Holland goes home, Wilemon still in hospital



By Bobby Harrison

Daily Journal Jackson Bureau

JACKSON – One Northeast Mississippi legislator has been discharged from the hospital while another is still admitted.

Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, is at his home after after being discharged this past weekend from University Medical Center in Jackson, where he was admitted for more than two weeks after gallbladder surgery.

Sen. J.P. Wilemon, D-Belmont, is still at University Medical Center, also recovering from gallbladder surgery.

Sen. Gary Jackson, R-French Camp, said Wilemon had to undergo a third procedure Monday, but predicted he would be discharged from the hospital later this week.

Rep. Bobby Moak, D-Bogue Chitto, said while Holland has been discharged, it may be March before he is able to return to participate in the 2014 legislative session.

Wilemon, who has been in the Senate since 2004, represents Prentiss and portions of Tishomingo and Itawamba counties.

Holland, who has been in the House since 1984, represents portions of Lee County.

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