In the past several school years, at least 15 students and 12 adults have died in schools from probable sudden cardiac arrest, according to Project S.A.V.E., an outreach and prevention program of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. But another 42 people have been saved: 18 students and 24 adults are alive today because school personnel were prepared and ready to take action when their cardiac function ceased.
Sportswriter Furman Bisher has died of a massive heart attack at the age of 93. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Bisher's death on its website Sunday evening. Bisher retired in 2009 after 59 years at the newspaper, writing his final column on the same typewriter he'd used in 1950.