The Buck Stops Here

William Buchheit's two-time award-winning column doesn't appear in The Greer Citizen every week. But when it does, you can count on reading a passionate, compelling and informative argument.

A new genius?

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I read a CNN article the other day about a 12-year-old British girl who reportedly has a higher IQ than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.  

My 20 favorite bands

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For as far back as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with music.  Making a top-20 list of my favorite rock and roll artists was a difficult but highly enjoyable project that became so extensive I decided to break it into two parts.  The following acts represent my top 10.


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Last Wednesday, state lawmakers met in Columbia to discuss the legalization of medical marijuana.  Currently, about half of U.S. states allow medicinal cannabis, and there are many good reasons why we should join them.  

1. It has proven to be an effective drug

Coming home

LeBron James is coming home…to a bunch of lousy, fair-weather fans who would turn their back on him again given the chance.

The hottest sports story of the summer reached its climax last week as the NBA’s biggest name announced he would return to the city where he began his career.

DSS caseloads signal rise in broken homes

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Last week, The State newspaper revealed that some 40 percent of South Carolina social workers handle more than the recommended maximum of 17 caseloads.  Social workers in the Upstate are even more overwhelmed.  The newspaper’s research revealed that half of Greenville County social workers and 59 percent of Spartanburg County social workers are


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