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Lincoln County Mayor Peggy Bevels in hospital

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Peggy Bevels (WHNT News 19 file)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Lincoln County Mayor Peggy Bevels is in Huntsville Hospital recovering from an apparent stroke.

WHNT News 19 contacted her office, who said Bevels is conscious and able to talk with her family.

Doctors believe she had a stroke, but say they’re encouraged by her progress.