2008 Telegrammy Results

August 1, 2008 - You voted. We counted. Now lets take a closer look at the 2nd Annual Telegrammy Awards. For example, did you pick the same people for Best Boss and Best Loan Officer (Answer:Yes ... and no)? How many people and businesses held on to the top spots on the list for a second year in a row (34)? Are last years favorite places to eat still the top spots in town (again, yes, and no)? Without further ado ...

Returning Champions

Companies and People Who Were Named the Best in Their Category in 2007 and 2008:

Best Doctor: Dr. Darrel Pierce
Best Eye Doctor: Dr. Phil White
Best Veterinarian: David Black (Broadway Veterinary Services)
Best Pharmacy: Medicine Chest
Best Bank: Alliance Bank
Best Boss: Tom Sellers, Alliance Bank
Best Insurance Agency: Galyean Insurance
Best Law Office: Chad Cable
Best Lawyer: Chad Cable
Best Internet Service Provider: Suddenlink
Best Law Enforcement Officer: Sheriff Butch Adams
Best Firefighter: Chris Penny
Best Place to People Watch: Wal-Mart
Best Place for Free Entertainment: Coleman Park
Best Auto Repair Shop: Kerbys Garage
Best Heat & Air Service Company: A&S Air Conditioning
Best Appliance Repair and Service: Appliance Hospital
Best Plumber: R.C. George
Best Lawn Care: MS Landscaping
Best Landscaper: Mike Story (MS Landscaping)
Best Elementary School: Bowie Elementary
Best Cell Phone Service: AT&T/Cingular
Best Florist: April Showers
Best Car Wash: Scrubbies
Best Convenience Store/Gas Station: Joe Bobs
Best Child Care Center: Doodlebug Lane
Best Hairstylist: Mellisa Weeks Perez, Attitudes Salon
Best Nail Technician: Jeana Massey, Nails by Jeana
Best Hotel: Holiday Inn
Best Fast Food Soft Drink: Sonic
Best French Fries: McDonalds
Best Dinner: Juan Pablos (formerly TaMollys)
Best Donuts: Northcutt Sweet Shoppe
Best Hamburger: Burgers and Fries

New Champs For 2008

The List of Those People and Business That Replaced Last Years Wiinners to be Named Hopkins Countys Best in 2008. (NOTE:This list should not be construed to suggest that last years Best Of were undeserving. In both years, the difference between first and second or first and fourth, for that matter was often the tiniest of margins. Our congratulations go out to everyone on this list, and good luck next year!)

Best Bank Teller: Lawana Morris, City National Bank (2007: Carlie Penson, Community Bank)
Best Nurse: Sharon Bennett (2007: Daphne Ross)
Best Electrician: Jim Whiteman (2007: Mike Hudson)
Best Radio Personality: Dave Kirkpatrick (2007: Bill Bradford)
Best Loan Officer: Craig Roberts, Guaranty Bond Bank (2007: Lance Looney, Alliance Bank)
Best Realtor: Ryan Wright, Century 21 First Group (2007: Marlin Jones, Century 21 Hometown Real Estate)
Best Secretary: Yvonna Womack, Guaranty Bond Bank (2007: Wanda Trusty, Johnson Law Firm)
Best Teacher: Johnny Wells, Sulphur Springs Middle School (2007: Mary Gilbertson, Sulphur Springs High School)
Best Salesman: James Whiteman (2007: Oscar Strain)
Best Apartment Complex: Brittany Square (2007: Lincoln Place)
Best Place to Tan: Shear Performance (2007: Tan Emporium)
Best Non-Banking Loan Company: D&B Loans (2007: Community Bank for Best Small Loan Company)
Best Hair Salon: Attitudes (2007: Janeens)
Best Specialty Store: Town Square Antique Mall (2007: Eternity Creations)
Best Place to Work: Wal-Mart (2007: Alliance Bank for Most Fun Place to Work)
Best Fast Food: Taco Bell (2007: Sonic)
Best Drive-Thru Service: Taco Bell (2007: McDonalds)
Best Wait Staff: Pizza Inn (2007: TaMollys)
Best Breakfast: Broadway Diner (2007: McDonalds)
Best Lunch: Pizza Inn (2007: TaMollys)
Best Dessert: Broadway Diner (2007: Braums)
Best Coffee: McDonalds (2007: Cuppys)
Best Milk Shake: Sonic (2007: Braums)

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