Beginning June 3 the Oak Ridge History Museum will be open Thursday & Fridays 10 - 2 and Saturday 10 - 3.

ORHPA Monthly Meeting – Murder Will Out by Mark Griffith

book coverMark Griffith will be the speaker at the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association’s monthly membership and public meeting scheduled for Thursday, 8/11/16, at 7PM in the Midtown Community Center at 102 Robertsville Road. Please make your plans now to attend and hear about this history of a Pre-Oak Ridge murder.

Mark Griffith started his professional career in Oak Ridge at 21 years old, working with his business mentor, Greg Grigorieff, owner of Gilco Reality and former Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientist. After Greg’s premature death, Mark moved to Century 21’s Chris Power and Associates for a few years until getting into the Mortgage Industry in 1989.

In 1994, Mark was asked to join local business owners of Mortgage Investors Group, Chrissi Rhea, and Chuck Tonkin, to open an office in Oak Ridge. Mark has been managing the MIG office for 22 years and hasone of the top production offices in Tennessee. MIG Oak Ridge office has been the number one mortgage lender in Anderson County for over 15 years.

In 2011, MIG embarked in the radio business with a weekly radio show called The Housing Hour. Host Kevin Rhea asked Mark to become his co-host and executive producer. Mark’s duties have been to create content for their weekly show and

Part of those duties are to supply blog type content to the site. He has written blogs involving the housing industry to his personal passion, local history.

Murder Will Out is the first e-book Mark has written. MIG was thrilled to defray the cost and make the e-book free to download. Click here to download the e-book.

Chrissi Rhea said of Murder Will Out,“I think pre-Oak Ridge history is just as important and relevant and any other history. This story, all though tragic, needs to be given back to the community.”

Read an Historically Speaking column on Murder Will Out and Mark Griffith: E-book tells the tail of murder in Pre-Oak Ridge.