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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Georgia's annual back-to-school state sales tax holIday ends Sunday night.

The final day is drawing thousands of bargain-seeking shoppers.

Many stores had special deals since the four day tax holiday started on Thursday.

At Staples the special was on paper, it was just one penny per pack, and shoppers emptied dozens of boxes.

Anedith Clark is a teacher, she gets an ever bigger discount on her purchases and didn't mind the long lines.

"I just got a card from my church for teachers, and with my teacher badge I get an extra discount and it's tax free weekend so I'll wait in line," Anedith Clark, Staples Customer.

"Because the deals are worth it and you get a lot of benefits for being a teacher, and it gives you time to meditate," said Daffamie Johnson, Staples Customer.

Stores waved the 4 percent state sales tax and local sales taxes on clothing.

A second state tax-free holiday will be held in October for energy- and water-efficient appliances.

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