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Among the Best Optometrist Among the Best Investment Firm
Best of the Triangle
Area Professionals
Area professionals, we salute you! It’s that time of year again and we are excited to
recognize professionals from The Golden Triangle area who were voted “Best” and “Among Cardiologist Church Youth Minister
the Best” in our annual reader’s poll. We appreciate the jobs you do to make our communities BEST BEST
better places to live and work. Barton Williams Gary Permenter
Below is a list of this year’s winners, according to the thousands of votes we received not
only through paper ballots, but through on line ballots as well. The top vote-getter in each
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
category is listed as the “Best”, while the second and third place vote-getters are listed as Donnie Stokes Trey Skaggs
“Among the Best”. Please note that our “Among the Best” winners are not necessarily listed John King David Dees
in the order of the number of votes received.
If your name is listed and you did not receive your certificate, please stop by The Dispatch
offices to pick it up. Caterer College Professor
Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to our readers who vote each year to make BEST BEST
the Best of the Triangle a success. Bridgett Harding
Renee Clary
AMONG THE BEST
Auctioneer Bank Teller Café Unique AMONG THE BEST
Bridget Pieschel
BEST BEST Marty Wages
Glenn Baldwin Jessica Banks
Mike Stone Tisha Conners Brandy Larmon
Stevan Black, Ameriprise Financial, was voted among the best investment firms. He was
also voted among the best financial planners. He is pictured with Cynthia Cunningham AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST Beverly Joyce
who presented him his awards.
Professionals Dodie Colvin Cindy Tingle Chiropractor
Sherman Meadows Gwen Rainwater
Best Community Volunteer
Saum Chiropractic BEST
Accountant Auto Mechanic Barber AMONG THE BEST Scott Ferguson
BEST BEST BEST Dr. Paul Veal AMONG THE BEST
Dr. Lee Ford, Golden Triangle Eye Clinic, was voted among the best optometrist. His Mark Vickers Marty Stillman Zack Musselwhite Dr. Susie Johnson
offices are located in the West Point and Columbus Walmart stores. Mary Jane Runnels Tommy Gillian
presented Dr. Ford his certificates. AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST Mott Ellis
Scott Perkins
Vivian Yeatman
Eddie Boykin
Corey Herring
Mario Murray
Steven Alford
Church Choir
Best Gynecologist BEST
Fairview Baptist Church
Cosmetologist
Architect Bail Bondsman Beautician AMONG THE BEST Best
BEST Steven Alford Providence Missionary Steven Alford
BEST Baptist Church
Chris Morrow Kenneth Montgomery AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
First United Methodist Karletta Harris
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST Regina Williams Church
Bryan Brown Hannah Fletcher Mallory Baucom
Kendra Ellis
Neil Waggoner Cynthia Hunt
Butcher Church Pastor Dental Hygienist
Attorney BEST
Baker BEST Breck Ladd Best
BEST BEST Bill Mason AMONG THE BEST Cynthia Younger
David Dunn Taylor Massey AMONG THE BEST Steve Lammons
Eddie Hall Jason Delgado
AMONG THE BEST
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST Nikki O’Brian
Rod Ray Monica Mitchell Chop McGee Josh Daffern Beverly Sullivan
Shawn Parker
Dr. Gregory Childrey, Columbus OB/GYN, was voted best gynecologist, among the best
obstetrician and among the best plastic surgeon. His awards were presented by Beth Corky Smith Peggy Strauss
Proffitt. Steve Wallace
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Dentist Esthetician Firefighter High School Teacher Local Entertainer
BEST BEST BEST Best BEST Best Interior Designer Best Pediatric Dentist
Steve Porter Jennifer Wilkerson Wes Mims Nate Hewett
Deb Shelton
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
Patrick Shipp Terrance Bonner Tyler James Swing Shift
Jay Wiygul Jacqueline DiCicco Mike Gibson Pat Perdue Mike Chain
Jessica James Dawn Barham

Dermatologist Event Planner Funeral Director Hospice Nurse
BEST BEST BEST Lung Physician
Bethany Hairston Karen Stanley Hollis Peel BEST BEST
Debra Rhinewalt Cameron Huxford
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
Terry Westmoreland Angie Atkins Caleb Pounders AMONG THE BEST
Misty Sharp Morgan Hardin Tim Pounders Heather Milam Lance Busch
Kala White Amanda Mordecai Susan Taylor

Exterminator Gastroenterologist Insurance Agent
Dog Groomer BEST BEST Nail Technician
BEST State Pest Control Allen Williams BEST
Muddy Paws AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
Cheryl Cruse Best
AMONG THE BEST Lara Frasher
AMONG THE BEST Price Pest Control James Rawson
BJ’s Dog Grooming Wendell Eaves Samuel Johnson Amy Shelton AMONG THE BEST
The Shaggy Hound John Acker Betty Jo Jordan
Tiffany Graves
Heather Pack
Cynthia Cunningham, left, presented Penny Bowen her award for being voted best interi- Dr. David K. Curtis of Pediatric Dental Clinic, center, was voted best pediatric dentist. He
Family Physician General Contractor Interior Designer or designer. his shown with Dr. Katie Lee Curtis Windham and Beth Proffitt.
Electrician BEST BEST BEST
BEST
Rob Malone
John Stanback Gene Reid
Penny Bowen Nurse
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST BEST
AMONG THE BEST Robert Buckley Joe Morgan Diane Durham
Buddy Easley Jerry Turner West Brothers Cindy Morgan
Chad Weldon Lee Ann Glusenkamp AMONG THE BEST
Sarah Smith
Financial Advisor General Surgeon Sarah Cantrell
Elementary School BEST BEST
Kindergarten Teacher
BEST
Teacher Scott Ferguson Michael Berry
Jean Ann Evans Nurse Practitioner
BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST BEST
Rhonda Ferguson Richard Vallette Joy Murphy
Kyra Hardy Bain Nickels Jan McClanahan Heather Ford
AMONG THE BEST Crystal Phillips AMONG THE BEST
Pam Oswalt Heather Barnes Chase Larmour
Melissa Parker Financial Planner Gynecologist Stephanie Gale
BEST BEST Landscaper
Estate Planner Rhonda Ferguson Gregory Childrey
BEST Obstetrician
BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST Smith Landscaping BEST
Bain Nickels Meredith Griffin James Holzhauer
David Dunn Stevan Black Pamela Lacy AMONG THE BEST
AMONG THE BEST Kevin Styron AMONG THE BEST
Rhonda Ferguson SGK Landscaping Pamela Lacy
Bill Gillis Gregory Childrey
J. Patrick Chaney
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Among the Best Bail Bondsman Among the Best Nurse Practitioners Opthalmologist Orthopaedist Pediatric Dentist Pharmacist Plumber
BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST
Dan Bennett Rusty Linton David K. Curtis Chris Bonner Bill Kidder
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
William Gillespie Scott Jones John Russell Hank Norwood Olyn Hill
Scott Bradley Chad Altmeyer Huxford & Lockhart Robert White Harold Pounders
Jon Caddis

Optometrist Otolaryngologist Pediatrician Physical Therapist
BEST BEST BEST BEST Podiatrist
Don Upton Justin Garner Pamela Sykes Michael Putt BEST
Aaron Owens
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
David Curtis Clay Borden Jacob Skiwski Carol Walters AMONG THE BEST
Lee Ford Edwin Meeks, Jr. Amy Robertson Lee Huckaby James Kilgore
Scott Jones

Orthodontist Painter Personal Trainer Plastic Surgeon Police Officer
BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST
Cooper Callaway Farley Shaw Amy White John Griffin Mark Underwood
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
John Russell Bill Moss Beth Jeffers Gregory Childrey Rhonda Sanders
Norman Ford Jeff Shepherd Whitney Jeffers Anna Woodson Amanda Burrell
Jenna Lyle Fred Shelton
Mary Jane Runnels presented Hunt Bonding owner Cynthia Hunt, right, her award for Stephanie Gale, left, accepts her award from Cynthia Cunningham for being voted Jamie Adams
being voted among the best bail bondsman. among the best nurse practitioners.
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Professional Photographer Sheriff’s Deputy
BEST BEST Best Obstetrician
Kelly Hayes Clint Sims
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
Amber Ruffin Marc Miley
Katie McDill Tony Perkins

Psychiatrist Stump Grinder
BEST BEST
Raymond Overstreet Carl Rutherford
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
Saleem Ali Lynden Claussen
Lucy Flowers Jim Bourland

Psychologist Sunday School Teacher
BEST BEST
Francis Baird Terry Westmoreland
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
Diane Prude Hal Smith Dr. James Holzhauer was voted best obstetrician. Beth Proffitt presented him with his
Leslie Frye Angela Rutherford award.

Radiologist Veterinarian
BEST BEST
Best Kindergarten Teacher
Mark Ellis Kerry Blanton
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
Ed Williams Jim Dowdle
Charles Dahlke Alicia Anderson

Real Estate Agent Waiter
BEST BEST
Steve Guist Jim Plowman
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
Patton Whitten Luke Hodges
Caroline Bromley Pedro Flores

Real Estate Appriaser Waitress
BEST
Steve Holcombe Best
Martie Bowen
AMONG THE BEST
Jay Jourdan AMONG THE BEST
Steve Ward Jessica Dennis
Bethany Plowman

Heritage Academy teacher Jean Ann Evans was voted best kindergarten teacher and
Heather Barnes was voted among the best kindergarten teachers. Shown, from left,
are Jean Ann Evans, Heather Barnes, Heritage elementary principle Cindy Wamble and
Dispatch advertising director Beth Proffit.
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Among the Best Attorney Among the Best Obstetrician Among the Best Physical Therapists

Corky Smith, of Sims and Sims, is presented his award by Beth Proffitt for being voted Dr. J. Patrick Chaney, Physicians & Surgeons Clinic, is shown with his award for being OCH physical therapist, Carol Walters, was voted Among the best physical therapist.
among the best attorneys. voted among the best obstetricians. Mary Jane Runnels, right, presented her award.
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Best High School Teacher Best Butcher

From left, Heritage headmaster, Dr. Greg Carlyle is shown with Pat Perdue, Deb Shelton,
Dispatch advertising director Beth Proffitt and Dispatch editor/publisher Birney Imes.
Pat Perdue was voted best high school teacher and Deb Shelton was voted among the Beth Proffitt presented Bill Mason, owner of The Butcher Shop, his award for being
best high school teachers in this year’s Best of the Triangle readers poll. voted best butcher.
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Among the Best Dog Groomers Best College Professor Among the Best Dentist Among the Best Chiropractors

Dispatch sales rep, Cynthia Cunningham, left, is shown with Mississippi University for
Women professors, Dr. Beverly Joyce, Dr. Bridget Pieschel and Dr. Brandy Larmon. Dr.
Pieschel was voted best college professor. Dr. Joyce and Dr. Larmon were voted among Dr. Patrick Shipp, Shipp Family Dentistry, is shown with his award for being voted among Dr. Paul Veal, left, Veal Chiropractic, receives his award from Mike Gunn for being voted
the best college professors.
the best dentist. among the best chiropractors.

The Shaggy Hound owner, Kathy Massey, left, receives her award for being among the
best dog groomer from Mary Jane Runnels. They also were voted among the best pet
grooming.

Best Dental Hygienist

Cynthia Younger, left, was voted best dental hygienist. Dr. Steve Porter was voted best
dentist. Nikki O’Brian was voted among the best dental hygienist. They are all part of
the staff at Porter, Singley & Crane.
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Best Optometrist Best Church Youth Minister Among the Best Electricians Among the Best Nail Technician

Heather Pack of All About You, right, was voted among the best nail technician. She was
Dr. Don Upton, back left, was voted best optometrist. East Columbus Vision Center was Gary Permenter was voted best church youth minister. Permenter is a youth evangelist Buddy Easley, owner of Easley Refrigeration and Electric, is presented his award by Beth also voted among the best nail salon. Her father, Kenneth Montgomery, left, was voted
also voted best eye wear. The staff is shown with their awards. who does retreats and special events. His award is presented by Mary Jane Runnels. Proffitt for being voted among the best electricians. best bail bondsman. Beth Proffitt presented the awards.

Best Attorney

David Dunn, right, of Dunn and Hemphill was voted best attorney. Dunn and Hemphill
was also voted best estate planner and best law firm. Shown with David are Chris
Hemphill, left, and Cynthia Cunningham who presented them with their awards.
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Best Landscaper

Beth Proffitt, left, presented Alan and Susan Smith, owers of Smith’s Landscaping &
The Greenhouse, their award for being voted best landscaper. They were also voted best
landscaping/lawn care and best outdoor garden center.

Among the Best Gynecologist/Obsterician

Dr. Pamela Lacy was voted among the best gynecologist and among the best obstetri-
cian. Dr. Meredith Griffin was voted among the best gynecologist. Both doctors work at
Physicians and Surgeons Clinic.
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Best Dentist Best Professional Photographer Among the Best Estheticians

Mike Gunn, left, presented Terrance Bonner of The Glam Station and Spa his award for
being voted among the best estheticians. The Glam Station was also voted among the
Mike Gunn, right, presented Dr. Steve Porter of Porter, Singley & Crane with his certifi- Kelly Hayes, owner of Kelly Hayes Photography, is shown with her award for being voted best customer service, among the best alternative medicine, among the best hair salon,
cate for being voted best dentist. best professional photographer. among the best nail salon and among the best spa.
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Best Dentist Best Professional Photographer Among the Best Estheticians

Mike Gunn, left, presented Terrance Bonner of The Glam Station and Spa his award for
being voted among the best estheticians. The Glam Station was also voted among the
Mike Gunn, right, presented Dr. Steve Porter of Porter, Singley & Crane with his certifi- Kelly Hayes, owner of Kelly Hayes Photography, is shown with her award for being voted best customer service, among the best alternative medicine, among the best hair salon,
cate for being voted best dentist. best professional photographer. among the best nail salon and among the best spa.
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Best Landscaper

Beth Proffitt, left, presented Alan and Susan Smith, owers of Smith’s Landscaping &
The Greenhouse, their award for being voted best landscaper. They were also voted best
landscaping/lawn care and best outdoor garden center.

Among the Best Gynecologist/Obsterician

Dr. Pamela Lacy was voted among the best gynecologist and among the best obstetri-
cian. Dr. Meredith Griffin was voted among the best gynecologist. Both doctors work at
Physicians and Surgeons Clinic.
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Best Optometrist Best Church Youth Minister Among the Best Electricians Among the Best Nail Technician

Heather Pack of All About You, right, was voted among the best nail technician. She was
Dr. Don Upton, back left, was voted best optometrist. East Columbus Vision Center was Gary Permenter was voted best church youth minister. Permenter is a youth evangelist Buddy Easley, owner of Easley Refrigeration and Electric, is presented his award by Beth also voted among the best nail salon. Her father, Kenneth Montgomery, left, was voted
also voted best eye wear. The staff is shown with their awards. who does retreats and special events. His award is presented by Mary Jane Runnels. Proffitt for being voted among the best electricians. best bail bondsman. Beth Proffitt presented the awards.

Best Attorney

David Dunn, right, of Dunn and Hemphill was voted best attorney. Dunn and Hemphill
was also voted best estate planner and best law firm. Shown with David are Chris
Hemphill, left, and Cynthia Cunningham who presented them with their awards.
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Among the Best Dog Groomers Best College Professor Among the Best Dentist Among the Best Chiropractors

Dispatch sales rep, Cynthia Cunningham, left, is shown with Mississippi University for
Women professors, Dr. Beverly Joyce, Dr. Bridget Pieschel and Dr. Brandy Larmon. Dr.
Pieschel was voted best college professor. Dr. Joyce and Dr. Larmon were voted among Dr. Patrick Shipp, Shipp Family Dentistry, is shown with his award for being voted among Dr. Paul Veal, left, Veal Chiropractic, receives his award from Mike Gunn for being voted
the best college professors.
the best dentist. among the best chiropractors.

The Shaggy Hound owner, Kathy Massey, left, receives her award for being among the
best dog groomer from Mary Jane Runnels. They also were voted among the best pet
grooming.

Best Dental Hygienist

Cynthia Younger, left, was voted best dental hygienist. Dr. Steve Porter was voted best
dentist. Nikki O’Brian was voted among the best dental hygienist. They are all part of
the staff at Porter, Singley & Crane.
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Best High School Teacher Best Butcher

From left, Heritage headmaster, Dr. Greg Carlyle is shown with Pat Perdue, Deb Shelton,
Dispatch advertising director Beth Proffitt and Dispatch editor/publisher Birney Imes.
Pat Perdue was voted best high school teacher and Deb Shelton was voted among the Beth Proffitt presented Bill Mason, owner of The Butcher Shop, his award for being
best high school teachers in this year’s Best of the Triangle readers poll. voted best butcher.
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Among the Best Attorney Among the Best Obstetrician Among the Best Physical Therapists

Corky Smith, of Sims and Sims, is presented his award by Beth Proffitt for being voted Dr. J. Patrick Chaney, Physicians & Surgeons Clinic, is shown with his award for being OCH physical therapist, Carol Walters, was voted Among the best physical therapist.
among the best attorneys. voted among the best obstetricians. Mary Jane Runnels, right, presented her award.
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Professional Photographer Sheriff’s Deputy
BEST BEST Best Obstetrician
Kelly Hayes Clint Sims
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
Amber Ruffin Marc Miley
Katie McDill Tony Perkins

Psychiatrist Stump Grinder
BEST BEST
Raymond Overstreet Carl Rutherford
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
Saleem Ali Lynden Claussen
Lucy Flowers Jim Bourland

Psychologist Sunday School Teacher
BEST BEST
Francis Baird Terry Westmoreland
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
Diane Prude Hal Smith Dr. James Holzhauer was voted best obstetrician. Beth Proffitt presented him with his
Leslie Frye Angela Rutherford award.

Radiologist Veterinarian
BEST BEST
Best Kindergarten Teacher
Mark Ellis Kerry Blanton
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
Ed Williams Jim Dowdle
Charles Dahlke Alicia Anderson

Real Estate Agent Waiter
BEST BEST
Steve Guist Jim Plowman
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
Patton Whitten Luke Hodges
Caroline Bromley Pedro Flores

Real Estate Appriaser Waitress
BEST
Steve Holcombe Best
Martie Bowen
AMONG THE BEST
Jay Jourdan AMONG THE BEST
Steve Ward Jessica Dennis
Bethany Plowman

Heritage Academy teacher Jean Ann Evans was voted best kindergarten teacher and
Heather Barnes was voted among the best kindergarten teachers. Shown, from left,
are Jean Ann Evans, Heather Barnes, Heritage elementary principle Cindy Wamble and
Dispatch advertising director Beth Proffit.
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Among the Best Bail Bondsman Among the Best Nurse Practitioners Opthalmologist Orthopaedist Pediatric Dentist Pharmacist Plumber
BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST
Dan Bennett Rusty Linton David K. Curtis Chris Bonner Bill Kidder
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
William Gillespie Scott Jones John Russell Hank Norwood Olyn Hill
Scott Bradley Chad Altmeyer Huxford & Lockhart Robert White Harold Pounders
Jon Caddis

Optometrist Otolaryngologist Pediatrician Physical Therapist
BEST BEST BEST BEST Podiatrist
Don Upton Justin Garner Pamela Sykes Michael Putt BEST
Aaron Owens
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
David Curtis Clay Borden Jacob Skiwski Carol Walters AMONG THE BEST
Lee Ford Edwin Meeks, Jr. Amy Robertson Lee Huckaby James Kilgore
Scott Jones

Orthodontist Painter Personal Trainer Plastic Surgeon Police Officer
BEST BEST BEST BEST BEST
Cooper Callaway Farley Shaw Amy White John Griffin Mark Underwood
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
John Russell Bill Moss Beth Jeffers Gregory Childrey Rhonda Sanders
Norman Ford Jeff Shepherd Whitney Jeffers Anna Woodson Amanda Burrell
Jenna Lyle Fred Shelton
Mary Jane Runnels presented Hunt Bonding owner Cynthia Hunt, right, her award for Stephanie Gale, left, accepts her award from Cynthia Cunningham for being voted Jamie Adams
being voted among the best bail bondsman. among the best nurse practitioners.
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Dentist Esthetician Firefighter High School Teacher Local Entertainer
BEST BEST BEST Best BEST Best Interior Designer Best Pediatric Dentist
Steve Porter Jennifer Wilkerson Wes Mims Nate Hewett
Deb Shelton
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
Patrick Shipp Terrance Bonner Tyler James Swing Shift
Jay Wiygul Jacqueline DiCicco Mike Gibson Pat Perdue Mike Chain
Jessica James Dawn Barham

Dermatologist Event Planner Funeral Director Hospice Nurse
BEST BEST BEST Lung Physician
Bethany Hairston Karen Stanley Hollis Peel BEST BEST
Debra Rhinewalt Cameron Huxford
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
Terry Westmoreland Angie Atkins Caleb Pounders AMONG THE BEST
Misty Sharp Morgan Hardin Tim Pounders Heather Milam Lance Busch
Kala White Amanda Mordecai Susan Taylor

Exterminator Gastroenterologist Insurance Agent
Dog Groomer BEST BEST Nail Technician
BEST State Pest Control Allen Williams BEST
Muddy Paws AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
Cheryl Cruse Best
AMONG THE BEST Lara Frasher
AMONG THE BEST Price Pest Control James Rawson
BJ’s Dog Grooming Wendell Eaves Samuel Johnson Amy Shelton AMONG THE BEST
The Shaggy Hound John Acker Betty Jo Jordan
Tiffany Graves
Heather Pack
Cynthia Cunningham, left, presented Penny Bowen her award for being voted best interi- Dr. David K. Curtis of Pediatric Dental Clinic, center, was voted best pediatric dentist. He
Family Physician General Contractor Interior Designer or designer. his shown with Dr. Katie Lee Curtis Windham and Beth Proffitt.
Electrician BEST BEST BEST
BEST
Rob Malone
John Stanback Gene Reid
Penny Bowen Nurse
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST BEST
AMONG THE BEST Robert Buckley Joe Morgan Diane Durham
Buddy Easley Jerry Turner West Brothers Cindy Morgan
Chad Weldon Lee Ann Glusenkamp AMONG THE BEST
Sarah Smith
Financial Advisor General Surgeon Sarah Cantrell
Elementary School BEST BEST
Kindergarten Teacher
BEST
Teacher Scott Ferguson Michael Berry
Jean Ann Evans Nurse Practitioner
BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST BEST
Rhonda Ferguson Richard Vallette Joy Murphy
Kyra Hardy Bain Nickels Jan McClanahan Heather Ford
AMONG THE BEST Crystal Phillips AMONG THE BEST
Pam Oswalt Heather Barnes Chase Larmour
Melissa Parker Financial Planner Gynecologist Stephanie Gale
BEST BEST Landscaper
Estate Planner Rhonda Ferguson Gregory Childrey
BEST Obstetrician
BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST Smith Landscaping BEST
Bain Nickels Meredith Griffin James Holzhauer
David Dunn Stevan Black Pamela Lacy AMONG THE BEST
AMONG THE BEST Kevin Styron AMONG THE BEST
Rhonda Ferguson SGK Landscaping Pamela Lacy
Bill Gillis Gregory Childrey
J. Patrick Chaney
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Among the Best Optometrist Among the Best Investment Firm
Best of the Triangle
Area Professionals
Area professionals, we salute you! It’s that time of year again and we are excited to
recognize professionals from The Golden Triangle area who were voted “Best” and “Among Cardiologist Church Youth Minister
the Best” in our annual reader’s poll. We appreciate the jobs you do to make our communities BEST BEST
better places to live and work. Barton Williams Gary Permenter
Below is a list of this year’s winners, according to the thousands of votes we received not
only through paper ballots, but through on line ballots as well. The top vote-getter in each
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
category is listed as the “Best”, while the second and third place vote-getters are listed as Donnie Stokes Trey Skaggs
“Among the Best”. Please note that our “Among the Best” winners are not necessarily listed John King David Dees
in the order of the number of votes received.
If your name is listed and you did not receive your certificate, please stop by The Dispatch
offices to pick it up. Caterer College Professor
Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to our readers who vote each year to make BEST BEST
the Best of the Triangle a success. Bridgett Harding
Renee Clary
AMONG THE BEST
Auctioneer Bank Teller Café Unique AMONG THE BEST
Bridget Pieschel
BEST BEST Marty Wages
Glenn Baldwin Jessica Banks
Mike Stone Tisha Conners Brandy Larmon
Stevan Black, Ameriprise Financial, was voted among the best investment firms. He was
also voted among the best financial planners. He is pictured with Cynthia Cunningham AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST Beverly Joyce
who presented him his awards.
Professionals Dodie Colvin Cindy Tingle Chiropractor
Sherman Meadows Gwen Rainwater
Best Community Volunteer
Saum Chiropractic BEST
Accountant Auto Mechanic Barber AMONG THE BEST Scott Ferguson
BEST BEST BEST Dr. Paul Veal AMONG THE BEST
Dr. Lee Ford, Golden Triangle Eye Clinic, was voted among the best optometrist. His Mark Vickers Marty Stillman Zack Musselwhite Dr. Susie Johnson
offices are located in the West Point and Columbus Walmart stores. Mary Jane Runnels Tommy Gillian
presented Dr. Ford his certificates. AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST Mott Ellis
Scott Perkins
Vivian Yeatman
Eddie Boykin
Corey Herring
Mario Murray
Steven Alford
Church Choir
Best Gynecologist BEST
Fairview Baptist Church
Cosmetologist
Architect Bail Bondsman Beautician AMONG THE BEST Best
BEST Steven Alford Providence Missionary Steven Alford
BEST Baptist Church
Chris Morrow Kenneth Montgomery AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
First United Methodist Karletta Harris
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST Regina Williams Church
Bryan Brown Hannah Fletcher Mallory Baucom
Kendra Ellis
Neil Waggoner Cynthia Hunt
Butcher Church Pastor Dental Hygienist
Attorney BEST
Baker BEST Breck Ladd Best
BEST BEST Bill Mason AMONG THE BEST Cynthia Younger
David Dunn Taylor Massey AMONG THE BEST Steve Lammons
Eddie Hall Jason Delgado
AMONG THE BEST
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST Nikki O’Brian
Rod Ray Monica Mitchell Chop McGee Josh Daffern Beverly Sullivan
Shawn Parker
Dr. Gregory Childrey, Columbus OB/GYN, was voted best gynecologist, among the best
obstetrician and among the best plastic surgeon. His awards were presented by Beth Corky Smith Peggy Strauss
Proffitt. Steve Wallace
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