Nominations underway for 2021 Reader's Choice Awards

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Oct. 13—Nominations are open through Sunday, Nov. 17 for the Jacksonville Progress' premier readers' choice awards, the Best of the Best competition.

Online voting offers a fun way to pay tribute to your favorites in a variety of categories for business, people and life in Cherokee County.

Each year, the Progress invites readers to choose the Best of the Best for our Reader's Choice Awards.

You, our readers, choose the winners in a variety of categories ranging from Best Bank to Best Yard service and all things in between.

"This is one of our favorite times of the year. We look forward to our Readers' Choice awards, as we showcase the best of the best in our community," said Progress Publisher Jake Mienk. "It's a great opportunity for the community to come together and acknowledge the businesses and individuals who work hard all year to serve the people of Jacksonville and Cherokee County."

All of the nominations from last year will be transferred to the new contest site, with removals made where necessary. Nominations can made by visiting our homepage at and clicking the banner at the top of the page to sign up.

Online nominations are being taken through 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, with an online voting period held Monday, Oct. 18 through 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27.

A paper ballot will be available in the newsprint edition Saturday, Oct. 16.

Paper ballots can be mailed to Jacksonville Progress, 525 E. Commerce St., Jacksonville, TX 75766, or placed in the drop box located on the Commerce Street side of the building.

Those who choose to vote online can do so at the Jacksonville Progress website All votes are free.

Final vote totals will not be known until the contest closes. Once it does, the final votes will be tallied and the winners of the 2021 Best of the Best contest will be announced in the annual special section at the end of November.

To vote in the contest, you must register your email address at the contest website. Complete rules for the contest are posted on the contest website, and all decisions of the Jacksonville Progress are final.

Winners will be contacted starting the first week of November. We ask our winners to keep the results under wraps until publication, as to not spoil the surprise for the public.

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