021-22 academic year comes to a close May 6, 7, and 8 with three ceremonies marking graduation weekend on the Read more...

Hazardous Waste Collection

The Franklin County Solid Waste Management facility on Joyce Lane will have its annual Hazardous Waste Event, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 30. Read more...

SUD Frustrated Over ARP Funding; Amending Charter

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff Writer The Sewanee Utility District Board of Commissioners spent a good portion of the April 19 meeting discussing Read more...

Mountain T.O.P. Takes on the Housing Hurdle

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff Writer In her work for a nonprofit tasked with addressing the needs of Plateau residents, Mountain T.O.P. Program Read more...

Climate Accountability Plan: What Do You Think?

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff Writer The University recently drafted a new Climate Accountability Plan (CAP) and invites the community to Read more...
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