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It's a lackluster season for shrimping

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

VARNAMTOWN—Rain drizzled down Friday afternoon, underscoring the mood of men lolling around picnic tables at Garland’s Fresh Seafood.

It wasn’t the summer downpour they were lamenting but the economy, highlighted by idle shrimp boats lined up along the Lockwood Folly River behind them.

“They’re not even working,” Jackie Varnam, who runs the longtime seafood market with her husband, Nicky, said of the shrimpers or former shrimpers killing time on Garland’s patio overlooking the scenic river.


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