In order to provide consistent service and safe care to our leaseholders, we would like to provide some information to you regarding the Lease Office's response to the Cornonavirus (COVID-19) situation.

Yes, we are open and available, however, we may be working remotely and we are avoiding foot traffic to the Lease Office for now. Please know we are available both by phone and email and will continue to provide prompt assistance to any questions or needs you may have. 

For any questions or to schedule an appointment with the Lease Office, please reach out to our office using the contact information listed below.

Carey Fulmer- Email: Phone: 931-598-1626


Sallie Green-  Email: Phone: 931-598-1998

The University of the South's response to COVID-19 can be found at: 


Sharing note from Franklin County Solid Waste District Facebook page.  

In an abundance of caution we are asking that you bring us your household waste only (kitchen waste basket) during these times of quarantine.  Please resist the urge to do spring cleaning and clean out old sheds, out buildings, garages, etc.  We are anticipating having a need to hold waste for days at a time if there is interruptions at the landfill or transfer station because of an outbreak of the virus affecting those areas.  We are doing our best to stay open so that waste does not pile up and cause unsanitary conditions for our county residents.  A little cooperation will go along way toward helping us stay in operation.  Please stay safe and don't litter!!!!!


University Decides Municipal Fee Increase For Fiber Project

The fiber-to-the-premises project will improve DREMC’s electrical infrastructure to leaseholders and expand Ben Lomand’s fiber services to leaseholders on the University of the South’s Domain. The improvements will be available to all leaseholders.

The University has determined that, by applying its usual process for apportioning municipal-type fees, the cost per leasehold will range from $1 to $25 per year, with the majority of leaseholders paying between $2 and $10 per year. This amount is the charge for the fiber infrastructure only; it has changed since the initial conversations and proposals. The increase will take effect in September 2020 and will be communicated in August to each leaseholder. 

Leaseholders currently pay different municipal fees based on the assessed value of improvements (building or home) as determined by the Franklin County tax assessor. 

The University and Community Council found the fiber project to be an important basic service, similar to others for which leaseholders already share the cost (police, fire, and ambulance services, for example). 

For more information on the Fiber for Sewanee project, the University has provided a FAQ document.

Additional information is available at: