The Muscogee County coroner says a 15-year-old boy who collapsed during a pickup basketball game has died. Coroner Buddy Bryan says 15-year-old Antwon Whitehead collapsed during a game at Carver High School in Columbus Saturday and later died.
Cremations are on the rise nationwide as Americans hold more tightly to their money during this recession. But Georgia is bucking the national trend. The number of cremations in America has gone up nearly every year for a century, and the Cremation Association of North America predicts the national rate to average 44 percent by 2015. Except in Georgia, where it’s projected at 11 percent.