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"Out There...Somewhere": Lack Of Snow-How Raises Questions For Area

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Lincoln County, GA -

On North Peach Tree Street, they felt it, that devil of a Lincoln County snowstorm .

"I stayed home, didn't even set the alarm clock the night before. It was too dangerous to be out there," said Tracie Turner, who lives in Lincoln County.

"It wasn't too bad," said Roger Crite, who survived the storm.

"It was pretty bad," we said, knowing that it wasn't a pleasant day. "It was bad enough to be on the road," he admitted.

But talk about bad, Atlanta...oh no, here comes the snow, traffic nightmare, officials catching  the heat, and that's the same storm that hit Lincoln County. So, who messed up?

"Well, you have to consider several factors...the city of Atlanta," said Casey Broom, Lincoln County's Emergency Management Director.

"I mean, here you messed up too, right?" we asked Broom. "No sir, I don't think we did," said Broom.

Come on, if Atlanta loused things up, Lincoln County must have, too...

"Stalled cars, there must have been thousands of them," we peppered Sheriff Bruce Beggs. "No, we didn't have a problem with that," he said.

That's not what the New York press is saying, look at the headlines:

"Storm Cripples Georgia"

"South Still Crippled"

And last time I checked, Lincoln County was in the south, and in Georgia.

"Who are you blaming for the mess up here? We're still crippled after the storm right?

"I can't blame anyone," said Crite.

"We're not crippled, at the moment, no sir. I don't think at any point we were crippled," said Broom.  

"I don't think so, I don't think so. Sometimes, traffic congestion in Lincolnton is pretty tough, but this is not a case where we had that," said the Sheriff.

"Are we still crippled here?" we asked Turner. "Not here," she said. "We're crippled a little bit," we continued. "You think? I don't know...in New York, not in Lincolnton, Georgia," she said.

The press maybe pounding Georgia for its lack of snow know-how, but here everything is peachy on North Peach Tree Street in Lincoln County, Georgia.

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