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of the Triangle September 16, 2012


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didn’t stop two people from voting Bryan’s as best pet supply shop.

Shoe Store BEST

Belk

AMONG THE BEST

Reed’s Burlington

Area customers have many options when it comes to shoes. In addition to our winners, Hibbetts, Deep South Pout, Coggins, JC Penny, Payless, K-Mart, Melange, B. Davis, Goody Two Shoes, Head Over Heels, Fashion Barn, George Sherman, Shoe Carnival, The Lodge, Shoe Dept. and Shoe Show received votes.

Sporting Goods Store BEST

Hibbetts

AMONG THE BEST

Sports Specialty Sports Center

Hibbett’s and Sports Specialty remain in the top three while Sports Center in Starkville makes its debut on the list.

Outdoor Garden BEST

Smith Landscaping

AMONG THE BEST

Lowes Bloomers

Smith Landscaping & the Greenhouse bested Lowes by a single vote while the Briar Patch missed the list by one vote. Oktibbeha County CoOp and YardWorks each had a strong showing.

Thrift Store BEST

Palmer Home

AMONG THE BEST

Salvation Army Dirt Cheap

Palmer Home Thrift Store received nearly four times as many votes as all other votegetters combined.

Tractor Dealer BEST

Black Prairie

AMONG THE BEST

Wade/John Deere Tractor Supply (tie) Martin Truck & Tractor (tie)

Mitchner, Crowder & Stacy, Scott Perkins, Elaine Evans and Davidson & Associates did well but didn’t make the top of the list. The three firms among the best were all in a virtual tie.

Apartment Complex BEST

Waverly

AMONG THE BEST

Falcon Lair (tie) The Colony (tie) The Links @ Starkville (tie) Audubon Cove

Falcon Lair, The Colony and The Links received exactly the same number of votes. This is Waverly’s second year on the top of this list.

Attorney BEST

David Owen

AMONG THE BEST

Joe Studdard Rod Ray (tie) Jeff Smith (tie)

What do you call 50 lawyers on a list? That’s the number of individual attorneys who received votes this year.

Bail Bondsman BEST

Kenneth Montgomery

AMONG THE BEST

Susie Summerville (tie) Sam’s Bail Bonding (tie) Livingston

As long as we have conducted a “Best” contest, omnipresent Kenneth Montgomery has topped this list.

Bed & Breakfast BEST

Amzi Love/Lincoln Home

AMONG THE BEST

The Painted Lady Shadowlawn

Starkville’s Hampton Inn must have a down-home feel as it received a couple of votes. Temple Heights, a Columbus antebellum home, also received two votes though it isn’t a B&B either.

Caterer BEST

Harding Catering

AMONG THE BEST

Marty @ Table of Plenty Angie Atkins Catering

Competition is fierce in tractor sales. Interestingly, Tractor Supply received enough votes to tie with Martin—even though Tractor Supply doesn’t even sell tractors.

Harding and Table of Plenty have traded the top spot back and forth in the past few years.

Women’s Clothing

BEST

BEST

Belk

AMONG THE BEST

Reed’s Deep South Pout

Fashion Barn, Reed’s and Deep South Pout were all in a virtual tie. Reed’s and Deep South Pout both have locations in Columbus and Starkville.

Carpet Care Johnson Carpet

AMONG THE BEST

Royal Palmer’s Interiors

Our local carpet care companies may want to consider a branding campaign. Our readers tend to think of carpet sales companies when they think of carpet care.

Day Care/ Pre-School BEST

First Baptist Church

AMONG THE BEST

Superior Service Accounting Firm BEST

T.E. Lott

AMONG THE BEST

Watkins Ward & Stafford Rollins & Criggler (tie) Thomas, Kerby & Brown (tie)

First United Methodist Church Heritage Academy

For the third year in a row, First Baptist in Columbus received the most votes.

Dry Cleaner BEST

Shelton

AMONG THE BEST

Regal Commerce

Shelton Cleaners has won this

category since 2009.

Electrician BEST

Buddy Easley

AMONG THE BEST

Danny Weathers Doug Hutcherson

This is the first year we’ve had an electrician category and long-established Easley Refrigeration & Electric edged out the 36 other electricians who received votes.

Employment Agency BEST

CPI

AMONG THE BEST

Key Staff Source Wise Staffing

There’s no shortage of agencies to help you find a job or staffing for your company. These have been the top 3 for several years.

Exterminator

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Three of the top vote-getters in this category are State Farm agents. Chris Rhett is with Alfa. Bobby Patrick, who retired last year, received five votes.

Interior Designer BEST

Penny Bowen

AMONG THE BEST

Jeanette Beard Cindy Morgan

Almost 20 designers were adorned with votes; less than 10 votes were between the first and second place finishers.

Investment Firm BEST

Financial Concepts

AMONG THE BEST

L.H. Nickels & Associates JDS Wealth Strategies

Jason Spears’ JDS is a new contender in this category.

BEST

Landscape/ Lawn Care

AMONG THE BEST

BEST

State Pest Control Price Pest Control Bugs B Gone

When you have cockroaches the size of kittens like we do in Mississippi, it’s always good to have pest control options.

Smith Landscaping

AMONG THE BEST

Grassmasters Busy Bee/Fred Ensz

Professional Photographer BEST

Amber’s Photography

AMONG THE BEST

Kelly Hayes Jerry Nail

These winners have been around for awhile; however, Renee Reedy, Katie McDill and Lollipop Pictures are relative newcomers who did really well.

Real Estate Agent BEST

Patti Guerry

AMONG THE BEST

Don West Gina Rhett

One thing is for sure: There’s no shortage of real estate agents. These three have been at it a long time.

Real Estate Firm BEST

Coldwell Banker

AMONG THE BEST

Crye Leike ReMax

These firms lead the pack in terms of service to home buyers and sellers.

Smith Landscaping, which has been in Columbus for more than 20 years easily won this category.

Restaurant Wait Staff

Lowndes Funeral Home

Law Firm

AMONG THE BEST

Memorial & Gunter and Peel Welch

AMONG THE BEST

Funeral Home BEST

AMONG THE BEST

Lowndes inched ahead of Memorial & Gunter and Peel, collecting two votes more.

General Contractor BEST

Conn Construction

AMONG THE BEST

West Brothers Mark WIlliams

Ted Conn and his company nailed it this year.

Heating & Cooling Service BEST

Brislin

AMONG THE BEST

Triangle Air & Electric Evans (tie) B&S (tie) Mid-South/Victor Unruh (tie)

Micky Brislin won last year’s hometown hero category. His HVAC company last took the top spot in this category in 2009.

Hotel BEST

Wingate

AMONG THE BEST

Fairfield Inn & Suites Holiday Inn

Wingate, which was built over 13 years ago, just barely won this category, earning a handful more votes that new kid on the block, Fairfield.

Insurance Agency BEST

State Farm

AMONG THE BEST

Alfa Columbus Insurance Services

With over 10 agents in the area, State Farm won this category.

Insurance Agent BEST

John Acker

AMONG THE BEST

Rob Naugher (tie) Denise Good (tie) Chris Rhett

BEST

Studdard & Associates Stone & Hayes David Owen

3

BEST

Harvey’s

J. Broussards Huck’s Place

Sweet Peppers Deli, The Grill, and Mexican Kitchen also were popular.

Studdard & Associates takes the top spot for the second year in a row.

Liquor Store BEST

Rooks Wine Cellar

AMONG THE BEST

The Jug Mike’s Package Store

We raise our glasses to The Jug, Mike’s and Wines Etc. , who were all neck and neck for Among the Best.

Painter BEST

Dale Shepherd

AMONG THE BEST

Gerald Vest Matt Dennison

This is the first year we’ve taken votes in this category.

Plumber BEST

Health Matters Alternative Medicine BEST

Robert’s Apothecary

AMONG THE BEST

Saum Chiropractic North MS Acupuncture

Robert White and his staff continue to serve the Golden Triangle as the go-to source for holistic remedies.

Assisted Living Community

Harold Pounders

BEST

Bill Kidder Dale Nelson

AMONG THE BEST

AMONG THE BEST

Anyone who says these guys don’t earn their money is full of….

Pre-School BEST

First Baptist

AMONG THE BEST

First United Methodist Heritage Academy (tie) Immanuel (tie)

Heritage and Immanuel tied in two different categories.

Private School BEST

Heritage Academy (tie) Immanuel (tie)

AMONG THE BEST

Victory Christian Annunciation

Immanuel and Heritage received exactly the same number of votes. Starkville Academy, Oak Hill and Starkville Christian School also had a good showing.

Trinity

Plantation Pointe Arrington

Trinity has been around for a long time, and it showed in the voting results. They have taken the top spot for as long as we can remember.

Cardiologist BEST

Michael Boland

AMONG THE BEST

Barton Williams John King

Dr. King and Dr. Williams received exactly the same number of votes, but Dr. Boland easily took the top spot.

Chiropractor BEST

Saum Chiropractic

AMONG THE BEST

Suzy Johnson Veal Chiropractic

These three were all relatively close in the number of votes they received.


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Dentist BEST

Dean Chow

AMONG THE BEST

Robin Campassi Steve Porter

Thirty-one dentists received votes this year. Though most probably think of adult dentists when they read this category, pediatric dentist David Curtis received a significant number of votes.

Dermatologist BEST

Terry Westmoreland

AMONG THE BEST

Bethany Hairston Misty Sharp

Dr. Hairston at the Dermatology Clinic and Westmoreland/ Cosmedicenter were neckand-neck for the top spot.

Family Physician BEST

Gerry Turner

AMONG THE BEST

Bob Buckley Slater Lowry

The three finalists were all very close in their vote counts. Dr. Turner and Dr. Buckley have been on the list for four years each; Dr. Lowry is a first time contender.

Trinity

AMONG THE BEST

Plantation Pointe Windsor

The votes for this category matched almost exactly the vote tally for the Assisted Living category.

OB/GYN BEST

Gregory Childry

AMONG THE BEST

Cam Otey James Holzhauer

These three have collectively delivered thousands of children over their careers.

Optometrist BEST

David Curtis

AMONG THE BEST

Don Upton Ray Lacey

Optometrists can provide primary eye care services such as diagnosing eye disease and prescribing glasses.

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Stennett takes the top place for the second year in a row and Drs. Berry and Valette make their debuts on the list.

Home Health Agency

BEST

Cooper Callaway

AMONG THE BEST

John Russell David Curtis

After the retirement of Charles Atkins, Dr. Callaway has taken this category every year.

Orthopedist

BEST

BEST

AMONG THE BEST

AMONG THE BEST

Gentiva

Baptist/Baptist Hospice Home Med (tie) Trinity (tie)

Rusty Linton

Scott Jones Chad Altmeyer

BEST

Four members of Columbus Orthopaedic Clinic appear on our list of the best this year. Additionally, Columbus Orthopaedic Clinic on a whole received eight votes.

AMONG THE BEST

Pediatrician

Home health care is a fastgrowing industry.

Lung Physician Lance Busch

Cameron Huxford Susan Taylor

In our first year of taking votes on this category, Dr. Busch easily took 1st place.

Medical Center/ Hospital BEST

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle

AMONG THE BEST

OCH Regional Medical Center North Mississippi Medical Center

BEST

Jacob Skiwski

AMONG THE BEST

Pam Sykes Christina Collins

Dr. Skiwski and Dr. Sykes have been trading out the top spot in this category over the past few years.

Pet Grooming BEST

Pet Smart

AMONG THE BEST

Columbus Pet Grooming Heavenly Creatures

BEST

Pet Smart has quickly dominated everything pet related; however, local companies Columbus Pet Grooming and Heavenly Creatures—last year’s winner—are holding their own.

AMONG THE BEST

Pharmacy

The three major hospitals in the area easily took the top spots.

Nurse Practitioner Cindy Robertson

Stephanie Gale (tie) Joy Murphy (tie) Linda Lamison

This is the first year Cindy Robertson has appeared on the list and she received more than twice the number of votes as the second place nurse. Stephanie Gale, Linda Lamison and Kayla White received the same number of votes.

Nursing Home BEST

AMONG THE BEST

Abby Fitzgerald

AMONG THE BEST

Patricia Perdue (tie) Sara Hollis (tie) Aaron Lee

We’ve got a lot of great teachers making a significant difference in the lives of our children. We would like to thank not just the 80 teachers who received votes but also every teacher in our community.

Veterinarian BEST

Louis Bounds

AMONG THE BEST

Sammy Wilcox Jim Dowdle

Retiring after 47 years, Louis Bounds fittingly took the top spot this year.

BEST

New Hope Pharmacy

AMONG THE BEST

Shelton (tie) Walgreens (tie) Robert’s Apothecary

New Hope Pharmacy’s loyal customers pushed them to the top spot this year. Shelton and Walgreens received the same number of votes.

Radiologist BEST

Mark Ellis

BEST

Boat Gallery

Performance Marine Miller Marine

The Boat Gallery received over four times the number of votes as everyone else put together and has taken this category since we introduced it in 2009.

Boat Repair BEST

Boat Gallery

AMONG THE BEST

Miller Marine Performance Marine

Glen Miller and The Boat Gallery tend to trade the top spot back and forth from year to year.

Body Shop BEST

MGM

AMONG THE BEST

Bob’s Hardin’s

Dan Bennett William Gillespie

Orthodontist

Thomas Vinson (tie) Michael Berry (tie) Richard Valette

Teacher BEST

Gettin’ Around Auto Dealer-New BEST

Carl Hogan Automotive

AMONG THE BEST

Premier Ford Carl Hogan Toyota

Carl Hogan Automotive and Premier Ford were neckand-neck this year. Mitchell Automotive also had a strong showing but didn’t quite make the list.

Auto Dealer-Used BEST

Carl Hogan Automotive

AMONG THE BEST

Allen Jones Premier Ford

Carol Hogan Automotive narrowly beat Allen Jones’ Caledonia lot. The two dealers have traded the top spot in the category back and forth several times over the past five years.

Auto Repair BEST

Premier Ford

AMONG THE BEST

Stokes Express Marty’s Service Center

Premier Ford’s service department makes its first appearance on this list. Stokes took the top spot last year.

Auto Salesman BEST

Paar Colvin

AMONG THE BEST

Allen Jones (tie) Roger Tousley (tie) Jim Stafford

The names on this list change drastically from year to year, but Paar Colvin at Carl Hogan Honda has appeared on our list two of the past three years.

Bike Shop

AMONG THE BEST

Miller OK Tire Muffler Magic

Miller’s OK Tire replaced Midas on this list of the top muffler repair shops.

Tire Store BEST

Miller OK Tire

AMONG THE BEST

Bates Tire Lowndes County Radial (tie) Sansing (tie)

These three keep rolling right along. All were on last year’s list as well.

Windshield Repair BEST

Pro Tech/Frank Burris

AMONG THE BEST

Glass Doctor Novus (tie) E & S Auto Glass (tie)

ProTech easily won this category while Novus and E&S Auto Glass tied.

Brake Repair BEST

Miller OK Tire

AMONG THE BEST

Lowndes County Radial (tie) Midas (tie) Stokes Express

Miller’s OK Tire shows no sign of needing brakes as it pulled ahead of the pack this year. Lowndes County Radial and Midas received the same number of votes.

Car Wash/Detail BEST

Auto Spa

AMONG THE BEST

Mr. Bubbles D&B

Auto Spa has taken this category for as long as our records tell. Mr. Bubbles and D&B received nearly the same number of votes.

Oil Change BEST

Express Oil Change (Hwy 45)

AMONG THE BEST

Stokes Miller OK Tire

Stokes Express Lube narrowly beat Express Oil Change on Highway 45.

Let’s Eat BBQ BEST

Little Dooey

AMONG THE BEST

Hank’s PJ’s

Our readers’ choice on this category typically results in calls from many of the local BBQ restaurant proprietors, telling us why their meat is clearly better. Some have great meat, some have great sauce but these have been selected as the best of the best.

Buffet BEST

Ryan’s

AMONG THE BEST

Ranch House China Buffet

The closing of Steve Barnhill’s in Columbus and Starkville opened the way for Ryan’s to take the title. (That didn’t stop one person for voting for Barnhill’s.) El Rancho, a locally owned restaurant in East Columbus, is notable in that it has a breakfast buffet.

Chicken

Motorcycle/ ATV Dealer

BEST

BEST

AMONG THE BEST

Village Cycle Center

AMONG THE BEST

Power Sports Unlimited Adventure ATV

Village Cycle is located in Clayton Village, just east of Starkville. PowerSports Unlimited is part of The Boat Gallery, which also placed in our Boat Dealer and Boat Repair categories.

Motorcycle/ ATV Repair

BEST

AMONG THE BEST

AMONG THE BEST

Look, we love K-Mart too, but when they appear on the list of the top bike shops, there just aren’t many options. It should also be noted that Vil-

Bulldog ATV, Powersports Unlimited and Amory Marine are the other repair shops that received votes.

Village Cycle Center K-Mart

3 Star

Last year was the first time we had this category and ABC had it then, but MGM on Highway 50 in Columbus took it this year.

BEST

Boardtown Bikes

Muffler Repair BEST

Boat Dealer

Scott Bradley

AMONG THE BEST

lage Cycle Center primarily deals in motorbikes.

This is the first year we’ve had this category and Dr. Ellis easily took first place.

AMONG THE BEST

BEST

Jerry Stennett

Robbie Godwin William Ford

BEST

Ophthalmologists can provide a full spectrum of eye care, including surgery.

General Surgeon

AMONG THE BEST

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Village Cycle Center Power Sports Unlimited Bulldog ATV (tie) Amory Marine (tie)

Zaxby’s (tie) KFC (tie) Chik-fil-a Popeye’s

The number of chicken joints in this area has become a running joke. We had a tie for first place this year and newly-opened Chick-fil-a was right on their heels.

Chinese Food BEST

Peking

AMONG THE BEST

China House Buffet City

This is at least the fifth year Peking has won this category. A lot of vehicles have been noticed at the newly-opened Atlantic Japanese & Chinese restaurant next to Chili’s. We’ll see if they appear next year.


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Coffee BEST

Beans & Cream

AMONG THE BEST

Cafe Aromas Coffee House on 5th

A tip of the hat to whoever makes the coffee at Baptist Memorial Hospital as they received a vote in this category. Starkville’s Strange Brew also had a strong showing.

Dessert BEST

Cafe on Main

AMONG THE BEST

Harvey’s J. Broussard’s

Smackers easily took the top spot last year after their opening, but stalwart Café on Main returns to the top this year.

Japanese/Thai BEST

UMI

AMONG THE BEST

Bann Thai Little Tokyo

In just the past few years, this category has gotten competitive. Umi, which has locations in Columbus and Starkville, won the category. Newcomer Sao Thai came just shy of receiving enough votes to be listed.

Mexican Food BEST

Mi Toro

AMONG THE BEST

Mi Hacienda Mexican Kitchen

Mi Toro has two locations and a die-hard customer base—not to mention a large statue of a bull in front of their Highway 45 location. La Terrazza in Starkville received several votes, and the word on the street is it is worth checking out.

Pizza BEST

CJ’s

AMONG THE BEST

Pizza Hut Papa John’s

CJ’s Pizza completely dominates this category. Business seems to be bustling at their Italian Bistro, located next door to their Columbus location.

Plate Lunch BEST

Cafe on Main

AMONG THE BEST

Jones Cafe Huck’s Place

As ubiquitous as chicken joints, area diners are certainly not limited to just one meat and three veggies.

Salad BEST

Sweet Pepper’s Deli

AMONG THE BEST

Harvey’s United Deli

Eat With Us Group must have salads figured out. In addition to Harvey’s and Sweet Peppers Deli, The Grill also received several votes. The Front Door/Back Door had a strong showing in this category. Unfortunately, we have heard they will be closing their doors soon.

Sandwich BEST

Sweet Pepper’s Deli

AMONG THE BEST

Sushi BEST

UMI

AMONG THE BEST

Little Tokyo Bann Thai

Competition has heated up in this category over the past couple of years. After four years of being at the top of the list Little Tokyo was unseated by Umi.

Sweet Tea BEST

Sweet Pepper’s Deli

AMONG THE BEST

McAlister’s Jones Cafe

Like BBQ, everyone has their opinion on the best sweet tea. Sonic, Mexican Kitchen and Chick-fil-a were other popular choices.

United Deli Proffitt’s Porch

We can’t argue with any of the top three picks here, but the Among the Best selections are two of Columbus’ “hidden gems.”

Seafood BEST

Ruben’s

AMONG THE BEST

Huck’s Place J. Broussard’s

As long as catfish is included as seafood, we have plenty of options in these parts. Twentyeight restaurants received votes.

Sports Bar/ Night Club BEST

Sey’s

AMONG THE BEST

Zachary’s Tampico Bay

Sey’s has won this category for at least five years. Tampico Bay appears in the top three for the first time this year.

Steak BEST

Old Hickory

AMONG THE BEST

Huck’s Place (tie 1) J. Broussard’s (tie 1) Harvey’s (tie 2) Golden Horn (tie 2)

This writer makes a point to roll his window down each

TEACHERS WHO RECEIVED VOTES

Rachel Milstead Amy Ellis McReynolds Kelly Brown Jill Johnson Beverly Joyce Chuck Yarbrough Anne Turnage Gloria Sanders Sara Jo Murphy Carol Davidson Mrs. Sanderson at Sale Dixie Belue Nikki Lawrence Laura Jordan Christina Spann Matie Burgess Aimee Musselwhite Lynn Sneed Patti Bartley Layne’ Herr Samantha Rushing Rachel Massey Dora Vaughn Jolynn Robertson Dr. John Ford Jenny Taylor Brenda Wilson Evans Dawson Rosemary Hays Mrs. Barefield Robin Duncan Margaret Reed Mrs. Bobbitt Beth Mansfield Brooks Sabrina Morgan Gail Forstner Denise Walters Susan Baird Lori Lee Mary Nasy

time he drives by Old Hickory in the evening. The smell is amazing.

Shondolyn Richardson Hope Durst Katy McDill Amy York Cathy Bailey Rasheen Hyde Cindy Wamble Jessica Lott Deb Shelton Heather Ford Mandy Clark Leslee Miller Danny Browning Mrs. Springstead Libby Springer Holly Farrar Debbie Upton Kay Marshall Diane Thompson Gina Reed-Wood Ginny Clark Elizabeth Sanders Stephanie Studdard Jennifer Bell Sylvia Collins Trudy Gildea Kathy West Sara Hollis Judy Smith Gerry Sumrall Elizabeth Malone Liza Miley Donna Coughlin Lori Smith Rita Luna Molly Carpenter

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Columbus Optical

AMONG THE BEST

Brooks Eye Center Curtis Optometry

The person who voted for Sears Optical clearly hasn’t had their eyes checked lately.

Fitness Center BEST

Fitness Factor

AMONG THE BEST

Core Fitness YMCA

The competition in the fitness center has heated up in the past few years. Encore Fitness was one vote shy of making the top of the list.

Hair Salon BEST

Appearance Salon

AMONG THE BEST

Jamie’s Salon Salon 417

None of these have fun names like The Hairport, but we’re sure they still do a fine job of cutting hair.

Massage Therapist BEST

Jenea Vest

AMONG THE BEST

Looking Good Barber/Beautician BEST

Wanda Blake (tie) Zack Musselwhite (tie)

AMONG THE BEST

Kari Nath Kristen Stephens

If there was an award for best sign, we are sure Zack Musselwhite’s place on Main Street would win that category too. Congratulations to Zach and Wanda Blake, who tied in this category.

Cosmetic Procedures BEST

Dermatology Clinic

AMONG THE BEST

Cosmedicenter Dr. Griffin No wrinkles in the vote tally for this category. Bethany Hairston’s Dermatology Clinic took the top spot.

Eyewear BEST

Sylvia Killebrew Linda Warnat

Jenea not only gives a great massage but is also a registered nurse.

Nail Salon BEST

Brickerton Day Spa

AMONG THE BEST

Rose’s Nails Lucky Nails

Brickerton has this wrapped up, winning best salon and best nail technician.

Nail Technician BEST

Laura Frasher

AMONG THE BEST

Heather Pack (tie) Renee Jordan (tie) Lee Nugyen

Historically, we’ve only had a category for Nail Salon, but due to popular demand, we added this category this year and 34 nail technicians received votes.

Spa BEST

Brickerton Day Spa

AMONG THE BEST

Bella Derma Eden (tie)

5

Vitality (tie) Relax.

Tanning Salon BEST

Sun Struck

AMONG THE BEST

World Color Val’s Rejuvenation

Establishment tanning salon, Sun Struck, received nearly four times the votes of every other business combined.

Weight Loss Center BEST

Weight Watchers

AMONG THE BEST

Physician’s Weight Loss Saum/Ideal Protein

Several gyms received votes in this category, including YMCA, Fitness Factor, Encore and Core.

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Show Me The Money Bank BEST

Cadence

AMONG THE BEST

BankFirst Regions

There was strong support for all of the area banks, but the two most local banks—Cadence and BankFirst—led the pack. BankFirst has been in the top three for four years.

Credit Union BEST

Triangle Federal Credit Union

AMONG THE BEST

Members First Columbus Municipal

With over 14,000 members TFCU is the largest credit union in the area, and that showed in the results.

Mortgage Lender BEST

JTS & Co.

AMONG THE BEST

BancorpSouth Regions

With rates as low as they are, everyone needs to be talking to their lenders.

COLUMBUS - HOMETOWN HEROS WHO RECEIVED VOTES Kathy Cadden Mark Ellis Rufus Ward Amber Brislin Brenda Caradine Robert Smith Sandra DePriest Frances Jutman Joseph St. John Henry Lee Dr. Holzhauer Allen Jones Noah Cook Andy Shurden Rose Crowe Martha Liddell Mark Smith Josh Paffern Dr. Michael Berry Harry Sanders Dr. Jack Reed

Cindy Beam Scott Swain Dave Taylor Sammy Crawford George Swales Bobby Harper Brett Thomas Dr. Whitecar Mother Goose Josie Fannon Marc Miley Ina Walters Dan Bennett Robert Buckley Billy Brewer John Bean Allegra Brigham R. J. Matthews Lois Kappler Bill Vaughn Floyd Lowry

Joe Higgins Mike Stone Trudy Gildea Jim Davidson Mark Castleberry Charlie Box Jimmy Graham Military Veterans Alan Simmons Mickey Brislin Beth Imes Whirlie Bird Tommy Gillon Meagan Coughlin Steve Rogers Dr. Linda Halbert Gene Smith Harry Sanders Pastors

Parker Wiseman Pam Foster Seth Coughlin Orlando Trainer Thomas Berkery Danny Browning, Jr.

John Cohen David Ikerd Military Veterans Ron Hartness Andy Shurden Richard Abbot

Dr. Bushby Bailey Howell Mark Keenum Joe Higgins

Milton Sundbeck Chris Carter Susan Lummus Judy Cascio Scott Ross Keith Holton

Military Veterans Kenny Bryan Frank Portera Ken Dill Mike McGill Amy Berry

Brad Golson Joe Higgins Robert Harrell Kenny Dill Gary Dedeaux

STARKVILLE - HOMETOWN HEROS WHO RECEIVED VOTES

WEST POINT - HOMETOWN HEROS WHO RECEIVED VOTES


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Andy Shurden and Carol Anne Stafford were chosen by a random drawing to win $100 for voting in our contest.

Carol Anne Stafford

Andy Shurden

Advertiser Index A Southern Wedding ..........................38 A-1 Appliance Center .........................33 Advanced Electrics.............................36 Adventure ATV ...................................11 Alarm One .........................................13 Amber’s Photography.........................26 Amzi Love-Lincoln Homes B&B .........25 Annunciation Catholic School ............25 Appearance Salon ..............................18 Ashley Furniture ................................39 BancorpSouth....................................25 Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle .........................9, 31 Baptist Memorial Hospital - Golden Triangle Hospice ...........................15 Bates Tire Center ...............................38 Beans & Cream ..................................31 Beard’s Antiquitiés .............................23 Bell Building Supply ..........................25 Black Prairie Tractor & Equipment ....34 Bob’s Paint & Auto Body ....................27 Brickerton Day Spa............................38 Bulldog Power Equipment .................31 Cadence Bank....................................30 Café on Main .....................................19 Callaway Orthodontics .......................25 Cash & Carry Building Supply ............17 Chick-fil-A .........................................35 Children’s Health Center ....................32 Cindy Robertson ................................25 CJ’s Pizza .............................................9 Clinic at Elm Lake ..............................27 Coffee House on 5th ..........................37 Coldwell Banker ................................24 Coldwell Banker/Patti Guerry.............32 Columbus Insurance Services ............23 Columbus Optical ..............................11 Columbus Orthopaedic ......................21 Columbus Public School District........40 Columbus Pulmonary Clinic...............19 Conn Construction .............................36 Cowboy Maloney................................22 CPI Group, Inc...................................18

Curtis Optometry Clinic......................22 Dale Shepherd ...................................34 David Owen, Attorney at Law .............17 Dr. Gregory Childrey ............................7 Dr. Louis Bounds ...............................37 East Columbus Vision Center .............24 Evans Plumbing & Air Conditioning ...14 Express Oil Change/Service Center ....35 Fairfield Inn & Suites .........................14 Falcon Lair Apartments ......................35 Financial Concepts.............................15 First Baptist Preschool .......................38 Fitness Factor ....................................12 Gary’s Pawn & Gun ............................14 Gentiva ..............................................13 Golden Triangle Security ....................32 Harding Catering ...............................26 Harvey’s .............................................16 Heavenly Creatures ............................24 Heritage Academy ................................9 Immanuel Christian School................19 James L. Holzhauer, MD ....................20 Jim’s Clothing ....................................24 Johnson Carpet Center .......................21 JTS & Co. ...........................................34 Key Staff Source .................................26 KFC ....................................................22 Lee Nguyen/Beautiful Nails ................26 Lighting Unlimited .............................16 Lowe’s ...............................................32 Lowndes County Radial Tire ...............28 Lowndes Funeral Home & Crematory 13 Lowry Medical Clinic .........................37 Magnolia Antiques & Gifts ............12, 27 Main Street Columbus........................12 MGM of Columbus .............................18 Mi Hacienda ......................................32 Mi Toro .............................................24 Michael J. Boland, MD ......................35 Montgomery Bail Bonding .................39 North Mississippi Medical Clinics ......16 Noweta’s Green Thumb Florist ...........14 Oral & Facial Surgical Center .............34

Paar Colvin ........................................28 Palmer Home Thrift Store ..................17 Peking Chinese Restaurant.................28 Porter, Singley, & Crane Family Dentistry........................................29 Premier Ford .....................................36 Rae’s Jewelry .....................................28 Reggie Kelly/Kyvan .............................38 Robert’s Apothecary...........................21 Rooks Wine Cellar .............................29 Salon 417 ..........................................28 Saum Chiropractic .............................11 Sey’s Sports Bar & Grill ......................39 Shadowlawn Bed & Breakfast ............33 Sherwin Williams ...............................29 Sims & Sims.......................................35 Smith Landscaping.............................29 Sports Center .......................................8 Sports Specialty .................................27 State Farm .........................................19 Stone & Hayes....................................26 Studdard Law Firm ............................23 Sunstruck ..........................................16 T.E. Lott .............................................17 Table of Plenty ...................................36 The Dermatology Clinic/Vitality Skin & Spa ................................................29 The Links at Starkville........................29 The Purple Elephant ..........................37 Three Star Muffler .............................31 Triangle Federal Credit Union ..............9 Trinity Place Personal Care & Apartments ....................................19 Umi Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar.......................................10 United Deli ........................................15 Veal Chiropractic Center ....................18 Village Cycle Center .............................8 W. Dean Chow, DDS, PA .....................16 Wade, Inc. .........................................19 Waverly Apartments .....................15, 22 Westmoreland Dermatology & Surgery Center...............................36 Zach Musselwhite ..............................37


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Dr. Gregory Childrey would like to thank everyone who voted him

Best Obstetrician/Gynecologist of the Golden Triangle 2012! STILL CARING FOR WOMEN’S HEALTHCARE NEEDS Well Woman Care • Robotic Hysterectomy Urogynecology • Pelvic Support Procedures Routine & High Risk Obstetrics Ultrasound – Obstetrical/3D/Gynecological

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Offering BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPY Hot Flashes/Night Sweats Difficulty Losing Weight/Weight Gain • Fatigue Lack of Sex Drive • Painful Intercourse Erectile Dysfunction • Anxiety • Mood Swings Depression • Migraines • Memory Lapses Poor Concentration • Dry or Thinning Skin Hair Loss • Loss of Muscle Mass • Bone Loss

Also Offering

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Brenda F. Stewart, CRNP-WH

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Best Sushi

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STARKVILLE

COLUMBUS

315 Highway 12 West 662 323-5258

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Thanks for making us

the clear choice for eye care.

Best of the Triangle

First Reader’s Choice 2011

Voted Best Eyewear In The Golden Triangle

Five Years In A Row! We Have Eyeglasses To Fit Anyone’s Style & Budget. Our friendly staff will help you choose the perfect pair from brands including: Costa del Mar | Ray Ban | Oakley | Versace | Maui Jim | Ralph Lauren | Gucci | Coach Tory Burch | Penguin | D&G 1928 5th Street N. Columbus, MS

662-328-5781 Mon.-Thurs. 8am-5:30pm Fri. 8am-5pm

We pay the sales tax on certain designer sunglasses and we don’t charge postage if ordering is needed.

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2012 Awards

- Best Chiropractor

- Among Best Alternative Medicine - Among Best - Weight Loss Center Providing Chiropractic Health Care for over 40 years

Thanks to our dedicated staff & loyal patients for making us the Best. 111 Alabama Street / Columbus (662) 327-6586 saumchiropractic.com

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Best Antique Store

Magnolia Antique Mall Antiques • Collectibles • Gifts & More 302 Alabama Street • Columbus, MS • 662-328-4750

to “The Best” Downtown Businesses, Main Street Members and Friends of Main Street Columbus! A Southern Wedding Bancorp South Bank First Baptist Memorial HospitalGolden Triangle Beards Antiquités on 5th Bella Derma Bennett Ophthalmology Black Prairie Tractor & Equipment Brislin, Inc. Buddy Easley Cadence Café Aromas Café on Main Carl Hogan Automotive Cindy Morgan Coffee House on 5th CPI Group David Owen Deep South Pout Fashion Barn

Fitness Factor Fred’s Gifts, Etc. Harvey’s House of Tux Huck’s J. Broussards JDS Wealth/Jason Spears (formerly Malachi Financial) Jeanette Beard Joe Studdard John Acker Jones Café Kelly Hayes Kenneth Montgomery Key Staff Source Linda Warnat Martin Truck & Tractor Military Hardware Miller Marine North MS Accupuncture Palmer Home

Penny Bowen Purple Elephant Rae’s Jewewlry Regal Cleaners Regions Rod Ray Rollins & Crigler Ruben’s Saum Chiropractic Smith Landscaping Stone & Hayes T.E. Lott Tampico Bay The Bride & Groom The Paint Store Triangle Federal Credit Union Wade/John Deere Wingate YMCA Zach Musselwhite Zachary’s

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BEST ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Voted BEST HOME HEALTH CARE 2012

Thank You for voting for us, making us the Best Home Health.

189 Park Creek Drive, Columbus, MS 662-327-9669 www.gentiva.com Dispatch Staff Photo

Robert White and Bobbie Perry display Robert’s certificates for Best Alternative Medicine and Among the Best Pharmacies.

BEST JEWELRY STORE

Steve Pyle & Jeff Pyle

Alarm One’s Products & Services: • Alarm Systems • Camera Systems • Intercom Systems • Music Systems • Telephone Systems • Nurse Call Systems • Medical Panic Systems

Best of the Triangle

First Reader’s Choice 2012

Voted 2012 Best Home Security

662-327-8880

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Angie Evans presents Pete Creekmore, of Rae’s Jewelry, the award for Best Jewelry Store.

www.givemeprotection.com 1430 Gardner Blvd - Columbus, MS 39702

Thank You

for voting Lowndes Funeral Home & Crematory the Best in the Golden Triangle! Lowndes County’s most modern, spacious facility with abundant parking and only ON-SITE crematory. We offer personalized pre-arranged and at-need funeral planning to suit your needs and budget.

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When Caring Counts...

FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Best Hotel in the reader’s choice poll

2011 6th Street North Columbus, MS 39701 662.241.1990 Marriott.com/gtrfi

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Customers Appreciation Sale - 30% off Storewide Thanks for voting us Best Lighting Store in the Golden Triangle!

1116 Gardner Blvd. • 329-1825 Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Best of the Triangle

First Reader’s Choice 2012

Columbus’ only locally owned lighting showroom with 27 years of superior choice and service.

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Annette Estes presents the award for Best Chiropractor to Dr. David J.Saum, Dr. Shana Sullivan and Dr. Jerry Pokorney.

BEST SUSHI, BEST JAPANESE/THAI

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Umi Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar was voted Best Sushi and Best Japanese/Thai in the Golden Triangle.

Thank You

Best of the Triangle

First Reader’s Choice 2011

2012 BEST DENTIST W. Dean Chow, D.D.S., P.A.

Heartfelt thanks to our patients, the best patients in the Golden Triangle, for this honor. Where have the last 30 years gone?!?!

for choosing us!

Peace & Good Health To Everyone, Dr. W. Dean Chow & Staff

1821 5th Street North Columbus, Mississippi 39705 (662) 328-5411

Best Salad Best Sandwich Best Sweet Tea Making People Happy Since 1981 Friend Us on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter for specials, promotions and events www.eatwithus.com

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BEST DAY SPA, NAIL SALON, NAIL TECH

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Ginger Stahl and her staff were awarded Best Day Spa, Best Nail Salon and Best Nail Technician for Lara Frasher. Shown with Ginger, far right, are, from left, Nikki Rowland, DeNece Coleman, Lara Frasher, Amy Billingsley, Jessica Cuevas, Samantha Stanley, Christina Woodman and Sandy Schrock.

BEST FLORIST

Best of the Triangle

First Reader’s Choice 2012

2012 Best Attorney & Among the Best Law Firms

DAVID OWEN Attorney at Law

124 Fifith Street North Columbus, MS

(662) 328-2651 | Toll Free: (800) 399-3197 | Fax: (662) 328-8937

david@lawyerowen.com

DON’T ON’T TEXT & DRIVE DR DDRIV

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Bobbie Perry presents Bruce Sansing of Noweta’s Green Thumb Florist his certificate for Best Florist in the Golden Triangle.

BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL T.E. Lott, Jr., CPA Charles M. Hawkins, CPA, CBA Jeffry H. Read, CPA Starkville Thomas J. Buckley, CPA Vivian L. Yeatman, CPA Bobby G. Shaw, CPA, CBA Tuscaloosa Debby H. Gray, CPA, CPC Clayton H. Richardson, III, CPA, CVA – Starkville

Quality, Integrity, Service & Professionalism Since 1926

Thank you for recognizing our hard work and dedication by voting us the Best Accounting Firm in the Golden Triangle.

J. Michael Prince, CPA, CSEP

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Bobbie Perry presents Heritage Academy headmaster, Greg Carlyle, with the certificate for Best Private School. Pictured with them are Madison Clark and Mary Dade Ford.

Service Quality Variety Thanks for Voting Us Among the Best Building Supply Stores in the Golden Triangle!

Mark A. Vickers, CPA, CVA

Audits, Reviews & Compilations

Stewart R. Greene, CPA

Tax Planning & Preparation

Nellah F. Taylor, CPA Starkville

Estate & Trust Tax Preparation

J.H. Kennedy, Jr., CPA

Management Advisory Services

Leslie W. Wood, CPA Starkville

Pension & Profit Sharing Services

Lawrence E. Wilson, CPA Kristy A. Tunnell, CPA, CITP Starkville

Quickbooks Advisors Accounting & Bookkeeping Services Business Valuation

Louisa L. Russell, CPA

Technology Counseling

Cheryl G. Nelson, CPA Starkville

Online Tax Preparation

Julie M. Melvin, CPA

Registered with Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

Matthew S. Sasser, CPA

Member of Center for Audit Quality

J. Mark Ward, CPA

Member of Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center

W. Matthew Turner, CPA Tuscaloosa Joshua B. Shaw, CPA Tuscaloosa Katherine W. Little, CPA, CSEP, CSA

Starkville Serving the Golden Triangle for 48 Years!

Payroll Services

Lacie J. Bartholomew, CPA

Member of Governmental Audit Quality Center COLUMBUS OFFICE 221 North 7th Street (662) 328-5387 STARKVILLE OFFICE 106B South Washington Street (662) 323-1234

We have a showroom of windows, doors, fireboxes, and much more!

TUSCALOOSA OFFICE 6834 Highway 69 South (205) 759-4195

1120 Gardner Blvd. • Columbus • 328-5776 • 866-508-3537

www.telott.com

Lumber • Appliances • Hardware • Paint • Tools • Plumbing

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BEST NURSING HOME

PAINT & BODY COMPLETE AUTO BODY REPAIR

Thank you! for voting us among the best body shops in the Triangle!

WE ARE READY TO TAKE CARE OF ANY ACCIDENT! 3443 Hwy. 50 East Columbus, MS 39702 O.T. Moore, Jr. - Owner 662-327-0466 3443 HIGHWAY 50 E, COLUMBUS, MS 39702-9401

(662) 327-0466

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Jon Stirewalt, of Trinity Place, is shown with his certificate for Best Nursing Home.

BEST DESSERT, BEST PLATE LUNCH

Thank you for making

Appearance Salon

your favorite salon in the Golden Triangle ! Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm

Hair Cuts | Shampoo and Style | Color | Highlights | Perms Chemical Straightener | Waxing | Nail Services

1229 Hwy 45 N. Columbus, MS 39705

(662) 328-3100

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Angie Evans, center, presents Jimmie Nell Davis and Peggy Strauss awards for Best Dessert and Best Plate Lunch.

BEST MEN’S CLOTHING

Dr. Paul Veal

“Start to heal with Dr. Veal!”

We Appreciate All Our Patients Who Voted To Make Us One Of The Best Chiropractors In The Golden Triangle For 2012!

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Angie Evans presents Jim Davis and Bruce Markham their certificate for Best Men’s Clothing. With them are Luda Johnston, Bryon Williams and Bob Moore.

EAL

hiropractic enter P.A.

119A Gardner Blvd. Columbus, Mississippi 39702

THANK YOU

to the Golden Triangle for voting The CPI Group, LLC as the BEST EMPLOYMENT AGENCY!

Toll Free: 888.566.8303 www.cpi-group.com

(662) 328-1114

112 Fifth Street North | Columbus, MS 39701

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Thank you, Golden Triangle!

Thanks to you...

We are truly honored to serve you and your loved ones.

We’re where we are today. We’re proud to be recognized as a member of State Farm’s Golden Triangle Thanks for letting us serve your needs for insurance and financial services.

Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.®

#1 Assisted Living Community #1 Nursing Home

TRINITY PLACE

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PERSONAL CARE & APARTMENTS

Rob Naugher, Agent

Denise Good, Agent

202 Hospital Dr Columbus, MS 39705 Bus: 662-327-1671 rob@robnaugher.com

118 Alabama Street Columbus, MS 39702 Bus: 662-328-5701 denise@denisegood.net

statefarm.com® 1001016.1

662-327-6716 • 250 Airline Road • Columbus, MS

State Farm, Bloomington, IL

Thank You For voting us Among the Best Tractor Dealers in the Golden Triangle

Best of the Triangle

First Reader’s Choice 2012

Thank you to all of the educators, parents, administrators, supporters ...And of course, a special thank you to all of our students who made us the Best Private School in the Golden Triangle!

Call 662-328-7888

To request an information packet or schedule a tour 6405 Military Road (intersection of Military Road and Highway 12 East)

Delivering Service, Solutions & Success since 1909

www.immanuelschool.net

Educating Minds Nurturing Souls

1877 South Frontage Road | Columbus, MS 662.241.4318

Thank You! We are honored to serve you and strive daily to give you the great food you’ve come to expect. Thank you so much for all your votes, choosing us as the best plate lunch and best desserts in the Golden Triangle area.

Breath right! Sleep tight!

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the And Bakery

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Columbus Pulmonary Clinic 255 Baptist Boulevard • Suite #302 • Columbus, MS • 662.327.3195

#1 Best Plate Lunch #1 Best Desserts

Open 11-2 Monday-Friday, 10:30-2:30 Sunday Restaurant: 241-4401 • Menu Line: 241-0045 Special Orders on Desserts & Casseroles: 574-0764

Dr. Lance Busch Best of the Triangle

First Reader’s Choice 2012

Voted Best Lung Physician

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Over 13,000 Miracles Delivered... And Counting

Thank you to all my patients and my staff for your trust and loyalty. It is my honor to care for each and every one of you!

James L. Holzhauer, M.D. Dianne Howell, CRNP

Voted Among the Best OBGYNs in the Golden Triangle Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology | Over 25 Years Experience 505 Willowbrook Road | Columbus, MS | Appointments 662-329-9191 Normal & High Risk Pregnancy | Infertility | Free 3-D Sonogram © The Dispatch


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Thank you so very much for your continued patronage. For 40 years you have trusted Johnson Carpet Center with your flooring needs. We are committed to customer service and providing professional installation. We will continue to help you with your flooring needs.

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Carpet Wall Covering Wood | Vinyl Window Treatment Ceramic Interior Design

- Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Best of the Triangle

First Reader’s Choice 2012

- Best - Floor Covering - Best - Carpet Care - Among Best Interior Designer - Cindy Morgan

Robert White | Mary Anna Ford | Eric Lloyd | Jene’ Landrum | Otis Tate Best of the Triangle

First Reader’s Choice 2011

Best Alternative Medicine.

Thanks for voting us the among best the pharmacies. HELPING MEET PATIENTS’ SPECIAL NEEDS

THROUGH MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT HEALING. • CUSTOMIZED MEDICATION COMPOUNDING

HARDWOOD | CARPET | VINYL CERAMIC & PORCELAIN TILES WINDOW COVERINGS | LUXURY VINYL TILES CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING 1825 Main Street | Columbus | 328-1522

• NATURAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY • NATURAL VITAMINS/HERBALS • HOMEOPATHICS

www.robertsapothecary.com A Holistic Healing Pharmacy 2219 5th Street N. • Columbus 327-5400

Robert C. White,

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COLUMBUS ORTHOPAEDIC CLINIC The greatest compliment we receive is when our patients communicate their trust in our care to their family and friends. We sincerely apreciate your confidence in our team. Dr. Russell Linton voted Best Orthopaedist in the Golden Triangle

Dr. Scott Jones voted among the Best Orthopaedists in the Golden Triangle

Dr. Chad Altmeyer voted among the Best Orthopaedists in the Golden Triangle From left are Dr. Chris Galjour, Dr. Ryan Aaron, Dr. Kenny Edwards, Dr. Chad Altmyer, Dr. Rusty Linton, Dr. Scott Jones and Dr. Charlie Rhea.

Your comprehensive Orthopaedic Clinic located at 670 Leigh Drive, Columbus, MS, covering the Golden Triangle area and beyond.

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Voted Among the Best Antique Shops & Interior Designers in the Golden Triangle

Thank You, Columbus Tuesday-Saturday | 10am-5pm 662-570-1180 | 662-386-6157 124 Fifth Street South | Columbus, MS

Best of the Triangle

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Sey’s was voted Best Sports Bar. Shown, left to right, are Jenny Rogers, Sey Brett, Brandy Gober, Moui Saechue, Mercede Plumb, Nikki Bush, Terry Mosley, Laken Knight and Lexy Sirichai.

COLUMBUS INSURANCE SERVICES 2610 Main Street, Columbus, MS 39701 Phone: (662) 327-0777 Fax: (662) 327-0987

Thank You for choosing

Studdard Law Firm Best Law Firm

Joseph N. Studdard Among the Best Attorneys

325 College Street, Columbus, MS 39701 • Phone: 662-327-6744 • Fax: 662-327-6799 Joseph N. Studdard joe@studdardlaw.com

William P. Starks, II william@studdardlaw.com

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Compassionate care is an extension of a loving heart.. Now everyone sees what we all knew from the start! Cindy Robertson

Best Family Nurse Practitioner

A note to the Amzi Love-Lincoln Homes B&B and Gardens

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We are so proud of you & we love you! Dad, Ame, Amber, Taybug & Memaw

THANK YOU ACS TEACHERS & FAMILIES

Dear Brenda & Sid, While realizing that hosting out-of-town visitors for community events is by now routine for you, thank you so very much for opening your wonderful, historic homes to the two adult musicians from Davidson College. Today, I received an email from Dr. Touring in which he stated that their Columbus stop was the highlight of the entire performance tour. Jeanne Crowder Parent Coordinator, Davidson Tour Thank you to all of those who voted our B&B as the “Best in the Golden Triangle.” ~The Caradines

Love Learning. Thanks to our teachers who love teaching and our parents who help support them, we have students who love learning. We are blessed to have you at our school!

Come discover the difference at www.AnnunciationCatholicSchool.org

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Thank you for voting us “Best Mortgage Lender” again! Our BancorpSouth Mortgage team enjoys helping people into their new homes and looks forward to serving you!

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BEST LIGHTING STORE

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Helen Pridmore is shown with her award for Best Lighting Store in the Golden Triangle.

BEST TEACHER

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Abby Fitzgerald was voted Best Teacher in the Golden Triangle.

Come see why we’re among the best employment agencies in the area!

Harding C AT E R I N G

Voted Best Caterer in the Golden Triangle

Working And Growing With Columbus Providing Temporary And Full Time Staffing for over 32 years. Pictured from left are: Kim Luna, Billie Young, Leslie Hutchins and Maria Gouin

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ExecuSearch • Professional Skilled/Unskilled Labor Clerical • Light Industrial

117 Ninth Street North • Columbus, MS 39701 662.327.8230 keystaffsource.com

“Thank you for allowing us to serve you.”

CUSTOM WEDDINGS • RECEPTIONS ELEGANT PARTIES • CORPORATE EVENTS Bridgett Harding

270 Jack Wiggins Road Caledonia, MS 39740

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BEST MEXICAN FOOD

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Gilberto Barreto, manager of Mi Toro of Columbus, and the Mi Toro staff were voted Best Mexican Food in the Golden Triangle.

BEST THRIFT STORE

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Angie Evans presents Dennis Tedford, of Palmer Home Thrift Store, their first place certificate for Best Thrift Store.

Clinic at Elm Lake,PA The

Would like to say

EQUIPMENT & UNIFORMS MONOGRAMMING

Thank You to our clients

SCREEN PRINTING TROPHIES & ENGRAVING

for voting

AD SPECIALTIES

We would like to thank our customers for their trust in our products and services, which made us among the Best Sport Stores in the Golden Triangle.

“WHERE CHAMPIONSHIPS BEGIN” 1505 HIGHWAY 45 NORTH COLUMBUS, MS 39705 662-327-9367

1573 HWY 1 SOUTH GREENVILLE, MS 38701 662-335-6151 Sports Specialty

Thank you so much for your votes and support!

Stephanie M. Gale,CFNP

one of the

Best Nurse Practitioners in the Golden Triangle!

Come by and see what we have to offer, you’re sure to find something you love.

CALL FOR A SAME DAY APPOINTMENT WORK CARE & PRIMARY CARE

Among the Best Gift Shops in the Golden Triangle

Antiques • Collectibles • Gifts & More 302 Alabama Street • Columbus, MS • 662-328-4750

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Magnolia Antique Mall

Personalized Medical Care for a Healthy, Happy, Strong YOU! 662.240.9999 3700 North Frontage Road • Columbus, MS www.elmlakeclinic.com

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BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL

Thank you for voting

Rae’s Jewelry

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Jewelry · Gifts Clocks · Watches

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11100 5TH STREE STREET S SOUTH, COLUMBUS S

Annette Estes presents Bob Williford, of Immanuel, the award for Best Private School.

662-328-8824

BEST EYE WEAR

Thank You for voting us one of the Best Tire and Brake Repair Stores in the Golden Triangle!

We’ll take care of your: Tires • Alignments • Struts Oil Changes Brakes • Shocks Our family proudly serving the area for over 40 years.

Lowndes County Radial Tire

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Bobbie Perry presents Vickey Evans and Sam Bardwell, of Columbus Optical Dispensary the award for Best Eye Wear.

1512 Highway 45 North • Columbus • 327-3311

Come taste why we were voted

BEST FORMAL WEAR/BRIDAL SHOP

Best Chinese Food Five Years in a Row! Thank you for your support.

PEKING CHINESE RESTAURANT

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Jerry and Linda Nail are shown with Angie Evans and their first place certificate for Best Formal Wear/Bridal Shop.

thank you! Salon 417

for voting us Among the Best Hair Salons in the Golden Triangle.

Thank you for voting me Best Auto Salesman in the Golden Triangle. I look forward to helping you with your automotive needs.

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Best auto salesman paar colvin Carl Hogan Honda 3621 Hwy. 45 N. | Columbus, MS | 662.328.8372

Thank You

2317 Commerce Dr. Columbus, MS (662) 327-9485 Alice Chain Tanya Langford Kittie Fountain Kit Sanders Mallory McVay

Kristin Stephens Vickie Atkins (assistant)

Eva Evans


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Thank you, Golden Triangle... Your voice was heard! At Cadence Bank, we believe it’s time to revolutionize the tempo, rhythm and strength of banking.

And so do you!

Thank you for voting Cadence

Best Bank 2012 Our commitment to you is to be the bank to get it right. Every day. In every way. For every client.

Find out more. Visit us at cadencebank.com

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GOLDEN TRIANGLE SECURITY ALLIANCE THE SECURITY ALLIANCE

RESIDENTIAL - COMMERCIAL - INDUSTRIAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS

Security and Fire Alarms Systems Video Camera Systems Recording & Monitoring on Site on Remote Viewing Insurance Discounts | 24 Hour Monitoring

FREE ESTIMATES Residential Sound - Authorized Dealer

Professional Security Systems Authorized Dealer

John S. Beard, Owner Serving The Golden Triangle Since 1985

1223 2nd Ave. N. Columbus, MS 39701 Columbus (662) 329-4222 Tupelo (662) 844-8100

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First Reader’s Choice 2012

Best Building Supply Store in The Golden Triangle

2301 Woodmont Drive | Columbus, MS | 662.240.0158 Monday-Saturday 7am-9pm | Sunday 8am-7pm © The Dispatch

Thank you for voting us

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First Reader’s Choice 2012

Best Pediatrician in the Golden Triangle.

Come Grow With Us We Are A Full-Service Pediatric Clinic • We treat newborns to 21 years of age • Asthma Clinic • Family Planning • We specialize in treating ADHD, food allergies, autism & more

• Circumcision (under 13 lbs.) • Gynecology • Ear, Nose & Throat Ailments • Developmental Delays • X-rays & EKGs • See our website for a list of all our services

Keeping Kids Healthy & Active Is

What We Do Best Visit our Pediatric Healthier You Clinic for Metabolic Testing Weight Management EKG | Fitness Testing Glucose Testing Diabetes Management Will McDow, Director

Children’s Health Center Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 AM-5 PM; Closed Wednesday 12 PM-1 PM; Friday 7 AM-12 PM Call early for same day appointment

114 N. Lehmberg Rd. | Columbus | 662-329-2955 | www.drskiskids.com

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BEST PAWN SHOP

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Gary Dedeaux and his staff at Gary’s Pawn and Gun were awarded Best Pawn Shop. Shown, from left, are Jeremy Hathcock, Greg Vaughan, Brandie Denney, Gary Dedeaux, Gina Reed, Bett Poole, Chris Denney and Cacielie Ponds.

BEST MUFFLER REPAIR

A taste of antebellum elegance! Thank you for voting us among the Best Bed & Breakfasts in the Golden Triangle area.

S hadowlawn

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Annette Estes is shown with Melvin Murphy, left, and Richard Daniels with their award for Best Muffler Repair.

• We Host Weddings! • Wi-Fi - Wireless High Speed Internet Access • 4 King Suites with Complementary MiniBars • 2 Double Full Suites (2 full sized beds) • 14 foot Ceilings, Ceiling Fans • Awesome Gourmet Breakfast • Plush Bedding

Thank You!

Bed & Breakfast Christian Owned & Operated Beautifully Restored in 2001

www.shadowlawncolumbus.com 1024 College Street | Columbus, MS 662-327-3600

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for voting us Best Appliance Store

John & Darlene Ledbetter Owners

Shop your family-owned hometown appliance center! Large enough to serve you, small enough to care. • We’ve got the low prices. • We’ve got all the models to choose from. • We’ve got in-stock/same day delivery

• We’ve got service after the sale. • We do our own warranty service. • What else can you ask for?

A-1 Appliance Center Since 1983

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Best of the Triangle

First Reader’s Choice 2011

Thank You It is with tremendous respect and gratitude that our Team at JTS & Co Mortgage Brokers say thank you for voting us #1, The Best in 2012. It is truly our pleasure and honor to serve our great community. Each day at JTS & Co, we are blessed with the opportunity to make a difference in your life and we do not take that opportunity lightly. Through excellence in customer service, our knowledgeable and experienced Mortgage Team is here to help you or someone you know with all of your mortgage needs.

ORAL & FACIAL SURGICAL CENTER And Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Thank you for voting us among the Best Cosmetic Procedures in the Golden Triangle.

Thank you for allowing the JTS Team to serve you and Thank You for voting JTS & Co Mortgage Brokers the Best of the Best again in 2012.

Jeff Farnham, President JTS & Co Mortgage Brokers

FACELIFTS CHIN & CHEEK IMPLANTS ENDOSCOPIC BROWLIFT LASER SKIN RESURFACING RHINOPLASTY

Meet the Best Mortgage Team Around: Jeff Farnham

Ken Freshwater

President NMLS # 89796

Reverse Mortgage Specialist NMLS # 266772

Andy Shurden

Shirl Mays

Sales Manager

Louisville Office

Melissa Staten

Courtney Stewart

Quality Control

Processor

Jennifer Harthcook

Tyler Cude

Team Leader NMLS # 458641

Processor

(NOSE SURGERY)

OTOPLASTY (EAR SURGERY)

BLEPHAROPLASTY (EYELID SURGERY)

3600 Bluecutt Rd, Suite 23 Columbus, MS 39705 Office (662) 329-9090 Fax (662) 329-9020

Dr. John E. Griffin, Jr. Dr. John E. Griffin, Jr. has been practicing oral and facial cosmetic surgery for 20 years in Mississippi. His most notable achievement is the creation of the NuAge Facelift™, which is a less invasive procedure with a faster recovery time.

Columbus

A Mississippi Licensed Mortgage Company NMLS# 55275

300 Hospital Drive | 662.327.2100

TMJ SURGERY DENTAL IMPLANTS WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTIONS

Starkville

www.ofscms.com 2 Professional Plaza | 662.323.9458

Best of the Triangle

First Reader’s Choice 2012

2012 Best Tractor Dealer

“Serving YOU with a handshake!” “We are honored to be voted the #1 Tractor Dealership in the Golden Triangle! We will continue to provide you with the best service and highest quality equipment.” We Proudly Feature

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Thank you for your vote of confidence. Thanks for Voting Us Among the Best Chicken in the Golden Triangle!

among the best Law Firms

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809 Third Avenue North Columbus, Mississippi 662-328-2711

528 18th Avenue North | Columbus, MS 662.329.5979 www.chick-fil-a.com © The Dispatch

for 2012!

Best of the Triangle

First Reader’s Choice 2012

www.expressservicecenters.com 2336 Hwy 45 North (662) 243-1400

or

102 Alabama Street (662) 243-2316

Certified Technicians • 12 Month Warranty! Mechanical Services General Repairs • Diagnostics • Tune-Ups Brakes • Air Conditioning Shop Hours:

625 31st Ave. N.#153 | Columbus, MS 39705 (662) 329-2544 (662) 329-9940 fax falconlair@tescoproperties.com

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm • Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm All Major Credit Cards Accepted!

“Thanks Thanks for all of our residents that make us more than just an apartment ...but a Community”

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BEST BAIL BONDSMAN

A Table of Plenty We are honored to be voted among the

Best Caterers in the Golden Triangle Thank you to our customers. We look forward to serving you in the future. Customer Catering | Weddings Receptions | Special Events At our Military Road location we offer Meals to Go Monday-Friday 9am-5pm Dispatch Staff Photo

1001 Military Road, Columbus | Across from Military Hardware 662-570-1748 | mytableofplenty@gmail.com

Annette Estes presents Kenneth Montgomery his award for Best Bail Bondsman.

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BEST COFFEE

Would like to thank all of our patients that voted for us in Best of the Triangle 2012. Terry A. Westmoreland, MD, FAAD Misty T. Sharp, MD, FAAD Paula R. Hardy, MSN, CFNP CosMediCenter Staff Best Dermatologist Terry Westmoreland

Among the Best Dermatologists Misty Sharp

Among the Best Cosmetic Procedures Dispatch Staff Photo

Beans and Cream was voted Best Coffee in the Golden Triangle. Shown here are Ray Hightower, Laura Lewis, Amy Salyner, Katharine Crandall and Melanie Crandall.

2110 5th Street North | Columbus, MS | 662-243-2435 © The Dispatch

BEST BOAT DEALER, BEST BOAT REPAIR

Thank You. Among the Best Electricians in the Golden Triangle.

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for voting

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The Boat Gallery was voted Best Boat Dealer and Best Boat Repair. Annette Estes is shown presenting awards to Randy Karg, left, Donald Barksdale and Jimmy Anderson.

Columbus, MS • (662) 327-8558

CONN CONSTRUCTION

THE ONE-STOP SHOP

KEEPS YOU GOING. THAT

Building relationships from the ground up.

Why come to our dealership for service? • We have genuine expertise when it comes to your vehicle, which means your service or maintenance will be performed promptly, and done right. • We have Genuine Ford and Motorcraft Parts made specifically for your vehicle. • Our technicians are factory trained specialists on Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. • We offer competitive prices on everything your vehicle needs.

Thank You Building on Over

50

Years of Honesty, Integrity & Excellence!

Commercial | Residential | Community | Education 708 Alabama St. | Columbus, MS | 662.328.1313

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Vo t e d B e s t G e n e r a l C o n t r a c t o r i n t h e G o l d e n Tr i a n g l e

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for your vote of confidence.

Thank You for voting us Best Auto Repair!

PREMIER FORD • LINCOLN • MERCURY HIGHWAY 45 NORTH • COLUMBUS • 327-FORD (3673)


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2012 Among Best Family Physician

Internal Medicine Urgent Care Worker’s Comp

On-Site Lab • X-Ray • EKG

362 Park Creek Drive • Columbus, MS (off of Bluecutt Road • Beside Rhett Realty) 662-244-8864 Office or 662-328-4149 Fax Monday - Thursday 8am - 5:30pm Closed Friday Most Major Insurances Accepted

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Tim Pounders and Dawn Pounders are shown with their certificate for Best Funeral Home.

Dr. Slater Lowry specializes in Internal Medicine. He is Mayo Clinic, Tulane University and UAB trained.

BEST TANNING SALON

I would like to thank the city of Columbus for your votes and your support. I appreciate all of my clients, men, boys, and children for choosing me as your barber. I want to also thank the mothers, the wives, and the girlfriends that sent, referred or quite possibly ‘made’ them come to me. My family and I are proud to call Columbus home. Thank you,

THE PLACE MADE FOR MEN

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Robin McMillen displays her certificate for Best Tanning Salon.

Thank You for voting

The Purple Elephant the #1 Gift Shop!

THANK YOU! To the residents of Columbus and surrounding areas: It is hard to put into words the gratitude I feel in my heart for you. God has blessed me by allowing me to practice in a field I love so much. For you to bestow upon me once again the honor of Best Veterinarian in my final days of practice is just too much. I am leaving you in the hands of a very capable staff. Thank you, and God bless,

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Dr. Bounds Animal Medical Center East 204 Idlewild Road, Columbus, MS • 662-328-8395

422 Main St. Columbus, MS 662-327-1008

401-A E. Lampkin St. Starkville, MS 324-4008

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BEST ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY

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Beth Ford, of Trinity Place, displays the award for Best Assisted Living Community.

BEST PIZZA

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US ONE OF THE BEST TIRE STORES IN THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE! 1401 Waterworks Road Columbus, MS • 662-327-3874

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The Premier Tire and Auto Center In The Golden Triangle Area

Matt Trenary, Chuck Trenary, Blake Trenary and Matthew Molina, of CJ’s Pizza, are shown with their award for Best Pizza.

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Voted Best Daycare/Preschool in the Golden Triangle 2012 For Registration: Call 245-1212 Director: Bonny Foreman E-mail: foreman@columbusfbc.org


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Congratulations to

Aaron Lee Columbus Middle School Spanish Teacher on being voted

Among the Best Teachers in the Golden Triangle

Aaron Lee is shown here with Columbus Middle School Principal Freda Dismukes.

Dr. Martha Liddell, Columbus School District Superintendent, welcomes all parents to come learn about the available opportunities to help our children thrive.

The District and School Instructional Team includes principals, assistant principals, curriculum coordinator, and district administrators. They work together as part of the Believe and Achieve Systemic Learning Initiative.

It’s a great day to be a Falcon! visit us online...

www.columbuscityschools.org

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The Columbus Municipal School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion or age in the admission to and provision of educational programs, activities and services or employment opportunities and benefits. Concerns should be directed to Craig Shannon, Deputy Superintendent, Brandon Central Services Center, 2630 McArthur Drive, P.O. Box 1308, Columbus MS 39703-1308.


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