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Sheriff cancels Valentine's Day as ice slams South

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 06:51 a.m. HST, Feb 14, 2014


ATLANTA >> A sheriff in northeastern Georgia said he was canceling Valentine's Day because of the bad weather, telling men they were off the hook for the romantic gifts their partners may be expecting.

Sheriff Scott Berry in Oconee County took to Facebook to announce his decision after an ice storm slammed Georgia on Wednesday.

Men, he wrote, "are exempt from having to run out and buy lottery scratchers and Hershey bars from the corner stores" until Tuesday.

The post was in fun and was shared more than 1,500 times. But it angered a man who called the sheriff's office Friday from a Michigan area code to protest the decision, saying snow up north isn't a big deal.







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GONEGOLFIN wrote:
You cannot cancel Valentine's day, although you could close the stores and venders making it hard to show your love thru a gift for a loved one. You can cancel school, sporting events, or other events, but you cant cancel an idea.
on February 14,2014 | 12:50PM
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