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​County Commission Grapples with Rezoning

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterSeptember’s County Commission meeting saw the appointment of Carolyn Wiseman to the seat left vacant in District 2 after Director of Schools Stanley Read more...

​School Board Considers New Middle School Sites; Elects Officers

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAccessibility issues dominated the Franklin County School Board’s discussion about proposed sites for the new middle school at the Sept. 14 meeting. Research Read more...

​Sewanee Deer Hunt Begins Sept. 23

The 2017 hunting season in Sewanee begins Sept. 23 and runs discontinuously until Jan. 12, 2018. Hunters approved by the University may take part in this hunt. This year marks the 15th year Read more...

​Jail Art Program Show and Sale

Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum in partnership with the local nonprofit organization, Arts Inside, is pleased to announce an art show created by the women in the detention center’s art program. Read more...

​University of the South Choir to Perform Evensong on Sunday

by Kevin Cummings, Messenger Staff WriterThe University of the South Choir will sing a special evening service at All Saints’ Chapel on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 4 p.m.Part of the Anglican Read more...

​Werner Museum a Trove of Military History

by Kevin Cummings, Messenger Staff WriterIn the front room sits an M3 Stuart tank parked next to a M20 Ford Greyhound armored vehicle equipped with a 50-caliber Browning machine gun, both from the Read more...

​Poet Marilyn Nelson Reading for the Haines Memorial Lecture

The English Department is pleased to announce that the Stacy Allen Haines Memorial Lecture this year will be a reading by poet Marilyn Nelson.The reading will take place on Thursday, September 21, at Read more...

​McIntosh to Deliver the 2017 DuBose Lectures

The annual DuBose Lectures will be held on Sept. 27 and 28, on the campus of the University of the South’s School of Theology. This year, the School of Theology will welcome the Rev. Mark Read more...

​Fall Heritage Festival

The Fall Heritage Festival is a celebration of life in the foothills of the Cumberland Plateau, engaging regional communities through the educational and inspirational experience of history, Read more...

​SCA Plans for 2017–18

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the Aug. 30 Sewanee Civic Association (SCA) Welcome Back picnic, members had the opportunity to chat and break bread with representatives from the fortunate Read more...