Meet the Editor

by | March 9, 2018 4:11 pm

Last Updated: March 9, 2018 at 2:39 pm

I am The Manning Times Editor. I am responsible for searching out local news stories for print publication, including breaking news. I appoint story assignments to our reporters. I write a regular column entitled Sincerely, Cindy and write one or two stories per paper. I edit stories/articles that appear in our Thursday paper and assist with some posts to I set up the weekly file folders on line and enter all of the information into these folders for Thursday’s paper. I also handle all the classifieds and legal notices as well as local church news, coming events and general announcements.

I grew up in Lakewood, Ohio, which is a suburb of Cleveland. I graduated from Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Ohio. I earned a B.S in Elementary Education with a minor in English from Kansas State University and a Master of Education and a Master of Arts in Human Behavior and Conflict Management, both from Columbia College in Columbia, South Carolina.

I spent almost 30 years teaching in the South Carolina public school system and mostly in middle school. I retired in July of 2015.

When I retired from teaching, I took a year off to unwind but then took a part time job with Youth and Family Services out of Columbia driving foster and disadvantaged youth to various types of appointments throughout the state. I enjoyed that very much as it allowed me to mentor kids but unfortunately, this 501 (c)3 went out of business in early 2016. A couple months later I happened to see a FB post advertising for a part time job at The Manning Times doing the classifieds and legals. I responded, interviewed and was hired. The rest is history. I absolutely LOVE my job and look forward to coming to work everyday; however, I have been known play hooky every once in a while to play with my grands.

I enjoy volunteer work including animal rescue and rehab with Keeper of the Wild and serving as state director for FLAG. I am also very active in the county and state GOP. I am an active member of Holly Hill United Methodist Church and serve as treasurer for the women’s missionary groups and also on the church advisory board. I am also privileged to serve as an elected school board member for CSD1.

comments » 4

  1. Comment by Helen Brailsford

    March 10, 2018 at 12:16

    Cindy, I had no idea. Congratulations and I am sure your presence at the paper is indeed welcomed and loved.

  2. Comment by Alfreda M Richardson

    March 13, 2018 at 07:01

    Congratulations Mrs. Risher!

  3. Comment by Ann Driggers

    March 13, 2018 at 16:22

    Welcome, Cindy. Look forward to working together to have our announcements in the paper and online at Manninglive. Cherise Arrendale, Central Carolina Community Foundation, should contact you in April about MidlandsGives and JCMC-Haven of Rest’s participation in the online fundraiser held May 1. I will giver your name.

  4. Comment by Peggy Hanson

    March 15, 2018 at 11:15

    Congratulations Cindy. I am happy for you and know everyone will be looking forward to your articles. Miss seeing you.Peggy

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