Articles by: Elliott Brack

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BRACK: Lawrenceville getting new way to buy books Saturday: By the pound

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Gwinnett and all of Atlanta on Saturday will have a new way to buy high quality used books — by the pound!

The book store’s name is “Books by the Pound,” a new concept opening Saturday in Lawrenceville at 860 Georgia Highway 120, across from Fairview Presbyterian Church, near the intersection of Georgia Highway 316. The new retail idea will also sell used video games, music CDs and boxed sets of television shows….all at tremendous discounts.

by · February 16, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Judges give new president perhaps his first and only “No!”

BRACK: Judges give new president perhaps his first and only “No!”

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Finally, and maybe for the first time, someone has said “No” to Donald Trump.

About the only other time he may have heard the words “No” was from his two previous wives, who finally divorced him. For sure, it seems that he has never heard the words from his parents, who must have given him his every wish. For sure they staked him with vast sums to start his fiefdom.

by · February 14, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Have you faced problems with your keyless auto not starting?

BRACK: Have you faced problems with your keyless auto not starting?

Ah, modern science! How many wondrous ways does it help us today.

Most of the time.

Most of the drivers on our roadways have for their entire driving life, when they got into an automobile, inserted a key into the ignition, twisted it, and the car’s engine came to life. Routine.

by · February 9, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
Carraway

BRACK: Gwinnettians enjoy trip to Super Bowl, but also disappointed

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Among the Georgians trekking to Houston to see the Atlanta Falcons play in the Super Bowl were Carla and Tommy Carraway of Snellville. Carla is president of Precision Planning in Lawrenceville and he’s a banker in Winder. Learning last week that this was their plan, we made arrangements to contact Carla Monday morning as they were returning to Atlanta.

by · February 7, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Bits and pieces from all over, including a bumper sticker with a twist

BRACK: Bits and pieces from all over, including a bumper sticker with a twist

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Today it’s more Bits and Pieces collected from the last few days. Most recently, we spotted this decal when stopped at a traffic light on the bumper of an auto in front of me: “Do you follow Jesus this closely?”

by · February 2, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
This photograph shows some of the destruction of a tornado which hit Albany, Ga., last week. The City of Lawrenceville Electric Division sent four people, plus a bucket truck and equipment, to help in the restoring of power for four days, from Tuesday to Friday. A total of 23 cities sent crews to South Georgia to help in the cleanup, while two contractors also sent crews.

BRACK: How about eliminating the manufacturing of mobile homes?

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | The winds of nature can cause massive destruction. The continued and long-lasting winds of a hurricane cause enormous damage. Luckily, these days the weather forecasters can tell you often days in advance where a hurricane is likely to hit. While it may leave tremendous infrastructure and building damage, widespread human deaths are curtailed with the weather forecasters’ early warnings.

by · January 31, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Gerrymandering still rampant, with a long history in our country

BRACK: Gerrymandering still rampant, with a long history in our country

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Gerrymandering. It’s a menace to democracy, awkward, unnatural, outlandish, usually circuitous and often a patchwork, difficult to envision. Right now, however, it’s within the law, and its outcomes are hard to understand. I’m talking about some of the nation’s 435 Congressional districts.

by · January 27, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Hunter upends Gwinnett County’s calm diverse community

BRACK: Hunter upends Gwinnett County’s calm diverse community

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Social media is wonderful and amazing. It is changing the world. But we are finding, it can be dangerous and upsetting, too.

How many family feuds have emerged from the unwise use of social media, with some relatives just plain being too open or curt?

by · January 24, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Our sincere wishes to President Donald Trump on his inauguration day

BRACK: Our sincere wishes to President Donald Trump on his inauguration day

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Today Donald Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States.

We hope that his administration is a good one for our country. He comes to the office after an unprecedented candidacy, and with the backing of many citizens who sometimes feel disenfranchised from everyday America. He also comes to the office without having won the popular vote.

by · January 20, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Catching up with the news; Michael Thurmond to head DeKalb

BRACK: Catching up with the news; Michael Thurmond to head DeKalb

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Let’s crank up the old Catch Up app for today. We’ve been holding back on these few items, and give them life today.

ONE PERSON wrote with their outlook for 2017: “Keep your fingers crossed.”

by · January 17, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective