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​Tillinghast Book Signing at the Blue Chair

On Wednesday, Aug. 2, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., the Blue Chair is hosting a book signing and brief reading from Richard Tillinghast’s “Journeys into the Mind of the World: A Book of Places,” Read more...

​The SWC 1990 to the Present: Survivors’ Reminiscence

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAmong many other notable presences, the 28th Sewanee Writers’ Conference (SWC) welcomed poet Charles Martin and fiction writer Tim O’Brien, both who served Read more...

​Healthcare Reform Panel

by Bailey Basham, Messenger Staff WriterA group of concerned Franklin County residents met on Monday night for a panel on healthcare reform sponsored by Sewanee Organize and Act. The panel was Read more...

​Sales Tax Holiday

The state of Tennessee’s annual sales tax holiday is held every year, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the last Friday in July and ending at 11:59 p.m. the following Sunday night. During this weekend, Read more...

​‘Tigers Don’t Leave Tracks!’ Community Project

“Tigers Don’t Leave Tracks!” is a community-wide project bringing together the Sewanee Parent Organization, Sewanee Elementary School and local businesses. The project encourages customers to Read more...

​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...