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​Read to Be Ready Program in Jeopardy

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterIn 2017, officials with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation signed a check for $1 million to finance Tennessee’s Read to be Ready summer programs. That Read more...

​Marhevsky and Roberts Appointed to School Board

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the July 15 meeting, the Franklin County Commission appointed Sarah Marhevsky and Caycee Roberts to fill vacant seats on the Franklin County School Board. Read more...

Make a Difference Day of Service, July 20

On Saturday, July 20, from 8 a.m. until noon, South Cumberland Community Fund (SCCF) will host its third annual day of service at Grundy County’s six elementary schools, as well as Sewanee and Read more...

​Friday Nights in the Park Concludes Tonight

Friday Nights in the Park (FNIP), sponsored by the Sewanee Business Alliance (SBA), concludes on Friday, July 19, with the Jess Goggans Band. The event is free and open to the public. University Read more...

​56th Annual Woman’s Association Cottage Tour and Bazaar Today

The 56th annual Woman’s Association Cottage Tour and Bazaar takes place on Friday, July 19, on the Assembly grounds. Cottages on the tour this year include Twin Oaks (#167), Memphis Home (#72), Read more...

​Notice of Community Cell Tower Meeting

The University of the South will host a community meeting at 3 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, Aug. 13, in the Torian Room of duPont Library in Sewanee, regarding the proposed communication tower behind Read more...

​School Board Revises Budget for the Fourth Time

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the July 8 meeting following two hours of deliberation, the Franklin County School Board approved a fourth round of amendments making additional cuts to Read more...

​Sewanee Writers’ Conference Begins 30th Year

Twelve days of readings and lectures open with fiction writer Tim O’BrienCelebrating its 30th summer session, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference will run from Tuesday, July 16, through Saturday, July Read more...

33rd Annual Sewanee Fourth of July Celebration

The 33rd Annual Sewanee Fourth of July CelebrationStreet DanceThe celebration will begin on Wednesday, July 3, with the Street Dance at the Sewanee Market at 8 p.m. featuring Bad Nayber. Stay until Read more...

​F@H Benefit Concert this Saturday

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterThe second annual benefit concert for Folks at Home is scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, July 6, in Angel Park, downtown Sewanee. There will be a raffle, a silent Read more...