Religion: Little Egypt

A Yankee in a convertible can enter the town of Egypt, Miss, lighting a cigarette, leave it exhaling his first drag, and never know that he has been anywhere at all. But Egypt is somewhere, all right; it contains a couple of general stores and filling stations and 100 citizens as civic-minded and world-aware as just about any in the U.S. It also contains the outstanding rural church in the South.

That is what the award said, presented by the Emory University Town & Country School to the Egypt Methodist Church, which won out over...

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