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​Historic County Commission Vote Approves Middle Schools

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the Jan. 15 meeting, in a historic 14 to 2 vote, the Franklin County Commission overwhelming approved allocating $48 million for the construction of two Read more...

​Why Two Middle Schools, Why Now

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterThe Thursday before the Jan. 15 County Commission vote on funding for two new middle schools, South Middle School (SMS) Assistant Principal Holly Eslick met Read more...

​School Board Approves Sherwood Property Deed Change

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the Jan. 14 meeting, the Franklin County School Board approved amending the deed that granted the Sherwood community use of the old elementary school site Read more...

​François Clemmons to Give Concert Jan. 20

François Clemmons, founder of the Harlem Spiritual Ensemble and a professionally trained operatic tenor, will present a concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 20, in Convocation Hall on the Sewanee Read more...

​MLK Day Community Celebration

The 34th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Celebration will take place at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21, in Upper Cravens Hall, 435 Kentucky Ave. The program celebrates the life and works Read more...

​Rev. Hutton Retires from St. James

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterAfter nearly 20 years at St. James Episcopal Church in Midway, Rev. Linda Hutton is retiring. At the beginning of January, former director of St. Mary’s Read more...

​GAAC Sculpture Competition

The Grundy Area Arts Council (GAAC) and the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance (MGTA) are pleased to announce the Old Roundhouse Park & Mountain Goat Trail Sculpture Competition for 2019. The GAAC and the Read more...

​St. Olaf Choir to Perform at All Saints’ Chapel

For more than a century, the world-renowned St. Olaf Choir has set a gold standard for choral singing, and the ensemble’s 75 singers and conductor Anton Armstrong will travel from Sioux Falls, S.D., Read more...

​Village Update: Housing Hot Topic

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterFrank Gladu, who oversees implementation of the Sewanee Village Plan, opened the Jan. 8 update meeting inviting questions from those attending. The plan Read more...

​Highlander Folk School Restoration

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterRestoration underway at one of Grundy County’s most important historical resources will soon make Highlander Folks School eligible for the National Registrar Read more...