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Ready to Navigate: Smartphone apps and dash-mount GPS units go head-to-head in east Coffee road trip

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 10:30 am

Staff Writer John Coffelt The question’s simple but relative, have cell phones made dedicated GPS devices obsolete? To answer this and to see which GPS navigation platforms perform best in Coffee County, I recently begged, borrowed and bartered to find a sample of each the most popular GPS systems available to compare against my smartphone and tablet. Representing the dedicated device market, I found a 4 EN 42 TomTom unit

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  • SCHOOL SUPPLIES: The cost of a free education

    Posted on July 30, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Erasers

    Former Harvard president Derek Boc famously said, “You think education is expensive, try ignorance.” But the question for many parents doing back-to-school shopping is just how much extra does a “free” education cost. Granted, teachers strive to make supply lists as inexpensive as possible, but where pencil meets paper, so to speak, the costs of supplies quickly adds up. “We hope to spend less than $40,” said Rachel Hutchinson of

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