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​Early Voting for August Elections

Early voting in the Franklin County August elections begins on Friday, July 13. Voting takes place at the Franklin County Election Commission, 839 Dinah Shore Blvd., in Winchester. The office is open Read more...

​Morton Memorial Fish Fry

The 12th annual fish fry will be at Morton Memorial United Methodist Church (MMUMC) from 4–7 p.m., Saturday, July 28. This is a rain or shine event and take out is available. Come enjoy fried fish, Read more...

​Mountain Market for Arts and Crafts

The 59th annual Monteagle Mountain Market Arts and Crafts Show will be 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, July 28, and 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Sunday, July 29. The event is behind Monteagle City Hall, at 16 Dixie Read more...

​Sewanee Writers’ Conference Begins 29th Year

12 days of readings and lectures open with fiction writer Randall KenanCelebrating its29th summer session, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference will run from Tuesday, July 17, through Saturday, July Read more...

​Sewanee’s Griffey Stars as ‘Oliver’

by Kevin Cummings, Messenger Staff Writer“I have to be locked in a coffin, jump on someone’s back, get carried off stage—and I get smacked,” she said.Eliza Griffey, 10, is eating a double Read more...

​School Board Approves New Honors Requirements; Tennis in Jeopardy

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the July 9 meeting, the Franklin County School Board approved changes to the requirements for graduating with honors. The board also entertained a request Read more...

​Priestley Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from TDEC

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) recognized two individuals and four entities at the Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards held at the Franklin Marriott Cool Read more...

​Monteagle Grapples with Police Benefits, Paid Holidays

by Leslie Lytle, Messenger Staff WriterAt the July 10 workshop, the Monteagle Town Council heard from police officers who raised questions about their sick leave and health insurance benefits. The Read more...

​Octoπ Pizza and Wine Bar Opens in Sewanee

by Kevin Cummings , Messenger Staff WriterPizza, wine and beer are magic words to many people, and chef Keri Moser says she’s invigorated by the options her new restaurant offers. Moser owned Read more...

​Award-winning Writer Alibar Returns to the Mountain

by Kevin Cummings, Messenger Staff WriterCoffee cup in hand, dressed in shorts and a black T-shirt, acclaimed writer Lucy Alibar is chilling on the patio at the Sewanee Inn, overlooking the Read more...