Wednesday, January 9, 2008
[Verbatim from city] Mayor Frank E. Melton is resting comfortably this afternoon after undergoing a medical procedure at a Jackson hospital Wednesday morning. His physicians indicated that the procedure was successful and they were pleased with the outcome. At present, the Mayor is alert and communicating with family and members of his staff.
Prior to the procedure, Mayor Melton appointed Jackson City Council President Dr. Leslie Burl McLemore to serve as acting mayor in his absence. Dr. McLemore will continue to serve in this capacity until further notice.
I thought he was going to try to appoint his CAO again. Someone must be on his case about obeying the law. Glad the surgery went well. I hope he takes it easy this time and doesn't rush back to work. I know the recovery time is shorter with this procedure, but he still shouldn't push it.