It was a night of history at the Miss Mississippi Pageant Thursday night. There was a four way tie in swimsuit and a repeat win for the third year in a row in talent for Taryn Foshee, Miss Byram/Tri-County.
There are Summa Cum Laude graduates, aspiring physicians, educators, and lawyers at this year's Miss Mississippi Scholarship Pageant. The pageant is celebrating it's 50 year anniversary and former queens and Miss Americas are scheduled to make appearances during the week of festivities in Vicksburg .
Forty-seven young women are in Vicksburg to compete for the title of Miss Mississippi 2009. Contestants say when budgets are being cut and the nation faces economic crisis, the Miss Mississippi pageant is increasing scholarship money.
In the Miss Mississippi Pageant's first night of preliminary competition, three winners were announced in talent and swimsuit. One of the winners tells us about the special meaning behind the song she performed and the importance of being on the Miss Mississippi stage.
This year 47 contestants from around the state are hoping they will be the 50th young woman to win the crown of Miss Mississippi 2007. Tonight Taryn Foshee looks back at the Miss America Pageant and her year as Miss Mississippi.
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Justice James Graves, Jr., defeated Rankin County Circuit Judge Samac Richardson in Tuesday's runoff election for the central district Supreme Court post. Unofficial returns show Graves received 57 percent of the vote.