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New Miss Tennessee Crowned

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JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- Miss Scenic City, Ellen Carrington, is the new Miss Tennessee. The Union University senior won the crown during Saturday night's competition in her hometown of Jackson. 

Carrington, 21, won a $12,000 scholarship and is the new spokeswoman for the Safe and Drug-Free Tennessee program. She also won the Miss Tennessee Community Service Award.

Carrington called the experience amazing and is eager to represent the state in the Miss America pageant later this year. Brooke Waddell, Miss Watauga Valley, was first runner-up and earned a $6,000 scholarship. Miss Pioneer, Amy Colley, was second runner-up.  
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