- Associated Press - Monday, June 26, 2017

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The new Miss Mississippi says she and her family have helped raise money to help provide clean water to needy people.

Miss Vicksburg Anne Elizabeth Buys won the state contest Saturday in her hometown.

Buys receives a $10,000 scholarship and will compete in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in September.

She was first runner-up in the 2016 Miss Mississippi pageant.

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