Columns & Letters

Bridging divides

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My husband and I, both employees at the University of Virginia, had been keeping our eyes on South Carolina’s weather forecast all last week.  When it looked like the chances for seeing the eclipse outweighed the chances for rain, we decided to make the trip and picked Spartanburg as our destination.  We set out from outside of Charlottesville,

Private school is busting savings

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Q: Our three kids are enrolled in a private Christian school. It’s a great place, and we truly believe our kids are getting a wonderful, faith-based education, but the tuition is pretty expensive. We’ve already had to start digging into our savings to make this happen, and the kids are only in elementary school.

Greer Idol reboot?

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Q: What happened to Greer Idol?

A: It’s a little late in the summer to be asking/addressing this question, but if you haven’t noticed by now, Greer Idol did not return for the 2017 season.

Ryan Hanrahan

What I learned about Greer this summer

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Over the past several months, I have had the opportunity to work as an intern here at The Greer Citizen. Although you may not have noticed, you have likely read some of my articles in the paper each Wednesday.

As this was my final week, my editor challenged me to write a column on what I learned about the community while working here.

Let him be mad

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Q: My dad wants me to buy a house on a 30-year loan for him and my mom in my name, and let them make the payments. I’m 24 years old and have a good credit score and a nice apartment, but my job depends largely on how the oil industry is doing.

Eye gear?

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Q: Do I need special glasses to watch the solar eclipse?

A: Ok, this is a question that has been swirling around The Greer Citizen office this week.

With the first solar eclipse in 100 years just around the corner, the rush for proper eye gear has begun.

First, get a real job

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Q: I currently have student loans in deferment from earning a degree in hospitality management. My career goal is to own a mobile food vending company, so I’m putting most of the money I make from eBay and ride-hailing services — around $1,000 a month — aside in savings for that.


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