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Sewanee Fourth of July Schedule 2018

32nd Annual Fourth of July CelebrationAnyone interested in helping to plan for the annual Fourth of July celebration is welcome to attend the next planning session at 5 p.m., Monday, June 18 at Read more...

‘Fire Sermon’: When Being Bad is Good

A Review of the Novel by Jamie Quatroby Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterWhat troubles Maggie in the novel “Fire Sermon” isn’t her betrayal of her husband, but that she likes being bad Read more...

School Board Approves Revised Budget; Deeds Townsend School to County

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the June 11 meeting, the Franklin County School Board approved a revised budget in response to the county Finance Committee’s directive to make cuts. The Read more...

​David Alexander: Seize-the-Day Vision

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterEditor’s Note: This is the third in a series of interviews with some of the local candidates running for office. General election voting is Aug. Read more...

Sewanee Fourth of July Parade Entry Form

Get your float ready for the From Sea to Shining Sea parade!The parade begins at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, with line-up on Lake O’Donnell Road starting at noon and ending at 1 p.m. This is when Read more...

​The People, the Place, the Promise: Land and People

by John Beavers, Messenger InternSewanee, a Shawnee word meaning “southern” was used by the Native Americans west of the Smokies to describe the Cumberland Plateau and the Cumberland River Read more...

​Rotaract Aims Big with Relay for Life

by Kevin Cummings, Messenger Staff WriterThe Rotaract Club of Sewanee decided to make its first-ever community service project a big endeavor, aiming to raise at least $20,000 for the American Read more...

​School Board Struggles to Slash Budget

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterThe Franklin County School Board met for a special called meeting on June 5 in an effort to reduce the budget by $380,000. The County Finance Committee Read more...

​Friday Nights in the Park and Reverse Raffle

The Sewanee Business Alliance (SBA) is hosting a series of free concerts in downtown Sewanee.The lineup for Friday Nights in the Park is: Stray Fossa on June 22; Volk on June 29; Little Russell Band Read more...

​Sewanee Summer Music Festival Begins June 23

The Sewanee Summer Music Festival (SSMF) will run this year from June 23 to July 22. One of the nation’s premier orchestra and chamber music training festivals, the SSMF has brought the sound Read more...