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Oak Ridge Family Makes Running a Tradition

Oak Ridge school teacher and city council member Jim Dodson has made a family tradition out of participating in the Secret City Half Marathon and 5k. For the past five years, Dodson, along with his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been running this event together. Find out what makes that [...]


Oak Ridge Boy Makes it Big in K-town

He's not even a year old and he has ridden his motorcycle on the Dragon, met the UT Mascot Smokey, welcomed collegiate rowers to Oak Ridge, raised money for charity and had selfies with hundreds of people in East Tennessee, but who is he? Well, his name is Sinan and [...]


Honoring Genetics Pioneer, Legacy Scientist Liane Russell

Oak Ridge is mourning the loss of internationally recognized researcher Dr. Liane “Lee” Branch Russell. Lee passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the age of 95. Funeral arrangements are being planned at Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home. Fleeing Nazi-controlled Austria as a child, Lee eventually came to America [...]


Oak Ridge Featured on My Wanderlusty Life

Popular travel blog My Wanderlusty Life has published a lovely story detailing seven things to do on your visit to Oak Ridge, TN.   The author originally became interested in Oak Ridge when she randomly came across a copy of the wonderful book The Girls of the Atomic City while [...]


Oak Ridge Remembers the Life of Ed Westcott

Oak Ridgers have heavy hearts today, as the news of the passing of Ed Westcott made the headlines. According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, Westcott passed peacefully around 7 a.m. on Friday, March 29, 2019. Westcott turned 97 years old on January 20, and he had an incredible life being [...]


New Oak Ridge History Museum Now Open

We are excited to announce that a brand new attraction is now open in Oak Ridge, TN! The Oak Ridge History Museum launched in September to fill a niche in the Secret City’s museum scene. While the popular American Museum of Science and Energy tells the story of the Manhattan [...]