Ga. Sheriff Cancels Valentine's Day Due to Snow

Oconee County County Sheriff Scott Berry announced on the agency's Facebook page that those who live in the designated 'NO VALENTINE'S DAY ZONE' are exempt from gift giving until Feb. 18.

GDOT begins to clear the inner lanes of I75 in Marietta, Ga. on Feb. 13.
GDOT begins to clear the inner lanes of I75 in Marietta, Ga. on Feb. 13.
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Worried about heading out on ice-covered roads to buy a Valentine's Day gift for your sweetie?

Me neither. Is that this week?

But thanks to one sheriff, men all over north Georgia can breathe a sigh of relief.

"The Oconee County County Sheriff's Office announces that Valentines Day has been CANCELLED from a line North of I-16 to the Georgia/Tennessee border," Sheriff Scott Berry posted on the department's Facebook page. "Men who live in the designated 'NO VALENTINE'S DAY ZONE' are exempt from having to run out and buy lottery scratchers and Hershey bars from the corner stores until February 18, 2014, due to ice, snow, freezing rain."

Berry told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution late Wednesday that roads likely won't be safe enough for travel Thursday as frozen precipitation continues to pile up.

"It's going to be difficult to shop on the 13th, our traditional shopping day," Berry said.

So is Mrs. Berry on board with this delayed holiday? It's on Facebook, so it's not a secret ... or is it?

"She hasn't seen it yet, I hope," Berry said.

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