2015 Oakland News Readers’ Choice winners

hey represent the best of the best; the chosen few, the old reliables or the new business on the block. For some, the tradition of excellence is generations old. For others, the impact made belies their recent inclusion.
These are the places our readers love to frequent. These are the business owners that have taken another step. These are Oakland’s best of the best – winners of the Readers’ Choice Award.
Oakland News readers from throughout the community recently submitted ballots to name the best businesses.
We urge you to support these choices. We urge you to support all local businesses.
These are the people who have invested in your community. We support efforts to invest in them.
• Man of the Year – Mayor Chris Goodman
• Woman of the Year – Pattie Krepela
• Best Business – Kindred Spirit Style
• Best Overall Restaurant – Olympic Steak & Pizza
• Best Auto Garage – Oakland Tire
• Best Auto Parts Dealer – AutoZone
• Best Auto Service Dept. – WalMart
• Best Car Wash – Oakland Wash
• Best Muffler and Transmission Repair – D’s Automotive
• Best Tire Dealer – Oakland Tire
• Best Wrecker Service – Oakland Tire
• Best Bakery – Kroger
• Best BBQ – LovenFresh smokehouse BBQ
• Best Business Lunch – Lenny’s
• Best Breakfast – Sonic
• Best Buffet – Olympic
• Best Catering – LovenFresh
• Best Catfish – Brad’s Bar-B-Q
• Best Chicken – Oakland Marathon
• Best Chinese Food – Shogun
• Best Coffee – McDonald’s
• Best Cold Sandwichs – Lenny’s
• Best Deli – Kroger
• Best Desserts – Loven Fresh
• Best Donuts – Kroger
• Best Fast Food – Sonic
• Best Fine Dining – Olympic Steak & Pizza
• Best French Fries – McDonalds
• Best Best Hamburgers – Sonic
• Best Home Cooking – J Bo’s
• Best Hot Sandwiches – Lenny’s
• Best Ice Cream – Sonic
• Best Italian Food – Olympic Steak & Pizza
• Best Mexican – Margarita’s
• Best Pizza – Papa John’s
• Best Salads – Olympic Steak & Pizza
• Best Steaks – Olympic Steak & Pizza
• Best After school Care/Classes – Oakland Elementary School
• Best Preschool/Day Care – Nona’s Little Bits of Heaven
• Best Banking – Bancorp South
• Best Eye Clinic – Fayette Family Vision
• Best Hospital – Saint Francis
• Best Medical Clinic – Oakland Primary Care
• Best Pharmacy – Kroger
• Best Fitness Center – 24/7
• Best Cellular Phone Dealer – AT&T
• Best Convenience Store – Texaco One Stop
• Best Electronics Store – WalMart
• Best Farm Store – Stockdales
• Best Gift Shop – Twigs N Things
• Best Florist – Twigs N Things
• Best Garden Shop – Tractor Supply
• Best Hardware Store – ACE
• Best Jewelery Store – Powers N Sons
• Best Lawn/Garden Store – Ace Hardware
• Best Meats – Kroger
• Best Best Paint Dealer – Ace Hardware
• Best Produce – Kroger
• Best Women’s Clothing – Maurice’s
• Best Accounting Firm – Culver CPA
• Best Barber Shop – Amy’s Country Clippers
• Best Beauty Salon – Southern Roots
• Best Funeral Home – Peebles
• Best Heating and Air – Absolute Comfort Heating and Air
• Best Homebuilder – APEX
• Best Insurance Provider – Dave Trosper State Farm
• Best Landscaping – Elite Lawn and Landcare
• Best Nail Salon – #1 Nails
• Best Nursing Home/Assisted Living – NHC Healthcare
• Best Pawn Shop – Mr. Cash
• Best Pest Control – Mark Johnson All Care
• Best Plumbing Service – Tatum’s Plumbing
• Best Real Estate Agency – ERA Chamberwood Realty
• Best ReSale Shop – Bargain Barn
• Best Roofing – Hart Family Construction
• Best Security/Alarm Dealer – Fayette Fire and Security
• Best Tanning Salon – Tropical Tan
• Best Travel Agency – Joan’s Cruises and Vacations/Cruise Planners
• Best Pet Services – Fayette Pets Cuts and Camps
• Best Bible Study – Fayette Baptist
• Best Place of Worship – Fayette Baptist
• Best Attorney – Matthew Armour
• Best Banker – Joe Perdue
• Best Chiropractor – Smith Chiropractic Clinic
• Best Denist – Stacey Sanders Parker DDS
• Best Doctor – Dr. Deanna Elsea
• Best Financial Advisor – Brent Stone, Edward Jones
• Best Funeral Director – Jim Smothers
• Best Massage Therapist – Julie Jenkins
• Best Mechanic – David Holt, D’s Automotive
• Best Pastor – Drew Murphy ( Fayette Baptist)
• Best Teacher – Paige Boyce (fifth grade teacher at Oakland Elementary School)
• Best Veterinarian – GenietheVet, Dr. Hooker