SCCF Celebration for the Plateau

South Cumberland Community Fund (SCCF) has approved grants to 16 nonprofit organizations across the South Cumberland Plateau totaling $90,000 in its 2020 spring cycle of grant-giving. SCCF has awarded more than $941,000 in grants since 2012, including these most recent grants. SCCF’s annual Celebration for the Plateau, at which current and past SCCF grants recipients […]

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A Bounty of Good Health

In the Bounty of Good Health retreat, we are exploring how the building blocks of “whole health wellness” fit in to our unique life paths, learning positive ways to approach and embrace our nutritional, physical, social, mental, and personal spiritual needs. You will be guided in activities and conversations as you discover, step by step, […]

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Pre-K Applications

Monteagle Elementary School is still registering for Pre-K 2020-2021 school  year. Your child must be 4-years old on or before Aug. 15. You must be a resident of Marion County or live within Monteagle City Limits. Registration packets will be in the office all summer. Limited space is available, so register as soon as you […]

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Free Summer Meals for Plateau Children

The University of the South in partnership with the South Cumberland Community Fund and 13 local community partners are pleased to announce their sponsorship of the 2020 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).   All children 18 years and younger are welcome to receive meals at no charge regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age […]

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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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