Small businesses in Georgia are suffering, but many are divided on the prospect of reopening Friday

Posted on AllSides April 24th, 2020
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Danny Blackmon was already struggling to keep his southwest Georgia office equipment businesses afloat when the coronavirus outbreak hit. Then, at the end of March, a tornado destroyed his home and farm. Last week, he laid off his two employees.

"I honestly can’t tell you that my business will survive right now," the Georgetown-Quitman County resident said. "I'm paying bills, and there's no income coming in. How long can I do that?"

Blackmon, who serves as chairman of the Southwest Georgia Regional Development Commission, supports Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's decision...

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