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Page 4 ~:[~e ~I~:I~ ~mmi] N~ Wednesday, May 17, 2017 A community forum for viewpoints from around the world to your backyard USPS #118-140 113 E. Dame Avenue Homervine, Georgia 31634 Telephone: 912-487-5337 Published by AIR Publications, Inc. A.I. "Len" Robbins, III ...... Editor & Publisher Carolyn Burtchaell .............. Business Manager Laura Nipper .................... Production Manager Inipper@theclinchcountynews. corn Establ/shed in 1894 and published every Wednesday. Entered at the Homerv/lle, Ga. Post Office as periodical rate, Permit No. 118-140. Member of the Georgia Press Association and the National Newspaper Association. Subscription Rates: In Clinch County, $30 per year. Elsewhere, $38 per year. Single py price is .93 cents. POSTMASTEI~ Address all correspon- (,are to The Clinch County News, P.O. Box 377, Homerville, I had just kicked my feet up on the desk, signifying the completed task of another weekly newspaper on the streets, when the phone rang. As is my custom, I answered it. On the other line was one of my favorite convenience store clerks. "We've run out of papers," she said. "Huh?," was my quick- witted response. "We've run out of' papers," she repeated. "Can you bring some more down here?" "I just put them there less than 12 hours ago," Irobbi~s(, a school board meeting and a photo of the grand opening of a new business were also on the front page. Nope and nope. At top, above the fold, was a story and photo about a field of marijuana plants being found south of town. The pic was of the Sheriff standing among the pot law enforcement finding marijuana plants. There has to bean accompanying photograph. Why? I have no idea. I can't understand why people want to buy newspapers with pictures of an illegal drug in its botanical form. What are they looking at? Are they reported that the local police had confiscated some marijuana, being the sage newspaperman that I am, I asked the money question: "Do you have a photo?" Yes, she answered, but the pot is packaged, not of the leaf. That will have to do. "Put it above the fold," I told her. "And let's see what happens." The call came about 30 hours after the papers hit the streets. "Hey, one of the convenience stores called and said they are already out of papers." Bingo. GA 31634, or e-mail at clinnew I muttered to myself, but plants, which were as tall trying to figure out if it's Not a week later, I aloud. , as him. theirs? Are they looking for answered the phone again. "Well, they've sold out,"Bingo. That's got to be some clue as how to grow "Hey, Len, we found she said. "If you have any it," I said to myself, it? What's the allure? I've some marijuana plants more papers, I think we We nearly sold every printed pics of cute kids, last week. I have the info can keep on selling them." paper we printed that fires, old ladies falling if you'd like it," said the As I told her I would week. Two years later, down, a referee calling a Sheriffs Department be down there in a little after I begged the Sheriff touchdown that clearly investigator. bit with more papers, to take me the next timewasn't -- these great "Do you have a I grabbed the edition they went looking for snapshots didn't possessphotograph?," I asked in breathless anticipation. I had delivered to the marijuana plants, they did. folks to buy newspapers =, .~,~: convenience stores just I wrote a story, completein droves. But throw a "Yes, I do," he replied. fi iil hours earlier. Why wouldwith my own photographs,blurry photo of the wacky IfI didn't know better, I sell out in a day when it of another marijuana crop weed on the cover, and I would think that "I am usually takes seven days to growing east of town. Mypeople will throw down 75 living right. sell out -- on a good week? thesis proved correct: We cents to a $1 with reckless "Hey, call the press I perused the front page: almost sold out of everyabandon -- of which I'm and tell them to print 200 A story about the countycopy on the newstand, thankful. More paper sales more papers this week," I commission discussing It's a formula that since means more people see our immediately barked out to : i = iiiiiiiiiiiiiliiii!iilBiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ii iiii i iii!iiiii iii ! iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil i iii love our friends. Truthly yours, Lem Griffis his diploma is really a job application. ::i:.i:.:ii~:ii41~:iiii!ii!ii::;;i~!~i:i~i!i~ii ! i [ { ~{:~{i it : ~ ; ~ i ~ !! :: i;i! i : ::. iii Your Gove',rnmental Re[,resentatives i:~!~ U.S. Senate @ David Perdue (R) - 202-224-3521 i~i Johnny I~ak~on (11) - e-mail: ~i~ U.S. Representative , ~i 1st Congressional District - Buddy Carter (R) - 202-225-5831 t'!~-.~;::~'::~::~. ~ State Senate :c ::: "/"