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Current Headlines

‘Mine 21’ Documentary to Premiere Oct. 24

“Mine 21,” a short documentary about a deadly coal-mine explosion that took place in the region in 1981, will have its local premiere at Monteagle Elementary School at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24. Read more...

​University Releases Lots for Residential Construction

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterThe University’s release of 10 lots for residential construction headlined the discussion at the Oct. 9 Sewanee Village Planning meeting. Questions concerning Read more...

​New Bike Pad at Sewanee Elementary

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterStudents at Sewanee Elementary School will be able to enjoy afternoon bike rides over newly paved sidewalks thanks to a partnership with the board of education Read more...

​Community Chest Sets $110,000 Goal; Volunteering Whys and Bewares

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterMore than 40 people turned out for the Oct. 4 Sewanee Civic Association dinner meeting. Following the business meeting, cofounder of Housing Sewanee and Read more...

​School Board Considers Facility Naming Process

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the Oct. 8 meeting, the Franklin County School Board reviewed a proposed facilities naming process drafted in response to a July request to rename the Read more...

​A Dream of ‘Forever Wild’ Come True: 1,000-Acre Mitchell Cove Conservation Easement

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterGale Link had a dream of keeping Mitchell Cove forever wild. In 1961, she and her husband purchased a 350-acre Mitchell-Cove bluff farm. Several years later, Read more...

​SUD Reviews Water Tank Lease

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterDiscussion at the Sept. 25 meeting of the Sewanee Utility District Board of Commissioners brought attention to insurance concerns, delaying approval of the lease Read more...

​Monteagle to Demolish Condemned Church

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the Sept. 24 meeting, the Monteagle City Council voted to demolish a condemned Layne Avenue church and put a lien on the property to recover the cost. In Read more...

​Community Chest Receives $160,300 in Funding Requests

It has been said that happiness has no price tag, but the Sewanee Civic Association (SCA) continues to put a dollar amount on their goal of improving the quality of life for all residents of the Read more...

​Rotaract Club Relay for Life

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterThe American Cancer Society estimates that roughly one in three people will be diagnosed with cancer. About four years ago, Will Murphy’s sister was that one. Read more...