South Carolina State Senator Greg Hembree was hospitalized Thursday after suffering a brain aneurysm at his home, according to his daughter Nora Hembree Battle.
He was taken to a local hospital and was conscious and awake Thursday night, she said.
“He’s okay, he will be in the hospital for a while,” Hembree Battle said. “EMTs were great and got him to the hospital fast.”
The 57-year-old Republican has served as South Carolina’s District 28 senator representing Horry and Dillon counties since 2013. Before that, he was the 15th Judicial Circuit Solicitor, a position now held by Jimmy Richardson.
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“The prognosis is good and we appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers,” Hembree Battle said, adding that family is asking for privacy. “He’s got some recovering to do, but everything is looking good. He’s strong.”
She said he would be in the hospital for at least a couple of weeks.
“It’s obviously a very stressful event but he’s got his kids here and he’s surrounded by family and still cracking jokes,” she said.
Hembree is an attorney with the law firm Monckton Hembree and Humphries. He and his wife Renee Hembree live in Little River and attend Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church.
Christian Boschult, 843-626-0218, @TSN_Christian