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Jonesboro mayor has major surgery

Jonesboro mayor has major surgery

Luther Maddox, mayor of Jonesboro, is recovering at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta after nearly five hours of heart-bypass surgery on Monday. Jo Maddox, the mayor's wife of 17 years, said he was admitted to the hospital on Dec. 19, after having chest pains. "It's been a long 10 or 11 days," she said. "He's never had any heart surgery [before]. The doctors think that everything is going to be all right, though."

Mrs. Maddox said the mayor he should be able to come home in five to seven days. "I know he is going to be back [to work] earlier, if he feels better ... he's very dedicated to the city," she said.

-- Joel Hall