SARASOTA - Friday marks the first day of tax-free weekend in the Sunshine State and this is a great time to shop for school supplies, clothing, and electronics. 

One store to check out during this time are the many Dollar General(s) on the Suncoast including the new store that opened last week on 7100 Fruitville Road in Sarasota. Teachers can save 20 percent on stationary items with a valid ID through September 7th.  

"We have a lot of friendly confident people who work here. Our prices are good. You come in, we get you out fast," store manager Pat McCoy said.