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​School Board Approves Bonuses, Cell Phone Changes

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the Nov. 11 meeting, the Franklin County School Board approved bonuses for all support employees and contract bus drivers. The board also approved a revised Read more...

​Sewanee Operation Noel

Providing Abundant Holidays for AllIn 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, Read more...

​Welcome to the New SSO Artistic Director

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterThis semester is Mathew Ward’s first as Sewanee Symphony Orchestra Artistic Director, but he is no stranger to the Mountain and its magic. Ward, who earned Read more...

​Sewanee Village Green: What, Why, How

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff Writer“The village green is the most important part of the village,” said Scott Parker, principal for the Charleston, S.C., based firm Design Works. Charged Read more...

​Sewanee Women: ‘Diamonds Are Made Under Pressure’

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterThe panel discussion Sewanee Women Then and Now featured four current students and five alumnae ranging from the class of 1974 to 2019. Held in conjunction Read more...

​Women of Sewanee Success

by Lee Freeland Hancock, C’81, Special to the MessengerWomen of Sewanee, an independent group of alumni, faculty, staff and community members, announced its first fundraising success at Read more...

​Woodard’s Diamonds and Design Open at New Location

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterJim Woodard and his team at Woodard’s Diamonds and Design spent their final day in the Northgate mall location last month after more than 30 years. The new Read more...

​Sewanee Council Discusses Non-Resident Fees, Housing Questions

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the Oct. 28 meeting, the Sewanee Community Council discussed the option of higher municipal service fees for non-resident leaseholders and how to limit Read more...

​WUTS: The Voice of Sewanee

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterLong before YouTube and the flooding of the podcast market with daily news round-ups, or the hyper-niche shows about cryptids and antiques, radio was king. Read more...

​Monteagle Addresses Playground Disrepair, Dog Problem

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the Oct. 28 Monteagle City Council meeting, Monteagle Mayor David Sampley read a letter from the city’s insurance provider stating the playground Read more...