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James Kenneth Oakley, 85

Retired Watertown businessman and former Watertown Mayor James Kenneth Oakley died Thursday afternoon, May 2, 2013 at University Medical Center in Lebanon at the age of 85.

Mr. Oakley was a graduate of Watertown High School and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

William "Billy" J. Longnecker

Billy Longenecker passed away on April 30, 2013. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.


General News

Child ejected in head-on collision

From Post staff reports

A two-car head-on collision resulted in a child being ejected from one of the vehicles.

The incident happened around the Sparta Pike and Greenwood Road intersection at about 8 a.m., Friday.

According to authorities, the driver of a Ford Taurus, identified as Shelley Burton, reportedly crossed the center line and hit an SUV that was driven by Susan Eskew.

Authorities said that Burtons vehicle flipped and came to rest some 10 to 15 down an embankment.

The unidentified child, who was in a booster seat, was ejected. It was unclear which vehicle the child was in.

The drivers of both vehicles sustained injuries and were transported to hospitals. Burton was said to be in critical but stable condition. Eskews condition was unknown.

The child who was ejected was also transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, but his condition was unknown, also.

Authorities noted that charges were pending against Burton.

MJ grad wounded in melee

SAVANNAH, GA -- Former Mt. Juliet High football standout Vaughn Cornelia was one of two people wounded in an early morning shootout on the streets of Savannah, GA Friday.

Cornelia, 20, a sophomore football player at NCAA Division I Savannah State University, was transported to Memorial University Medical Center by Emergency Medical Services and taken to surgery. His condition is presently unknown.

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