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Timeless lessons from a Beauty Queen

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Pearl Arant spends most of her free time these days in Church or doing various activities in the garden club.

At 98 years-old she still drives herself everywhere she goes.

The Pageland native is known around town as one of the first women in the state of South Carolina to apply for and obtain a business license. She opened a Beauty Shop in Downtown Pageland and ran it for 63 years before she retired.

One of her earliest feats though, was being crowned the very second Miss Pageland in the history of the Miss Pageland Beauty Pageant.

"I was excited, that's all I know about that," said Pearl when asked to recall her crowning moment. It became clear very quickly while interviewing Pearl about her long-life and community involvement; She wasn't about to toot her own horn.

Check out the video portion of the story to see why Pearl is still just as beautiful, and humble, as ever.

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