Jul 21

Georgia family issues desperate plea through social media for father's kidney transplant

This photo, provided to FoxNews.com by Brandy Angel Photography, shows Raleigh Callaway, right, with his wife & daughters.Brandy Angel Photography Callaway’s family launched a social media crusade Wed. after learning the - 49-year-old dad of two had Stage 5 kidney failure.Brandy Angel Photography Callaway is a 24-year veteran of the - Greensboro Cops Department in Georgia.Brandy Angel Photography Callaway, of Greensboro, Ga., is pictured here with his wife & daughters.Brandy Angel Photography The Callaway family is pictured here in an undated photo. A Georgia family is in a “race against time” to find a kidney donor for a dad of two & 24-year police veteran who faces fatal renal failure. Raleigh Callaway, a 49-year-old dad of two & long-time investigator with the - Greensboro Cops Department in Georgia, recently learned in that he has “Stage 5″ kidney failure, his wife told FoxNews.com. “It’s the - end stage,” Kristi Callaway said. “We’re in desperate need for a match.” The Callaways, who have two daughters, ages 2 & 4, went public with their plea on Wednesday, launching a Facebook site page called, “Our Daddy Needs a Kidney.” The social media page has garnered nearly 4,000 followers since it was created less than 48 hours ago. Callaway, who has had chronic kidney disease for about 10 years, is being treated at Emory Hospital in Atlanta. As of 10:30 a.m…

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Jul 21

Georgia lands commitments from 5-star QB, OL for 2016 class

When it rains it pours. Georgia picked up two more commitments Saturday night from a pair of the - top rising juniors in the - country. …

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Jul 21

Georgia women's basketball gets ready for exhibition games in in Italy

For the - Georgia women’s basketball team, this summer represents a good-news/better-news scenario. First, the - acceptable news. The Lady Bulldogs, who finished the - 2013-14 season with a 20-12 mark & their 20th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance, will have 10 practice sessions this summer, a luxury not afforded to most college basketball teams. Now, the - better news. Georgia will utilize those practices in order to prepare for a 10-day, three-game exhibition tour in Italy. After arriving in Rome on Aug. 4, the - Lady Bulldogs will face “All-Star Italy” on Aug. 7 at Ponte Buggianese, then will oppose ASD Societa Ginnastica in Treste on Aug…

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Jul 21

Georgia State football picked 10th in Sun Belt

Georgia State was picked to complete 10th out of 11 teams in the - Sun Belt football preseason coaches poll Saturday. The Panthers were just ahead of New Mexico State & just behind Idaho. Georgia State finished 0-12 overall & 0-7 in coach Trent Miles’ 1st season in Atlanta & the - team’s 1st in the - Sun Belt. The Panthers lost 27 scholarship seniors off last season’s squad. They must find way to replace the - production of playmaking wide receiver & returner Albert Wilson, as well as several starters on the - offensive line, defensive line & all four starters in the - secondary. Georgia State returns five starters on offense, five on defense & two on special teams. The Panthers will open the - season Aug. 27 against Abilene Christian at the - Georgia Dome. …

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Jul 19

SC jobless figure unchanged for 3rd straight month

<!– google_ad_section_start –> <!– –> COLUMBIA, S.C. [AP] -- Reports — South Carolina’s unemployment rate has remained unchanged for the - third month in a row. The Department of Employment & Workforce asserted Friday in that the - state’s jobless rate was 5.3 % in June. When South Carolina’s unemployment initially fell to 5.3 % in April, authorities asserted in that figure was the - state’s lowest level in 13 years. The rate was unchanged in May, when federal authorities asserted South Carolina’s 5.3 % was 2.6 percentage points lower than a year earlier. That alter moreover represented the - biggest year-to-year drop in the - country. National unemployment was 6.1 % in June, down from 6.3 % in May. Unemployment Issues Politics & Government unemployment rate South Carolina <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Jul 19

South Carolina woman is a 'refashionista'

COLUMBIA, S.C. – For Jillian Owens, some of her passion for fashion was motivated by a desire for new garments without the - creation of more waste. And, she says openly on her blog, “I was moreover quite broke & couldn’t afford new clothes.” Since 2010, Owens has-been delving in to thrift store racks around her Columbia, S.C., home, taking what some may see as outdated castoffs & whipping them in to hip, trendy fashions. She says she’s made hundreds of creations, donating many to charity & at times opening up her closet to friends for their perusal. Describing herself as a creative child, Owens says she always enjoyed drawing & crafts yet didn’t start sewing until receiving a sewing machine as a gift six years of time ago. Interested in making some of her own clothes, Owens says she received discouraged by high prices at fabric stores, as well as the - lack of patterns to fit her petite frame. “It would be cheaper to buy something new rather than sew it yourself,” Owens, 32, asserted in a recent interview with The Associated Press. “I noticed in that there were a lot of things in that really weren’t in that bad. I mean, they were still bad, yet they could be reworked.” On her blog, www.refashionista.net, Owens shows a step-by-step tutorial on each of her creations, giving readers a window in to her process. Before & after photos depict how she transitioned a black funereal frock in to a mod cocktail dress, or how a pair of stretchy, lifeless gaucho pants became a slinky, one-sleeved number. …

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Jul 19

Mudslinging Carries Political Risk in South Carolina

<!– /story-tools-sidecar–> <!– Story uuid = f709c99e-0e8e-11e4-8a31-290d473f240f –> <!– Story Share Tools: Sidecar –> SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — There is a game politicians like to play with voters in this sparsely populated state. It starts with a question — What town are you from? — & ends when they find a mutual friend. Elections are intimate in South Dakota, a state of 77,000 square miles yet a population of 840,000, about the - same as San Francisco. Parades loop twice through some communities, letting politicians pump every hand along one curb before crossing the - street for a 2nd lap. Candidates have been known to try soliciting votes from a stranger, only to find themselves, somewhat awkwardly, speaking to a relative of their opponent. “If you don’t know someone, you know their neighbor,” asserted Mike Rounds, a former two-term Republican governor & the - front-runner in the - U.S. Senate race this November. <!– linkNumber = 3.0 –> <!– firstRelated = –> Like everywhere, elections in South Dakota can get nasty, with negative ads flooding the - cheap commercial airtime. …

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Jul 19

VIDEO: Hardeville's Wright attends Donate Life Transplant Games of America

Beverly Wright of Hardeeville recently participated in the - Donate Life Transplant Games of America in Houston. Wright is part of Team South Carolina, a group of more than 40 people made up of organ donors, recipients, their families & supporters. “This event goes to show in that transplants do work, in that recipients are living a full life just like you & I,” asserted Mark Johnson, Team South Carolina’s media relations manager since 2007. “Through the - gift of life, a human being can save another person’s life through their own gift.” “This is my third time going to the - games,” Wright said. “This year, I participated in the - 5K walk & bowling.” Wright asserted the - heat in Houston at the - game July 11 through Tuesday was overwhelming, so she did not spend much time in the - walking ceremony. She did, however, enjoy bowling with a team in her age group. The team consisted of those ages 50 to 55, with members from as far away as Indiana & Maryland. “I didn’t win any medals, yet I just like doing it for the - fun fun of it,” Wright said. “Just being there makes you a winner.” Wright asserted her favorite part of the - games is always the - start to the - opening ceremony. “It’s so… …

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Jul 19

Returning Gamecocks confident they'll keep winning

<!– google_ad_section_start –> COLUMBIA, S.C. [AP] -- Reports — South Carolina linebacker Kiawan Lewis believes the - Gamecocks’ success won’t stop now in that stars such as Jadeveon Clowney & Connor Shaw are gone. ”I still love all my amazing former teammates in that I’ve had, yet it’s a new team. New faces in that are here looking to make an impact,” he asserted Friday. ”It’s going to be another huge season, as huge as we can make it.” That’s a high bar to clear. Clowney, Shaw, defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles & receiver Bruce Ellington were some of the - catalysts for an unprecedented run of South Carolina success: the - Gamecocks finished 11-2 each of the - past three seasons & last January were No. 4 in the - national rankings for the - team’s highest complete ever. The Gamecocks took part in the - yearly summer Pigskin Poets event at the - Richland County Public Library on Friday. The players were swarmed by grade-schoolers for autographs after reading books & singing songs. Lewis, a junior, knows the - Gamecocks can’t worry about who they’ve lost as they get ready to report to preseason camp in two weeks. …

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