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​Annual Holiday Studio Tour

Tennessee Craft–South invites the public to the 23rd annual Holiday Studio Tour on the Mountain, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 and 11 a.m.–4 p.m, Sunday, Dec. 9. Tennessee Craft–South is Read more...

​University Alumni to Make Documentary About Historic 1899 Football Team

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterAlmost 120 years ago, the Sewanee Tigers boarded a train and embarked on what became the ultimate 2,500-mile road trip—the footballers were heading out to Read more...

​Housing in Sewanee: What Fits?

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the Dec. 5 Sewanee Village update meeting, Special Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor Frank Gladu invited residents’ input about what types of housing and Read more...

​Bringing ‘The Nutcracker’ to Life

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterNearly 100 dancers from Sewanee Dance Conservatory and Alabama Youth Ballet Theater (AYBT) took to the stage Dec. 1, for two performances of “The Read more...

​New Monteagle Fire Hall Likely; City Hall Extends Hours

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterThe Monteagle City Council welcomed two recently elected alderman at the Nov. 26 meeting, Rebecca Byers and Tony Gilliam. The council approved Gilliam’s Read more...

​Ben Lomand to Extend Fiber Optic Connection

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterTelecommunication provider Ben Lomand Connect recently received a $1.8 million Rural Development grant to extend fiber optic broadband service to 265 households Read more...

​No SUD Rate Increase in 2019

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the Nov. 27 meeting of Sewanee Utility District (SUD) Board of Commissioners, the board approved the 2019 budget prepared by SUD Manager Ben Beavers. The Read more...

​Operation Noel

In 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, there are children who may not get Read more...

​Middle School Design Highlights School Board Meeting

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the Nov. 12 Franklin County School Board meeting, Binkley Garcia Architecture (BGA) provided an overview of the floor plan and external characteristics of the Read more...

​Lessons and Carols Information

The 59th annual Festival of Lessons and Carols at the University of the South will be celebrated at three services, two on Dec. 8 (4 p.m. and 7 p.m.), and one on Dec. 9 (4 p.m.). Please note the Read more...