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The BEAT Awards

By: Emily Guiles

Don’t forget to vote! Get your tickets now!

The 2015 Beat Awards are right around the corner, November 21st  6pm at the Holiday Inn Ballroom. You can vote for your choice to win until November 18th, you can vote once every 8 hours.

The Beat Awards this year will be sponsored by Frontier Communications, and Mercy Health and will be hosted by Actor Fonzworth Bentley

The categories and finalists are:


Best Coach

Terrance Stewart

Johnny Lang

Ricky Anderson

Best Mentor

Ricky Anderson

Terrance Stewart

Janette Foster

Distinguished Gentleman

Johnny Bankhead

D’Vonte Dockery

Rodney Savage

Sophisticated Lady

Brianna Scott

Tamica Fox

Beverly Cole-Bennett

Kaja Thornton

Beauty Shop

Unity Salon & Spa

Genesis Hair Salon

Hair by DVG

Best Educator

Jamille Charles

Yalanda Hill

Papa Njai

Local Activist

Terrance Stewart Sr.

Gloria White-Gardner

Kim Sims

Best Performer or Entertainer



Chris Mitchell

Best Spoken Word

Ebony Davis (Gemini Da Poet)

Jacqueline (The Passionate Poet)

D’Erika Nichols

Young Professional on the Move

Nicole Bradford

Derrick Oakes Jr.

Earvean Diggs

Extraordinary Couple

Mr. & Mrs. Kemmie (Destinee) Sargent

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth (Paris) Stewart

Mr. & Mrs. Rodney (Shavaun) Savage

Student of the Year Middle/Junior High

Donovan Daniels

ILayia Strong

Dillon Sims

Student of the Year Senior

Sierra Bursey

Serinus Daniels

Jaliyah McBride

Best Barbershop

Ken’s Anointed Hands

Terrace Cutz

Norris Roberts Virginia’s Beauty & Barber

Community Leader

Rodney Savage

Eric Hood

Kaja Thornton

Local Athlete 18 & Younger

Jordan Cooley

Darece Roberson

Robert Gee Jr.

Social Media

Gwen Riley

Randy Huckabee Dame

Wild Boyz

Amazing Parents 70+

Mr. & Mrs. Emmitt Davis Sr.

Mr. & Mrs. John Thornton Sr.

Mr. & Mrs. Sim Ray

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