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​Bean Resigns Franklin County Commission Seat

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterStanley Bean, who was appointed Director of Schools in June, resigned from his position as county commissioner in the July meeting.Bean had been on the Read more...

​Members of Otey Parish Church Visit Canon Gideon in Uganda

Marilyn and Tom Phelps and Sally Hubbard recently made the long trek to Uganda (25 hours from Atlanta) to visit dear friend Canon Gideon Byamugisha and witness what progress has been made since Sally Read more...

​Sewanee Writers’ Conference Continues Through July 29

Celebrating its 28th summer session, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference (SWC) continues through Saturday, July 29, and features readings, panels and lectures by nationally-recognized faculty, editors, Read more...

​Burglary at Senior Citizens Center

The Sewanee Senior Citizens Center and the Sewanee Community Center were burglarized this past weekend.The glass on the door to the sewing room at the Senior Center was smashed in, allowing entrance Read more...

​Sewanee Writers’ Conference Begins 28th Year

Twelve days of readings and lectures open with fiction writer Christine Schutt.Celebrating its 28th summer session, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference will run from Tuesday, July 18, through Read more...

​School Board Receives Favorable Report on Budget Request

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the July 10 meeting of the Franklin County School Board, Franklin County Deputy Director of Finance Cindy Latham told the board the County Finance Read more...

​FC Finance Committee Recommends Property Tax Rate

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterThe Franklin County Finance Committee approved a motion to recommend that the county’s combined property tax rate remain at 2.67 percent.The decision to Read more...

​Five Winners Announced for the Jacqueline Avent Concerto Competition

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterPianists Peng Chian Chen and Jeong Seunghun, along with flutist Elise Kim, oboist Logan Jack Esterling and violinist Matthew Sakiyama, performed July 13 with Read more...

​Free Music at Angel Park

Friday Nights in the Park brings C-Mac and the Madras Men to Sewanee at 7:30 p.m., today (Friday), July 14. University Avenue will be closed at 6:30 p.m. for the annual outdoor family event, sponsored Read more...

​Rain Delays Angel Park Reverse Raffle Drawing

Weeks of rain in the area has resulted in lower attendance at Sewanee’s Friday Nights in the Park and organizers will be postponing their reverse raffle to allow for more time for ticket sales. Read more...