Columns & Letters

Sweets for your sweetheart

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Few things can elicit “oohs and aahs” on Valentine’s Day as much as decadent desserts.

Sweets and romance seem tailor-made for each other.

That’s why heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and other sweets are snatched up in droves and handed out like, well, candies, come February 14.

Fair representation

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To the editor,

I have concerns regarding the lack of leadership, representation and protection of the citizens of Northern Greenville County in regard to the planning, development and  population growth.

Thank you

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In response to the generosity shown to our Greer Police Department at the 2019 Annual Awards Banquet, we would like to thank the following businesses:

Where can I find old papers?

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Q: I’m working on American Legion baseball history and am seeking some information in your newspaper’s archives. Do you have copies of the paper from 1979?

A: This is good question, and one we get quite often.

Where can I find old copies of the newspaper?

Going out with a bang

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Q: How do you dispose of unused fireworks?

A: Obviously, this question does not come to us from the Blue Ridge area. But, we do try to help as many people as possible with this column, so here’s what you should do.

No cash businesses?

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Q: What is your opinion of businesses that no longer accept cash?

DR: Honestly, I think the whole scenario is kind of silly.

Businesses that are suddenly into the “no cash” thing lose out on a lot of transactions.

Josh Lanier is an outdoor writer living in Greer. His personal blog is

Diving into nature

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From the fertile, rolling hills of the Piedmont region, to the rugged beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Upstate South Carolina is rich in natural resources, and is available for all of us to enjoy.

No matter what outdoor activities you are into, our area has plenty to offer.

There’s no magic pill

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Q: My wife and I made a resolution this year to pay off $20,000 in credit card debt we’ve accumulated. I want us to follow your plan, and live on a really tight budget. She wants us to use a debt consolidation company, like some of her friends have done. I’m really against her idea, but how can I change her mind?


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