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.

RIP Gary Rossington

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In the early 1960s, there was a fateful baseball game in Jacksonville, FL. A teenage Ronnie Van Zandt hit a line drive at an infielder named Bob Burns. Before he could get his glove up, the ball smacked Burns in the shoulder and fell to the ground.

My favorite ‘90s albums

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It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since we said goodbye to the 1990s.  Musically, it was the decade that made rock music relevant again, introducing grunge and bringing in a resurgence of punk music.  In those pre-mp3 days, music stores still sold CDs and the album was considered an art form.

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.  


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