Columns & Letters

Who is Greer’s Citizen of the Year?

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We’re bringing the mailbag back! Over the past year, we’ve taken a deep dive into the Greer Citizen’s history, but now we’re giving this column back to you, the reader.

So, send us questions. We want to hear from you. Ask anything. We’ll do our best to find an answer.

We’ll get this mailbag going with a question of our own:

Keep Greer clean

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We just came back from a week in the Florida Keys and realized, right away, we were in Greer. There was trash along the roads. We never saw this in the towns we stopped in in Florida or Georgia.

Worried about mom

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Q: My mom is 75, and I’m the executor of her estate. She has $500,000 in retirement accounts, and the only debt she has is around $70,000 on her mortgage. Most of her money is in the stock market, with only $20,000 in a money market account, and this worries me. She lives well within her means, so am I wrong to be concerned?

Stop the Robber Bees

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Editor’s Note: Walk down memory lane with us! In upcoming editions of The Greer Citizen, we will be taking a look at old newspapers and bringing you stories from the past to commemorate our 100-year anniversary.

That’s a lot!

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Q: I’m on Baby Step 1 of your plan, and I work at a community college that takes a mandatory 20 percent from our pay for retirement.
I know you say retirement contributions should be put on hold until all debt except for your home is paid off, so do you have any thoughts on this kind of system?


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