New Miss Arkansas wants to reach more lives with state’s crown

Posted: June 19, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Miss Greater Jonesboro Maggie Benton sings during the talent section of the competition before being crowned the 2017 Miss Arkansasat the Robinson Center in downtown Little Rock on Saturday.

Saturday night, Maggie Benton subtly shook her head in disbelief on stage at the Robinson Center in the moments after it was just announced that she was crowned 2017 Miss Arkansas.

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Maggie Benton, Miss Greater Jonesboro, was crowned Miss Arkansas Saturday evening in Little Rock. A native of Jonesboro, she graduated in May from the...

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