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.

It’s a tough time to be a Gamecock

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To me, Sunday was the darkest day in my 17 years of being a Gamecock.  

You might scoff at that remark.  You may bring up Brad Scott’s 1-10 campaign in 1998 or Lou Holt’s winless season the following year. And there’s no question the 63-17 drubbing at the hands of our in-state rival a dozen years ago was a jagged pill to swallow.  

Why Rock Hall of Fame should induct Deep Purple

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When people talk about who invented heavy metal, they talk about three British bands – Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple.  The first of these was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two decades ago, the second in 2006.  It is one of rock history’s great travesties that Deep Purple still remains on the outside of the hall looki

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


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