Mayor to leave hospital in three or four days

Mayor A.J. Holloway should be in the hospital for three or four more days, as originally scheduled, and he continues to make excellent progress, according to his physician.

Holloway, who underwent surgery Saturday night at Biloxi Regional Medical Center to repair a perforated colon caused by diverticulitis, was able to begin consuming liquids Thursday and should be able to consume solid foods soon, said Dr. Frank Martin.

“He is in excellent condition,” Martin said. “He was slim and trim, and in excellent shape for his age.”

The mayor is expected to work from home for a couple of weeks before returning to his City Hall office.

Martin also said Holloway will undergo a normal follow-up operation in about six weeks to mend his colon, which is “not a big deal,” according to the doctor.

The mayor has remained in the intensive care unit of the hospital in order to limit visitors to immediate family.

News and notes

Council preview: The Biloxi City Council faces an agenda of measures for its 1:30 meeting Tuesday afternoon. Included is an ordinance to re-zone a four-and-a-half-acre site on Fifth Street, off Oak Street, for casino gaming. To see the complete agenda and available resolutions, click here.

Weekend preview: Clint Black performs at the Beau Rivage, Biloxi Little Theater offers “Intimate Apparel” and there’s the Elks Mardi Gras Parade in Ocean Springs. To see the complete lineup of weekend events, click here.

More photos: Photographer Mike Kommersmith has turned in dozens of new images from Marlin Miller’s sculpting work last weekend. To see the previous and new photos, click here. P.S. No, there’s still no word from NBC on when the sculpture segment will air.