Miss Georgia Pageant likely to remain in Columbus

Miss Georgia Pageant to remain in Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Miss Georgia Pageant is likely to remain in Columbus.

Controversy between the former Miss Georgia Board of directors and the Miss America organization led to a dismantling of the old board and appointment of a new one.

There was talk that the pageant, which has been held in Columbus for the past 74 years, might be moved to another city. However, the new board of directors said the Columbus RiverCenter is their first choice for the pageant and a final decision will be announced soon.

On Wednesday, Trina S. Pruitt, Miss Georgia Scholarship Competition Board Chair, commented the following:

From the moment we were awarded the state license for this event, Columbus has been our first choice. Columbus is being very accommodating, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the possibility.

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