Elliott Brack’s Perspective

Lawrenceville City Hall

BRACK: A look at when cities in Georgia were chartered

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Officials in the county seat of Lawrenceville have been selling themselves short. Perhaps it’s because when new people come into office in Lawrenceville, and that the institutional memory went the door. For the Lawrenceville officials have been saying recently that they are the second oldest city in Metro Atlanta.

by · December 2, 2016 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Lilburn will be site of Gwinnett’s first distillery by January

BRACK: Lilburn will be site of Gwinnett’s first distillery by January

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | By January, Gwinnett may have a distinctive new business venture up and running—-its first distillery.

Hope Springs Distillery in Lilburn is the concept of a Norcross couple who decided to “hire ourselves” when they were looking for something “legal to do” as they left full-time employment.

by · November 29, 2016 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Remembering a friend who served a unique nonprofit board service

BRACK: Remembering a friend who served a unique nonprofit board service

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | It’s best to have all types of people making up a nonprofit board.

A good board consists of people coming at problems from several different angles, creating a board of advisers who can successfully lead the institution toward a good path. You want full and fair discussion, and not people who are essentially “Yes” persons who go along with whatever someone proposes.

by · November 22, 2016 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
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BRACK: Mountain fires in Georgia impacting state as far south as Macon

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Having lived almost all of my life in Georgia, except for a three-year stint in Germany and a year in Iowa at graduate school, this week many of us experienced something unusual — something that had never happen to me before.

by · November 18, 2016 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
Trump

BRACK: He’s our nation’s new president; We wish Donald Trump solid success

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | An out of state reader prompted today’s entry when he asked a question about the election.

What really concerns me seriously are the protests and riots by the young. It is obvious that they do not know the mechanics of government, and I suspect this comes from more than a generation not studying the basics of civics.

BRACK: Democrats in Gwinnett ran much stronger than in years before

BRACK: Democrats in Gwinnett ran much stronger than in years before

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | The United States is a great nation. It is resilient, and can survive Donald Trump. Be pleased and calmed knowing that.

The nation’s best period of government, it appears to us, is when Congress doesn’t necessarily rubber stamp everything the president sends forth. (The very best time we feel is when one House of Congress is of a different party than the president.) We suspect it won’t be long before the legislators find that they’ll need to limit the reach of the presidency. That would also have happened had another person been chosen to lead our country.

by · November 11, 2016 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
Among those marking the 50th anniversary of Berkmar High were Lilburn Mayor Johnny Crist, District V School Board Member Louise Radloff, Berkmar High Student Kendall Castaneda, Principal Al Taylor and CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks.

BRACK: How ‘bout those Cubs? Berkmar marks 50th anniversary

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Today we’ll give you a breather and never mention something that has focused our attention for the last few months, if you get the drift of the thought.

HOW ‘BOUT THOSE CUBS! It was great to see normally an unsung key leader of the Cubs, the former Atlanta catcher David Ross, have a very good game, slamming a home run in what is perhaps his last game in professional baseball. After all, he’s 39, and crouching behind home plate must be much tougher now than previously.

by · November 8, 2016 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
Here are GwinnettForum’s choices in Tuesday’s General Election

Here are GwinnettForum’s choices in Tuesday’s General Election

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | In this last edition of GwinnettForum prior to Tuesday’s election, we’ll give a run-down of our views on the various races, as a guide to the election. Details of these endorsements were printed in previous issues.

Here are our choices in elections where there are at least two opponents:

by · November 4, 2016 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Proposed AT&T merger with Time Warner should be blocked

BRACK: Proposed AT&T merger with Time Warner should be blocked

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | Can you see any benefit from AT&T taking over (not “merging”) with Time Warner?

Do you really think a bigger AT&T is automatically better?

Why is it that these big conglomerates think that buying more companies will improve the situation, at least for those of us down here in the trenches? We can see that a larger company may make the income of the top brass significantly higher than their present fat-checks. But that surely doesn’t help the Average Joe.

by · November 1, 2016 · Elliott Brack's Perspective
BRACK: Vote against three of the state constitutional amendments

BRACK: Vote against three of the state constitutional amendments

By Elliott Brack, editor and publisher | There are four amendments facing voters on the 2016 General Election ballot. Three of these “Constitutional Amendments” need to be defeated, while one should pass.

by · October 28, 2016 · Elliott Brack's Perspective