Local economic impact of solar eclipse exceeds expectations

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COLUMBUS, Ga. — The big day has come and gone and folks across the Valley were anxiously waiting for weeks to watch the solar eclipse.

Columbus experienced 92% of the total solar eclipse and local retailers made thousands of dollars leading up to the big day.

The Coca -Cola Space Science Center made a killing on eclipse merchandise.

We’re told the science center exceeded sales, with more than two-thousand special eclipse glasses sold, along with t-shirts and other eclipse paraphernalia.

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