Elliott Brack’s Perspective

BRACK: Trump administration may be turning point for our government

BRACK: Trump administration may be turning point for our government

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Thinking back politically into the middle of 2016, I must admit that I began to wonder if the GOP challenger Donald Trump might be moving the United States toward a seminal and decisive change.

by · January 13, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Bad weather forecasts mean millions lost in economic impact

BRACK: Bad weather forecasts mean millions lost in economic impact

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Well, the Atlanta weatherpeople got it wrong again last weekend. Don’t know how many times this makes it. If threatening weather is anticipated, all us listeners really want to know. We listen avidly to the radio and television. And we have learned to take decisive action. Even our governor has learned this, after a real jam-up last year.

by · January 10, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Reviewing the GwinnettForum list of continuing objectives

BRACK: Reviewing the GwinnettForum list of continuing objectives

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Starting a new year means it’s a good time to point out and review GwinnettForum’s list of Continuing Objectives for Gwinnett and the state of Georgia.

by · January 5, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Founding Fathers of 1776?  Most were relatively younger men

BRACK: Founding Fathers of 1776? Most were relatively younger men

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Here at the end of the year, let’s air some thoughts squirreled away.

FOUNDING FATHERS: You hear all sorts of references to our “founding fathers.” Many were relatively young, that is, under 40 in 1776.

But did you ever stop to realize just how young these people we venerate as our founders of this country really were? It might surprise you.

by · December 30, 2016 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Dangerous Holcomb Bridge rail crossing may get relief via Internet

BRACK: Dangerous Holcomb Bridge rail crossing may get relief via Internet

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | The City of Norcross may get a gift from Google next year. It won’t be something to unwrap, but it could help solve a major problem in the city.

You see, the most dangerous railroad crossing in Gwinnett is in the middle of Norcross, the Holcomb Bridge Road crossing of the Norfolk-Southern rail tracks. The big problem is that the roadbed takes a big dip downward on the westward side.

by · December 23, 2016 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Today’s world of the Internet brings with it significant problems

BRACK: Today’s world of the Internet brings with it significant problems

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | What hath the Internet wrought?

That most marvelous of a new age at our fingertips is a force more fierce than we had thought. It is not just an information source, but appears to be much stronger a media than ever were pamphlets, newspapers, the telephone, radio or television.

by · December 20, 2016 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Here’s a way to eliminate run-off elections and let majority rule

BRACK: Here’s a way to eliminate run-off elections and let majority rule

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | The requirement that winning political candidates have a majority of the votes causes problems.

The first problem is that there must be a run-off between the top two candidates if no one wins a majority in the election.

by · December 16, 2016 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
Marion Webb

BRACK: Leader in Gwinnett for many years, Marion Webb, dies at 88

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | This past week we saw the passing of a great force for good in our community, in the death of Marion Allison Webb, 88, of Lawrenceville.

by · December 13, 2016 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Voter turnout; swing states; new candidate, thermometer; and diners

BRACK: Voter turnout; swing states; new candidate, thermometer; and diners

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Gwinnett had an unusually high turnout for the 2016 presidential election. There were 430,935 registered, Elections Director Lynn Ledford tells us, and 332,149 persons voted. That’s 77 percent of those registered ending up voting. Attaway! Gwinnettians.

by · December 9, 2016 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Mitchell Stephens now heading John D. Stephens, Inc. operations

BRACK: Mitchell Stephens now heading John D. Stephens, Inc. operations

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | A long time Gwinnett enterprise has another person in charge these days, though the company operates much the same as before. The company is John D. Stephens Inc., run for years by John D. himself of Snellville. Today his former companies are run by his youngest son, Mitchell, 47, while the father concentrates his efforts in another company with work around the Atlanta Airport.

by · December 6, 2016 · Elliott Brack's Perspective