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B
est of the Triangle is always one of not necessarily listed in the order of the
our most popular sections. It’s also number of votes they received, and where Equipment Rentals
one of the most fun to compile. The there are multiple listings under “Best” and BEST
winners are typically beside themselves “Among the Best” it indicates a tie for that Rex’s Rentals
when they receive their certificate. category.
Certificates are presented by Dispatch Congratulations to our winners and AMONG THE BEST
sales reps, Cynthia Cunningham, Mike to all of the businesses and individuals RSC
Gunn, Beth Proffitt and Mary Jane who received votes. And thank you to our NES
Runnels. Presenting the certificates is one
of the highlights of the year for our reps.
Below is the list of this year’s winners.
readers who vote each year to make our
contest possible.
If your name or business is listed below
Superior Funeral Home
The top vote-getter is listed as the “Best,”
while the second and third place winners
are referred to as “Among the Best.” Please
and you did not receive your certificate
they can be picked up at The Commercial
Dispatch office.
Service BEST
Lowndes Funeral Home
AMONG THE BEST
note our Among the Best winners are
Memorial and Gunter &
Floor Covering Paint Store Accounting Firm Peel Funeral Home
BEST Carter’s Funeral Home
Best BEST TE Lott & Co.
Tom’s Paint & Decorating
Johnson Carpet Center AMONG THE BEST
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST Mitchener, Crowder &
Heating & Cooling
The Paint Store Stacy
Frye Tile Sherwin Williams Watkins Ward & Stafford
Service
The Floor Gallery BEST
Shop ‘Til Florist Pawn Shop Apartment Complex
Mid-South Air
Conditioning

You Drop BEST
Ivy Cottage Florist
BEST
Gary’s Pawn & Gun
BEST
Spruill Properties
AMONG THE BEST
Brislin, Inc.
Farris Heating and Cooling
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
Possum Town Pawn & Gun Lakeside Student Living
Antique Mall Noweta’s Green Thumb Frank’s Pawn & Gun The Colony
BEST The Flower Girl Weddings Home Security
Magnolia Antique Mall & Florist
AMONG THE BEST Pet Supplies Bed & Breakfast Systems
Beard’s Antiquitiés Formal Wear/Bridal BEST BEST BEST
Annabelle’s Antique Mall Pet Smart Alarm One
BEST Shadowlawn Bed &
The Bride and Groom AMONG THE BEST Breakfast AMONG THE BEST
Walmart Southern Alarms
Appliance Store AMONG THE BEST Pet Sense
AMONG THE BEST
A Painted Lady
ADT
BEST It’s a Date!
The Fashion Barn The Cartney-Hunt House
A-1 Appliance Center
AMONG THE BEST Shoe Store Hotel
Lowe’s Furniture Store BEST Carpet Care BEST
Hyatt Place
Cowboy Maloney Belk BEST
BEST Courtyard by Marriot
Ashley Furniture & Home AMONG THE BEST Johnson Carpet Center
Store Reed’s AMONG THE BEST
Auto Parts Store Hibbett Sports
AMONG THE BEST
Armstrong Carpet Care
Fairfield Inn & Suites
BEST AMONG THE BEST Days Inn
Goose Hollow Furniture Robinson Janitorial
Auto Zone Royal Carpet Care
Rick’s Furniture Sporting Goods
AMONG THE BEST
O’Reilly Auto Parts
Insurance Agency
Mills Morris Carquest Gift Shop Store Customer Service BEST
BEST Swoope Insurance
BEST BEST
Dick’s Sporting Goods Financial Concepts AMONG THE BEST
Building Supply The Purple Elephant State Farm
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
AMONG THE BEST Sports Specialty Galloway-Chandler-
Store The Chalet Academy Sports
The Glam Station & Spa
Belk
McKinney
BEST Hollyhocks
Lowe’s
AMONG THE BEST Hardware Store Outdoor Garden Day Care/Preschool Investment
BEST
Firm
Cash & Carry Building BEST BEST
Supply BEST Smith Landscaping and the Financial Concepts
Military Hardware First Baptist Wee School
New Home Building Store Greenhouse AMONG THE BEST
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST Nickels Wealth
AMONG THE BEST First United Methodist
Lowe’s Lowe’s Management
Children’s Clothing Marvin’s Bloomers Nursery
Church Early Learning
Center
McNeal and Randall
BEST Ameriprise
Child & Parent Stevan Black Ameriprise
The Children’s Place
AMONG THE BEST
Jewelry Store Thrift Store Development Center

Belk BEST
Reed’s Rae’s Jewelers
BEST
Palmer Home Dry Cleaners Landscaping/Lawn
AMONG THE BEST
Reeds Jewelers
AMONG THE BEST BEST Care
Habitat for Humanity Shelton Cleaners
Convenience Store Montgomery Jewelers Salvation Army AMONG THE BEST
BEST
Smith Landscaping & The
BEST Wells Cleaners Greenhouse
Sprint Mart
AMONG THE BEST
Lighting Store Tractor Dealer Commerce Cleaners
Regal Cleaners
AMONG THE BEST
BEST SGK Landscaping
United Deli and Grocery BEST Styron Landscaping
Penny Ridge Gas & Lighting Unlimited WADE/John Deere
Grocery AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST Employment Agency
Lighting Plus Tractor Supply BEST Law Firm
Lowe’s H & R Agri-Power CPI
Craft Store AMONG THE BEST
BEST
Dunn & Hemphill
BEST Mattress Store Wise Staffing Group
Hobby Lobby
BEST
Women’s Clothing Express Employment
AMONG THE BEST
Mitchell McNutt & Sams
AMONG THE BEST Ashley Furniture & Home
BEST Professionals Stone & Hayes
The Chalet Belk
Store
Michael’s AMONG THE BEST
AMONG THE BEST
Mattress Firm
Deep South Pout Event Venue Liquor Store
Fashion Barn BEST
Department Store Goose Hollow Furniture
Burnt Oak Lodge
BEST
The Jug
Best Men’s Clothing AMONG THE BEST
The Southern
AMONG THE BEST
Belk Mike’s Package Store
BEST Lion Hills Rook’s Wine Cellar
AMONG THE BEST Trotter Convention Center
Walmart Jim’s Clothing
T.J. Maxx AMONG THE BEST
Belk
The Suitcase
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Congratulations to our prize winners
Lauren Oswalt and Stephanie Jones were chosen by a random drawing to win $100 for voting in our contest.

Lauren Oswalt, Columbus Stephanie Jones, Columbus
She works at Financial Concepts. She works at Twin States Federal Credit Union.

Pet Grooming Home Health Agency Yoga Studio Body Shop
BEST BEST BEST BEST
Muddy Paws Kindred at Home Bliss Yoga Bob’s Paint and Auto Body
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
The Shaggy Hound Camellia Firefly Yoga ABC Body Shop
Pet Smart Mississippi HomeCare Fitness Factor Burchfield Body Shop

Preschool
Health of Columbus Allen’s Frame and Body

BEST
Main Street Presbyterian
Matters Hospice
BEST
Brake Repair
BEST
AMONG THE BEST Kindred at Home Bates Tire Center
First Baptist Wee Care Alternative Medicine AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
Heritage Academy Baptist Home Care and Quick Lane
St. Paul’s Episcopal School
BEST
Robert’s Apothecary
AMONG THE BEST
Hospice
Camellia Getting Miller’s OK Tire Store

Printing Company
BEST
Golden Triangle Massage
The Glam Station & Spa Medical Center/ Around Car Wash/Detail
Copy Cow Max Muscle Shop
AMONG THE BEST
Hospital BEST
BEST Auto Dealer/New The Auto Spa
C&P Printing Co. Assisted Living Baptist Memorial Hospital
Prographics BEST AMONG THE BEST
Community Golden Triangle D&B Carwash
Carl Hogan Automotive
BEST AMONG THE BEST Personal Car Care
Private School Trinity Place Oktibbeha County Hospital AMONG THE BEST
Premier Ford Lincoln
BEST Allegro Clinic
Heritage Academy
AMONG THE BEST Columbus Nissan Motorcycle/ATV
The Arrington at Plantation
AMONG THE BEST
Starkville Academy
Pointe Nursing Home Auto Dealer/Used Dealer
Garden Hill BEST BEST
Annunciation Catholic BEST
Trinity Healthcare Village Cycle Center
School Carl Hogan Automotive
Counseling Service AMONG THE BEST
AMONG THE BEST
AMONG THE BEST
Adventure ATV
BEST Windsor Place
Real Estate Firm Francis Baird Aurora Health & Allen Jones
Wholesale Auto
The Boat Gallery
BEST Rehabilitation Twist of the Wrist
Coldwell Banker West
AMONG THE BEST
Community Counseling
Realty Auto Repair/Service Motorcycle/ATV
AMONG THE BEST
Services Pharmacy
Christian Changes
Crye-Leike Properties Counseling & Recovery
BEST
Chris’ Pharmacy
Department Repair
Unlimited Center BEST BEST
Rhett Real Estate AMONG THE BEST Marty’s Service Center Village Cycle Center
Family Pharmacy
Dance Studio Robert’s Apothecary AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
Restaurant Wait Carl Hogan Automotive Adventure ATV
BEST Quick Lane The Boat Gallery
Staff The EDGE Pilates Studio Bob’s Paint and Auto Body Twist of the Wrist
BEST AMONG THE BEST BEST
Harveys Restaurant Lowndes County Dance Fitness Factor/Pilates
Company Factor
Auto Salesman Muffler Repair
AMONG THE BEST WHEREhouse Dance BEST BEST
Huck’s Place Company AMONG THE BEST Jim Stafford Muffler Magic
Old Hickory Bliss Yoga
YMCA AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
Dermatology Clinic Midtown Pilates Paar Colvin Three Star Muffler
Recycling Company BEST
Debbie Doughty Midas
BEST Westmoreland
Columbus Recycling Dermatology
Rehabilitation Boat Dealer Oil Change
AMONG THE BEST
Go Box
AMONG THE BEST Center BEST BEST
The Dermatology Clinic BEST Performance Marine Stokes Express Lube
Waste Pro Vitality Skin & Spa
P & R Recycling Rehab @ Work AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
AMONG THE BEST The Boat Gallery Quick Lane
Hearing Aids Columbus Orthopaedic Miller Marine Express Oil
Roofing Company BEST Windsor Place Carl Hogan Automotive
Magnolia Rehabilitation
BEST
Wheeler Roofing
Otolaryngology and Boat Repair
Associates BEST Tire Store
AMONG THE BEST
Dove Roofing
AMONG THE BEST Retirement Miller Marine BEST
Beltone AMONG THE BEST Miller’s OK Tire
Hollis Roofing Hearing Aid Services Community Jim’s Marine Repair AMONG THE BEST
of MS BEST Performance Marine Lowndes County Radial
Tree Removal Trinity Place Retirement Tire
Community Bates Tire Center
BEST AMONG THE BEST
Rutherford Contracting
Plantation Pointe
AMONG THE BEST The Claiborne at Adelaide
J.R. Bourland Tree Service
A&T Tree Service
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Hometown Heroes

Mother Goose Lynn Phillips Gaines
Columbus Starkville
Children’s librarian at Columbus-Lowndes County Library Financial planner at Raymond James
Certificate presented by Birney Imes. Certificate presented by Mary Jane Runnels.

Debbie Doughty Scott Boyd
West Point Macon
Works at Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center Editor/publisher of The Macon Beacon newspaper.
Certificate presented by Mary Jane Runnels.

Windshield Repair Best First Date Catfish Coleslaw Frozen Yogurt
BEST Restaurant BEST BEST BEST
Pro-Tech Ruben’s Glenn’s BBQ Smackers
AMONG THE BEST BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
Glass Doctor Huck’s Place Little Dooey Little Dooey Tutti Frutti
Novus Auto Glass AMONG THE BEST Cattleman’s Steak & Captain D’s Local Culture
Harvey’s Seafood
J. Broussards
Crawfish Grocery Store
Biscuits Chicken BEST BEST
BEST Huck’s Place Kroger
BEST Chik Fil A AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
Hardees
AMONG THE BEST Ruben’s Sunflower
AMONG THE BEST KFC Brewskies Walmart
Let’s Eat Popeye’s
The Biscuit Shop
Cracker Barrel
Food Giant Little Dooey

Hamburger
The Ranch House Chicken Tenders Creative Cuisine BEST
BEST BEST Mugshots
Atmosphere Buffett Little Dooey J. Broussards AMONG THE BEST
BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST Doug & Hazel’s
Proffitt’s Porch BEST
The Ranch House Harvey’s Anthony’s Bulldog Burger
AMONG THE BEST Zaxby’s The Veranda
Harvey’s AMONG THE BEST
Huck’s Place Ryans Happy Hour
Lion Hills Chicken Wings Dessert BEST
BEST BEST Sonic
BBQ Breakfast Buffalo Wild Wings The Sweet Shop AMONG THE BEST
BEST BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST Harvey’s
Glenn’s Produce, BBQ &
Cracker Barrel American Deli Harvey’s Zachary’s
Fish
AMONG THE BEST Wings Fish & More Café Unique
AMONG THE BEST The Ranch House
Little Dooey
Hardees
Ice Cream
Hank’s Chinese Family Restaurant BEST
BEST BEST Sonic
Beer Selection Brisket Peking Chinese Restaurant Proffitt’s Porch AMONG THE BEST
BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST Bop’s
BEST Glenn’s BBQ New China Royal Ranch House Churn & Spoon
Zachary’s
AMONG THE BEST China House Harvey’s
AMONG THE BEST Hank’s
Huck’s Place Bob Roberts Japanese
Harvey’s Coffee French Fries BEST
Elbow Room BEST BEST Umi Japanese Steak House
Starbucks McDonald’s AMONG THE BEST
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST OEC
Beans & Cream The Twisted Burger Samurai
Coffee House on 5th Company
Huck’s Place
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Locally Owned Plate Lunch Senior Lunch Spa
Restaurant BEST BEST BEST
Café on Main Huck’s Place Brickerton Day Spa
BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST
Proffitt’s Porch
AMONG THE BEST
Huck’s Place
Farmstead
Restaurant Tyler
Ryans
Café on Main
Cracker Barrel
Looking Golden Triangle Massage
The Pod
The Glam Station and Spa
Café Unique
Po’Boy Sports Bar/ Good Tanning Salon
Lunch in 30 Minutes BEST Nightclub
Oby’s BEST
BEST AMONG THE BEST BEST Cosmetic Golden Glow
Zachary’s Sey’s
Proffitt’s Porch Procedures AMONG THE BEST
AMONG THE BEST Huck’s Place AMONG THE BEST BEST The Pod
Café Unique Zachary’s Sunstruck
Westmoreland
Café on Main Buffalo Wild Wings
Dermatology
Ribs
BEST AMONG THE BEST Weight Loss Center
Margarita Glenn’s Produce, BBQ Steak Eden Medi Spa BEST
Jacqueline Dicicco
BEST & Fish BEST Weight Watchers
Mi Hacienda AMONG THE BEST Old Hickory AMONG THE BEST
AMONG THE BEST
La Fiesta
Hank’s AMONG THE BEST
LongHorn Steakhouse
Eyewear Max Muscle
The Little Dooey BEST Fitness Factor
LongHorn Steakhouse Pop’s Huck’s Place
East Columbus Vision
Center
Mexican Salad Sushi AMONG THE BEST
BEST BEST Columbus Optical
BEST Curtis Optometry
Mi Toro Umi
AMONG THE BEST
Mexican Kitchen
Harvey’s
AMONG THE BEST
Proffitt’s Porch
AMONG THE BEST
Samurai Fitness Center
Show Me
Mi Hacienda The Little Dooey Kroger
BEST
Fitness Factor
The Money
Milk Shake Salsa Sweet Tea AMONG THE BEST
BEST BEST BEST YMCA Bank
Sonic Pepper’s Amy White BEST
Mi Toro
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST BankFirst
AMONG THE BEST
Chick-fil-A
Jack’s
Mi Hacienda McAlister’s Deli
Proffitt’s Porch
Hair Salon AMONG THE BEST
Cadence
La Terrazza BEST Regions
Profiles
New Restaurant Sandwich Tater Tots AMONG THE BEST
BEST BEST BEST The Glam Station and Spa Credit Union
Mugshots Sonic Appearance Salon BEST
Proffitt’s Porch
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST Triangle Federal Credit
AMONG THE BEST Union
Soul Fish Grill
No Way Jose
Pepper’s Bulldog Burger
Doug & Hazels
Medical Spa AMONG THE BEST
United Deli BEST Statewide
The Pod Twin States
Outdoor Dining Seafood Thai AMONG THE BEST
BEST BEST Bella Derma
BEST CosMediCenter Mortgage Lender
Proffitt’s Porch Huck’s Place Thai by Thai
AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST AMONG THE BEST BEST
JTS & Co. Mortgage
Mugshots
Zachary’s
Ruben’s Thai Siam
The Golden Bowl
Nail Salon Professionals
Cattleman’s BEST
The Pod
AMONG THE BEST
Cadence
Pizza AMONG THE BEST Bankfirst
BEST The Glam Station and Spa
Lost Pizza All About You
AMONG THE BEST
Title Loans
CJ’s Pizza BEST
Strombolis Tower Loan

Columbus - Hometown Heroes who received votes Macon - Hometown Heroes who received votes
Danny Avery Dr. Frank Batson Buzz McGuire George Williams
Fred Kinder John Brady Bill Brown
Ann Sparkman Melissa Carter
Jan Miller Rick McGill
Christian Benton Tony Meinert
Leslie Jones Dan Bennett Elementary teachers who received voted
Katrina Sunivelle Howard Jenkins
Jeremy Clay Stephen Jones Kyra Hardy Gayla Rye
Moby Pridmore Buddy Easley Pam Oswalt Lynda Sanders
Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen Bill Canon Melissa Parker Rebecca Wise
Homeless Coalition Tony Hannah Jean Anne Evans Heather Ford
Martin Andrews James A. Boyd Lisa Naugher Ms. Powers at Sale
Allen Jones Scott Ferguson Summer Walker Jolynn Robertson
Joe Abels Robert Smith Ashley Thompson Susan Baird
Jimmy Galloway Jessica James Becky Anderson Shane Donoho
Kelly McKinzie Vikki Hardy
Marie Burgess Erica Lewis
Starkville - Hometown Heroes who received votes Lori Lee Paula Pugh

Jack Weiner MSU Bulldogs
John Robert Arnold
Lynn Spruill
Mark Keenan
Amber Robertson
High school teachers who received voted
Tyson Lee Parker Wiseman Deb Shelton Hattie Petty
Russell Winston Pat Perdue Angie Edge
Jessica James Mrs. Nagy
Yandell Harris Freda Dismukes
West Point - Hometown Heroes who received votes Toni Caldwell Misty Harris Barton
Rebecca Studdard Monta at CHS
Robbie Robinson Jane Rives Tiffany Orez Kelly Soule
Jimmy Clark Gary Duncan Brenda Polk Meagan Spencer
Lisa Klutts Todd Glusenkamp Debbie Pounders Mr. McBryde at Caledonia High
Kerrie Blissard Dakota O’Bryant Mrs. Henry at MSMS School
Dr. Tom Braddock Tim Brinkley

Sunday school teachers who received voted Nurses who received voted
Trey Skaggs Debbie Clevenger Amy Bogue Mary Beth Rush
Mary Lou Spencer Hal Smith Kayla White Vicki Sanford
Yvonda Youngblood Terry Westmoreland Joshua Mascogni Reagan Ellis
Joe Gillis Janet Lewis Carley Kemp Diane Durham
Gina Phillips Lynn Oliver Kathy Tentoni Cindy @ NMMC
Becky Anderson Jeanette Sparks Courtney Merchant Emily Fowler
Glen Lautzenhauser Jennett Lacy Teresa Choboter Alisha Howell
Rosie Harris Mary Callaway Betty Cunningham Allie Benton
Diane Megler Jerry Studdard Tori Allen Vanita Mattix
Mother Goose Mike Round Joanna Stewart Sarah Smith
Bobbie Taylor Jimmy Galloway Sarah Cantrell Sarah Asadi
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Among the Best Chinese Food

New China Royal was voted among the best Chinese food. Yizhong Chen and his
wife, Qiuju Chen, hold their certificate.
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Best Bank

BankFirst was voted best bank and among the best mortgage lender. Cynthia Cun-
ningham presented a certificate to William Corder and staff.

Best Home Health Agency

Kindred at Home was voted best home health agency and best hospice. Pictured are
Dispatch sales rep Mike Gunn. left, and the Kindred at Home staff.
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Best Investment Firm

Financial Concepts was voted best investment firm and best customer service.
Scott Ferguson, left, was voted best community volunteer and best financial advisor.
Rhonda Ferguson, right, was voted best financial planner and among the best finan-
cial advisor. Beth Proffitt, center, presented them their certificates.
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Best Lighting Store

Lighting Unlimited was voted best lighting store. Mike Gunn, right, presented a certif-
icate to the owner Helen Pridmore and Moby Pridmore.

Among the Best Counseling Services

Community Counseling Services was voted among the best counseling services.
Mary Jane Runnels presented a certificate to the staff.
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Best Private School

Heritage Academy was voted best private school and among the best preschool.
From left, Birney Imes presented a certificate to headmaster Dr. Greg Carlyle and
elementary school principal Cindy Wamble receives a certificate from Beth Proffitt.

Among the Best Sandwiches

United Deli was voted among the best sandwich and convenience store. Husband
and wife, John and Adel Musa hold their certificates.
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Best Margarita

Mi Hacienda was voted best margarita, among the best salsas and among the best
Mexican food. Cynthia Cunningham presented certificates to the staff.

Among the Best Credit Unions

Twin States Federal Credit Union was voted among the best credit unions. Mike
Gunn, center right, presented a certificate to manager Melissa Carter, center left,
and staff.
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Best Medical Center/Hospital

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle was voted best medical center/hospital.
Beth Proffitt, right, presented a certificate to Paul Cade, CFO.

Best Body Shop

Bob’s Paint and Auto Body was voted best body shop and among the best auto
repair. Cynthia Cunningham presented certificates to the staff.
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Best Jewelry Store Best Men’s Clothing

Jim’s Clothing was voted best men’s clothing. Cynthia Cunningham presented a
certificate to owner Jim Davis.

Rae’s Jewelry was voted best jewelry store. Cynthia Cunningham presented a
certificate to Pete Creekmore, center, and Erin Creekmore, right.
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Best Apartment Complex

Spruill Properties was voted best apartment complex. Pictured are, standing from
left, co-owners Lydia Quarters and Lynn Spruill with their certificate; seated from
left, property manager Donna Barnes, office manager Lesa Bowen, and office dog
Mr. Quick.
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Among the Best Formal Wear/Bridal Best Real Estate Firm

Coldwell Banker West Realty was voted best real estate firm. Mike Gunn, right, pre-
sented a certificate to Don West

Fashion Barn was voted among the best formal wear/bridal and among the best
women’s clothing store. Pictured, from left, are Homer Beaty, JoAnne Beaty, Dis-
patch sales rep Cynthia Cunningham, Erika Allison and Shilo Goodman with their
certificates.

Best Accounting Firm

T.E. Lott and Company was voted best accounting firm. Pictured are Vivian Yeatman,
voted among the best accountants, and Mark Vickers who was voted best accoun-
tant.
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Best Pizza

Lost Pizza Co. was voted best pizza. Manager Barry Miller, left, and Alyssa Chavez,
center, were presented a certificate by Mary Jane Runnels, right.

Best Floor Covering

Johnson Carpet Center was voted best floor covering and best carpet care. Cindy
Morgan, center, was voted among the best interior designers. Shown with Morgan
are Liza Gauthier, left, and Tommy Johnson, right.
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Among the Best Employment Agencies

Express Employment Professionals was voted among the best employment
agencies. Mary Jane Runnels, left, presented the certificate to Anna Dodd.

Among the Best Private Schools

Starkville Academy was voted among the best private schools. Mary Jane Runnels,
left, presented their certificate to Jeremy Nicholas.
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Best Pawn Shop

Gary’s Pawn and Gun was voted best pawn shop. Mary Jane Runnels, left, present-
ed their certificate to owner Gary Dedeaux.

Among the Best Retirement Community

The Claiborne at Adelaide was voted among the best retirement community. Staff
and residents are pictured with the certificate.
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Best Sushi

Umi Japanese Steak House was voted best sushi and best Japanese food. Maria
Kane, left, and Mary Jane Runnels are pictured with the certificates.

Among the Best Medical Spas

Bella Derma was voted among the best medical spas. Beth Proffitt, left, presented
their certificate to Melissa Rushing and Brea Liddell.
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Best Printing Company

Copy Cow was voted best printing company. Pictured are the staff holding their
certificate.

Best Chicken Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings was voted best chicken wings and among the best sports bar/
night club. Pictured are the staff holding their certificates.
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Best Fitness Center Among the Best Landscaping and Lawn Care

SGK Landscaping was voted among the best landscaping and lawn care and among
the best landscaper. Pictured are Michael Everett, owner, and Mary Jane Runnels
with the certificates.

The Fitness Factor was voted best fitness center. Beth Jeffers, owner, was
presented with a certificate.

Best Pilates Studio

The Pilates Factor was voted best pilates studio. Pictured are, from left, Maureen
Gerber and Celeta Holzhauer with their certificate.
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Best Hamburger

Mugshots was voted best hamburger, best new restaurant and among the best
outdoor dining. Jim Hicks, right, and Mary Jane Runnels are pictured with the certifi-
cates.

Among the Best Bridal/Formal Wear

It’s A Date was voted among the best bridal/formal wear. Karol Crowder, left, was
presented a certificate by Mary Jane Runnels.
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Best Pharmacy

Chris’ Pharmacy was voted best pharmacy and best pharmacist. Owner Chris Bon-
ner, left, and Beth Proffitt are pictured with certificates.

Among the Best Motorcycle/ATV Repair

Adventure ATV was voted among the best motorcycle/ATV Repair and among the
best motorcycle/ATV dealers. Pictured from left to right, Keith Hindman, Mary Jane
Runnels and Jack Jamison with certificates.
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Best Auto Salesman

Cynthia Cunningham presented Jim Stafford his certificate for being voted best auto
salesman. Stafford is a salesman at Carl Hogan Automotive.

Among the Best Mortgage Lender

BankFirst Financial Services was voted among the best mortgage lender. Shown
with their award are, seated from left, Angie Leonard and Maria Arun-Kumar. Stand-
ing from left, Jay Cook, Lynne Rosamond, Dana Hudgens, Shamron Shelton and
Trish Gilmore.
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Best Furniture Store

Ashley Furniture and Home Store was voted best furniture and best mattress store.
Cynthia Cunningham presented certificates to Josh Moorehead, left, and Dodie
Wallace, right.

Among the Best Rehabilitation Center

Magnolia Rehab was voted among the best rehabilitation centers. Beth Proffitt pre-
sented their certificate to Leslie Johnston, left, and Jessica Murphy, right.
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Best Heating and Cooling Service

Mid South AC was voted best heating and cooling service. Shown, from left, are
Aron Blackford, Victor Unruh, Margaret Stroud and Wesley Lake with the certificate.

Best Formal Wear/Bridal

The Bride and Groom was voted best formal wear/bridal. Cynthia Cunningham pre-
sented a certificate to the staff.
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Best Dry Cleaner

Shelton Cleaners was voted best dry cleaners. Beth Proffitt presents a certificate to
Daryl McElrath.

Among the Best Thrift Store

Habitat for Humanity ReSale Store was voted among the best thrift stores. Mike
Gunn presented a certificate to the staff.

Among the Best Bank Tellers

Cindy Tingle, left, and Gwen Rainwater were voted among the best bank tellers. Both
ladies work at BankFirst.
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Best Employment Agency

LeeAnn Johnson, CPI Group Intake Recruiter, receives the award for being voted
best employment agency from Beth Proffitt.

Best Mortgage Lender

Mike Gunn presented JTS. & Co. operations manager, Courtney Stewart, their certifi-
cate for being voted best mortgage lender.
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Best Equipment Rentals
PROFILES
A hair design group
132 Brickerton • Columbus • 243.1146

The staff at PROFILES would like to
thank all our friends and clients for
this honor. We are so humbled by your
continued support. We love making you
look good which makes you feel good.
It’s our job.
Sincerely,
Steven & Staff
© The Dispatch

Rex’s Rentals was voted best equipment rentals. Beth Proffitt presented a certifi-
cate to Lisa Dickerson.

Best Appliance Store

A-1 Appliance Center was voted best appliance store. John Ledbetter and McGee
Ledbetter show off their certificates throughout the years.
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Best Insurance Agent Best Spa

Swoope Insurance’s Cheryl Cruse was presented a certificate by Cynthia Cunning-
ham for being voted best insurance agent. Swoope Insurance was also voted best
insurance agency.

Best Funeral Director
Brickerton Day Spa was voted best spa. Pictured is Ginger Stahl holding their
certificate.

Best Auto Dealer/New

Carl Hogan Automotive was voted best auto dealer/new, best auto dealer/used,
among the best auto repair/service department and among the best oil change.
Hollis Peel is shown with his certificate for being voted best funeral director. Peel is Shown with their certificates are, from left, Larry Williams, Kendale Hill, Shirley But-
co-manager of Memorial Gunter and Peel Funeral Home and Crematory.. ler, Mark Thomas, Jim Stafford and Jerry Wrench.
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