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Community Chest Sets 2017-18 Goal at $128,535

The Sewanee Civic Association (SCA) is pleased to announce the beginning of the 2017–18 Sewanee Community Chest fundraising campaign. Due to growing demand from numerous deserving organizations, Read more...

​The Sewanee Chorale Tradition Continues

by Kevin Cummings, Messenger Staff WriterThe Sewanee Chorale’s Christmas present to the community will be unwrapped a little early this year — more of a Thanksgiving gift. Due to a busy Read more...

​Commission Approves Amendments to Ag Zoning Regulations

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the Oct. 16 meeting, the Franklin County Commission passed two zoning amendments applying to uses of land zoned agricultural.The first ammendment added Read more...

​School Board Entertains Another Townsend School Request

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt its Oct. 12 meeting, the Franklin County School Board entertained a request from Scarlet Patterson with the South Central Human Resources Agency (SCHRA) to Read more...

​Area Residents Who Rent Homes May Owe Hotel Tax

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterFranklin County’s recent hotel-motel tax audit found individual property owners who might fall under the “Hotel, Motel, and Campground Transient Occupancy Read more...

​Sewanee Review Publishes 500th Issue

by Kevin Cummings, Messenger Staff WriterThe Sewanee Review has published one issue, four times each year, for 125 years, and with this fall’s issue, the nation’s longest running quarterly Read more...

​The Places Project

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterThe way mountain folk are often portrayed in the media can be anything but kind. Margo Shea, a Connecticut-born, Massachusetts-bred Mellon fellow with the Read more...

​‘Home’ Photo Art Work Wanted

All levels of  photographers are invited to submit their work by Oct. 20, reflecting the theme “ home ” to the Historic Downtown Tracy City Window Gallery’s Second Exhibition. Photographers Read more...

​SCCF Hosts Know Your Worth Conference

As a part of its fifth anniversary celebration, South Cumberland Community Fund (SCCF) will host its first local nonprofit conference, “Know Your Worth: Recognizing the Impact of Rural Read more...

​Groundbreaking Ceremonies for Tracy City Mountain Goat Trail Project

Official groundbreaking ceremonies will take place on Monday, Oct. 23, for the downtown Tracy City portion of the Mountain Goat Trail.The ceremonies will begin at 4:30 p.m. in downtown Tracy City, Read more...