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​Messenger Break Ahead

The Friday, May 19 is our last issue for May. There will not be a printed edition on May 26. The Messenger will be on break May 22–29. We will be back in the office Tuesday, May 30 and in print on Read more...

​Local Residents Receive Numerous Awards and Scholarships

Abbie Faxon and Allie Faxon of Sewanee recently received numerous awards, and scholarships for college. They are seniors at Franklin County High School.Abbie received the University of Tennessee Read more...

​SAS Graduation Events

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School will host its commencement exercises during the weekend of May 19–21.The weekend begins with the baccalaureate service at 5:30 p.m., today (Friday), May 19, at the Read more...

​IONA Art & Readings

The Spring Festival of Artists and Authors at IONA: Art Sanctuary opened in May with readings and art exhibits. Readings begin at 5 p.m. at 630 Garnertown Rd. All events are free and open to the Read more...

​Local, Fresh Food at Area Markets

Fresh foods grown in the area are plentiful and available in a number of locations. The Sewanee Gardeners’ Market, open every Saturday, 8–10 a.m., in the summer, will have its opening day Read more...

​Summer Meal Program

The University of the South (Sewanee) in partnership with the South Cumberland Community Fund announce their sponsorship of the 2017 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is administered in Read more...

​School Board Votes to Consolidate Middle Schools

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the May 8 Franklin County School Board meeting, the board voted 7 to 1 in favor of a resolution requesting the County Commission authorize a $37.5 million Read more...

​Runkle to Step Down from St. Mary’s Sewanee

The Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s Sewanee: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development announces that after serving St. Mary’s Sewanee as Executive Director for four years, the Rev. John Read more...

​On-Campus Farmers’ Market

The South Cumberland Farmers Market (Rooted Here) and Sewanee Dining are jointly sponsoring an On-Campus Farmers’ Market 1:30–4:30 p.m., today (Friday), May 12, on the lawn at Stirling’s. Read more...

​Homelessness in Sewanee Exists

by Kevin Cummings, Messenger Staff WriterHomelessness in Sewanee is difficult to find and largely not viewed as a problem, but a recent research project indicates there are people in the community Read more...