Q: I’m retired, and currently I have about five percent of my retirement savings in gold and silver I’ve been acquiring over the last few years. I’ve seen gold prices decline significantly, and I’m wondering if I should hang on to it as a safety factor in the event the economy goes bad in a hurry.
Q: I’m debt-free except for my home, and I’ll have that paid off in about 12 months. I currently make $60,000 a year and live in an area of Florida that is designated a flood plain, because a river that empties into Tampa Bay runs behind my home. Currently, I’m paying $1,070 a month for flood insurance.
Middle Tyger Community Center is continuing to broaden its reach.
In September, the center, located at 84 Groce Road in Lyman, opened a free clinic for uninsured residents. Soon Middle Tyger plans to add pediatric care to the long lists of services it offers on a daily basis.
A new business is open on Trade Street and it’s hoping to bring a unique look to the downtown area.
Brian Brigham Antique & Interior Market officially began business this week at 116 Trade St., specializing in antique sales and interior design. The shop also does consignments, estate sales and appraisals.
A master plan aiming to provide Greer with direction over the the next 15 years of development is set for completion in April.
Greer Bancshares Incorporated, parent company of Greer State Bank, recently issued its yearly financial report.
The company reported an annual net income, attributable to common shareholders, of $3,030,000, or $1.22 per diluted common share, as compared to the prior year net income of $8,209,000, or $3.30 per diluted common share.
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Greer State Bank has launched a new foundation that will soon begin serving the Greer area.
Bank official say the new campaign stemmed from a desire to keep contributions in the community.