Worst of recession skips Taylor County

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Several say business is picking up.

By James Roberts

It seems the worst of the recession has skipped Taylor County.

Local business owners say that, while business isn't booming, it isn't bad either.

"Actually, in the last couple of months, we have increased a little," said Terry Pennington, owner of Creek Side Restaurant.

While overall revenue has dropped a bit from two years ago, Pennington said, his business is holding its own.

"I think we've been pretty lucky."

One change Pennington has noticed is when people are dining out.

"People aren't eating out during the week as much. Our weekends are still the same."

Sales were low when Celin Helm became manager of the local Save-A-Lot store in December. But sales are on the rise.

For more on this story and others, see Monday's print edition.