Politics & Government

Politics & Government

S.C. Sen. Hembree’s condition improves as he’s pulled from coma, taken off ventilator

South Carolina state Sen. Greg Hembree was taken off a ventilator Saturday morning and is out of a medically-induced coma and alert, according to his daughter, Nora Hembree Battle. Hembree, 57, was initially hospitalized on July 26 for a brain aneurysm and was apparently recovering. But doctors placed him in a medically-induced coma after he contracted a staph infection, most likely from an IV, eight days ago, according to Hembree Battle.

James Smith addresses Trump’s tariffs, Fairfield County job losses

S.C. Democratic gubernatorial nominee James Smith held a press conference in Winnsboro to address Element Electronics’ decision to shut down its plant there, citing theTrump Administration’s tariffs on Chinese parts.