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We all love a bargain. That’s why we all love Dollar General!
The DG as is affectionately called by friends.
Did you know there are more Dollar General stores than Alexander Shunnarah billboards?
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No, really.

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DollarGeneral.com says there are more than 17,000 Dollar General stores in 46 states around the good ole USA. Dollar General sells stuff for up to 40% less than drugstores and grocery stores. And that includes Walgreens and Walmart.
The 12 best things to buy at Dollar General:
#1. Air Fresheners. Cheaper than Walmart.
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#2. All Clearance Items. They are all over the store and could be anything.
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#3. $5 Dollar T-Shirts. Who doesn’t need a Hulk Hogan t-shirt?
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#4. Flip Flops for $2. Hello FloraBama. And yes they sell Crocs.
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#5. Bathroom Rugs for $2.
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#6. Pillowcases for $2 a Piece. You can kiss that My Pillow guy goodbye.
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#7. Shower Curtains for Under $5. Who doesn’t need a Hulk Hogan shower curtain?
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#8. Blackout Curtains for $7. These bad boys make daytime napping a breeze.
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#9. Lamps for $7. Let there be light. Thank you DG.
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#10. Tools for Under $5. My toolbox is powered by Dollar General.
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#11. Garden Hoses and Sprinklers. You know you need them this time of year. And sprinklers are cheaper than swimming pools.
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#12. Vittles.  Snacks and other grocery items at the lowest prices.
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All Dollar General needs is a meat department and gas pumps. I guess you can’t have everything.
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The rumor that Walmart owns Dollar General is absolutely not true.
Dollar General goes places Walmart would never go.
Did you know there is even a Dollar General App? And you can buy items on-line at www.dollargeneral.com

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They Are Allowed and Will Lie to You

They Are Allowed and Will Lie to You

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They Are Allowed and Will Lie to You

Police officers can lie to you in the process of an investigation. It's a tactic that is used often to obtain the truth of what's going on.

There are a Couple of Lies That Will Get an Officer in Trouble

There are a Couple of Lies That Will Get an Officer in Trouble

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There are a Couple of Lies That Will Get an Officer in Trouble

An investigator cannot pose as a member of a church to get a confession out of you. They can also not lie to you about how the legal system works.

That Cup of Coffee May be Solely to Get DNA

That Cup of Coffee May be Solely to Get DNA

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That Cup of Coffee May be Solely to Get DNA

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Being Interviewed and Interrogated are 2 Different Things

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Being Interviewed and Interrogated are 2 Different Things

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Your Trash is Fair Game

Your Trash is Fair Game

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Your Trash is Fair Game

Once you roll your trash can to the curb, it's fair game for police to search it. If you took that drink they offered and threw it away, it is also perfectly okay for them to get DNA from it.

Police Won't Be as Hard On You if You Confess

Police Won't Be as Hard On You if You Confess

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Police Won't Be as Hard On You if You Confess

This is true. Just tell the truth and they will make the experience much more pleasant. Don't think it will get a lighter charge, though, the district attorney could still bring a harsh charge.

No Such Thing as "Off the Record"

No Such Thing as "Off the Record"

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No Such Thing as "Off the Record"

This isn't journalism, anything you say can be used in the investigation.

Officers Do Not Have to Tell You Why They are Talking to You

Officers Do Not Have to Tell You Why They are Talking to You

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Officers Do Not Have to Tell You Why They are Talking to You

Police detectives have no legal obligation to tell you why they are talking to you or asking you questions.

An Officer Isn't Your Friend

An Officer Isn't Your Friend

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An Officer Isn't Your Friend

Police officers are not there to be your friend, they are there to enforce the law. Having said that, an officer could be friendly to you to ease the tension of a situation.

You Do Not Have to Talk or Let an Officer Into Your Home

You Do Not Have to Talk or Let an Officer Into Your Home

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You Do Not Have to Talk or Let an Officer Into Your Home

Unless a search warrant is displayed, you do not have to let an officer into your home. If an officer is at your door, you don't even have to talk to them. You even have the right to tell them to leave.

You Don't Have to Take a Field Sobriety Test

You Don't Have to Take a Field Sobriety Test

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You Don't Have to Take a Field Sobriety Test

If you're pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated, you do not have to take a field sobriety test. However, if you do refuse, you may be required to take a blood test which is more accurate anyway.

Ask if You're Free to Go

Ask if You're Free to Go

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Ask if You're Free to Go

If you have answered the officer's questions, always ask if you're free to go. If the officer says yes, then you can leave without any further obligation.

Sometimes Officer's Break the Law

Sometimes Officer's Break the Law

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Sometimes Officer's Break the Law

You are not perfect and neither is a police officer.

Ignorance IS NOT the Same as Innocence

Ignorance IS NOT the Same as Innocence

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Ignorance IS NOT the Same as Innocence

Just because you don't know about a certain law doesn't mean you can't get in trouble for breaking it.

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Dollar Generals are scattered all over the Tuscaloosa/Northport area.

Don't get me wrong I love the Dollar General as much as the next guy, But how close do they really have to be. In this case, it's less than an eighth of a mile.

Dollar General is opening a new location on 69 north, across the street from Little Caesars Pizza and between the Speedy Oil change and prefab home dealer.

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My only problem with that is that I can see the other Dollar General location from the parking lot of this brand new location.

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This Dollar General is located in the Piggly Wiggly and Ace Hardware Shopping center just up the street.

I figured they were closing the other location, but to my surprise, I found out they weren't.

When I asked an employee at the current store why they would build another location so close, she told me because the community voted on it and wanted another location.

I understand the convenience, But this is ridiculous!  The stores are literally across the street from each other. How's that a good business move? If anything Dollar General should have built one of the fresh market stores.

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What gets me, is that I could see so many other things in that location.

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Just saying!

But the DG doesn't need my advice on how to grow the company. They plan on opening thousands of stores nationwide.

I'm guessing by this time next year everybody's going to be within a mile of a Dollar General.

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This is not a compensated endorsement, but it could be.
It is, however, my love letter to the DG. I wonder if they sell sushi.