Elliott Brack’s Perspective

BRACK: Bugs me that looters get away with theft during civil emergencies

BRACK: Bugs me that looters get away with theft during civil emergencies

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | By time a natural disaster happens, you see some people try to take advantage of the situation. To me, the worst are those looting local stores and homes. That gets my dander up, wanting to see them caught and have the book thrown at them. Yet with law enforcement helping others in danger, looters are seldom caught and charged.

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by · September 15, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Surprising developments recently out of Trump Administration

BRACK: Surprising developments recently out of Trump Administration

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Have you been surprised as I have at the manner of our president recently?

On three occasions, what I had expected to see from the Trump Administration did not take place, bringing questions to mind, and giving our nation more hope.

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by · September 11, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Early voting is available in 34 states, popular in Georgia

BRACK: Early voting is available in 34 states, popular in Georgia

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Early voting is popular in Georgia. Here in Gwinnett, about one-third of the votes cast are done in early voting.

Proponents of early voting say that you get a larger turnout this way, since it is more convenient to those registered to have several days to vote, instead of being required to vote only one day, that is, Election Day.

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by · September 7, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
St. Monica's Catholic Church in Duluth.

BRACK: Looking at diversity another way here – along church lines

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | It’s not everyday that you see something that just makes your heart feel good. Such sightings are usually not expected, and jump out at you.

Most of our Sundays are composed of reading newspapers, and being mighty lazy. But the other day I was to attend a funeral, and was on the road about 2 p.m. As I drove down Beaver Ruin Road past St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, I saw the parking lot of the church most crowded with cars. It looked like another car could not fit in.

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by · September 6, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Ever think about what the elevations are of Gwinnett cities?

BRACK: Ever think about what the elevations are of Gwinnett cities?

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | With the current flooding among the low levels of Texas and Louisiana, it made us wonder just how much elevation in feet cities in Georgia were above sea level. In Texas, Houston, for instance, is 80 feet above sea level, while Corpus Christi and Galveston are both only 6.89 feet above sea level. You can see why flooding is a problem in those low, flat areas.

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by · September 1, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Have Stone Mountain park become site for Confederate statues

BRACK: Have Stone Mountain park become site for Confederate statues

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Many of us remember watching during 1990 and 1991 the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and the events leading up to it. Previously all the individual republics, including Russia itself, had seceded from the union. It happened pretty quickly.

Stenciled in our minds are the videos from television of former Communist-ruled people tearing down the statues of leaders of this Communist regime. Can’t you see it now in your mind?

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by · August 29, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Duluth High graduate gets married during total eclipse

BRACK: Duluth High graduate gets married during total eclipse

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | A graduate of Duluth High School got married Monday….yep, during the total eclipse near Sumter, S.C. She is Alexis “Lexi” Greenleaf Anderson and her husband is Terran Travis. She is the daughter of Marsha Bomar of Duluth and Walter Anderson of Sumter, S.C.

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by · August 24, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Aftermath of the Charlottesville protest is confounding

BRACK: Aftermath of the Charlottesville protest is confounding

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | The aftermath of the Charlottesville hate group rally confounds me.

It troubles me to see Confederate statues coming down. At the same time I can understand why these monuments to a lost cause and an abhorrent way of life in the South can be a burden on others, especially the black American community.

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by · August 21, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
Wes Smith

BRACK: Father writes sad journey of the last year of a son’s life

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Understanding the trials and turmoils that others go through is impossible. We may try, but you have to walk in another’s shoes to understand the depth of their troubles. Of course, we can’t do that.

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by · August 17, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
Lesser

BRACK: Thank goodness, Dr. Lanny Lesser chose to come to Gwinnett

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | It was a circuitous route that took Dr. Lanny Lesser from Brooklyn, N.Y., to thrive and become a well-loved physician in Gwinnett County, Ga. Dr. Lesser is only one of an example of people who have come to Gwinnett from distant parts of the world and made Gwinnett a model for people from different backgrounds to make significant contributions here.

But what an example Lanny Lesser was!

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by · August 15, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective