U.S. attorney for Macon area submits resignation

U.S. Attorney Max Wood announced his resignation today, effective midnight July 31, according to a statement released by his office.

Wood, 49, is the longest-serving U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia since the Lyndon Johnson administration, according to the statement. He was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the senate on Nov. 7, 2001.

With the change in the presidential administration, Democratic lawmakers will be sorting through recommendations from a short list of possible replacements for Wood.

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