Elliott Brack’s Perspective

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BRACK: Young man who wanted to become sports announcer made it

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | The boy of 12 said to his dad some 50 years ago back in St. Charles, Minn.: “I’ve decided I want to be a sports announcer.”

“Son, are you sure?” the dad said. “Have you hear about this new world of computers? Maybe you want to try that.”

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BRACK: Some political considerations at three different levels

BRACK: Some political considerations at three different levels

For someone to write about the national scene these days, well…..it’s frustrating.

Time you jell your thoughts, here our President comes with an even more bizarre development, or he tweets on an entirely new subject, or he confuses you further by contradicting what he said the day before. And all along, the wheels of government barely move, with most attention on first one Russian government story after another. And the sad part is that it is the President who keeps the Russian story going with yet another comment.

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BRACK: City of Auburn attracting attention with its Whistlestop Shops

BRACK: City of Auburn attracting attention with its Whistlestop Shops

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | The City of Auburn, Ga. is getting a distinct new look adjacent to its City Hall. The city partially on the northeastern edge of Gwinnett has established an attractive Whistestop Shop. These are 11 similar wooden 9×12 foot retail cottage style individual shops selling a variety of home-based products. They are attracting business activity to the downtown area.

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BRACK: Those ding-a-lings kept adding up … to another scam

BRACK: Those ding-a-lings kept adding up … to another scam

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Here’s a new twist on a scam. It started with a call to our house last Thursday. On the line was a person saying he was a representative from the U.S. Marshal’s office in the Russell Building in downtown Atlanta, with an “urgent family matter.” We learned this in the answering machine message.

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BRACK: Wind Gap, Mo., says a lot about the growing film industry in Georgia

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Ever heard of the town of Wind Gap, Missouri?

Recently you might have thought you woke up in the wrong town if you lived in Barnesville, Ga. You see, there was a film crew all over that town shooting an upcoming HBO mini-series about Gillian Flynn’s book, Sharp Objects, which is set in this fictional town of Wind Gap, Mo.

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BRACK: Look at what’s happened in 10 years with Partnership Gwinnett

BRACK: Look at what’s happened in 10 years with Partnership Gwinnett

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Nick Masino of Partnership Gwinnett is always entertaining when he speaks before a group. We were lucky enough to enjoy a Nick presentation the other day. Here are a few highlights from that talk that Nick gives as information on prospects who know little about Gwinnett.

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BRACK: Tidbits, including why Duluth residents should remember this guy

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Today we’re catching up after a long holiday. Here goes:

KUDOS TO the Gwinnett County School Board for naming the new STEM high school in Norcross for Paul Duke. Let’s hope everyone refers to it as the Paul Duke High School, and not merely Duke High, so as to give proper recognition to the Georgia Tech graduate and not to his rival college in North Carolina.

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BRACK: Gwinnett cities are planning activities for Fourth holiday

BRACK: Gwinnett cities are planning activities for Fourth holiday

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Most of the Gwinnett cities are planning activities around the July Fourth holiday. In some instances, the cities are presenting entertainment, so that local residents can stay near home on the holiday, instead of traveling to more distant Atlanta venues for their entertainment.

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BRACK: Comments from readers show pressures on our democratic republic

BRACK: Comments from readers show pressures on our democratic republic

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Converging pressures are on our democratic republic like never before.

Once somewhat isolated by oceans that protected us, today’s cyber world knows no boundaries.

Today it’s not just other nations that threaten us. We have significant internal problems our country has not faced ever before.

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BRACK: Already three Democratic challengers to Rep. Woodall in 7th District

BRACK: Already three Democratic challengers to Rep. Woodall in 7th District

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Look for a wide-open Seventh District (mostly Gwinnett) Congressional race next year.

If you got cranky because of all the television political advertising over the Sixth District Congressional race, it may be only a precursor of what we’ll see here in our Seventh District race next year.

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