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​University to Celebrate Foundation Day Sept. 21 and Founders’ Day Oct. 12

The University of the South will revive an old tradition and celebrate Foundation Day this month to observe the 150th anniversary of the matriculation of its first nine students, which occurred Read more...

​Speaker Series Serves Laid-Back Knowledge

by Kevin Cummings, Messenger Staff WriterExpert speakers, stimulating topics and a relaxed atmosphere is the recipe for a new monthly talk series at the Blue Chair Café.Thirst for Knowledge debuted Read more...

​School Pickup Traffic Endangers Children

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff Writer“We’ve got a problem with the schools being inundated with vehicles at 1:30 p.m.,” insisted board member Chris Guess at the Sept. 9 meeting of the Read more...

​Hunger Walk Sets Fundraising Record

by Kevin Cummings, Messenger Staff WriterThe fourth annual Hunger Walk was the most successful yet, bringing in more than $25,000.The event, sponsored by the Monteagle-Sewanee Rotary Club, benefits Read more...

​SACA Arts & Crafts Fair

The Sewanee Arts and Crafts (SACA) Fair will be Saturday, Sept. 22, in Shoup Park, across the street from the University Book and Supply Store. The fair, which will happen rain or shine, will be from Read more...

​Village Planning Update: Bookstore and Grocery News

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterNews about the bookstore and specialty food market led the discussion at the September Village Planning update meeting hosted by Frank Gladu, Special Assistant Read more...

​Historic Vote on Mountain Goat Trail Crossing: Monteagle to Apply for $1M Grant

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt a special called meeting Sept. 4, the Monteagle City Council voted to authorize the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance (MGTA) to write a grant on the town’s Read more...

​Tickets Available for the Goldenrod Gala

The second annual Goldenrod Gala — a “night out for nature” and an important fundraiser for the Friends of South Cumberland State Park — will be going underground on Saturday, Oct. 6, at The Read more...

​Fall Heritage Festival Celebrates a Fifth Year in Cowan

The Fall Heritage Festival returns to Cowan September 21-23, filling the Cowan Railroad Museum Park with art, history, music, food, and tons of free activities for kids of all ages. The free Read more...

​Fire on the Mountain

The sixth annual Fire on the Mountain Chili Cook-off & Car Show will be on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Hannah Pickett Park. The Park is located at 16 Dixie Lee Ave., behind Monteagle City Hall. The Tracy Read more...