Photographs from scrapbooks submitted to Georgia Power's Champion Home Town contest, 1952-1953. The contest was extended to towns with populations under 20,000. The photos document the towns' progress in the areas of education, industry, recreation, youth, clubs and societies, complete with brief written progress reports. The reports and photographs present a snapshot of a small town through the eyes of its community. The collection also includes 1955 and 1957 issues of The Callaway Beacon, a weekly magazine published for the employees and families of the Callaway Mills Company in LaGrange, Georgia.