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11:12 AM, Friday, September 26
EDITOR: On last Thursday while in the checkout line at the local Kroger on Hwy 5, in Douglasville, I asked the customer in front of me, “Did you know that on Thursdays each customer pays for the customer behind him/her.” It usually elicits a respo...

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