R â€™ E S D A E R HOICE C K O TA K E A L O FOR THE BEST SHOPPING, ENTERTAINMENT AND MORE AS VOTED BY YOU, THE READERS! SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2019
Accepting the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Fabrics/Textile Store are L-R front row: Kerri Swift & Mary Fowler. L-R back row: Angela Miale and Nancy Hinz. Not pictured are Ann Flitter, Susie Pepper & Kathy Stewart.
Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for #1 Bakery/Pastries from Baby Cakes Bakery are L-R: Chezy Nusser, Kelly Poythress, Brittany Bolt and Carrie Stalvey, Owner. Not pictured is Judy Nusser, founder.
Fabrics • Wool Rugs • Machine Made Rugs Bedding • Furniture • Mattresses
Thank You Rockdale and Newton County for voting us Best Bakery/Pastries in the 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards! It has been our pleasure to serve you for the past 32 years and we look forward to continuing to do so. We appreciate your support!
OUTLET CENTER - FABRICS & RUGS GALORE
4158 ROBINSON ST • COVINGTON, GA
2106 Main St., Porterdale, GA 30014
Tues-Fri 9am-5:30pm | Sat 7:30am-4:30pm | Closed Sunday & Monday
Connect with us for specials & announcements. 605707-1
Baby Cakes Bakery
Covering The World With Fabrics For Nearly 50 Years
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Accepting the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Senior In Home Care and Personal Care are L-R Front row: Mark Ross, Dr. Nicole Ross, Francine Oglesby, Margaret Hughes, Massah Konneh, Shiquita Hurst, Le’Ana White and Lasha Thomas. L-R Back row: Colandrea Tuggle, Jack Moon, Lonniecia Thurmon, Jessica Kinard, Grace Castro and Connie McFarlin. 605695-1
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Voted #1 Jeweler
VOTED #1 FLORIST THANK YOU NEWTON & ROCKDALE COUNTIES FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Florist L-R Alan Sherrill, Allyson Scoggins, Jennifer Gaddy, Samantha Constantin. 605927-1
Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Jeweler are front seated Vivian Barnes, L-R Beth Harper Hyde, Teri Tidwell Stanley, Marlee Stanley. 605929-1
you Citizen Readers! Conyers Thank for Voting Us #1 in Jewelry Flower Shop Generating Smiles since 1979! Free Delivery Wednesdays to Conyers Bus. 770-483-4925 • Fax 770-483-0630 605924-1
1264 Parker Road Suite E Conyers, GA 30094 • conyersflorist.com
In 1949 Howard and Vivian Barnes, a year after starting their lives together, opened Conyers Jewelers. Mr. Barnes, a trained watchmaker, ran the store along with his mother, Mrs. Ruby Thompson Barnes. Mrs. Vivian Barnes worked in Atlanta until 1967 when she joined Howard in the daily running of the store. In 1990 their granddaughter Teri Tidwell Stanley, a trained gemologist and jeweler, joined the team. Today this store is the oldest continuous business in the City of Conyers.
Conyers Jewelers, Inc.
868 MAIN STREET CONYERS
Across from Courthouse (Olde Town Conyers) 605928-1
Alan Sherrill • Allyson Scoggins Owners
Over the past 69 years, they have satisfied their customer’s fashion requirements; custom design pieces, engagement rings, wedding sets to diamonds, pendants, and earrings. The store carries a wide variety of jewelry lines, such as Bulova watches, charms, Diamond Bridal precious & semiprecious stones, Gold and a large selection of Sterling Silver necklaces, earrings, bracelets and anklets plus a large variety of Pearls (Cultured, Freshwater & Tahitian). Conyers Jewelers is known for their onsite jewelry repair and other services such as ear piercing for all ages as well as appraisals for insurance. Drop by and visit them Monday through Friday for all your jewelry needs. You will always get a friendly smile when you enter.
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Bulova • Gold • Silver • Pearls Mon-Fri – 9:00am-5:30pm
Accepting the Readerâ€™s Choice Award for Best Firearms and Pawn Shop are the staff of Elite Pawn!
Thank you Rockdale & newTon counTies foR voTing eliTe Pawn youR #1 fiReaRms & Pawn shoP!
New Stock Arriving Daily!
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the Best of Best Wings for Rockdale/Newton!
Thank you for voting us
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We are proud to be in business for 28 years bringing quality food and service to you. We look forward to serving our Community for years to come!
Contact Us 2123 Pace Street Ste. A, Covington, GA 30014 • 770-787-0421
Thank You All!
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Voted #1 Plumbing Service
High Priority Plumbing and Services is a family owne and operated company. From our small crew in 200 we have grown to over 40 employees with offices Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Plumbing Service from High Priority Plumbing are Conyers and Savannah. We believe in providing th L-R Haley Clark, Patricia Davis, Denise Vojnich, Heather Threadgill, Paulette Simpson, Brian Simpson, best Jennifer possibleGrindle service our customers while als Brenda Landers, Catherine Britton, Christi Huntley, Tessa Powers, (in to front). providing a very competitive price.
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High Priority Plumbing and Services, Inc., is a family owned and operated company that has served the local community for 19 years. We provide residential and commercial plumbing services throughout Metro Atlanta and believe in taking care of our customers, our employees, and our community.
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Service Calls 21,000 Performed in 2018 WWW.HIGHPRIORITYPLUMBING.COM 605916-1
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Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Italian Restaurant L-R Kimberly Cooper, Chef Rene’ Solano, Autumn Hawkins, Abby Bradford, Manager Vince Perry, Lilly Silva (holding sign), Manager Stephen Armstrong, Manager Chris Griffith, Ali Owen, Rachel Franz, Kayla Yarbrough, Laura knight.
Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best in Pet Grooming are Manager Janie Dial Brown, Owner Tara Huchel-Nestich, Bather Melanie Franklin, Master Groomer Nicole Hellewell; Dogs Gina, Chesney, Bodie, Tank, Dozier, Phoebe, Delta.
Voted #1 Italian Restaurant Voted #1 in Pet Grooming
Thank you Rockdale & Newton Counties for once again voting us
We Rockdale and Newton
#1 Italian Restaurant
Thank you s Counties for 28 Year of Patronage! ! Best in Pet Grooming
Pasta Entrées Starting at $795 Includes Salad Includes Salad & & Bread Bread
953 Main St.Conyers 770-760-1494
Corner of Hwy 138 & Flat Shoals Rd. (one mile south of I-20, exit 82)
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We offer a range of full salon services From show cuts to summer shaves We also offer spa services for your pup such as blueberry facials, full body massage, sugar scrubs, teeth brushing and pawdicures.
Rockdale/Newton for voting Wheeler Petuary the Best of the Best. We appreciate you placing your trust in us.
Accepting the Reader’s Choice Award for #1 Security Services are L-R: CSA technicians and staff members Kameron Kelley, Ken Johnson, Daniel Drummond, Gary Hegwood, Darlene Thomas, Don Marie Bell, Ginni Henry and Sherrie Whitmer.
“Our Family Serving Yours”
Left to right - Bill Wheeler, Steve Finn, Melanie Wheeler Finn, Roger Hansen, Jerry Chambless
Our Mission... To provide compassionate and dignified final services for the beloved pets entrusted to us.
Call today for a free security inspection or quote for your home or business. Conyers Security Alert is UL certified and monitored directly by the Conyers Police Department 911 Center. We look forward to serving you!
78 Chamisa Road, Covington, GA 30016
Call us at (470) 205-3000 605972-1
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Voted #1 Package Store
Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for #1 Package Store for the entire team at Sigman Bottle Shop is Mihir Patel.
439 Sigman Road NW • Conyers, GA 30012 (Ga. 20 & Sigman Road, across from Rockdale Hospital)
Thank you Rockdale & Newton Counties for Voting Sigman Bottle Shop #1 Package Store Mix & Match Case Discounts Offered Maker’s Mark
Jack Daniels 1.75 LIT $41.98
Ciroc Peach 750 ML
D’usse VSOP 750 ML
Crown Apple 1.75 LIT
Jameson Irish Whiskey
Fireball 1.75 LIT
$22.99 GOVERNMENT WARNING: (1) According to the Surgeon general, women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects. (2) Consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, and may cause health problems. All prices subject to change without notice.
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Accepting the Reader’s Choice Award for #1 Nursing Home are Lorie Scroggs, Administrator and staff of Westbury Health and Rehab-Conyers. 606156-1
Voted #1 Insurance Agency
Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Insurance Agency are L-R Amanda Flake - Customer Service Associate, Chenelle Randall - Agency Operations Manager, Barbara Hopkins - Agency Sales Producer.
Thank You Rockdale & Newton Counties for voting us
#1 Nursing Home!
1420 Milstead Road, Conyers, GA. 30012
www.westburyconyers.com Rockdale/Newton Citizen • Sunday, August 4, 2019 • 2019 READER’S CHOICE AWARDS • 11
PURITAN Celebrating 90th Anniversary! dry cleaners & laundry "PURITY IS SECURITY"
In 1929 Mr. Louis Downs started a small pressing shop and ran it for 34 years. They then sold it to Mr. Jim Shipp in 1962 changed the name to Puritan Dry Cleaners where Jim ran it for 38 years. In 2000 his son David became the present owner and grew the business to 21 employees and 2 seamstresses serving all of Rockdale and Newton counties.
This picture was taken in 1989 of the Shipp family: L to R: Jim Shipp, James L. Shipp, David Shipp and Nathaniel Shipp
Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Dry Cleaners are the staff of Puritan Cleaners.
The Best Shirts in Town
Owner: David Shipp FREE PICK UP AND DELIVERY In Rockdale & Newton County 1112 West Avenue, 770-483-7331 2164 Salem Road, 770-483-5006 3580 S. Hwy 20 (Honey Creek), 770-922-1341 12 • 2019 READER’S CHOICE AWARDS • Sunday, August 4, 2019 • Rockdale/Newton Citizen
Thank you for voting Merryvale Assisted Living the Best in Newton and Rockdale Counties for the 19th consecutive year. Accepting the Reader’s Choice Award are the residents and staff at Merryvale. 605632-1
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Thank you for voting us your #1 Sports Bar for Rockdale/Newton. We appreciate your support and business.
Georgia Dermatology appreciates your voting Dr. Fountain the Best of the Best for your Dermatologist.
Thank you From left to right: Lisa Yates, Greg Rogers, Jake O’Neill, Jake Landress
7189 Turner Lake Rd., Covington, GA 30014
for your business and continued support.
FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT BAR & LIVE MUSIC VENUE Our Burgers are the BEST. Hands down!
7189 Turner Lake Road Covington, GA 30014 | 770-385-3060
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Thank you Pictured left to right Anthony Smith, Tuwanya Smith, Austin Smith
It is an honor and we appreciate your business, trust, and support!
2122 Pace Street, Covington, Georgia 30014 470-441-5551 • • • • • •
ABOUT US Quality Pre-Owned Vehicle Dealership Financing Made Easy Wide Range of Brands Car Service and Maintenance Commercial Vehicles Transparent Pricing
Rockdale/Newton for voting us the Best of the Best for Auto Dealer and ATV.
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Cupid Slave Tattoo Company Thank you
for voting us your #1 Best of the Best Tattoo Business for 2019 for Rockdale/Newton. We value and appreciate all of our customers!
From left to right- Kelly Bishop, Wendy Davis, Chad Jones, Brooke Gaddy, Kayla Tyndall, Buddy Croy, Manny White, Jeff Farmer
Cupid Slave Tattoo Company Professional Tattoos and Body Piercing
IF YOU’RE READING THIS SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT Be sure to Like us on Facebook, check out some of our inks, and set up your appointment with us! Our artists have years of experience and specialize in custom design.
7115 Highway 278 NE | 30014 Covington, Georgia • 678-712-9055 16 • 2019 READER’S CHOICE AWARDS • Sunday, August 4, 2019 • Rockdale/Newton Citizen
Thank you for voting PC AfterDark Computers the Best of the Best for Computer Sales and Service in Rockdale/Newton. We appreciate your business and support of our store!
for voting us the Best Tax Service for Rockdale/Newton. We appreciate your placing your trust in us and for your support of our business.
Rapid Tax Service, Inc.
From left to right: Jason Kimble, Gene Davidson, Jr Watson, Charles Strawser, Jacob Davidson, Brian Roseberry, Trevor Tuggle, Joe Davidson
Intel Solution Center
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Professional Tax Preparation
Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 7 PM Saturday: 10AM - 5PM Sunday: Closed 606797-1
PC AfterDark 6157 Hwy 278 NW Ste. 14 Covington, GA 30014
Rapid Tax Service, Inc. 2149 Pace Street, Covington, GA 30014, US (678) 658-8601
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We appreciate you voting for Fat Boys as your Best of the Best for Golf Carts in Rockdale/Newton. Thank you for your business and continued support!
Thank You for Making Fat Boys Golf Carts Your Preferred Golf Cart Dealer for Eleven Years in a Row!
O f f with Coupon On Any Golf Cart
NOW SERVING YOU FROM 2 LOCATIONS 1587 Access Road, 116 Commerce Blvd Covington, Ga Athens, GA 30606 678-625-0711 706-369-5311 www.FatBoysCarts.com
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Certified / Authorized Dealer
Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for #1 Furniture Store are the staff of Sigman Mills Furniture. 605681-1
Thank You For Voting Us The #1 Furniture Store In Rockdale and Newton Counties!
Proudly Serving Our Customers & Community SINCE 1951
VISIT OUR 50,000 SQUARE FT. SHOWROOM OF BEAUTIFUL FURNITURE, ACCENTS, AND ACCESSORIES
2271 Old Covington Hwy. (I-20 at Sigman Rd. Exit) Conyers, GA 30012
www.sigman-mills.com ● 770-483-3288
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WELCOME OUR NEW VETERINARIAN DR. MELISSA JOHNSON!
Team Members Bottom Row L-R: Amy Dorminey, Gail Carrouth and Carissa Griffin. Back Row L-R: MaryAlice Elliott, Mindy Grillot, Brittany Gordon, Dr. Gaines White, Dr. Robin Barnhardt, Courtney Peavey, Dr. Jessica Kidd, Sarah Mann, Abigail Cathcart and Rob Marks. Not pictured: Dr. Joe Sharp, Dr. Cheryl Bettis, Dr. Sam Rollins, Dr. Georgia Vella, Andrea Boyle, Connie Jackson, Brandy Gruber, Mary Cornelia, Maggie Peterson, Jazmine De Le Torre, Maleia Hamby and Anamary Aulis.
Thank you Rockdale and Newton counties for voting Dr. Gaines White Best Veterinarian
and also Best Veterinarian Clinic. MELISSA JOHNSON DVM
1425 Klondike Rd., Conyers, GA. 30094 770-483-1551 • www.conyersanimalhospital.com
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Accepting the Reader’s Choice Award for #1 Optometrist/Optician Back Row L-R: Dr. Alisa Burnett, Angie Horne, Gretta Dobbs, Terri Johnson, Stevie Jenkins, Crystal Welch and Murphy.
Thanks Rockdale & Newton County For Voting Us #1
Front Row L-R: Terrell Underwood, L.D.O. and Dr. Stacy Underwood-Carson
• Doctors On Staff For Treatment Of Ocular Diseases
Milam’s C MMUNITY EYE CARE
• Eye Exams For Glasses & Contact Lenses
BLUECROSS-BLUESHIELD • VSP • MEDICARE EYEMED • UNITED HEALTH CARE COVENTRY • AND MANY OTHERS
• Treatment & Management Of Eye Diseases
• All Exams Include Glaucoma Screening And Dilation To Check Internal Eye Health
Quality Service Since 1978
• Repairs/Metal Frame Soldering
Accepting New Patients
www.milamseye.com Now Carrying Costa Accessories
(Facing Parker Road)
I-20 IRIS DRIVE R ME CO M
805A Commerce Dr. • Conyers
Hours: Monday-Friday 9AM-6PM
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Accepting the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Carpet Cleaning is A Clean & Tidy Carpet Cleaner, Inc. L-R front row: Cindy Lockhart and Susan Culver. L-R back row: Danny Lockhart and Craig Hinz.
Accepting the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Smoothies are L-R: Kaliyah, Brittany, Celene, Eboni the store manager and Kaliyah. Not Pictured Michelle, owner.
Thank You, Rockdale & Newton
A Special Thank You To Our Customers and Friends For Voting Us Best Carpet Cleaner in Rockdale and Newton Counties!
A Clean & Tidy Carpet Cleaner, Inc. Since 1979
For voting us #1 Smoothie! We appreciate your business.
• Carpet Cleaning • Area Rug Cleaning • Furniture/Upholstery Cleaning • Tile & Grout Cleaning • Pet Odor Control • Carpet Re-Stretching & Repair
770-929-8439 A Clean and Tidy Carpet Cleaner
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Conyers, GA 30012
2239 Hwy. 20 E, Ste B Conyers Convyers, GA 30013 (770) 761-5855
ANY SMALL (20 oz) SMOOTHIE Some restrictions may apply. Valid only at participating locations. Excludes Extras
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Nu-Da S ales
Thank you Rockdale/Newton customers for voting us the Reader’s Choice Award winner for carports and metal buildings for the sixth year in a row! We appreciate you putting us on the map! Accepting the Award for Nu-Da Sales is Gina Caceres, owner.
Nu-Da Sales Since 1996
He Shed, She Shed We have it All!
• Sizes from 8x8 to12x36 • Rent to own financing means everyone Ask is approved about our • Wood or metal siding available Carports!
NU-DA Sales 6135 Hwy 278, NE, Covington, Georgia 30014
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Thank you Rockdale/Newton for voting me your best of the best Realtor winner for the Readers Choice Awards.
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I am honored and appreciate the trust that you place in me in working with you on buying or selling your home. Kayla Clack 605985-1
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Thinking of buying or selling? Give me a call!
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• 6 Weeks to 12 Years Old • 4 Large Outside Play Areas • Private 3 & 4 Year Old Preschool Programs • Educational Programs for School Children • School Transportation to East Newton and Mansfield 2235 Dixie Road, Covington, GA 30014 • 770-786-8585 Serving Newton County for over 25 years! Rockdale/Newton Citizen • Sunday, August 4, 2019 • 2019 READER’S CHOICE AWARDS • 25
Voted #1 Financial Services
Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Financial Services are Leslie McKinnon, Branch Office Administrator and Jason Witcher, Financial Advisor.
Jason Witcher Financial Advisor 1795 Parker Rd Se Suite E110 Conyers, GA 30094 770-648-6235 26 • 2019 READER’S CHOICE AWARDS • Sunday, August 4, 2019 • Rockdale/Newton Citizen
LaVie Spa & Salon wins the 2018 Reader’s Choice Award for #1 Skin Care, Facials and Massage Therapy.
EXPERIENCE MIND & BODY RELAXATION LaVie Spa & Salon has been named the Premier Spa & Salon East of Atlanta with our services voted Best Massage and Best Skin Care & Facials in Rockdale and Newton County by The Rockdale Citizen Reader’s Choice Awards. WWW.LAVIESPAANDSALON.COM
770.922.8770 1222 ROYAL DRIVE SW CONYERS, GA 30094
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Voted #1 Shoe Store
Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Shoe Store are owners Dede & Billy Keel (not pictured) and staff.
Serving our customers for 25+ years! We also carry Accessories, Apparel & Scrubs
GEORGIA’S LARGEST SHOE STORE
Brands that fit your life...
2240 Dogwood Drive | Conyers, Georgia Like us on
Mon-Thurs. 10am - 6pm · Fri & Sat. 10am - 7pm · Sunday 1pm - 6pm
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Voted #1 Auto Parts Store
Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Auto Parts Store L-R Diane Belcher, Shane Watson, Stephanie Kuiper, Gene Waters, Andrea Whittington, Bill Wilson, Christina Cowles.
THANK YOU ROCKDALE & NEWTON COUNTIES FOR VOTING US
#1 AUTO PARTS STORE!!
WHITE BROTHERS AUTO PARTS WAREHOUSE
THE WAREHOUSE THAT SERVICE BUILT 1231 GREEN ST. • CONYERS
White Brothers Warehouse, Inc. is a family owned and operated auto parts supplier headquartered in Macon, Georgia. Since 1946, White Brothers has expanded across the Southeast, operating twelve locations in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina.
We APPRECIATE Your Business.
any one invoice
INCLUDES WHOLESALE CUSTOMERS
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White Brothers Auto Parts Conyers, GA
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Voted #1 Chiropractor
Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Chiropractor L-R are Dr. Steve, Dr. Alexis, Carla, Suzanne, Tracy (back row), Dr. Mitch.
1927 Hwy. 138 • Suite 500 Conyers 30013
Call today for a free consultation to see if we can help!
E F F E C T I V E T R E AT M E N T F O R :
Dr. Mitchel Thacker Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist
Neck Pain Back Pain Sciatica
Headaches IT Band Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Tennis Elbow Plantar Fasciitis Knee Pain Golfers Elbow Rotator Cuff Syndrome Sports Injuries
We utilize all standard chiropractic methods, plus the most advanced soft tissue treatments including, Active Release Technique (ART), and Graston Technique.
Most Insurance Plans Accepted Now Accepting Auto Accident Patients
• Personalized Exercise & Rehabilitation Program • Industry Injury Prevention Programs
Active Release Full Body Certified
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UGA Sports Medicine Provider 201026-1
Dr. Steven Thacker
Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
Voted #1 Photocopy Services
Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Photocopy Services Front Row L-R: Lucy (k-9), Newt (k-9), Kathy Bragg, MaryJand (k-9) and Brandy; Second Row L-R: left Dotti Bala, Rain Lambo, Tyler Bystrom (holding sign), Shayla Bystrom, Jordan Bala; Back Row L-R: Chance & Amelia Bala
• Announcements • Banners • Booklets • Brochures • Business Cards • Calendars • Contracts • Directories • Envelopes • Flyers • Handbooks • Invitations • Invoices • Manuals • NCR Forms • Newsletters • Note Pads • Postcards • Prescription Pads • Signs • Tickets • Vinyl Banners • Auto Wraps
We would like to thank our community, customers and friends for all the continued love and support you have shown our family over the loss of our son, grandson, nephew, cousin, coworker and friend, Dillon Bragg. Copy Central is not the same with out him. ving st a r Eng Newe ur Is O Service
would like to thank the people of Conyers and Covington for voting us #1 Photocopy Services
You are the reason we are in business. It is our pleasure to serve you and our communities.
We can turn your car, van or truck into an effective mobile billboard.
We specialize in Invitations, Banners & Auto Wraps.
1264 Parker Road, Conyers, GA www.copycentral.org Let us wrap your ride! Rockdale/Newton Citizen • Sunday, August 4, 2019 • 2019 READER’S CHOICE AWARDS • 31
Voted #1 Senior Independent Living
Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Senior Independent Living Top Row L to R: Mario Thomas, Jennifer Williams-Owens, Jon Frederick Caldwell Bottom Row L to R: Soni Browne, Veronica Lyndsay, Leslie Piper, Trunetta Reese
Formerly Known as Remington House
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Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Pet Supplies L-R Mackenzie Daniel, Matt Launder, Marilyn Crabb (Owner), Janise Payne, Amber Bunn, Alex Tucker, Laramie New Gabe Wilson, Rachael Johnson, Tyler Smith.
Thank You to everyone in Rockdale & Newton Counties for voting The Stock Market your #1 Pet Supply resource for all of your Pet & Livestock needs! OPEN Monday thru Saturday 9 to 8 Sunday 10 to 6
The Stock Market
770-483-8620 4479 GA HWY 20 SE, CONYERS, GA www.thestockmarketcountrystore.com Like us on Facebook too!
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Voted #1 Pet Supplies
DOG | CAT | SMALL ANIMAL | FARM | WILDLIFE | ON FARM DELIVERY Rockdale/Newton Citizen • Sunday, August 4, 2019 • 2019 READER’S CHOICE AWARDS • 33
Voted #1 Performing Arts School of Ballet
Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Performing Arts Ballet are Artistic Director Hallie Cullen and Administrative Director Judy Mauran.
We are grateful to Rockdale and Newton Counties for voting us Best Performing Arts Ballet
931 Center St. Conyers, Ga. • 770-483-5280 www.conyersschoolofballet.net
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STOP AND REGISTER NOW! Conyers School of Ballet
Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Private School L to R: Skip Argo (Director of Facilities and Transportation), Brittany Atha (Lower School Principal), Jenna Johnson (Director of Admissions and Operations), Robin Barnes (Headmaster), JaNice Van Ness (CEO), Randy Goerner (Upper School Principal), Ken Van Ness (Athletic Director).
Voted #1 Private School
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Dr. G. Wayne Newman, Jr. of Associated Foot & Ankle Specialists, P.C. accepts the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for #1 Podiatrist.
Thanks Rockdale and Newton Counties for voting us #1!
WALK AWAY FROM FOOT & ANKLE PAIN! Dr. G. Wayne Newman, Jr.
Board Certified, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
In your lifetime, you’ll walk a distance averaging three trips around the earth. Some of the shoes we wear while doing this walking often submit our feet to nothing short of anguish. With demands like these put on our feet day after day, it’s only natural that we occasionally experience some sort of foot or ankle problem. In each of these cases, ignoring the problem could be an invitation to greater pain or additional complications. Call today to schedule an appointment and discuss treatment options.
1567 Milstead Road, Suite A, Conyers, GA
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Voted #1 Nail Salon
Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Nail Salon is Luxy Nails Owner & Staff.
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR LOYAL CUSTOMERS THAT VOTED US THE BEST NAIL SALON!
770-787-0825 Mon-Sat: 9:30am - 7:30pm • Sun: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
11184 Hwy. 142N Covington, GA 30014
(in Covington Crossing, behind QuickTrip)
Acrylic Nails UV gel Nails Solar Nails Sculpture Nails Spa Pedicure
Powder Gel Pink & White Glaze Nails Shellac Manicure
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Voted #1 Pharmacy
Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Pharmacy are Kathy Tomlin, Heather Yates, Alisha Mayhall, and Ora Bailey.
Voted #1 Local Entertainment
Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Local Entertainment L-R front row Kathy & Tiger Bragg; L-R back row Jeff Griffin, Tom Basile 607156-1 and Bo Napier.
Thank You Rockdale & Newton Counties for Voting Us #1 Local Entertainment! Come out & enjoy some great music!
An Independent Pharmacy Since 1934
933 Center Street, Olde Town Conyers
Thank You for Voting Us the Best Pharmacy in Rockdale & Newton Counties!
Pharmacist: Ora Bailey
Like us on Facebook
July 26th July 27th Aug 3rd Aug 10th Aug 17th Aug 24th
Classic Country & Rock Home Grown in Covington 607155-1
• Full Service Pharmacy (Delivery Available) • Pharmacy Compounding All compounds are created on site. • Hand-dipped Ice Cream • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade • Sandwiches • Greetings Cards • Handmade Gifts from Local Artists
facebook.com/TigerBraggBand Like us on Facebook for more concert dates!
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Aug 31st Sept 21st Oct 5th Nov 23rd
- Dillons Rest & Sports Bar - Hank & Jerry’s Tavern - Private Party - Will Henry’s Tavern Rockbridge - Will Henry’s Sugarloaf - Open Streets Conyers - Georgia Butts - River Campground - Dillons Rest & Sports Bar - Bear Creek - Dillons Rest & Sports Bar
Voted #1 Heating & Cooling Company
Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Heating & Cooling Company from 72 Degrees Comfort L-R Edward Harvey, Ron Dodd, Tony Dodd.
Tony Dodd (owner) 770-670-8763 email@example.com 72degreescomfort.com License# CR109403
Installations Service Preventive Maintenance
Service All Makes and Models Comfort You Can Count On And Afford! Financing Available
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left to right- Kayla Curtis, Annsleigh Burdette, Tiffany Frasier, Kayla Leachman, Macie Martin, Hayden Campbell
for voting Supreme Tanning your Best of the Best Tanning Salon! We appreciate you voting for us and are very thankful for your support.
Supreme Tanning • 4 UV Tanning Levels • Custom Bronze Airbrush • Top Rated Spray Booth
Supreme Tanning Coming soon to Lake Oconee
Open Hours: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Call: +1 770-784-5112 3 Locations for your convenience
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9148 Highway 278 NE, Ste B Covington, Georgia
T hank you for voting us the Best of the Best Dentist for Rockdale/Newton.
Your confidence in allowing us to take care of your dental needs is very much appreciated.
40 years of Professional Service to our Patients and Community An ExcEptionAl D E n tA l E x p E r i E n c E We believe making your smile the best it can be will go a long way in improving your quality of life. A beautiful smile builds confidence, and healthy teeth and gums improve your over all health. We offer the most current technologies in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry to create a dazzling smile. Our goal is to be your partner in achieving that goal.
Dr. A. FreD HeDrick, Jr.
Call Us Today To Schedule An Appointment Dr. Aubrey F. HeDrick, iii
• Sedation Dentistry • Cosmetic Dentistry • Porcelain Veneers • Periodontics • Dental Cleaning • Dentures • Fillings • Endodontics • Implants • Bridges • Crowns • Whitening • TMJ Treatment
Dr. JeFFery DoDson
1807 Overlake Drive, Suite A, Conyers, GA 30013 • 770-922-3131 • www.hedrickfamilydentistry.com Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 5:30pm Friday: 7:30am - 1:30pm Rockdale/Newton Citizen • Sunday, August 4, 2019 • 2019 READER’S CHOICE AWARDS • 41
from left to right: Jennifer Beddington, Ashley Tollison,
Tanya Drain, Faith Riley, Megan Ralston, Zack Glaze
to everyone who voted us Best of the Best Hair Salon, and for the continued support.
Services • Blowouts • Haircuts • Color • Smoothing Treatments • Special Occasions • Waxing Life is more beautiful when you meet the right Hairdresser
6213 Highway 278 NW 30014 Covington, Georgia
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Color and Cut Appointment Available
Voted #1 Fries & Hamburgers
Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Fries & Hamburgers 607386-1
L-R Angel Hawkins - Server, Cooper Rainwater - Server, Keith Bell - Owner, Anthony Roberson, Clark Carmichael - Owner, Mark Viores - Kitchen Manager, Cody Hawkins - Kitchen Manager.
Best Beer Selection in Town
150+ Beers of Every Different Variety Coming and Going!
Live on Commercial Street
Free Concert Series Every Saturday Night
Entertainment, Food, and Drinks Follow the crowd to Tin Plate for a unique Farm to Table experience
Come join our table, we have something for everyone
Taco Tuesday Happy Hour Friday
Wine Down Wednesday, Trivia too! $2 Grab Box Saturday
Don’t Forget if you have your own happening we Cater!
Thirsty Thursday Sunday Brunch
914 Commercial Street Conyers, Georgia 30012
www.tinplateconyers.com Monday-Saturday 11am-11pm Sundays 11am-4pm
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Voted #1 OB/GYN
Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best OB/GYN L-R Dr. Meredith Delp, Dr. Richard Robinson, Dr. Niharika Saini, Dr. Benetta Duhart, Dr. Timothy Cowthorn and Dr. Megan Craig.
Thank You For Voting Us The Best OB/GYN In Rockdale and Newton Counties!
770-860-1133 • Greystoneobgyn.com 3240 Avalon Boulevard in Conyers • 4167 Hospital Drive in Covington 44 • 2019 READER’S CHOICE AWARDS • Sunday, August 4, 2019 • Rockdale/Newton Citizen
Thank you for naming Preissless Design as the Rockdale/Newton Citizen Reader’s Choice Best of 2019 Interior Designers! As natives of the Rockdale county community, it is a great honor to receive this award. Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for #1 Interior Design Firm are L-R: Natalie Smith, Designer and Lindsey M. Preiss, Owner.
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Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for #1 Carpet Store from Randy’s Carpet are L-R: Brandon Irwin, Rickey Wedgeworth, Randy Thornton, owner and Jeff Blackerby.
On behalf of the entire staff at Randy's Carpet Plus,Inc., we want to
Thank You For Voting Us #1 Carpet store in Newton and Rockdale County for the 19th year.
RANDY’S CARPET PLUS, INC. Serving Metro Atlanta Since 1988. Stop by and check out our 31 Year Anniversary Specials!
Check out our new Cabinet and Countertop division for all your Kitchen and Bath remodeling needs.
770-922-7108 • 2280 Dogwood Drive, Conyers www.RandysCarpetPlus.com
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Accepting the 2019 Reader's Choice Award for Best Automotive Repair Shop are the staff of Rob's Performance Complete Car Care
Thank you Rockdale and Newton counties for voting us the Best Automotive Repair Shop!
DIESEL TRUCK SPECIALISTS CERTIFIED TECHNICIANS!
We Meet or Beat Competitor’s Prices! 1901 Old Covington, Conyers, GA 30013
(770) 388-9545 Rockdale/Newton Citizen • Sunday, August 4, 2019 • 2019 READER’S CHOICE AWARDS • 47
Accepting the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Banking are the staff of United Community Bank-Covington L-R: Carley Lively, Teller, Katie Beam, Mortgage Loan Officer, Brooke Roberts, Head Teller, Amy Luti, CSR, Matt Waters, Teller, Janet Brewer, Branch Manager and Lori Beth Robinson, CSR.
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Accepting the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Mexican Food are the staff of Las Flores Olde Town Mex.
Las Flores Olde Town Mex A very special restaurant, bar, and Entertainment establishment in an incredible setting
Rockdale-Newton for your Awesomeness in voting us the Best Mexican Restaurant! 607174-1
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Voted #1 Family Doctor
Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Family Doctor L-R Emily Williams, M.A.A., Mohamed Kassam, MD, Sarah Yang, M.A.
ROCKDALE FAMILY PRACTICE, P.C. 2020 HONEY CREEK PARKWAY, S.E. CONYERS, GEORGIA 30013 TEL: (770) 929-0813 • FAX: (770) 922-8653
Thank You Rockdale & Newton Counties For Voting Us #1! Nadeem Hoodbhoy, M.D.
Board Certified Family Medicine
Voted #1 2012
Nayeem Akmal, M.D.
Mary Jane Kassam, M.D.
Board Certified Family Medicine
Board Certified Family Medicine
Indira Asser, M.D.
Michael Johnson, P.A.-C
Board Certified Family Medicine
Chelsey Brack, P.A.-C ~
Mohamed Kassam, M.D.
Board Certified Family Medicine
Voted #1 Family Physician 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018
Mon. - Fri.: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sat.: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Celebrating 28 Years Of Service!
Medicare, Medicaid, Managed Care, most HMOs and PPOs accepted. * Please call our insurance department to determine if our physicians are on your insurance plan. Please visit our website: www.rockdalefamilypractice.com
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Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for #1 Appliance Store are the staff of SouthEastern Appliances and more.
Thank you Newton and Rockdale counties for voting us your #1 Appliance store! Appliances • Fireplaces • Garage & Carriage Doors • Scratch and Dent • Closeouts
Next Day Delivery-Special Financing Available
Newion t Loca
Now Open in Warner Robins 107 Borders Way, Warner Robins, GA
5153 Hwy. 278, Covington, GA. 770-786-2330 | www.seappliances.com
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Voted #1 for Hardwood Flooring
We are honored and Thank you for voting Osake your #1 Best of the Best for Japanese Dining in Rockdale/Newton.
Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Hardwood Flooring Store L-R Enola, Bailey and Thomas Dean.
Visit our Grand Boutique Showroom! Kitchen & Bath Remodels Granite Countertops Custom Designed Stairs
2123 Usher Street, NW Covington, Georgia 30014
Like us on facebook to see our menu. Come out to dine with us and see why we were voted the BEST! FINANCING AVAILABLE 12 MONTHS SAME AS CASH!!! 2239 Ga. Hwy 20, Suite J (in front of Target) Conyers
Thomas C. Dean, III Interior Designer - Owner Operator
My name is Bailey Dean. Come by and see me and my poppa at our Grand Boutique Showroom!
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for voting us your #1 Best Driving School for Rockdale/Newton. We appreciate your business and are honored to have been chosen.
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Accepting the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Funeral Home are Scot Ward and Chesney.
Rockdale and Newton counties for voting us the Best Funeral Home.
More than just a funeral home... 699 American Legion Road Conyers, Ga. 30012 770-483-7216 www.scotward.com
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Thanks be to God and our loyal customers for voting us
#1 in Collision Repair & Auto Painting We could not have done it without you for 12 years in a row!
Reader’s Choice Awards Best of 605713-1
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For the best shopping, entertainment and more as voted by you, the readers!