- Associated Press - Sunday, July 13, 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Panhandle woman has been crowned Miss Florida USA.

Ashleigh Lollie of Grand Ridge earned the title in the pageant at Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday night.

Seventy women were vying for the crown. Lollie goes on to represent Florida in the Miss USA pageant next year. A win there would earn her a spot at Miss Universe.