Fort Payne resident named Miss Alabama 2020

Sarah Rutledge, a lawyer and resident in Fort Payne, was recently crowned in the Miss Alabama United States in the Alabama United States National Pageant.

According to, Miss Alabama is a not-for-profit organization that awards college scholarships to "outstanding young women of our state, and its mission is more critical than ever in this time of inadequate funding for education in Alabama."

Rutledge was crowned in the finale event in Pell City on June 28.

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