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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

BLAKELY, GA (WALB) - After small gains early in the year, nationwide retail sales fell for a second straight month in April, raising doubts about an economic recovery.

Some stores in South Georgia seem to be weathering the storm.

We checked in Blakely's town square today.

The folks at a home décor and gift store told us despite recession, their business is good and they hope for more customers during the summer

"Sales have been steady we haven't seen a drop or a increase, especially with bridal season and graduation season coming up, people are getting new patterns, new beach bags, so it's been really good lately," said Blaire Duks, Pernickety.

The government expected retail sales to go up 0.2 percent last month, but they went down 0.4 percent.

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