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Valentine's Day is cancelled in this Georgia county

A sheriff in northern Georgia cancelled Valentine's Day after a storm crippled the region.
By Gabrielle Levy   |   Feb. 14, 2014 at 12:43 PM  |  Updated Feb. 14, 2014 at 2:53 PM   |   Comments

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OCONEE COUNTY, Ga., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Does a Georgia sheriff have a frozen heart, or is he saving Valentine's Day for the snowed-in husbands in his county?

Sheriff Scott Berry declared Oconee County a "NO VALENTINE'S DAY ZONE" on the department's Facebook page Wednesday night due to dangerous conditions after an icy storm blew through the South.

Men 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," the post said.

But while the danger is real, Berry's colleagues say he likely had an ulterior motive.

"I think he was just trying to cut the monotony," said dispatcher John Ogle, who explained that deputies were snowed in at the office for 34 hours, and the sheriff was hoping to help crack the boredom.

"I think he was just trying to give our spouses a little laugh," Ogle said -- not that it would help him.

"My wife told me it didn't apply!" he said.



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