Sheriff’s Office seeking armed robber

Posted by | October 29, 2017 9:29 pm

The Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a suspect accused of robbing a local gas station at gunpoint. Sheriff Tim Baxley said that a man described as a 5-foot-10 black male walked into the Marathon station at Exit 102 off Interstate 95. “We don’t know if the suspect is local or if he was a transient,” said Baxley. “He could’ve just been passing through on Interstate 95.” Baxley said the suspect weighed about 150 pounds and was armed with a black gun with a trash bag covering it. “The suspect was driving a blue, four-door sedan,” Baxley said.… Read the rest

Council on Aging to hold Fall Festival

Posted by | October 29, 2017 6:01 pm

The Clarendon County Council on Aging will hold its Fall Festival events from Nov. 3-4. The Sip for Seniors and Silent Auction will be held from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 3. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at either of the Senior Centers. Free Family Fun will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 4, with refreshments available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Senior Centers and Meals on Wheels. Donations will also be accepted.

Letter: Woman thanks Pilot Club

Posted by | October 29, 2017 12:46 pm

The Crossroads Wounded Warrior Archery Foundation has benefited from the generosity of these ladies. Their funds have allowed us to aid additional soldiers as they work on their physical and emotional rehabilitation. It’s a pleasure to partner with them on our soldiers’ behalf. KIM DAULT Summerton

Know the breast cancer risk factors

Posted by | October 29, 2017 11:43 am

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers among women in the United States. Survival rates increase with early detection and treatment. Thus, everyone needs to be aware of potential risk factors associated with breast cancer and what they can do to decrease the likelihood of developing this disease. Breast cancer risk factors can be divided into two categories – genetic vs. environmental. One genetic risk factor is gender. Even though breast cancer can occur in men, it is diagnosed more frequently in women. Age is another genetic factor. As a… Read the rest

Facts about breast cancer

Posted by | October 29, 2017 9:41 am

Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Early detection, including mammograms and self breast exams, offer the best chance of a cure. McLeod Health Clarendon has provided these facts and observations about breast cancer. * More than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. * When detected early, breast cancer has a five-year survival rate of greater than 98 percent. * A woman has a 1-8 chance of a diagnosis with breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. * A mammogram is the best… Read the rest

Woman fights cancer twice in one decade

Posted by | October 29, 2017 5:39 am

Clarendon County native Joye Rickenbaker was just 29 years old when she found out she was pregnant with her first child. She was six weeks along and elated by the news. Then, she found a lump in her breasts. “I went to the doctor to confirm that pregnancy and inquired about the lump,” said Rickenbaker. “He felt, at that time, that it was probably just hormones, and I went home feeling that everything was probably OK.” Rickenbaker’s friends remained concerned and put pressure on her to return to the doctor. “So, I called the doctor back and asked for a… Read the rest

Woman finds lump while nursing son

Posted by | October 29, 2017 2:37 am

Invasive ductal carcinoma is one of the most common breast cancers, comprising 80 percent of all such diagnoses. Blair Holloway was diagnosed seven years ago. “My youngest son, Cash, was born in 2009, and in July 2010, around the time I finished nursing him, I noticed a lump,” Holloway said. The lump was “more in the chest area of my left breast,” she noted. Symptoms, she said, included a lump in the breast; thickening of the breast skin; a rash or redness of the breast; swelling in one breast; new pain in one breast; nipple pain or the nipple turning… Read the rest

Letter: Reader comments on recent drug bust

Posted by | October 29, 2017 1:45 am

All of these folks need our prayers and help. I do not know any of them, but to wish harm on anyone for having an addiction is wrong. Drug addiction is a disease; so is alcoholism; so is smoking. While I agree our courts don’t always do what is best, I do think they do what they can in most cases. In our area of South Carolina, you will not find the most qualified judges as in other areas. You also will not find the best facilities to deal with drug abuse or the victims. You won’t find enough places… Read the rest

Blessed to live in South Carolina

Posted by | October 28, 2017 9:20 pm

If you were born in the United States of America, you hit the lottery in life. If you were born in South Carolina, you hit it twice. If you moved to South Carolina and have totally accepted her as your home of choice, without unfair complaint or criticism, you are most blessed. I fall into the last category. I made the move to South Carolina from Ohio more than 30 years ago. Are there things about our state that need serious improvement? Of course there are. For instance, take our highways and roads. I don’t think anyone would argue that… Read the rest

Wayne Millard McElveen

Posted by | October 28, 2017 5:55 pm

SUMTER – Wayne Millard McElveen, 76, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at the Medical University of South Carolina hospital in Charleston. Born March 5, 1941, in Clarendon County, he was a son of the late William Earl and Alice Lorelle (Player) McElveen. He attended Edmunds High School, graduating with the Class of 1959, and then served in the U.S. Army. While in the Army, Wayne was stationed in Bamburg, Germany. After returning to South Carolina, Wayne enjoyed a fulfilling career with the United States Postal Service He was also the principal of McElveen Tax Service in Sumter. Wayne was the… Read the rest

Saturday Spotlight: CCSO Victim’s Advocate Kimberly Hill

Posted by | October 28, 2017 4:21 pm

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the fifth in a series of profiles that will be posting each Saturday to highlight our first responders and dispatchers who keep Clarendon County a safe place to live. After each Saturday posting, the piece will appear in the following Thursday’s Manning Times. Victim’s Advocate Kimberly Hill joined the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 16, 2015. A graduate of Summerville High School’s Class of 1990, she holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Phoenix. WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE A FIRST RESPONDER? I love helping people. WHAT IS THE… Read the rest

Send us your Halloween pictures!

Posted by | October 28, 2017 3:04 pm

It’s that time of year, where churches and other community organizations are holding Trunk-or-Treats in celebration of fall and Halloween. Send us your Trunk-or-Treat and Trick-or-Treat pictures, either groups, or of your children dressed up. Be sure to include full names and a picture. They will be posted on a first-come, first-served basis through Halloween night on Send to

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