Ge­or­gia leg­end, Fisher dies at 93

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Famed Ge­or­gia sports­writer Fur­man Bisher, who cov­ered ev­ery­thing from ma­jor golf tour­na­ments to the Triple Crown dur­ing a ca­reer that spanned six decades, died Sun­day of a mas­sive heart at­tack out­side At­lanta. He was 93.

The At­lanta Jour­nalCon­sti­tu­tion re­ported Bisher’s death on its web­site Sun­day evening (http://bit.ly/aqfvbu ). For­mer AJC ed­i­tor Jim Min­ter said fam­ily mem­bers told him that Bisher had planned to watch golf at home on Sun­day but com­plained of feel­ing ill, at which point his wife Lynda called 911. He died at a nearby hospi­tal.

“He put more qual­ity words on newsprint than any other writer in the last half of the 20th cen­tury,” Min­ter said late Sun­day, ac­cord­ing to the news­pa­per. “He never wrote a bad col­umn.”

Bisher re­tired in 2009 af­ter 59 years at the Ge­or­gia news­pa­per, writ­ing his final col­umn on the same typewriter he used in 1950.

At his re­tire­ment, Bisher said: “I just de­cided that’s enough — I had been think­ing about

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