By Helen Burkett Prencke
Baxley’s First United Methodist Church (FUMC) opened its doors Thursday night to take in men, women and children displaced by Hurricane Matthew. Approximately seventy people stayed in the Family Life Center of FUMC from Thursday evening to Saturday afternoon. The last ones went home on Monday. Evacuees came from Darien, Savannah, St. Simon’s Island, Kingsland, Brunswick, St. Mary’s, Waycross, Midway Richmond Hill and even Jacksonville, Florida.