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Couple Launches Zoom Groom Pet Service

by Kevin Cummings, Messenger Staff WriterThere’s a 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter rolling through Sewanee and surrounding towns where a dog can get on board for a blueberry facial and nail polishing, Read more...

​County Commission Approves Funding for Middle Schools Design

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterIn a split vote at the July 16 meeting, the Franklin County Commission approved funding the design plan for two new middle schools, cost $1.8 million, with the Read more...

​Sewanee Writers’ Conference Continues Through July 28

Celebrating its 29th summer session, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference continues through Saturday, July 28, and features readings, panels and lectures by nationally-recognized faculty, editors, Read more...

​Final Events for the Sewanee Summer Music Festival

The Sewanee Summer Music Festival (SSMF) concludes this weekend.The Friday Chamber Music Concerts showcase student chamber ensembles in three venues. These concerts are free and open to the public. Read more...

​Early Voting for August Elections

Early voting in the Franklin County August elections begins on Friday, July 13. Voting takes place at the Franklin County Election Commission, 839 Dinah Shore Blvd., in Winchester. The office is open Read more...

​Morton Memorial Fish Fry

The 12th annual fish fry will be at Morton Memorial United Methodist Church (MMUMC) from 4–7 p.m., Saturday, July 28. This is a rain or shine event and take out is available. Come enjoy fried fish, Read more...

​Mountain Market for Arts and Crafts

The 59th annual Monteagle Mountain Market Arts and Crafts Show will be 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, July 28, and 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Sunday, July 29. The event is behind Monteagle City Hall, at 16 Dixie Read more...

​Sewanee Writers’ Conference Begins 29th Year

12 days of readings and lectures open with fiction writer Randall KenanCelebrating its29th summer session, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference will run from Tuesday, July 17, through Saturday, July Read more...

​Sewanee’s Griffey Stars as ‘Oliver’

by Kevin Cummings, Messenger Staff Writer“I have to be locked in a coffin, jump on someone’s back, get carried off stage—and I get smacked,” she said.Eliza Griffey, 10, is eating a double Read more...

​School Board Approves New Honors Requirements; Tennis in Jeopardy

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the July 9 meeting, the Franklin County School Board approved changes to the requirements for graduating with honors. The board also entertained a request Read more...