New Miss Georgia to be named

Sunday, July 5, 2009 8:54 AM
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COLUMBUS, Ga. — A new Miss Georgia will be crowned today to replace the one who relinquished the title the day after the June pageant.

Emily Cook will be formally crowned at the Cunningham Center in Columbus.

Cook, of Marietta, was first runner-up to the winner, Miss Capital City Kristina Higgins, who said she could not fulfill the time commitment to be Miss Georgia on June 27, the day after the pageant.

Higgins said she stepped down because her responsibilities as a schoolteacher would not leave her time to serve as Miss Georgia.

Former Miss Georgia Chasity Hardman was to fly into Columbus to crown Cook.

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