Taylor County's 2nd District Magistrate John Gaines suffered what he refers to as a medical "episode" last Friday but has since returned to work at Taylor Regional Hospital.
Last week, Gaines said, he was awake and functioning during the three-hour episode but does not remember what happened.
Word spread that Gaines suffered a stroke, though he says doctors have not confirmed that.
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