Miss Chattanooga USA 2019, Virginia "Ginny" Britto To Compete For Miss Tennessee In October

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Virginia "Ginny" Britto
Virginia "Ginny" Britto

Miss Chattanooga USA 2019, Virginia "Ginny" Britto, 21, of Chattanooga will compete for the title of Miss Tennessee USA 2019 on Oct. 11-13, at the Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tn.

Miss Britto is the daughter of John and Mary Britto. She attends East Tennessee State University and her activities and/or hobbies include judo, singing, BJJ, tutoring, and volunteering. Her sponsors for the pageant are Angels Massage, All Dressed Up Bridal, Food Odyssey, One Price Framing, and Star-Mart. Other interesting information about Virginia includes that she is on the ETSU judo team, teaches self defense classes for women in Johnson City, Tn., and volunteers at Erlanger Hospital in the summers.

The Miss Tennessee Teen USA and Miss Tennessee USA pageants are the official preliminaries to the Miss Teen USA, Miss USA, and Miss Universe pageants and are a WME/IMG joint venture. The young woman chosen as Miss Tennessee USA 2019 will go on to represent the state of Tennessee in the 2019 Miss USA pageant as seen live on national television, one of the most anticipated events of the year.



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YA-hoo Fest Features 35 Authors For Teens And Pre-Teens

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Authorities Say Hixson Man Shot And Killed His 15-Year-Old Son On Saturday Night; Also Killed Family Dog

Authorities said a Hixson man shot and killed his 15-year-old son on Saturday night. A report says Mike McElrath, 46, a former Hamilton County jailer, who was found naked at a neighbor's house, also killed the family dog. County deputies responded at 10:24 p.m. to 1846 Cotter Road. The residents said there was a man on their front porch who said he was "butt naked" and said ... (click for more)

Gary Douglas, 25, Shot Early Sunday Morning; Dewayne Stanley, 24, Is Arrested

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Harold Austin Was Hamilton County's Crown Jewel

My dear friend, longtime public servant, Mr. Harold Austin, will be greatly missed. He was with the state of Tennessee and Hamilton County for many years. Doyle Ray Marler * * * Harold Austin was Hamilton County’s crown jewel.   He was beloved by generations in municipal and state government. He knew so many involved in local, state, and federal roadway ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Many Math-Tragic Replies

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