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Sheriff: Sorry, Valentine's Day is canceled!

  • The Oconee County Sheriff's Office has unofficially canceled V-Day due to the weather
  • Seems whoever runs their Facebook is experiencing a bit of cabin fever
Sheriff: Sorry, Valentine's Day is canceled!

Oh, darn! Looks like you may be exempt from your last-minute flower run if you live in North Georgia. The Oconee County Sheriff's Office has been having a little fun with the weather, and recently announced that, sorry dudes, Valentine's Day just ain't happening this Friday.

"The Oconee County...Sheriffs Office announces that Valentines Day has been CANCELLED from a line North of I-16 to the Georgia/Tennessee border," they posted. "Men who live in the designated 'NO VALENTINES 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."

Such romantics, those deputies!

The OCSO actually maintains a pretty amusing Facebook page, for being a sheriff's office and all. Sure, there are arrest reports and legitimate safety announcements, but then you also get:

"Taking your vehicle/ATV onto someone else's property and spinning out, cutting doughnuts, damaging their property, etc, isn't fun. It's a crime, and it will be treated as such....You can tell us all about how much fun it was. We'll listen intently as we sit in the warm jail while drinking some coffee and fill out your arrest paperwork.

Wonder how long it will take a bail bondsmen to get to the jail in this weather?"

Oh snap! And on the other end of the spectrum:

"Just to start the day off on the right note, yesterday we arrested a person for stealing......self tanning lotion."

They've also posted a really great album documenting the controlled chaos that is Georgia's winter weather response procedures. There's a snowman, some cots, and, yes, the local deputy fire chief in an incredibly stylish camo robe.

Keeping 'em safe and making 'em laugh, that's how Oconee County do.

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