Opinion

Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
Considering fleeing your community for safer territory? Think again.
By Carole Townsend

As a newspaper reporter, I enjoy the enviable opportunity to spend a lot of time in Gwinnett County communities, documenting the positive things that happen all day, every day, in our county. Last evening, I had the opportunity to listen to a GCPD crime prevention officer, and it got me to thinking.

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Suffering from intense heat this summer I recall the Arctic Express slamming the South last year. I was with Lilburn Police Sgt. Tim Haxton patrolling at night, checking out businesses, looking for thieves, sledge-hammering doors and determined copper collectors. 

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Carole Townsend

(Not So) Common Sense
In the South, Football is right up there with Sunday church and fried chicken.
By Carole Townsend

Football season. Are there two more glorious words in the entire dictionary? Not in our house, there aren’t. Much like thousands of other families, we have the date of the first NFL pre-season game circled in red on our calendar, and we circle it right around the time that the previous season ends.  

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Carole Townsend

(not so) Common Sense
Sometimes, there are no words.
By Carole Townsend

Have you ever dealt with someone whose job was so secure that he or she didn’t really care whether you walked away a satisfied customer? I have.

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