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​Sewanee Loses Pre-K; County Schools’ Budget “Sobering”

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff Writer“In the hour and a half before this meeting I received a dozen emails, four phone calls and four texts,” said Franklin County School Board Representative Read more...

​Weekend of Closing Festivities, SAS Class of 2019 Graduates May 19

The student body of St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School will celebrate the 2018-19 academic year and its 37 graduating seniors during weekend festivities May 17-19.The weekend begins with the Baccalaureate Read more...

​University Chaplain Tom Macfie to Step Down Next Year

The Rev. Thomas E. Macfie Jr., University of the South chaplain and dean of All Saints’ Chapel, will complete his work as chaplain at the end of the next academic year (June, 2020). Macfie was Read more...

​Community Project to Preserve Sewanee’s Black History

This summer the Sewanee Black History Initiative is inviting all persons with roots in Sewanee’s black neighborhoods to participate in our community’s first-ever digitization fairs, which will be Read more...

​Budget, Inadequate Policy Dilemmas Confront School Board

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the May 6 working session, the Franklin County School Board discussed concerns raised by the proposed 2019-20 budget. The board also took up a dilemma caused Read more...

​New Bookstore Highlights

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the May 7 Sewanee Village update meeting Sarah Boykin presented an overview of the features of the new bookstore soon to be constructed on the lot between Read more...

​Wilson to Lead Spiritual Learning Workshop

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterA new workshop at St. Mary’s Sewanee will focus on providing participants with the language to talk about spiritual learning. This Spiritual Learning Workshop Read more...

​Sewanee Arts and Crafts Association Spring Fair

The Sewanee Arts and Crafts Association’s (SACA) Spring Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at Shoup Park on University Avenue in Sewanee. This event is free and open to the Read more...

​HSI Home Almost Completed at Sherwood Springs

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterNestled back a ways from the main road up the Mountain, Mickey Suarez, Michael Coffey and Peter Hunter hammer away on a smart, 750-square-foot home at 1835 Read more...

​Monteagle: Police Save Life, Jobs, Pit Bulls

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff Writer “I have no doubt in my mind the officers saved the woman’s life,” said Monteagle Police Chief Virgil McNeese recognizing officers Zach Fults and David Read more...