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August 8, 2006

Thomasville-  Teacher gift cards and the tax free holiday add up to record sales for several south Georgia businesses. 

The shelves at Shapes and More in Thomasville were stripped bare by teachers buying supplies.  Last week's tax holiday plus the gift cards tripled business at the teacher supply store. 

"I'm real low on inventory, as a matter of fact, I need to be restocking right now, but that's a good thing. The teachers are stocked up and the classrooms are going to be really pretty this year," said Linda Walker, Shapes and More Owner. 

Walker hopes the gift card initiative will be repeated next year.  She also says she'd like lawmakers to schedule the tax free weekend several weeks before the start of classes.

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