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Rocky Top man indicted in fatal Campbell crash

A Rocky Top man was indicted last week by a Campbell County grand jury on charges related to the death of his girlfriend in a single-car crash in October. 28-year-old Michael Alan Chesney was indicted on charges of vehicular homicide and DUI in connection the October 2016 crash on Jacksboro …

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OR BOE OKs Scarboro site for new preschool

Meeting Monday night, the Oak Ridge School Board voted 5-0 to propose building the city’s new preschool at Scarboro Park. A new preschool has been on the city’s wish list for decades but the system’s hand was forced after the 70-year-old building that currently houses the preschool was found to …

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Boys’ Region tourney scores, schedules

High school basketball Region tournaments began over the weekend. Saturday was quarterfinal day for the boys. Here is how those games went down. Region 2AAA: Bearden 90 Clinton 66…Ques Glover (28) and Travis Stephney (24) combined for 52 points and the Bulldogs lived up to their name on the glass …

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MENCS: Kurt Busch wins 1st Daytona 500

Kurt Busch led just one lap of Sunday’s season-opening Daytona 500, but it was the one that counted the most. After race leader Chase Elliott slowed with a fuel pick-up problem and then Kyle Larson ran out of gas on the final lap, Busch’s Number-41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford was well-positioned …

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7th Judicial Task Force investigation nets arrests

Two people were arrested on drug charges and two were arrested on outstanding warrants after a search of a Vermont Avenue home on Friday morning. The search of the home at 306 Vermont Avenue, across from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in central Oak Ridge, came after an investigation by the Seventh Judicial …

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Mason to leave ORNL July 1st

Dr. Thom Mason will step down as director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory effective July 1, 2017, exactly 10 years after becoming director of the nation’s largest science and energy laboratory. Mason will take on a new role as Senior Vice President for Laboratory Operations at Battelle in Columbus, Ohio. …

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