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SES Summer Super Readers

Sewanee Elementary School students read 69,348 minutes this summer. The Read more...

​County High School Seniors Will Graduate Early

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the Aug. 14 meeting of the Franklin County School Board, the board granted the request of Franklin County High School Principal Roger Alsup and Huntland Read more...

​County Continues Efforts to Reduce Landfill Use

by Kevin Cummings, Messenger Staff WriterNow more than a year into a study on reducing landfill use, Franklin County Solid Waste Department is considering turning garbage into energy and encouraging Read more...

Otey ​Welcome Picnic and Ministry Fair

On Sunday, Aug. 27, after the 11 a.m. service, Otey will have its annual Welcome Picnic and Ministry Fair. The picnic is one way Otey welcomes newcomers to the mountain and re-engages with one another Read more...

​Tracy City Releases Map of Mountain Goat Trail Project

The Town of Tracy City released a map showing the route of the Downtown Tracy City project, consisting of more than a mile of the Mountain Goat Trail. The paved 10-foot-wide path will connect Read more...

Register for the Third Annual Hunger Walk

Did you know that in 2014 it was estimated that in Franklin County 13.3 percent of the population (5,480 people) were suffering from food insecurity or did not have access to adequate nutritious Read more...

​Local Area to Experience Near Total Solar Eclipse

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterOn Monday, Aug. 21 at 1:31:35 p.m., the moon will obscure 99.1 percent of the sun from view for people living in Sewanee. Just 26 miles northeast, the moon Read more...

​Maintaining FC Property Tax Rate Approved

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterDuring a specially-called meeting of the county commission last month, the commissioners voted 10–3 in favor of an $800,000 increase in the general Read more...

​Summer Meal Program Served 7,800 Meals

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterThe South Cumberland Summer Meal Program served 7,800 meals to about 700 kids this summer. That’s up 2,000 meals from last year. The number of kids served Read more...

​Monteagle Council Appoints Alderman; Addresses Town Beautification

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt its July 31 meeting, the Monteagle Town Council voted to appoint Anna (Susie) Zeman to fill the remaining vacancy on the board of alderman. The council Read more...