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Albany/Leesburg Overall Auto Dealer BEST OF THE BEST Sunbelt Ford-Lincoln of Albany Inc. ONE OF THE BEST Finnicum Motor Company Domestic Auto Dealer BEST OF THE BEST Sunbelt Ford-Lincoln of Albany Inc. ONE OF THE BEST Prince Chevrolet of Albany Import Auto Dealer BEST OF THE BEST Albany Motorcars ONE OF THE BEST Finnicum Motor Company Used Auto Dealer BEST OF THE BEST Finnicum Motor Company ONE OF THE BEST Albany Autoland Auto Body Shop BEST OF THE BEST Master Body Works ONE OF THE BEST Charlie’s Paint & Body Shop

Drug Store BEST OF THE BEST Rite Aid - North Slappey ONE OF THE BEST CVS - Lee Co.

Mattress Store BEST OF THE BEST Turner’s Fine Furniture ONE OF THE BEST Mattress World

Department Store BEST OF THE BEST Kohl’s ONE OF THE BEST Belk

Dry Cleaners BEST OF THE BEST Nancy’s Cleaners ONE OF THE BEST Villager Cleaners

Grocery Store BEST OF THE BEST Publix Super Market ONE OF THE BEST Harveys Super Market

Gift Shop BEST OF THE BEST Place On the Pointe Gift Shop ONE OF THE BEST Livi & Company

Men’s Store BEST OF THE BEST Phillip’s Men’s Clothing ONE OF THE BEST Men’s Warehouse

Landscaping/Gardening BEST OF THE BEST Service Unlimited Inc. ONE OF THE BEST CW Lawncare LLC

Women’s Boutique BEST OF THE BEST Envy ONE OF THE BEST Blush Boutique

Pet Shop BEST OF THE BEST PetSmart ONE OF THE BEST Pet Supermarket

Children’s Store BEST OF THE BEST The Children’s Place ONE OF THE BEST Old Navy

Furniture BEST OF THE BEST Ashley HomeStore ONE OF THE BEST Brooks Furniture

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TV/Appliances BEST OF THE BEST B-Z Appliances ONE OF THE BEST Knight’s Appliances

Gas Station BEST OF THE BEST Flash Foods - Westover ONE OF THE BEST Homerun Foods

Antique Shop BEST OF THE BEST Livi & Company ONE OF THE BEST G & M Antiques and Thrift

Sporting Goods Store BEST OF THE BEST R & S Sports ONE OF THE BEST Backwoods Outdoors

Hotel BEST OF THE BEST Marriott ONE OF THE BEST Hilton Garden Inn Albany

Local College BEST OF THE BEST Albany State University ONE OF THE BEST Albany Technical College

Hunting/Fishing Shop BEST OF THE BEST Backwoods Outdoors ONE OF THE BEST Walmart

Builder BEST OF THE BEST Jowers Construction Company ONE OF THE BEST LRA Constructors Inc.

Insurance Company BEST OF THE BEST State Farm (Kent Nance) ONE OF THE BEST Fleming & Riles Insurance

To all of our customers and clients

THANK YOU for voting

Dr. David Wren

RE/MAX of Albany

Chiropractic & Weight Loss Center

“Best of the Best” Real Estate Company and

Debbie Fulford for “One of the Best” Realtors.

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229-434-1600 www.remaxofalbany.com @remaxofalbany

Dr. David Wren

www.drdavidwren.com

1290 Highway 19 South - Leesburg, GA 31763

229.883.0042 Thank you for voting us

BEST OF THE BEST 2018

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Financial Institution BEST OF THE BEST DOCO Credit Union ONE OF THE BEST Renasant Bank Boat Sales BEST OF THE BEST Boater’s World ONE OF THE BEST Lenny’s Boats Oil Change BEST OF THE BEST DJ’s II Car Wash & Quick Lube ONE OF THE BEST Precision Tune Auto Care Tire Store BEST OF THE BEST T & S Tire ONE OF THE BEST Goodyear Tires Cell Phone Store BEST OF THE BEST Verizon Wireless ONE OF THE BEST AT&T Wireless Eyewear BEST OF THE BEST Berg Eye Group ONE OF THE BEST Dixon Eye Care

Pool Company BEST OF THE BEST ASP Pool Company of Albany ONE OF THE BEST A-1 Pools

Daycare BEST OF THE BEST Byne Child Development Center ONE OF THE BEST Kidsville USA Inc - Lee Co

Carpet Cleaner BEST OF THE BEST Southern Carpet Care, LLC ONE OF THE BEST Stanley Steemer

Print Shop BEST OF THE BEST Fast Copy & Blueprint Albany ONE OF THE BEST Gillespie Printers

Florist BEST OF THE BEST The Flower Basket ONE OF THE BEST Petal Pusher Flower Shop Security Service BEST OF THE BEST ADT Security ONE OF THE BEST Central Monitoring Services Inc Hair Salon BEST OF THE BEST Hot Headz ONE OF THE BEST Capelli Salon & Spa Vapor Shop BEST OF THE BEST Good Life Vapor

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Real Estate Agency BEST OF THE BEST RE/MAX of Albany ONE OF THE BEST The Anderson Company Heating & AC BEST OF THE BEST Albany Air Conditioning & Heating ONE OF THE BEST Excel Heating & Cooling, LLC Jewelry Store BEST OF THE BEST Kay Jewelers ONE OF THE BEST Allen’s Jewelers


Music Store BEST OF THE BEST Parker Music ONE OF THE BEST Portman’s Music

Shoe Store BEST OF THE BEST Shoe Station ONE OF THE BEST Shoe Box

Liquor/Wine Store BEST OF THE BEST Warehouse Package Store ONE OF THE BEST Ace’s Liquors Inc

Car Wash BEST OF THE BEST DJ’s II Car Wash & Quick Lube ONE OF THE BEST GooGoo Express Wash

Office Supply BEST OF THE BEST Office Depot ONE OF THE BEST Staples

Tattoo shop BEST OF THE BEST Trademark Body Art ONE OF THE BEST Think Ink

Home Improvement BEST OF THE BEST The Home Depot ONE OF THE BEST Lowe’s Home Improvement

Pet Salon BEST OF THE BEST PetSmart ONE OF THE BEST Eastside Pet Salon & DOG PARK

Thank You for naming Renasant Bank “One of the Best” Banking Institutions.

Auto Repair Shop BEST OF THE BEST Gieryic’s Automotive Repair ONE OF THE BEST Hayman’s Garage

“Thank you to all my clients! Proudly serving the Albany area for over 20 years.”

At Renasant, we strive to make our customers feel special, so thank you for making us feel special, too.

Voted

“One of the Best” Attorneys

Robert J. Pinnero, P.C. 510 West Broad Avenue, Suite D Albany, GA

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Mortgage Lender BEST OF THE BEST AB&T‚ Leslie Collins ONE OF THE BEST Synovus Mortgage‚ Kellie Gilliam Retirement Community BEST OF THE BEST The Phoenix at Albany ONE OF THE BEST Century Pines Apartment Complex BEST OF THE BEST Westwood Apartments ONE OF THE BEST Nottingham North Apartments Optometrist BEST OF THE BEST Nancy G. Johnson, OD ONE OF THE BEST Berg Eye Group Chiropractor BEST OF THE BEST Dr. David Wren, DC ONE OF THE BEST Dr. David Kenney, DC Dentist BEST OF THE BEST Dr. Amanda Merritt, DMD ONE OF THE BEST Dr. William Sandbach, DMD

Hospital BEST OF THE BEST Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital ONE OF THE BEST Phoebe North Day Spa BEST OF THE BEST Radiance Anti-Aging & Body Sculpting ONE OF THE BEST Simply You Med Spa Sports Writer BEST OF THE BEST Chauntell Powell ONE OF THE BEST Carlton Fletcher Newspaper Reporter BEST OF THE BEST Carlton Fletcher ONE OF THE BEST Jennifer Parks Imaging Center BEST OF THE BEST Albany Diagnostic Center LLC ONE OF THE BEST FastTrack Immediate Care

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Pediatrician BEST OF THE BEST Dr. Dennis A. Twedt, DO ONE OF THE BEST Dr. Andrew C. Carlson, MD Orthopedic BEST OF THE BEST Orthopaedic Associates ONE OF THE BEST MSA Neurologist BEST OF THE BEST Dr. Marla B. Morgan, MD ONE OF THE BEST Dr. Kimberly Brown, MD Oncologist BEST OF THE BEST Dr. Charles Mendenhall, MD ONE OF THE BEST Dr. Chirag Jani, MD Ophthalmologist BEST OF THE BEST J. Chandler Berg, MD ONE OF THE BEST Regional Eye Center Cardiologist BEST OF THE BEST Dr. Mark Cohen, MD ONE OF THE BEST Dr. Anthony Hoots, MD


Family Medicine BEST OF THE BEST Dr. Charity Wilson, MD ONE OF THE BEST Dr. Joseph M. Jackson, III, MD OB-GYN BEST OF THE BEST Lynette Talley, CNM ONE OF THE BEST Dr. Thomas C. Talley, MD GASTRO BEST OF THE BEST Dr. Ira G. Knepp, MD ONE OF THE BEST Dr. Matthew Grundfast, DO

Internal Medicine BEST OF THE BEST Albany Internal Medicine ONE OF THE BEST Dr. Laura Fay, MD School Principal BEST OF THE BEST William Chunn, Westover High School ONE OF THE BEST Susie Hatcher, St. Teresa’s Catholic School School Teacher BEST OF THE BEST James Little, Westover High School ONE OF THE BEST James Rhodes, Merry Acres Middle School

VET BEST OF THE BEST Bush Animal Clinic ONE OF THE BEST Dockery Williams Odom & Deriso Police Officer BEST OF THE BEST Catoa Baldwin ONE OF THE BEST Michelle Jones Columnist BEST OF THE BEST T. Gamble ONE OF THE BEST Jim Hendricks

Terry Lee's Olde World Sandwich Shoppe 229 436-6496

Thank you for making us your choice. Thanking our customers for voting us

We are honored to have Kellie Gilliam, Mortgage Loan Originator at Synovus Mortgage Corp., voted as “One of the Best” in the Mortgage Lender category. 1-888-SYNOVUS | synovus.com

“Best of the Best” Place for Lunch &

“Best of the Best”

Kellie Gilliam Synovus Mortgage Corp. 229-430-7037 NMLS 664120

Soup-Chili

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Mon - Fri: 8am - 3:30pm Saturday: closed • Sunday: closed • Catering Available

Synovus Mortgage Corp. is a subsidiary of Synovus Bank. Loans subject to approval including credit approval. Synovus Bank, Member FDIC.

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Local Musician BEST OF THE BEST D’liajah Donaldson ONE OF THE BEST Bo Henry Local Artist BEST OF THE BEST Rusty Cage Designs ONE OF THE BEST David Lanier Paintings Place for a Child’s Party BEST OF THE BEST All American Fun Park ONE OF THE BEST Wilder’s World Pest Control BEST OF THE BEST Seminole Pest Management ONE OF THE BEST Adams Exterminators Investment Company BEST OF THE BEST Edward Jones Financial Advisor: Kemble Teague ONE OF THE BEST Raymond James

Pharmacist BEST OF THE BEST Melita Parker - Publix ONE OF THE BEST CVS - Lee Co. Realtor BEST OF THE BEST Amanda Wiley ONE OF THE BEST Debbie Fulford Insurance Agent BEST OF THE BEST Kent Nance ONE OF THE BEST Nikki Dellinger Nurse BEST OF THE BEST Constance King - Intrepid USA ONE OF THE BEST Dawn Brooks - Berg Eye Group Attorney BEST OF THE BEST Lee Bishop, P.C. ONE OF THE BEST Robert J. Pinnero, P.C. Auto Salesperson BEST OF THE BEST Darrel Finnicum - Finnicum Motor Company ONE OF THE BEST Valari Ethridge - Albany Autoland

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Banker BEST OF THE BEST Debbie Newberry - DOCO Credit Union ONE OF THE BEST Jimmy Cooper - Bank of Lee Co. Volunteer Organization BEST OF THE BEST Albany ARC ONE OF THE BEST Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful Gym BEST OF THE BEST Tony’s Gym ONE OF THE BEST Albany YMCA Paramedic BEST OF THE BEST Randy Webb ONE OF THE BEST Brian Barnes Plumber BEST OF THE BEST Albany Air Conditioning & Heating ONE OF THE BEST Professional Plumbing


Fireman BEST OF THE BEST Ronnie Pettiford ONE OF THE BEST John Thompson Photography BEST OF THE BEST Robert Edwards ONE OF THE BEST Tracy Henry Bartender BEST OF THE BEST Terry Brown - Henry’s Fine Edibles ONE OF THE BEST Teresa Lorber - Harvest Moon

Pressure Washing BEST OF THE BEST Paul Pro Pressure Washing ONE OF THE BEST Johnson’s Pressure Washing

Sub Sandwich BEST OF THE BEST Subway ONE OF THE BEST Firehouse Subs

Chef-Caterer BEST OF THE BEST Travis Robinson ONE OF THE BEST Adam Campbell

Margarita BEST OF THE BEST El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant ONE OF THE BEST El Maya Mexican Restaurant

Soup-Chili BEST OF THE BEST Terry Lee’s Olde World Sandwich Shoppe ONE OF THE BEST The Cookie Shop

Romantic Restaurant BEST OF THE BEST Villa Gargano Italian Restaurant ONE OF THE BEST Henry Campbell’s

Web Design BEST OF THE BEST Premium Web Development LLC ONE OF THE BEST Daniel Titus

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Tree Service BEST OF THE BEST Harper Tree Service, LLC ONE OF THE BEST D & D Tree Service

208 Zoey Way, Tifton 229.396.4606 Thank you to South Georgia for voting us as “One of the Best” Apartment Complexes in the Tifton/ Sylvester/Moultrie Region. Monday, April 30, 2018 | Reader’s Choice Awards | The Albany Herald | 9


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2926 N. Slappey Blvd. Albany, GA 31701

229-883-3100

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Best Overall Auto Dealer and

Best Domestic Auto Dealer We Appreciate Your Business

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Cup of Coffee BEST OF THE BEST Starbucks - Dawson Road ONE OF THE BEST Elements Coffee Co.

Chinese Restaurant BEST OF THE BEST House of China Restaurant II ONE OF THE BEST Rice Bowl Buffet

Seafood Restaurant BEST OF THE BEST Blackbeard’s ONE OF THE BEST Albany Fish Company

Steak Restaurant BEST OF THE BEST LongHorn Steakhouse ONE OF THE BEST Henry Campbell’s

Italian Restaurant BEST OF THE BEST Villa Gargano Italian Restaurant ONE OF THE BEST Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

Mexican Restaurant BEST OF THE BEST El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant ONE OF THE BEST El Maya Mexican Restaurant

Place for Lunch BEST OF THE BEST Terry Lee’s Olde World Sandwich Shoppe ONE OF THE BEST Pearly’s Famous Country Cooking Health Food Store BEST OF THE BEST Bill’s Vitamins & Health Food ONE OF THE BEST GNC Chicken Wings Place BEST OF THE BEST Buffalo Wild Wings ONE OF THE BEST Zaxby’s

Thank You! for voting us

“Best of the Best” Antique Shop ~ and ~

Albany

300 W. Jackson 229-236-5484

45 years of serving Albany & South Georgia

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3105 Ledo Rd 229-435-0356

Thomasville

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“One of the Best” Gift Shop

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Earning the confidence of our community.

CONGRATULATIONS

Thank you, Albany Herald readers, for choosing Phoebe medical professionals and facilities as your favorites.

Phoebe

Best of the Best

Phoebe North Campus

One of the Best

Phoebe Worth NEUROSURGERY

• BEST

Brent Savelli, MD

With me, it’s all about YOU.

Best of the Best (Tift-Worth competition)

CARDIOLOGY

DOCTOR •

• A custom tailored wellness plan • 24/7 availability via our personal phone & email • Extended appointments focused on your personal needs

NEUROLOGY

• Same or next business day appointments • On time and unhurried appointments • My undivided attention

Call my office to discuss the benefits of my

Personalized Care Program

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Dr. Mark Cohen*

Dr. Kimberly Brown**

Dr. Marla Morgan*

GASTROENTEROLOGY

CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY

Dr. Ira Knepp*

Dr. Anthony Hoots**

ONCOLOGY

Read all about us online: www.signatureMD.com/savelli

Dr. Brent Savelli

39 Kent Rd., Suite 1, Tifton, GA 31794

Thank you to our residents & Albany Herald readers for their votes!

“One of the Best”

ONCOLOGY

Apartment Complexes

Dr. Charles Mendenhall*

Nottingham North Apartments

* Best of the Best **One of the Best

229-312-1000 phoebehealth.com

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Dr. Chirag Jani**

2401 Nottingham Way, Albany, Georgia 31707 2401 (229) Nottingham Way | Fax (229) 436-3320 436-9096 Albany, Georgia 31707 nottinghamnorthapartments@yahoo.com

Lisa Reed

(229) 436-9096 Fax (229) 436-3320 Property Manager nottinghamnorthapartments@yahoo.com


Bar-B-Q Restaurant BEST OF THE BEST Sonny’s BBQ ONE OF THE BEST Riverfront Bar-B-Q

Hot Dog Place BEST OF THE BEST Jimmie’s Hot Dog ONE OF THE BEST Hot Dog King

French Fries BEST OF THE BEST McDonald’s ONE OF THE BEST Zaxby’s

Breakfast BEST OF THE BEST Pearly’s Famous Country Cooking ONE OF THE BEST Eggs Up Grill

Ice Cream Place BEST OF THE BEST Bruster’s Real Ice Cream ONE OF THE BEST TCBY

Pizza Place BEST OF THE BEST Pizza Hut ONE OF THE BEST Papa John’s Pizza

Burger Place BEST OF THE BEST The Rocket ONE OF THE BEST Burger King

Bakery BEST OF THE BEST Publix Super Market ONE OF THE BEST Smallcakes

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Thanks for voting me

One of the Best

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Banker

I am honored to be of service to this community.

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Bar/Pub BEST OF THE BEST Harvest Moon ONE OF THE BEST Doo-Dah’s Bar & Grill

Fried Chicken BEST OF THE BEST KFC - Oglethorpe ONE OF THE BEST Carter’s Fried Chicken - Lee Co

Golf Course BEST OF THE BEST Doublegate Country Club ONE OF THE BEST Stonebridge Golf & Country Club

Family Restaurant BEST OF THE BEST Golden Corral ONE OF THE BEST Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

Thank You for voting Kent Nance-State Farm

“Best of the Best” Insurance Agency and Insurance Agent. OFFICE HOURS

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INSURANCE PRODUCTS

Auto, Home, Business, Property, Life, Health

110 Cordele Road Suite 5, Albany, GA 31705-2478

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Brand of Beer BEST OF THE BEST Miller ONE OF THE BEST Budweiser SOFT Drink BEST OF THE BEST Coke ONE OF THE BEST Diet Coke Haunted House BEST OF THE BEST FrightNights Haunted House


Tifton/Sylvester/Moultrie Auto Body Shop BEST OF THE BEST Jordan’s Paint & Body ONE OF THE BEST Prince Body Shop

Grocery Store BEST OF THE BEST Piggly Wiggly ONE OF THE BEST Publix Super Market

Used Auto Dealer BEST OF THE BEST Prince Chevrolet of Tifton ONE OF THE BEST Fincher Used Cars

Drug Store BEST OF THE BEST Moon’s Pharmacy ONE OF THE BEST CVS

Men’s Store BEST OF THE BEST The Big Store ONE OF THE BEST Lazarus of Moultrie

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Overall Auto Dealer BEST OF THE BEST Sunbelt Ford, Inc. ONE OF THE BEST Prince Honda

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Women’s Boutique BEST OF THE BEST Bless Boutique ONE OF THE BEST The Big Store

Landscaping/Gardening BEST OF THE BEST Shipp Shape Lawn Services ONE OF THE BEST Paul Pro Lawn Service

Sporting Goods Store BEST OF THE BEST Southern Outdoors ONE OF THE BEST Hibbett Sports

Mattress Store BEST OF THE BEST Badcock Home Furniture & More ONE OF THE BEST Turner’s Budget Furniture

Furniture BEST OF THE BEST Turner’s Fine Furniture ONE OF THE BEST The French Market LLC

Hunting/Fishing Shop BEST OF THE BEST Senky’s Bait and Tackle Shop ONE OF THE BEST Agri Supply of Tifton

TV/Appliances Dry Cleaners BEST OF THE BEST BEST OF THE BEST Lowe’s Home Improvement Hometown Cleaners ONE OF THE BEST ONE OF THE BEST Kelly’s Fashion Dry Cleaners Southern Appliances

Gas Station BEST OF THE BEST Flash Foods - Sylvester ONE OF THE BEST Flash Foods - Tifton

“Best of the Best” “One of the Best” Sports Writer - Chauntell Powell Sports Writer - Carlton Fletcher Newspaper Reporter - Carlton Fletcher Columnist - T. Gamble

Newspaper Reporter - Jennifer Parks Columnist - Jim Hendricks

The Albany Herald 126 N Washington Street, Albany, GA 545260-1

229-888-9300

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Hotel BEST OF THE BEST Hilton Garden Inn Tifton ONE OF THE BEST Country Inn & Suites Builder BEST OF THE BEST M & M Construction Co ONE OF THE BEST Tatum Builders Local College BEST OF THE BEST Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College - ABAC ONE OF THE BEST University of Georgia-Tifton

Insurance Company BEST OF THE BEST Stuart Pate - State Farm Insurance Agent ONE OF THE BEST Brownlee Agency Inc Oil Change BEST OF THE BEST Prince Chevrolet of Tifton ONE OF THE BEST Shell Rapid Lube Tire Store BEST OF THE BEST Singletary & Son Tire Co ONE OF THE BEST Ed’s Tire

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BEST OF THE BEST

Florist BEST OF THE BEST Cindy’s Flower & Gift Shop ONE OF THE BEST Vercie’s Ground Floral

Children’s Medical Group of SW Georgia Sweet Bay Ct, Moultrie, GA 31768

DENTIST

(229) 985-1293

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Carpet Cleaner BEST OF THE BEST Stanley Steemer Carpet Cleaner ONE OF THE BEST Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning Tifton Ga

On behalf of my staff and myself, I would like to thank all the families who have allowed us the privilege of taking care of your children over the past 17 years.

The Office of

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Eyewear BEST OF THE BEST Visions of Sylvester ONE OF THE BEST City Optical

Dr. Marion Wills Voted One of the Best pediatricians in Tifton/Sylvester/Moultrie Monday, April 30, 2018 | Reader’s Choice Awards | The Albany Herald | 17


For a second year in a row, Debbye Newberry has been voted Best of the Best. Debbye and the entire DOCO team are dedicated to serving the hard workers, car buyers, shop owners, and YOU.

WE’RE YOUR TYPE OF PEOPLE.

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For more information, call 229-435-1715

A Huge “Thank you” for voting me “Best of the Best” Realtor in Southwest Georgia! It’s an honor and privilege to serve you whether you are buying or selling your home! Amanda Wiley, Realtor ERA All in One Realty

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Amanda Wiley

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Federally Insured by NCUA


Prince Automotive Group in Tifton and Albany thank all of our customers for selecting our dealerships as your Readerʼs Choice favorites! “Best of the Best”

Tifton, Sylvester, and Moultrie area Used Auto Dealer Prince Chevrolet of Tifton Oil Change Prince Chevrolet of Tifton

“One of the Best”

Tifton, Sylvester, and Moultrie area Overall Auto Dealer Prince Honda Auto Body Shop Prince Body Shop

“One of the Best” Albany/Leesburg area Best Domestic Auto Prince of Albany Prince of Albany 2701 Ledo Road

Albany

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Prince Honda Prince Chevrolet Hwy. 82 W. • Exit 62, I-75 Hwy. 82 W. • Exit 62, I-75

Tifton

(229)386-4073

Tifton

(229)386-1400

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Hair Salon BEST OF THE BEST Amy’s Family Hair Care ONE OF THE BEST Betty’s Beauty Salon Vapor Shop BEST OF THE BEST South Georgia Vapor ONE OF THE BEST Southern Vapes Daycare BEST OF THE BEST Miss Georgee’s Play-Kare ONE OF THE BEST Mother’s Love Child Care Center and Learning Centers

Heating & AC BEST OF THE BEST Owens TCG Heating & Cooling ONE OF THE BEST HVAC Control Services Co

Car Wash BEST OF THE BEST GooGoo Express Wash ONE OF THE BEST The Car Wash

Jewelry Store BEST OF THE BEST Griner Jewelry Co ONE OF THE BEST Fletcher-Yearta Jewelers

Shoe Store BEST OF THE BEST The Big Store ONE OF THE BEST Shoe Dept

Music Store BEST OF THE BEST The Music Store ONE OF THE BEST Rockys Music

Pet Salon BEST OF THE BEST Paw Paradise, LLC ONE OF THE BEST 4 Paws Pet Parlor

Best of the Best

The Affordable Choice for an Accredited Christian Education.

Thank you for voting us

“Best of the Best”

Thank you

Daycare

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Byne Child Development Center 2832 Ledo Road, Albany GA 31707 • (229) 432-1591

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The Child Development Center provides a nurturing, Christian environment that is safe for babies and young children during the week day. Our staff is screened by the State of Georgia to be qualified to work with children and is constantly training to keep abreast of early childhood care. All staff members are CPR and First Aid certified. We provide a hot breakfast, lunch and snacks for our children.

for voting us as the Best Women’s Clothing Store in the Sylvester, Moultrie, and Tifton Area


Thank You for voting “Best of the Best” Veterinarian (229) 439-7073

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South Georgia’s Largest Showroom

THANK YOU

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1201 W. Broad Ave. 888-3933

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Mon-Fri. 10am-6:30pm Sat. 10am-6:00pm Lowest Prices on Tempur-pedic® Monday, April 30, 2018 | Reader’s Choice Awards | The Albany Herald | 21


Retirement Community BEST OF THE BEST Cypress Pond Senior Care ONE OF THE BEST Pine Shadows Retirement Manor Mortgage Lender BEST OF THE BEST Synovus Financial Management Services ONE OF THE BEST Southern Mortgage Unlimited

Apartment Complex BEST OF THE BEST Cypress Suites ONE OF THE BEST The Stables

Dentist BEST OF THE BEST Dr. Charles Sauls, DMD ONE OF THE BEST Dr. Scott Fulp, DMD

Optometrist BEST OF THE BEST Ted A. McElroy OD, PC ONE OF THE BEST Dr. Frank Turpin III, OD

Hospital BEST OF THE BEST Tift Regional Medical Center ONE OF THE BEST Phoebe Worth Medical Center

Chiropractor BEST OF THE BEST Dr. Robert S. Reid ONE OF THE BEST Powell Chiropractic Center

Pediatrician BEST OF THE BEST Dr. Grace V. Davis ONE OF THE BEST Dr. Marion A. Wills, MD

Thank you

Thank You for voting us the

BEST FLORIST in the Sylvester, Moultrie and Tifton Area.

for voting us

One of the Best Furniture Stores

CINDY’S

in the Sylvester/Moultrie/ Tifton Region.

Flower Shop

The French Market 105 N. Isabella St. Sylvester, Georgia 31791

305 N Isabella St Sylvester, GA 31791

(229) 821-3246

LOCAL:

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Good Life Vapor would like to say THANK YOU to all of our customers that voted to make Good Life Vapor the 2018 readers choice awards winner for Best Vapor Shop.

Westover Comprehensive High School

Voted “Best of the Best Principal” Mr. James Little Westover Comprehensive High School

Voted “Best of the Best” Teacher

Thanks for supporting us and making a good choice for a good life!

Mr. James Rhodes Merry Acres Middle School

~ The GLV Crew

Voted “One of the Best” Teacher

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Orthopedic BEST OF THE BEST Dr. Hewatt M. Sims, MD ONE OF THE BEST Dr. William M. Smith, MD

Ophthalmologist BEST OF THE BEST Dr. Bret Wagenhorst MD ONE OF THE BEST Michael L. Haney, MD

OB-GYN BEST OF THE BEST Dr. Nathan Mordel, MD ONE OF THE BEST Geri Justice, M.D.

Neurologist BEST OF THE BEST Brad Lindsey, M.D. ONE OF THE BEST George Shokri, M.D.

Cardiologist BEST OF THE BEST Dr. Paul Murray, MD ONE OF THE BEST Dr. Jonathan Tronolone

GASTRO BEST OF THE BEST Ali Esmaili, M.D.

ONE OF THE BEST Don Wayne Roberts, M.D.

Oncologist BEST OF THE BEST Dr. Wesley W. Walker, MD ONE OF THE BEST Johnny Stephens, M.D.

Family Medicine BEST OF THE BEST C. David Johnson III, M.D. ONE OF THE BEST Todd M McDonald, FNP-BC

Internal Medicine BEST OF THE BEST Dr. Brent A. Savelli, MD ONE OF THE BEST William J. Huffman III, MD

for voting us

“Best of the Best” Chinese Restaurant.

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We deeply appreciate your continuous business. Come join us for lunch or dinner. Enjoy your favorite dishes & try our new creations.

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Setting the Standard of Excellence

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School Principal BEST OF THE BEST Stacey Bell ONE OF THE BEST School Teacher BEST OF THE BEST Ashley Paramore ONE OF THE BEST Terry Giddens VET BEST OF THE BEST Branch’s Veterinary Clinic ONE OF THE BEST Countryside Animal Clinic

Insurance Agent BEST OF THE BEST Haley Roberts State Farm Insurance Agent ONE OF THE BEST John Brownlee

Police Officer BEST OF THE BEST Jason Copeland ONE OF THE BEST Rusty Pardon Pest Control BEST OF THE BEST Adams Exterminators ONE OF THE BEST Powell Pest Control

Nurse BEST OF THE BEST Haiden Edore Affinity Clinic ONE OF THE BEST Carrie McGee – Phoebe

Realtor BEST OF THE BEST Kim Brownlee Meeks Professionals Plus Realty, Inc ONE OF THE BEST Scott Goodman - Coldwell Banker

Kelly’s Fashion

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DRY CLEANERS 115 Chestnut Ave, Tifton, GA 31794 We Service SWGA locations including the Albany MCLB. Regular Hours

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Reader’s Choice One of the Best in Tifton, Sylvester, and Moultrie.

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Attorney BEST OF THE BEST Norman J. Crowe Jr Attorney at Law ONE OF THE BEST Christopher L. Foreman Watson Spence LLP

Day Spa BEST OF THE BEST Serenity Therapeutic Massage & Wellness ONE OF THE BEST Solé Medical Spa

Banker BEST OF THE BEST Jason Morris Synovous ONE OF THE BEST T. Mimbs / Colony Bank

Photography BEST OF THE BEST Daniel Shippey Photography ONE OF THE BEST Alyse Futch Photography

Plumber BEST OF THE BEST Alan Stone Plumbing ONE OF THE BEST Jones Plumbing

Web Design BEST OF THE BEST Tifton Web Design ONE OF THE BEST Sylvester Computer Guy

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Builder Jowers Construction Co., Inc.

“Best of the Best” Breakfast

“One of the Best”

Place for Lunch & Country Cooking

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Tree Service BEST OF THE BEST South Georgia Tree Service ONE OF THE BEST Russ Tree Service

Sub Sandwich BEST OF THE BEST Firehouse Subs ONE OF THE BEST SUBWAY Restaurants Romantic Restaurant BEST OF THE BEST Fresco Italiano ONE OF THE BEST Daphne Lodge

Pressure Washing BEST OF THE BEST Hadley’s Pressure Washing LLC ONE OF THE BEST Southern Pressure Washing & Roof Cleaning

Cup of Coffee BEST OF THE BEST 3 Squares Diner ONE OF THE BEST Starbucks

Place on the Pointe Gift Shop

Thank You Albany for choosing us as

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WEST ALBANY

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Westwood Apartments

“Best of the Best” Apartment Complex

Congratulations!

A special place..... From the moment you enter this apartment community you will realize you’ve found home. Westwood Apartments has the unique ability to meet the needs of anyone seeking a nice apartment with a price to please everyone. We offer you the best in comfortable living whether it’s your first apartment experience or you just want to upgrade to the best. Stop by or call today to see why Westwood Apartments is a great choice for you!

FEATURES AND AMENITIES • Spacious One Bedroom, Two Bedroom and Three Bedroom Floor Plans • Beautifully Landscaped 11 acres • Brand-New Swimming Pool • Poolside Sunbathing under Palm Trees • New BBQ/Picnic Area • Six Security Officers in residence • Monthly Pest Control - FREE • Spacious Clubhouse - Can be Rented • On-Site Manager • On-Site Maintenance • PET FRIENDLY

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Bring in this ad and we will pay $50 of your first month’s rent at Westwood.

Contact April Fabry

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OFFICE HOURS Monday - Friday ..............8:30 - 5:00 Saturday ............... By Appointment Sunday ..................................Closed

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2010 W. Broad Avenue Albany, GA 31707


Seafood Restaurant BEST OF THE BEST Charles Seafood Restaurant ONE OF THE BEST Blue Sky Grill

Steak Restaurant BEST OF THE BEST LongHorn Steakhouse ONE OF THE BEST Isabella Station

Italian Restaurant BEST OF THE BEST Fresco Italiano ONE OF THE BEST Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

Mexican Restaurant BEST OF THE BEST El Metate ONE OF THE BEST Surcheros Fresh Grill

Chinese Restaurant BEST OF THE BEST Great Wall Chinese Restaurant ONE OF THE BEST Peking House

Chicken Wings Place BEST OF THE BEST Wing Addiction ONE OF THE BEST Fat Boy’s Backyard BBQ & More

BEST OF THE BEST CARPET CLEANER

MOULTRIE • TIFTON • SYLVESTER

Thanks Albany, Leesburg & the surrounding area for making R & S Sports the

“Best of the Best” Sporting Goods Store. ONE OF THE BEST CARPET CLEANER ALBANY • LEESBURG Thank You South Georgia! BEYOND CARPET CLEANING

Est. in 1991 our motto was Customer Service! We have been here for 27 years with local employees & local ownership & we are blessed! Come by and see our friendly staff for all your sporting goods equipment! See Ya Soon! -The Staff at R & S Sports

Adidas • Under Armour • New Balance • Russell • Badger Alleson Ath. • Wilson • Rawlings • Demarini • Schutt • McDavid Douglas • Louisville Slugger • Easton

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Thanks for Voting

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French Fries BEST OF THE BEST McDonald’s ONE OF THE BEST Fat Boy’s Backyard BBQ & More

Breakfast BEST OF THE BEST 3 Squares Diner ONE OF THE BEST Hog N Bones

Pizza Place BEST OF THE BEST Chicago Pizza & Pasta ONE OF THE BEST Domino’s Pizza

Burger Place BEST OF THE BEST Carlton’sHamburgers & Hotdogs ONE OF THE BEST 3 Squares Diner

Bar-B-Q Restaurant BEST OF THE BEST Fat Boy’s Backyard BBQ & More ONE OF THE BEST Hog N Bones

Hot Dog Place BEST OF THE BEST A Bag to Go ONE OF THE BEST Carlton’s Hamburgers & Hotdogs

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Best Health Food Store Summerlin Vitamins & Vapor Corner

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Ice Cream Place BEST OF THE BEST Dairy Queen ONE OF THE BEST Yellow Monkey Frozen Yogurt Shop

Fried Chicken BEST OF THE BEST Fat Boy’s Backyard BBQ & More ONE OF THE BEST A Bag to Go

Bakery BEST OF THE BEST Mi-Lady Bakery Inc ONE OF THE BEST Barbara Lotts Cakes Inc

Family Restaurant BEST OF THE BEST Ed’s Truck Stop ONE OF THE BEST Cracker Barrel

“Best of the Best” OB/GYN

Lynette Talley, CNM, WHNP

“One of the Best” OB/GYN

Thomas C. Talley, MD

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blush. That’s what we feel like doing. Because the readers of The Albany Herald voted Publix the best grocery store and the best bakery. Also one of our associates, Melita Parker, was voted the best pharmacist. And we thank you. Making shopping a pleasure is what Publix has been doing since 1930, and what we work hard to do every day. We’re so flattered by your appreciation–and intend

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