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High school basketball scores Dec. 30th

Here is how area high school basketball teams fared on Wednesday. The Clinton Lady Dragons lost to Sweetwater 41-30 Wednesday at the Midway Christmas Classic. The Oak Ridge Wildcat boys bounced back from their first loss of the season by edging North Mecklenburg (NC) 56-54 in the consolation bracket at …

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More e-mails fueling year-end AC donnybrook

More e-mails have been obtained by WYSH detailing the ongoing and escalating feud between Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank and Commissioner Steve Mead. This latest dust-up began during the December 17th meeting of the County Commission when Mead presented the Mayor with a list of six questions (detailed in our …

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K-25 Virtual Museum up and running

A new virtual museum is helping to preserve the history of the former K-25 site, which was built in west Oak Ridge to enrich uranium for atomic bombs during World War II and once boasted the world’s largest building under one roof. The debut of the online museum coincided with …

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High school hoops round-up December 29th

Recapping Tuesday’s high school basketball action, the Oak Ridge boys dropped their first game after a school-record 15-0 start, falling in double overtime to David Crockett 87-85 at the Arby’s Classic in Bristol. The game featured a combined 30 three-pointers by the two teams and the Wildcats lost despite 25 …

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Drivers’ license renewal period upped to 8 years

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced beginning January 4, 2016, Tennesseans will be able to renew their driver license every eight years instead of five years.  The change will include all classifications of driver licenses—including commercial and motorcycle–and identification licenses.   The legislation to increase the renewal …

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Wrongful death suit filed in AC

A $6 million wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in Anderson County Circuit Court over the accidental shooting almost one year ago of a 23-year-old man confined to a wheelchair. Marcella “Marcy” Bunch, mother of the late Christopher Scott Cody Bunch of Rocky Top, filed the lawsuit against Joseph McClane, …

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ACSD investigating cause of fire

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a fire at a vacant mobile home on Norris Freeway. The fire occurred late Saturday night at 3525 Norris Freeway in Heiskell and no injuries were reported. Sheriff’s deputies reported that when they arrived, they observed the trailer in flames and the Andersonville …

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Man arrested after running from deputy on Christmas Eve

A Briceville man spent Christmas in jail after running from a Sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop on Christmas Eve. At around 5:45 pm Thursday, an Anderson County Sheriff’s deputy responded to an anonymous tip that Christopher Budrow—who had been wanted on outstanding warrants—was a passenger in a black SUV …

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Leadership at ATLC changing

Steve Jones, president of the Atomic Trades and Labor Council for the past five years, is retiring effective in January. Mike Thompson, a veteran of Oak Ridge union negotiations, will succeed Jones as president of the umbrella labor organization that represents more than a dozen unions at the government plants. …

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