Former Columbia Mayor making a full recovery following heart attack
The State, WIS TV News
June 9, 2015
On Wednesday, June 3, Nexsen Pruet member (partner) Bob Coble returned home for the first time since suffering a heart attack while working at the South Carolina State House. When he arrived at his home, a line of signs greeted the former Columbia Mayor. Each one was covered with notes of encouragement and well wishes from friends, family, lawmakers and State House staffers who still refer to him as 'Mayor' Bob.
After settling in at home, Coble spoke to reporters.
Jack Kuenzie from WIS TV aired "Former Columbia Mayor Bob Coble back home after suffering near-fatal heart attack."
Harrison Cahill from Columbia's The State newspaper produced "Former Columbia Mayor Bob Coble thankful for a second chance, grateful to be home (+ video)"
The week before he returned home, Providence Hospital in Columbia hosted a news conference to provide an update on 'Mayor' Bob's recovery. WIS TV's Dawndy Mercer Plank reported "Son of former Mayor Bob Coble grateful to Providence doctors for saving his dad's life."
When 'Mayor' Bob suffered the heart attack at the South Carolina State House on April 15, he was with the "Doctor of the Day." Dr. Marc New and nurses Betsy Hossenlopp and Cicely Jenkins acted quickly to save his life. Dr. New participated in the news conference via videotape.
Bob Coble served as Mayor of Columbia for 20 years before retiring in 2010 to focus on his law and lobbying practice.