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​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...

​Celebration of Technology Partnership

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff Writer“We welcome our many new friends at Ben Lomand,” said Vice-Chancellor John McCardell at the Nov. 14 ribbon cutting ceremony at duPont Library, celebrating Read more...

​Residents Raise Concerns about the Sewanee Village Plan

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the Nov. 7 Sewanee Village Update meeting, Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor Frank Gladu fielded residents’ questions about hurdles the project Read more...

​Operation Noel

Providing Abundant Holidays for AllIn just a few weeks, it will be Christmas. While many are already planning ahead about gifts to buy and food to eat, there are those not so fortunate. In our area, Read more...

​Actors to Read at ‘Tennessee Shorts’ Tonight

by Kevin Cummings, Messenger Staff WriterA Tony Award winner, a “Boardwalk Empire” star, and several local thespians will offer their oratory talents to “Tennessee Shorts” at Guerry 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.). After accommodating Read more...

​Blue Chair Tavern to Host Comedy Night

by Kevin Cummings, Messenger Staff Writer“I’m sick of following my dreams, I’m just going to ask where they’re going and hook up with them later.”—Comedian Mitch HedbergPeople who are Read more...