Oak Ridge News

Roadtrippers Blog on The Secret City

An Article by Roadtrippers.com on the Secret City "'I’m sitting on a shuttle, surrounded by octogenarian couples from around the country. The bus is being driven by a former employee of the government site we’re touring, spilling stories about what went on here. I sit by myself, feeling like [...]

Big Ed’s Pizza Celebrates 50 Years in Oak Ridge, TN

Today, February 3, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Oak Ridge’s renowned family owned pizza restaurant, Big Ed’s. Big Ed's has been a fixture of the Oak Ridge community since 1970 when Ed Neusel, his wife Ginger, and their three sons converted the old Service Drug Store to where Big [...]

Crafter’s Brew Voted Best Sports Bar in the State!

Did you know that Oak Ridge’s Crafter’s Brew was voted the best sports bar in the state by Yelp? It’s true! Crafter’s brew is a combination of “sports bar, pub, and casual backyard hangout spot all in one.” While Oak Ridge has an abundance of recreational areas, history and [...]

Oak Ridge: The Most Secret U.S. National Park by USA Today

"At the same time Hanford scientists were refining plutonium, Oak Ridge, Tennessee technologists were refining uranium. The Manhattan Project sites lie within the boundaries of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which puts visitors through security paces. Public bus tours venture beyond the gates weekdays from March to November, and reservations [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]