Articles by: Elliott Brack

BRACK: Already three Democratic challengers to Rep. Woodall in 7th District

BRACK: Already three Democratic challengers to Rep. Woodall in 7th District

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Look for a wide-open Seventh District (mostly Gwinnett) Congressional race next year.

If you got cranky because of all the television political advertising over the Sixth District Congressional race, it may be only a precursor of what we’ll see here in our Seventh District race next year.

BRACK: Enjoying the congressional baseball game in Washington, D.C.

BRACK: Enjoying the congressional baseball game in Washington, D.C.

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | The day after the Congressional shooting last week, my wife and I were in Washington, D.C. visiting our youngest daughter, who will soon be moving to Charleston, S. C.

Catherine suggested: “Let’s go to the Congressional baseball game,” and we did. What a great night it was!

Luther

BRACK: Ever stop to consider: Martin Luther also had a love life!

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | When Martin Luther, the great reformer, comes to mind, you never think of his personal life or his love life. He’s the major figure associated with the beginning of the Protestant Revolution, a figure whose pronouncements even today influence the lives of the world. He’s venerated- — but of course not by the Catholic church.

BRACK: Viewing dress at the airport, and how to present Georgia’s weather

BRACK: Viewing dress at the airport, and how to present Georgia’s weather

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Spend time at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and you get to see a continuing distinctive display of people walking by, decked out in all kinds of outfits for their travel. America’s clothing today is a far cry from the once common more formal apparel for airline travel. You see few people “dressed up.”

BRACK: An eerie moment after reading a south Georgia newspaper

BRACK: An eerie moment after reading a south Georgia newspaper

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Today is catch-up day, with a couple of items to write about.

But first: the day after writing last edition’s perspective, I got a jolt.

BRACK: Another local soldier falls abroad; No more build-up, President Trump

BRACK: Another local soldier falls abroad; No more build-up, President Trump

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | It was near the start of the war in Viet Nam. This war was a long distance away, though Americans could see its action on the six o’clock news each night. But then that illusion of the war being distant was shattered when a local young soldier, was killed in Viet Nam. With modern transportation, his body soon arrived home.

BRACK: Gwinnett’s great diversity makes one newcomer feel comfortable

BRACK: Gwinnett’s great diversity makes one newcomer feel comfortable

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Most of us feel comfortable, we had presumed, in our native surroundings. Then a comment this week made me re-think this idea. And it gives a new insight of what it means to live in Gwinnett County, at least to one individual.

This person has lived in Gwinnett four years. He asks: “How in the heck did someone like me, end up somewhere like here?”

The Sloan house.

BRACK: What happens when a film crew wants your house

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | With Georgia being discovered these days for filming movies and television series, who knows? A location scout could knock on your door! Your home could be in demand for filming. Recently a crew from the Oprah Television series, Greenleaf, was filming in Norcross, right next door to our home.

The filming was at the home of Bonnie and Ben Sloan, with the home picked because of its modern appearance. Ben said: “It looked like a modern contemporary home that fit the screen character of one of the young single guys in the series.”

Drawing of future Buford High School. Construction is underway.

BRACK: Exciting activities in Gwinnett cities with envisioning leaders

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | One of the bright areas in Gwinnett in 2017 is the tremendous vision, funding and activity going on in some of our cities.

Partially funded by the cities of Gwinnett’s greater share of SPLOST funds, but augmented by growth in city revenues, there is a feeling of bustle and movement in some of Gwinnett’s cities that is nothing less than exciting.

BRACK: An unexpected return to the days of springtime student recitals

BRACK: An unexpected return to the days of springtime student recitals

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher, Charleston, S.C. | There’s something special about musical recitals for young students.

From the very young newcomers and their sometimes faltering style……to the more advanced students and their confidence, to the surprise of the day (there’s usually one), the recitals are entertaining, if sometimes anticipated with nervousness…at least on the part of the parents and grandparents.