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Poppa’s Finest Best Barbecue BEST OF MCDUFFIE

Usry Best Elected Official

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THURSDAY • February 25, 2016

Voters have named Poppa’s Finest BBQ as the Best Barbecue in McDuffie County. Poppa’s Finest opened nine years ago and has been at its 1073 Washington Road location for seven years. The restaurant serves traditional barbecue, chicken and ribs using recipes that have been passed down through four generations. The restaurant also provides catering. Owned by Jarvis McNair and Alphonza McNair, other key people in the business are Porche Wilson, Dave Jackson, Harvey McNair, Donnie McNair and Brian McNair. The owners attribute their business’ success to providing tradition and service to customers. “I appreciate your votes,” The McDuffie Progress/Wayne Parham Alphonza McNair said. Poppa’s is open from 10 a.m. Porche Wilson displays a to-go plate. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday; from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday; from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, and from 10 a.m. until the food sells out on Saturday.

Best Local Elected Official for 2015 was bestowed upon Mayor Kenneth L. Usry of Thomson, by the McDuffie County community. Usry has been mayor of Thomson for eight years but has been an elected official for 37 total. His primary business is serving the citizens of Thomson while improving the quality of life and improving services at the lowest possible cost. His keys to success include keeping an open mind, being easily accessible, listening to citizen’s needs and concerns, being out in the community, being aware of what is going on, making progress with Downtown Thomson over the past several years and having a spirit of cooperation with the county government. The key people who help Usry are his 103 employees who work for the citizens of Thomson every day. They provide services

Kenneth Usry such as collecting yard waste and trash, providing clean water, police and fire protection and multiple services the citizens don’t have to worry about. “I enjoy serving the citizens of Thomson,” Usry said. “I am looking forward to positive change in the years to come.”

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