CLAYTON, GA–Counties across North Georgia have formed an alliance this week to ban what they call “pesky, snow-hungry TV crews” from Atlanta from coming to North Georgia to obtain footage of snow. Land owners from the northern part of the state say they are “sick to death” of the “trespassing sensationalists.”
With up to a half dozen flakes in the forecast for this evening, the counties are doing everything they can to protect themselves from the roving bands of journalists.
The county alliance, calling itself the Snow Hunting Irritation Team, is headed by noted local farmer and cultivator of “country doins,” Woodrow “Pappy” Crabtree.
“Y’all don’t give two hoots for us all year,” said Pappy Crabtree, who owns land near near Ellijay, GA. “All a sudden a few flakes fall and your dang TV people are stomping through my garden to get some scary snow video to show to dang ol’ Atlanta.”
Mr. Crabtree then spit on the ground, and nodded once to show he meant business. He went on to say that he didn’t give “a tinker’s damn” for Atlanta and if “[we] packed up the whole thing and moved it to Florida it’d suit [him] just fine.”
Atlanta TV Crews will be asked to leave by local North Georgia Police, then ticketed if they refuse, and forced to help rebuild fences come springtime if caught a third time.