There will be two steps to decide who is the best of the best in Loudon County this year in the News-Herald’s annual Hometown Favorites.

Step One: Nominations

From July 15-Aug. 2, readers choose who deserves to be considered for each category by submitting their nominations online by following this link to the ballot. The number of nominees included on the final ballot may vary by category.

Step Two: Voting

From Aug. 7-21, come back to https://news-herald.second to vote for your favorite nominee in each category online. We’ll tally our readers’ votes, then announce the winners in our exclusive special section in September in the News-Herald.

All voting must be done online; there will not be a print ballot for 2020.

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