Opinion

Carole Townsend

When I was a kid, I concerned myself with kid things. I had to take a minute to think back to what those are, but I did like dolls of all types: baby dolls, Barbies, you name it. I was a school junkie, so I concerned myself with all things “school.” And of course, family. When you’re a kid, the goings-on in your immediate family pretty much defines your world. If I ever thought about anything other than these matters, it was the exception to the rule, believe me.

Read more ...

Dave Emanuel, Cut to the Chase

On December 15, 2017, Gwinnett County launched the opening event in the year-long celebration of its 200th anniversary. The celebration will include events throughout the year and culminate on December 15, 2018, the date that marks exactly 200 years since the county was created.

Read more ...

Bill York

A storm was raging over the farm. Flashes of lightning illuminated the alcove and thunder shook my bunk bed.

My brother had told me about floods and how houses just floated away. I wondered if someone was awake.

The coon hounds began a cacophony of howling from back in the house.

Read more ...

Carole Townsend

I recently celebrated a birthday, something I’ve done more than 50 times in my lifetime. I’ve lived more than half a century, more than half my life (unless I turn out to be one of those folks who reaches triple digits). That’s a sobering thought.

Read more ...

Dave Emanuel, Cut to the Chase

Each time an election rolls around, I find myself wondering how to best perform my civic duty to vote. I always figured that my sole responsibility was simply to cast a ballot; the decision is whether to vote early or wait for election day. But some time ago, I received an e-mail that prompted me to consider another option.

Read more ...