Elliott Brack’s Perspective

BRACK: Norcross High School ranks as largest in attendance in Georgia

BRACK: Norcross High School ranks as largest in attendance in Georgia

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher  |  Several Gwinnett High Schools are among the largest in number of students in Georgia, with Norcross High School being the largest in the state.  It has a full time equivalent attendance of 3,817 students, according to figures released recently by the Georgia High School Association.  Six other Gwinnett high schools have at least 3,000 students in attendance.

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by · December 12, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Celebrate the Gwinnett Bi-Centennial with your own fact book

BRACK: Celebrate the Gwinnett Bi-Centennial with your own fact book

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Gwinnett is about to kick-off a year-long commemoration leading up to the county’s Bi-Centennial of its founding.  Activities begin with a gala at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse on December 15, in just a few days, and conclude on the same date in 2018.

This 200th birthday celebration points to the time when the Legislature was creating counties all around Georgia.  The eight original counties in Georgia were founded on February 5, 1777. Gwinnett ranks 42 (of 159) in order of founding. On December 15, 1818, several other counties were also formed: Appling, Early, Habersham, Hall, Irwin and Walton.

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by · December 8, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
A self check-out kiosk from Washington state.

BRACK: Learning new technical tricks for checking out library books

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher   |  Many of us are slow to use modern technology.  Yet it can really improve our lives if we just give it a chance.

We’ll admit that much of my generation is slow in this arena. And while we primarily use the iPhone for just that, simple telephone calls, we also have found it takes amazingly detailed photographs. And its small size easily can be carried out without a strap around your neck like those super-duper single lens reflect cameras, or even the smaller point-and-shoot cameras.

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by · December 5, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
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BRACK: Norcross High Senior in Eagle Scout project sending books to soldiers

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher |  A senior at Norcross High is focusing his Boy Scout Eagle project on sending books to soldiers overseas.  Luke McGahren of Peachtree Corners, who has been accepted at the University of Georgia next year, wanted to do more than “build bird houses” for his Eagle project. He hopes to study business and law at the University.

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by · December 1, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Enjoyable day at Mossy Creek Campground and Meaders Jug Country

BRACK: Enjoyable day at Mossy Creek Campground and Meaders Jug Country

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher  |  Every now and then it’s nice not to be in control, and just enjoy what others are directing.  Take a recent afternoon: Billy Chism of Toccoa had invited several of us to lunch, with the promise of learning distinctive North Georgia history afterward.

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by · November 28, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Efforts by Congress to pass a tax bills seem close to failure

BRACK: Efforts by Congress to pass a tax bills seem close to failure

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher  |  From where we sit in Gwinnett, and without any form of inside information, it appears to us that the efforts by the Congress to pass a tax bill will fail.

Here’s why: the bill keeps getting loaded down with added elements that could endanger passage. Why in the world our leaders in the Senate and House want to add to the tax rework a provision to change the Affordable Care Act is perplexing.

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by · November 21, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Push legislators for independent group to draw voting lines

BRACK: Push legislators for independent group to draw voting lines

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher   |   Gerrymandering is nothing less than a majority government being unfair to the minority of its citizens in a particular area.

It is also an obvious case of bullying by the majority government. If it happened on the playground, people would yell, holler and stop it.

Yet it has happened repeatedly in our halls of government, and no major challenge has risen to outlaw this practice. Why can’t our legislators understand this unfairness, and move to outlaw it?

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by · November 17, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Gwinnett is microcosm of what this nation will soon be

BRACK: Gwinnett is microcosm of what this nation will soon be

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher   |  Every now and then your mind wanders.

We in Gwinnett know we live in a good county, governed well at all local levels, with a beautiful mix of people from all over the world, who have decent jobs, get along nicely, and enjoy life here.

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by · November 14, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
11/10: On the estate tax; Irma damage on coast; More

11/10: On the estate tax; Irma damage on coast; More

Click here to read the latest issue. Inside:
TODAY’S FOCUS: Thoughts About the Estate Tax And Who Really Benefits
EEB PERSPECTIVE: Hurricane Irma Caused Havoc on Georgia’s Golden Isles
SPOTLIGHT: Lail Family Dentistry
McLEMORE’S WORLD:  Put Something In The Collection Plate
FEEDBACK: Feels Class Warfare Is Hoax To Promote the Far-Left Ideas
UPCOMING: Purple Heart Recipient To Speak at Veterans Day Observance
NOTABLE: Walton EMC Foundation Round Up Passes $5 Million Mark
RECOMMENDED: Movie: I’ll Push You
GEORGIA TIDBIT: Tallulah Falls Dam Built To Supply Atlanta With Electricity
TODAY’S QUOTE: What People Are Wearing When They Have a Good  Idea
MYSTERY PHOTO: Statue Asks You To Figure Out Where It Is Located
LAGNIAPPE: Holtkamps Sponsor Good Taste Atlanta, Handing out Baked Goods
CALENDAR: Meeting to Feature Impact of World War I on Georgia

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by · November 10, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Hurricane Irma caused havoc on Georgia’s Golden Isles, here too

BRACK: Hurricane Irma caused havoc on Georgia’s Golden Isles, here too

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher   |  Fall is the perfect time to visit Georgia’s Golden Isles.

Some just love Tybee Beach, while others enjoy the more pristine and primitive Cumberland Island. For our family, St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island, both outer islands near Brunswick, are our choice. There’s something that seems to pull us back there from time to time. We’ve been going since in our teens.

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by · November 10, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective