Governor William Winter upgraded to fair condition

William Winter The Winter Institute

UPDATE: January 8, 2017 – According to UMMC officials Governor Winter’s condition has now upgraded from serious to fair condition.


UPDATE: This update is via Dorsey Carson’s Facebook page. Carson found Governor Winter this morning.

“I just received some very promising news from Van Edington, our Pastor at Fondren Presbyterian. The medical professionals believe that Gov. Winter can recover from his concussion and fractures. I am told that his body temperature is almost back to normal. He has been sedated, and will be resting in Intensive Care for the time being.”

“Though Gov. Winter is nowhere out of the woods yet, I am joyously surprised at how positive the CT scan and report appears to be, considering the many negative possibilities. Please continue to keep William, Elise, and their family members in your prayers.”


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – According to UMMC officials, Governor William Winter is in serious condition.

Jackson attorney Dorsey Carson took to Facebook, Saturday afternoon claiming Winter, who’s 93, slipped on his icy driveway.

“Please say a prayer for Gov. William Winter, and for Elise. He slipped on his icy driveway this morning and has a head injury. By the grace of God we happened to be driving by and were able to stop and help. He is receiving emergency care now at the hospital. Words cannot describe how much that man means to me and my family.”

Winter served as Mississippi’s 58th governor from 1980-1984.

This is a developing story, WJTV will update it when more information becomes available.

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