District Court judge recovering from heart attack

Published 2:28 pm Friday, January 12, 2018

U.S. District Court Judge Michael P. Mills is recovering after suffering a heart attack earlier this week.

According to an announcement Friday by the U.S. District Court, a number of proceedings involving Mills that were scheduled over the next three weeks have been continued.

Mills is scheduled to be released from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi on Friday; however, additional surgeries may be required as physicians monitor the best approach for Mills’ medical needs.

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“Judge Mills and his family thank the many friends and attorneys who have expressed concern,” states a press release Friday. “The Judge wants everyone to know that he will be back on the bench as soon as he has clearance to do so from his doctors.”