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​Council Learns Light Pole Cell Tower Specs

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the Feb. 24 Sewanee Community Council meeting, Eric Hartman offered specifics on the modified proposal for locating a cell tower at the football field. In Read more...

​Monteagle Appoints Fire Chief and Assistant Chief

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the Feb. 25 Monteagle City Council meeting, Mayor David Sampley announced the appointment of Geron Brewer to the position of fire chief and Matt Underhill to Read more...

​Local Black History: Freedom Riders Revisited

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the recent Cowan Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church annual Black History Celebration, 1960s Nashville activists Etta Simpson Ray and Mary Jean Smith brought Read more...

​SCA Learns What Microplastics Are: Toxin Magnets

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterThe Feb. 20 Sewanee Civic Association (SCA) dinner meeting began with an update on the Community Chest and other projects. Martin Knoll gave a presentation on Read more...

​WUTS No Longer on the Air

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterAs of December 2019, the radio station WUTS is no longer licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This means for its listeners, WUTS is no Read more...

​Attorneys Recommend Suspending Monteagle Fire Chief

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the Feb. 17 working session, the Monteagle City Council reviewed a letter from city attorney Sarah Bible Willis with Bible and Bible, P.C., recommending Read more...

​Wilder Play Reading ‘Looks Like Pretty’

Professional actors will read from Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder’s play, “Looks Like Pretty,” on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 4 p.m. in the Tennessee Williams Center. The play is a co-commission from the Read more...

​Ward to Present Solo Organ Recitals

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterMusic has been a part of Geoffrey Ward’s life since he was young. Early on, his father demonstrated a deep appreciation for classical and church music. Ward Read more...

​SUD Elects Officers; Reviews Water Loss Metrics

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the Feb. 18 meeting, the Sewanee Utility District Board of Commissioners elected officers for the coming year. To educate the board on an issue critical to Read more...

​Middle Schools: A Glimpse of the Future

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterOn Feb. 15, project construction manager Gary Clardy led a group of school board members, administrators, and teachers on a tour of the under-construction new Read more...
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