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Current Headlines

​Franklin County Schools Finish Year Under Budget

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff Writer“The school system ended the 2017–18 school year with $100,000 more in the fund balance than anticipated,” Franklin County Deputy Finance Director Cindy Read more...

​Binkley Garcia Selected to Design Middle Schools

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the Aug. 8 special called meeting, the Franklin County School Board voted to offer the contract for design of the two new middle schools to Binkley Garcia Read more...

​Grandparents Raising Kids Rely on Food Banks

by Kevin Cummings, Messenger Staff WriterNote: This is the first in a series of articles related to the Monteagle-Sewanee Rotary Club’s Hunger Walk on Sept. 1, which will raise funds for local Read more...

​Housing Sewanee Advances in Sherwood Springs

by Kevin Cummings, Messenger Staff WriterThe first of nine planned energy-efficient homes in Housing Sewanee’s Sherwood Springs subdivision should be complete by the end of this year, Read more...

​MES Will Not Close

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterMonteagle Elementary School (MES) will not be closing anytime in the foreseeable future. Dispelling rumors, MES principal Janet Layne cited recent capital Read more...

​Pro-Football’s Hayworth to Coach at GCHS

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterJust over two weeks before the start of school, Grundy County Schools Athletic Director Leon Woodlee contacted former Tennessee Vols and Detroit Lions Read more...

​Community Engages in Ring Rescue

by Kevin Cummings, Messenger Staff WriterLove is kind and love is cruel, and sometimes symbols of love fall off steep cliffs. Andrew Amonette, 45, had a plan. He was going to propose to his Read more...

​Monteagle to Help Fund MGT Handicap Access

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the July 30 meeting, the Monteagle City Council voted to allocate up to $7,000 toward constructing a handicap accessible ramp on the Mountain Goat Trail Read more...

​Henley Retires from DREMC with 45 Years of Service

DREMC has reached the end of an era with the retirement of longtime head cashier Terri Henley. Although Henley will not officially retire until the end of 2018, she left the Sewanee office Read more...

Community Chest Grant Applications Available

Since 1908, the Sewanee Civic Association (SCA) has overseen the distribution of grants to nonprofit organizations across the Cumberland Plateau. Sponsored by the SCA, the Sewanee Community Chest Read more...