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LIFE OR METH (online poll)

Over the past three weeks The Herald-Gazette received mixed reviews for the three-part series on methamphetamine ‘“ the use, abuse, cost, and destruction of the drug that has wreaked deadly addiction and destruction in our community. Some readers were outraged that we would include such vicious images while others were happy we dared to identify a problem exists in Barnesville-Lamar County. That is why we are hoping you will take the time to answer this short poll and help The Herald-Gazette serve you better. You can either cut this out and mail the answers in to The Herald-Gazette, P.O. Box 220, Barnesville, Georgia 30204, or drop it by 509 Greenwood Street, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., phone 770.358.NEWS (6397) or email drew@barnesville.com. In addition, this poll will also appear at barnesville.com. 1. Were you aware that meth use, creation, and distribution are an issue in Lamar County? 2. Do you feel law enforcement in Barnesville and Lamar County is doing enough to expose the drug scene accurately? 3. Did you think The Herald-Gazette articles were current, relevant, and well written? 4. Would you be interested in seeing The Herald-Gazette do other series on varied topics? If so, what topics specifically? 5. How can The Herald-Gazette better serve you? 6. Are you a subscriber to the newspaper? As a result of The Herald-Gazette series on the local meth problem, sheriff Larry Waller announced Georgia attorney general Thurbert Baker will keynote a meth summit in Lamar County on June 2, 2009 at the Middle School Auditorium. The summit will be coordinated as part of a cooperative effort of the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, Barnesville Police Department, Lamar County School System and other groups who deal with the methamphetamine problems in Lamar County.

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