Elliott Brack’s Perspective

BRACK: One way for your child to get a faster computer

BRACK: One way for your child to get a faster computer

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | It’s a problem any growing family can have. Your son or daughter, already a whiz at computing, says that the computer now being used is “too slow.” After all, those amazing games that many people enjoy, are best played on a modern, super-fast computer.

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by · October 20, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Growing up famous is not always what we may think

BRACK: Growing up famous is not always what we may think

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Recently we heard from a friend this fascinating story of three American boys in Tokyo in the aftermath of World War II. This story may give some insight to, among other things, parenthood.

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by · October 17, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Those weather people psyched us out again

BRACK: Those weather people psyched us out again

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Those weather forecasters did it again. They psyched us into thinking that Hurricane Nate last weekend would bring widespread wind and rain to Georgia. Instead it turned into a Tropical Depression and rushed northeastward from the Gulf Coast, leaving us with relatively little rain and wind. We really didn’t mind.

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by · October 12, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
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BRACK: Snellville resident selling model trains layout and plans history book

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | If you are into model railroading, you might be interested in what Jim Cofer of Snellville is doing this weekend.

Over the last 13 years, Jim has used his basement to house his own 12×16 foot O-scale, 3-rail model train layout. If you remember the Lionel toy trains, that’s the O Gauge model trains which he has. But they are not toys. One of the more sophisticated model engines can be priced as much as $2,500. His system has remote controls, comes with scale-model depots, grain elevators, roundhouses and other buildings.

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by · October 10, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Peachtree Corners cracks list of top 20 cities in Georgia

BRACK: Peachtree Corners cracks list of top 20 cities in Georgia

20 largest cities in Georgia.

That would be Peachtree Corners, with 42,773 residents, ranking it No. 20 among the Top 20 cities in Georgia. (All figures being used are 2015 population estimated from Amy Henderson at the Georgia Municipal Association.)

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by · October 6, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK:  What a week for President Trump

BRACK: What a week for President Trump

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Just about any week this year, news people all across the country….and the world….can take that week’s developments out of the Trump White House and write continuing analysis.

Last week proved to be an unusually apt week to consider the Trump presidency.

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by · October 3, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
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BRACK: Sugar Hill marks topping out ceremony for massive E Center

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Walking out of the Sugar Hill City Hall about 5:30 p.m. on Monday, there was a distinctive sound. From the cemetery across the street, a recorded bell was peeling a song. It was beautiful, signaling the end of the day in some respects, and also was a nice touch to hear after the City of Sugar Hill had just celebrated a “topping out” of its new E Center.

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by · September 29, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
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BRACK: Rising tides from ocean will produce sticky, oozy pluff mud

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Ever heard of “pluff mud?” We had not. Turns out it’s a term describing that brown-gray, sticky and oozy mud with its distinctive smell that can be found in tidal and grass salt flats.

The term is long associated with the Lowcountry of the Carolinas; it even has a local beer named for it, though in reality, we can’t see that as a positive marketing name. You can even detect the similar odor in the far reaches of New England, or anywhere ocean tides swell.

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by · September 26, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
Waves from the Ashley River crash onto the porch of this Murray Boulevard porch in Charleston during Hurricane Irma's storm surge. (Photo via CharlestonCurrents.com)

BRACK: USA needs permanent way out of funding natural disasters

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher

CHARLESTON, S.C. | People from all over the country, and internationally, love to come to Charleston, as we did last week. They come for the charm, the history, the rainbow houses, the carriage rides, the food…and the politeness. Among the tourists last week were 3,000 tourists poking around the downtown area from an enormous German ship.

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by · September 23, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Gwinnett cities have varying policies on yard debris

BRACK: Gwinnett cities have varying policies on yard debris

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | The recent Tropical Storm/Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage throughout the county, leaving much debris. We have learned that there is no standard policy among Gwinnett cities about what to do with debris such as limbs and leaves and “landscaping trash.”

GwinnettForum contacted the cities of the county, and the resulting report gives a widespread range of city support for the collection of this trash. Here is a city-by-city report on how such trash is handled.

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by · September 19, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective