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​Housing Questions Dominate Village Update Meeting

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterResidents attending the Dec. 4 Sewanee Village update meeting raised a number of questions regarding housing costs for buyers and renters, citing the need Read more...

​County Commission Approves Development Grants

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the Dec. 4 meeting the Franklin County Commission approved two resolutions from the Industrial Development Board to apply for grants funding site development Read more...

​Old School Project Closer to Being ‘Source of Light’

by Kevin Cummings, Messenger Staff WriterThe renovation of the old Grundy County High School and planned rebirth as a center for community services is progressing after a long and winding road, Read more...

​58th Annual Festival of  Lessons and Carols

The 58th annual Festival of Lessons and Carols at the University of the South will be celebrated at three services, two on Dec. 2 (5 and 8 p.m.), and one on Dec. 3 (5 p.m.). At once solemn and Read more...

​Monteagle Council Tackles Yard Problem; Approves Deannexation and Speed Limit Change

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the Nov. 27 meeting, the Monteagle Town Council discussed the possible outcome of issuing citations to owners of three wrecker services for failure to Read more...

​SUD Approves Rate Increase, Employee Retirement Plan; Seeks Commissioner

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the Nov. 28 meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Sewanee Utility District of Franklin and Marion Counties, the board approved the 2018 Read more...

​22nd Annual Holiday Studio Tour

Tennessee Craft–South invites the public to the 22nd annual Holiday Studio Tour on the Mountain Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. CST and Sunday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m–4 p.m. CST. Tennessee Read more...

​Greening of the Chapel

On Friday, Dec. 1, members of the Sewanee community are invited to join in the Greening of All Saints’ Chapel in preparation for the 58th annual Festival of Lessons and Carols. Work begins at Read more...

​A Plantation and a Church: Reconciling Pasts Tied to Slavery, Confederacy

by Kevin Cummings, Messenger Staff WriterIf the “Cathedral of the Confederacy” can confront its past, so can the University of the South, said Wallace Adams-Riley, former rector of St. Read more...

​School Board Considers Converting Schools to LED Lighting

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterConverting the Franklin County schools to LED lighting “would reduce your electric bills by enough to pay for the project,” Scotty Caroom, with the Excel Read more...