Ga. sheriff calls off Valentine's Day for safety

Oconee County's sheriff on Wednesday delayed Valentine's Day for people who have been trapped by the ice storm

By Alexis Stevens
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

OCONEE COUNTY, Ga. — Oconee County's sheriff on Wednesday called off Valentine's Day for people who have been trapped by the ice storm.

In a Facebook posting late Wednesday evening, the department announced:

"The Oconee County Sheriffs Office announces that Valentine's Day has been CANCELED from a line North of I-16 to the Georgia/Tennessee border.

"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 Feb. 18, 2014, due to ice, snow, freezing rain."

The posting attracted hundreds of "likes" right away, plus comments ranging from "y'all aren't right" to "can you make sure my wife gets the memo?" to "this is why you buy stuff early." To which the sheriff's office replied:

"We usually do shop early, stop by on the way home on the 13th, get those vacuum cleaner bags and a six pack."

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