Park Status Update: Know Before You Go 

Camping SCSP Manager George Shinn anounced on May 12 that camping is now open in the park, at 50-percent capacity. The park will maintain half capacity at each campground, to allow for social distancing and limit impact on the park.  Playgrounds, Picnic Areas Also, SCSP playgrounds and picnic areas are open but, although cleaned daily, […]

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Upcoming Meetings

Free Legal Clinics The Legal Aid Society is planning to hold all monthly free legal clinics over the phone due to the official recommendations in response to COVID-19. Local attorneys will offer advice on questions about housing and renters’ rights, bankruptcy, medical bills, debt collection, domestic violence, applying for SNAP benefits and applying for unemployment […]

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Veterans Memorial Day Service 

The Memorial Service for Franklin County’s Veterans who have died in service to our country during combat will be at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020, at the Franklin County Memorial Gardens on the Cowan-Winchester Highway. All health and safety rules will be adhered to during the service (distancing, masks, etc.) In […]

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Voting Information

Aug. 6, 2020 is voting day for the State Primary and County General Election. Early voting in Franklin County takes place July 17-Aug. 1. You may request ballots to be mailed from May 8–July 30.  If you are unable to appear at your polling place on Election Day or during the Early Voting period, you may […]

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Local, Fresh Food at Area Markets

The Sewanee Gardeners’ Market, open every Saturday, 8–10 a.m. in the summer, will have its opening day Saturday, June 6. The Market is located on Highway 41A, next to Hawkins Lane and the Mountain Goat Trail.  The South Cumberland Farmers’ Market has breads, fruits and vegetables, eggs, coffee and meats available. Learn more online at […]

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Coronavirsus Tax Relief

The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. This page <https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus > will be updated as new information is available. For other information about the COVID-19 virus, people should visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) <https://www.coronavirus.gov> for health information. Other […]

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Community Response

As we move towards less social interaction, the Messenger is putting together lists of businesses and organizations open or closed status. The information in this issue is current as of Thursday, March 19, at noon, which is the time we send the newspaper to the printer. If there are any major updates, we will post […]

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Upcoming Meetings

CCJP Cumberland Center for Justice & Peace will have an annual meeting at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 7, at the Sewanee Senior Citizens Center. Coffee and doughnuts will be served at 8:30 a.m. Coffee with the Coach Coffee with the Coach, an opportunity to learn more about Sewanee’s sports teams will meet at 9 a.m., […]

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