Stokes returns to commission table

Says surgery went well; now time to heal

Fellow members of the Escambia County (Ala.) Commission welcomed back Commissioner David Stokes, who attended Monday's meeting following surgery July 1 to remove a cancerous tumor from his colon.

Stokes told the commissioners the surgery went well and that he was glad to be back.

"It was better than what I was expecting," Stokes said.

He said the cancer was removed during the surgery and there will be no follow-up with chemo therapy.

"Now is time heal," he said.

In a June 22 letter to Gov. Kay Ivey, State Sen. Greg Albritton and State Rep. Alan Baker, Stokes informed them that he would be resi...

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