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Best of the Triangle winners


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Shop ‘Til You Drop 




Antique Store 


First - Riverhill Antiques 


Second - Three Sisters 


Third - Angel’s Hideaway 




Accessory Store  


First - Accessory Corner  


Second - The Lodge 


Third - Claire’s  




Appliance Store  


First - Sears 


Second - Lowes 


Third - A-1 Appliance Center  




Building Supply Store  


First - Lowes  


Second - New Home Building Stores 


Third - Cash & Carry Building Supplies 




Children’s Clothing  


First - The Carousel 


Second - Belk  


Third - JC Penney 




Department Store  


First - Belk 


Second - JC Penney 


Third - Reed’s 




Discount Store  


First - Fred’s  


Second - Hudson’s Dirt Cheap 


Third - Dollar General 




Floor Covering  


First - Johnson’s Carpet Center 


Second - The Floor Gallery 


Third - James Floor Covering 






First - Noweta’s  


Second - Ivy Cottage Florist 


Third - Gateway Florist 




Formal Wear/Bridal  


First - A Southern Wedding 


Second - House of Tux 


Third - Fashion Barn 




Furniture Store  


First - Ashley Furniture  


Second - Goose Hollow Furniture 


Third - At Home with Bassett 




Gift Shop  


First - The Purple Elephant  


Second - Pizazz 


Third - Susan’s Hallmark 




Hardware Store 


First - Military Hardware  


Second - Lowes  


Third - Marvin’s (tie) 


Third - Kellogg Hardware (tie)  




Home Electronics Store 


First - Radio Shack  


Second - Sears 


Third - Cowboy Maloney’s Electric City  




Jewelry Store  


First - Reed’s 


Second - Rae’s Jewelry 


Third - Zales  




Lighting Store  


First - Lighting Unlimited 


Second - Lighting Plus 


Third - Lowes  




Paint Store  


First - The Paint Store 


Second - Sherwin Williams 


Third - Tom’s Paint  




Shoe Store  


First - Belk  


Second - Shoe Department  


Third - Reed’s  




Thrift Store  


First - Palmer Home Thrift Shop  


Second - The Salvation Army 


Third - Fred’s  




Women’s Clothing  


First - Fashion Barn 


Second - Belk 


Third - Reed’s 




Superior Service 




Apartment Complex 


First - The Colony  


Second - Falcon Lair 


Third - Franklin Condominiums  




Bail Bondsman  


First - Kenneth Montgomery  


Second - Leigh Bail Bonding Service Co. 


Third - Summerville Bail Bonding  






First - Harding Catering 


Second - Table of Plenty 


Third - Zachary’s  




Day Care/Preschool  


First - FUMC Preschool  


Second - First Baptist 


Third - St. Paul’s Episcopal Church  




Dry Cleaner  


First - Shelton Cleaners  


Second - Regal Cleaners  


Third - Commerce Cleaners  




Employment Agency  


First - CPI Group, Inc.  


Second - Key Staff Source  


Third - WIN Job Center  




Funeral Home  


First - Memorial and Gunter & Peel Funeral Homes  


Second - Lowndes Funeral Home & Crematory  


Third - Carter’s Funeral Services (tie) 


Third - West Memorial Funeral Home (tie) 




Heating & Cooling Service  


First - Brislin, Inc.  


Second - Dale Refrigeration  


Third - Easley Refrigeration  




Insurance Agent  


First - Bobby Patrick  


Second - John Longmire  


Third - Denise Good  




Landscape/Lawn Care  


First - Smith’s Landscaping  


Second - Grass Masters  


Third - Bloomers  




Law Firm  


First - Sims and Sims  


Second - Ford and Ray 


Third - Stone and Hayes  




Liquor Store  


First - The Jug Package Store  


Second - 45 Package Store  


Third - Wines, Etc.  






First - R&D Plumbing  


Second - Leon Tabor Plumbing  


Third - W.R. Kidder & Son  






First - FUMC Preschool  


Second - St. Paul’s Episcopal Church  


Third - First Baptist Preschool  




Private School  


First - Heritage Academy 


Second - Immanuel Center for Christian Education  


Third - Annunciation Catholic School  




Professional Photographer  


First - Amber’s Photography  


Second - Kelly Hayes  


Third - Sherwood Photography  




Real Estate Agent  


First - Patti Guerry  


Second - Doris Hardy  


Third - Doris Denney  




Restaurant Wait Staff  


First - Harvey’s  


Second - Ruben’s  


Third - Kountry Kitchen (tie) 


Third - Huck’s Place (tie) 




Health Matters 




Alternative Medicine  


First - Robert’s Apothecary  


Second - GNC  


Third - K-Mart 




Assisted Living Community  


First - Trinity Place  


Second - Plantation Pointe 


Third - Home Place Assisted Living 






First - Saum Chiropractic Clinic  


Second - Veal Chiropractic Clinic  


Third - Chiropractic Health Center 






First - Steven M. Porter, DDS  


Second - James D. Wiygul  


Third -R.H. Campassi, DMD  




Family Physician  


First - Robert Buckley, M.D.  


Second - Jerry Turner, M.D.  


Third - John Stanback, M.D.  




Medical Center/Hospital  


First - BMH-GT  


Second - Lowndes Family Medical Clinic 


Third - Oktibbeha County Hospital  




Nurse Practitioner  


First - Brenda Stewart  


Second - Joy Murphy  


Third - Katie Thomson  




Nursing Home  


First - Trinity Place  


Second - Windsor Place  


Third - Aurora Australis Lodge  






First - Gregory Childrey, M.D.  


Second - James L. Holzhauer, M.D. 


Third - Physicians & Surgeons Clinic  






First - Dr. David H. Curtis  


Second - Dr. Scott Bradley  


Third - Dr. Don Upton  






First - Cooper Callaway, DMD  


Second - John Russell III, DMD 


Third - Charles E. Atkins Jr., DMD  






First - Russell C. Linton, M.D.  


Second - Scott Jones, M.D. 


Third - Chad Altmyer, M.D.  






First - Dr. Pamela Sykes  


Second - Children’s Health Center  


Third - Dr. Keith Watson  






First - Walgreens 


Second - Shelton’s Pharmacy 


Third - Wal-Mart Pharmacy  






First - Thomas Vinson, M.D.  


Second - Jerry Stennett, M.D. 






First - Jim Dowdle, DVM  


Second - Bonnie Blake, DVM  


Third - Louis A. Bounds, DVM 




Gettin’ Around 




Auto Dealer/New Domestic  


First - Carl Hogan  


Second - Mitchell Automotive  


Third - Premier Ford  




Auto Dealer/New Import  


First - Carl Hogan Toyota  


Second - Columbus Nissan  


Third - Columbus Hyundai 




Auto Dealer/Used  


First - Carl Hogan  


Second - Allen Jones Used Cars  


Third - Wholesale Auto  




Auto Repair  


First - Marty’s Service Center  


Second - Miller’s OK Tire Store  


Third - Allen Jones  




Auto Salesman  


First - Adam Ryan  


Second - Ben Thomas  


Third - Tyler Robertson  




Bike Shop  


First - Boardtown Bikes  


Second - The Bicycle Shop 


Third - Twist of the Wrist  




Boat Dealer  


First - The Boat Gallery  


Second - Performance Marine  


Third - Miller Marine 




Boat Repair  


First - Miller Marine  


Second - The Boat Gallery  


Third - Performance Marine  




Car Wash/Detail Shop  


First - Auto Spa  


Second - Mr. Bubbles  


Third - Reno  




Oil Change  


First - Express Oil Change  


Second - Miller’s OK Tire  


Third - Stokes Express Lube  




Tire Store  


First - Miller’s OK Tire  


Second - Lowndes County Radial Tire  


Third - Sansing’s Shop  




Let’s Eat 






First - PJ’s Smokeout  


Second - The Little Dooey  


Third - Shirley’s  






First - Ryan’s  


Second - Buffet City  


Third - Ranch House  




Chinese Food  


First - Peking Chinese Restaurant  


Second - Buffet City 


Third - China House  






First - Beans & Cream 


Second - McDonald’s  


Third - Dunkin Donuts  






First - Café on Main  


Second - Harvey’s  


Third - State Fountain Bakery  




Mexican Food  


First - Mi Toro 


Second - Mi Hacienda  


Third - Mexican Kitchen  






First - Pizza Hut  


Second - Papa John’s  


Third - Old Venice  




Plate Lunch  


First - Café on Main  


Second - Kountry Kitchen 


Third - Jones Restaurant  






First - Peppers Deli  


Second - Har




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Reader Comments

Article Comment Susie commented at 9/22/2009 11:43:00 AM:

Who in the world voted for all this stuff? There are tons of places in Starkville that should have beat out most of these places.


Article Comment Dispatch Support commented at 9/23/2009 8:29:00 AM:

Readers from both The Commercial Dispatch and The Starkville Dispatch voted on these categories. Ballots were published in both papers. This was the first year Best was opened up to areas outside of Lowndes County. Look for 2010 Best ballots to run at the end of summer next year.


Article Comment Andy commented at 9/28/2009 9:44:00 AM:

Some of the businesses on this list are notoriously horrible. Seems like as long as you are located on 5th street on downtown Columbus your business is a shoe in for this list.


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