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Jones tops CWTS race at Texas

(MRN) Rookie Erik Jones led a one-two sweep for Kyle Busch Motorsports on Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway, leading all but thirty of the 147 laps in the Number-4 Toyota to notch his third victory of the season and add to his points lead with just two races remaining. …

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Keselowski wins XFS race at Texas

(MRN) Brad Keselowski led a race-high sixty-two laps, including the final eleven, to win Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway – giving Team Penske its third straight car owners championship. Keselowski started second in the Number-22 Ford and finished one-point-one seconds in front of runner-up Kevin Harvick to notch his thirty-fourth …

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Johnson plays spoiler, wins again at Texas

(MRN) Jimmie Johnson continued his mastery of Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, winning his third straight race and fifth in his last seven starts on the Fort Worth oval. In the process, Johnson denied Brad Keselowski automatic advancement into the next round of the post-season Chase. Keselowski started from the …

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OR holds off Soddy-Daisy 45-33

Oak Ridge beat Soddy Daisy 45-33 on big plays and turnovers in the first round of the 2015 Class 5A football playoffs on Blankenship Field on Thursday. The Wildcats (10-1) will travel to Ooltewah (9-2) on Friday, November 13, for a second round game. The Owls, who are ranked eighth, …

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ORPD IDs roadside shooting victim

Oak Ridge Police have identified the man who shot himself in the face with shotgun during a standoff along the side of the Oak Ridge Turnpike late Tuesday night as 45-year-old Mark Tinker of Oliver Springs. At last check, authorities say Tinker was listed in serious condition in the neuro-critical …

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Ribbon cutting at former Inn held Thursday

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the former Alexander Inn was held Thursday night. The two-story hotel has been converted into an assisted living center by Dover Development. The hotel—now called the Alexander Guest House–was originally built for the Manhattan Project during World War II when the world’s first atomic weapon …

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Man shoots himself by side of OR Turnpike

A man shot himself during a standoff by the side of the Oak Ridge Turnpike Tuesday night and, according to the Oak Ridge Police Department, was listed in critical condition at UT Medical Center as of early this morning. According to a city press release, Tuesday night shortly before 10:30, …

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