Three South Carolina cities hope to host Miss South Carolina Pageant

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Columbia, Greenville and Spartanburg are

in the running to host the 2011 Miss South Carolina Pageant.

The State newspaper reported Thursday that Columbia is offering

the newly renovated Township Auditorium and Greenville has

submitted a bid to hold the pageant at the Peace Center.

The pageant has been held at Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium for

years. It previously had been held in the old Greenville Memorial


A decision is expected soon. Miss America officials plan to

visit the state next month.

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