Washington, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

        Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 29, 2002

                           Dollar General Corporation
               (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

        Tennessee                      001-11421                 61-0502302
(State or Other                  (Commission File Number)     (I.R.S. Employer
Jurisdiction of Incorporation)                               Identification No.)

        100 Mission Ridge
    Goodlettsville, Tennessee                                     37072
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)                        (Zip Code)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (615) 855-4000

          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


On August 29, 2002, Dollar General Corporation (the "Company") held a conference
call with respect to its  earnings  for the second  quarter of fiscal year 2002,
ending August 2, 2002. The Company is filing this 8-K pursuant to the Securities
and  Exchange  Commission's  Regulation  FD.  A  copy  of  the  conference  call
transcript is attached hereto and is incorporated by reference as Exhibit 99.1.


Pursuant  to the  requirements  of the  Securities  Exchange  Act of  1934,  the
Registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                                     Dollar General Corporation
September 5, 2002                        By: /s/ Susan S. Lanigan
                                                 Susan S. Lanigan
                                                 Vice President, General Counsel
                                                 and Secretary