Percy Davis Haskew, 79, of Fairford, Ala. died Oct. 24, 2008 at Springhill Memorial Hospital. He was born July 22, 1929. He was a native of Clarke County. He was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church in Fairford, Ala. He was a member of the Oliver Masonic Lodge #334. He was a U.S. Army Veteran in the Korean Conflict. […]


Bobby Gene Baugh, 71, of Niceville, Fla. died Oct. 21, 2008 in Rolla, Mo. He was born Sept. 14, 1937. He was a member of Peoples National Bank of Niceville, Fla. and Niceville-Valparaiso, Kiwanis Club. Survivors include his wife, Michael Baugh, Niceville, Fla.; one son, Greg (Katya) Baugh, one daughter, Diane (Kevin) Fraser; three grandchildren, Sarah and Catherine Fraser and […]


Loyal Jackson “L.J.” Smith Jr., 93, of Thomasville, died Sunday, October 19, 2008, at Baptist Medical Center – Princeton in Birmingham. Mr. Smith was born July 4, 1915, in Pleasant Hill. He was the owner of Smith Jewelers in Thomasville, since he opened it in November 1946. He was a member of Thomasville Baptist Church where he was baptized and […]


Linda Faye Overton Nettles, 59, of Chatom died Oct. 22, 2008 at Washington County Hospital in Chatom. She was born Feb. 7, 1949 in Fulton. She was a member of Walnut Creek United Methodist Church in Chatom. She had worked as a nurse for the Washington County Board of Education. Survivors include her husband, Joseph Cornelius Nettles Sr., Chatom; her […]


Homer Anuel Crow, 89, of Thomasville died Oct. 21, 2008 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born on Friday, Nov. 22, 1918 in Valdosta, Ga. He was a member of Thomasville Baptist Church. He was a retired automobile mechanic. Survivors include his wife, Marion Earl Crow, Thomasville; one son, William “Buddy” Crow, Thomasville; three brothers, Earl J. Crow, Thomasville, Charles H. […]


Winters Robinson Craft Jr., 69, of Fulton died Oct. 22, 2008 at John D. Archbold Hospital in Thomasville, Ga. He was born July 11, 1939 in Cunningham. He was the owner of Crafts Style Shop in Fulton. Survivors include his son, Winters “Robby” Craft III, Mobile; one daughter, Angie Craft Lewis, Thomasville; step-father, Roy Crenshaw, Morvin; two brothers, Charles Craft, […]


Dorothy Jean Sheffield, 78, of Chatom died Oct. 25, 2008 at Washington County Infirmary. She was born Oct. 23, 1930. She was a native of Coffee County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chatom. She was a coowner of Sheffield’s Furniture Company in Chatom. Survivors include her husband, Willie B. Sheffield, Chatom; two sons, Michael J. […]

Memories & Recipes

Trick or Treat goodies!

Well it is almost Halloween and I remember the times when I’d rush home from school with my cousins and begin getting our costumes ready. That’s right, we hardly ever planned what we would go out as until the big night arrived. I don’t ever remember having a store bought costume, but I’m sure I probably did when I was […]

Gardening With Dora

Cold weather not for coleus plants!

This time of year I begin to worry about the coleus in my garden bed. I know that one night when I am not paying attention the temperature will fall below 50 degrees and what I will have the next morning is a heap of colorful mush. Not a happy thing. Coleus, Solenostemon, is grown for its foliage, and for […]

Jail arrests told

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the past week include: Caleb Jay Morgan, 22, probation violation, $30,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Kenneth Oneal Beck, 47, criminal mischief, third degree, $500 bond, arrested by Jackson Police Dept. Delarryo Dunklin, 28, drivers license suspended/ revoked, $383.75 bond, arrested by Jackson Police Dept. Terry Tate, 46, burglary, second degree, […]