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.
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.