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Richmond County school buses received a new "Zonar" GPS system to monitor bus routes. School officials hope the data will reduce late arrivals and improve routes.

Richmond County schools add GPS bus tracking

Using the Zonar system, the school system hopes to compile data on route times to create more efficient routes and offer more security to more than 22,000 students and school system employees.
By Sean Gruber

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Girl's death among 500 in one year in community care

WRENS, Ga. — Christen Shermaine Hope Gordon was one of 500 patients in 2013 who died in community care while under the watch of the state of Georgia. 

Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes during the week included 77 assaults, only one of which was classified as an aggravated assault. The most assaults, 17, occurred on March 21. Other violent crime included five robberies and one kidnapping.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings March 16-23

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center March 16-23.

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