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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
BRACK: Suggestion of a peach Cola means few Coke execs from the South

BRACK: Suggestion of a peach Cola means few Coke execs from the South

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher  |  If you were born in the South, you may have been flabbergasted at the announcement recently from Coca Cola. The world’s leading drink maker said that they were thinking of bringing out a Peach Cola.

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by · November 7, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Local resident led team to rescue 187 Montagnards in Vietnam

BRACK: Local resident led team to rescue 187 Montagnards in Vietnam

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher   |  In the last year, a more complete understanding of the War in Vietnam has come to light for Americans, primarily via the Ken Burns documentary through the Public Broadcasting System.

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by · November 3, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
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BRACK: 8 exits proposed for Sugarloaf Parkway Extension as a toll road

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher  |  Pay attention, if you live in North Gwinnett. You should be particularly interested in the recent announcement that the Gwinnett County Commission is considering a toll road to extend Sugarloaf Parkway and make it a full four lane divided median highway.

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by · October 31, 2017 · Elliott Brack's Perspective