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MENCS: Jones snags first victory in thrilling fashion

(MRN) Erik Jones crashed the season-long party being hosted by NASCAR’s so-called “Big Three” on Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway, smoothly executing a last-lap pass of Martin Truex Junior to notch the first Cup Series win in his fifty seven starts. Jones qualified twenty-ninth in the forty-car field, finished …

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7 apply for Oak Ridge Council vacancy

Seven people have applied for the vacant Oak Ridge City Council seat. Council is expected to fill the seat on Monday, July 9. The seven who applied by the Thursday deadline are Susan Frederick, Derrick Hammond, Lynda Marcoux, Delores Moyer, Zach Panter, Timothy Stallings, and Darris Upton. The vacancy was created when …

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I-75 wreck kills three, injures one

Three members of a Georgia family died and a fourth was injured in a two-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon on I-75 South in Campbell County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that the crash happened shortly before 5:45 pm near mile marker 141 when a tractor trailer driven by 47-year-old Crystal Nagel …

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Roane Commission facing big decisions

The Roane County Commission meets Monday night in Kingston to consider the county budget and tax rate for the new fiscal year that began July 1st. As presented, the budget would currently not include a property tax increase, however some commissioners have advocated for a tax increase of some sort …

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