Coleman Supports Tax Cuts Focused on Families and Jobs

A priority for Gwinnett State Rep. Brooks Coleman in this latest session was cutting taxes to both support struggling families and to help businesses create jobs. “We all know these are difficult times,” said Coleman. “To help us get through them I supported several different tax cuts. We reduced the marriage penalty, replaced the car tag birthday tax and eliminated the sales tax on manufacturers. These were needed reforms that make us more competitive and allows families ... Read More

Duluth Fall Festival’s 30th Anniversary marked by community party, concert on Town Green.

Whew! It was hot, but the crowd at the Duluth Fall Festival 30th Anniversary Celebration and Concert Saturday, June 30, still had fun. "We really appreciate you braving the heat and coming out," said Kathryn Willis, festival founder, as she welcomed guests to the party on the Duluth Town Green in the 100-plus degree heat. Children played on giant inflatables and cooled off in the city fountain, while others took refuge from the heat in a deluxe ... Read More

Legislator Coleman a ‘star’ at dancing fundraiser

Two decades of tap dancing through the political arena at the State Capitol has done little to prepare Brooks Coleman for an actual performance on the dance floor. This weekend, the Duluth state representative who heads the House Education Committee will turn to swing and the waltz, performing at the American Cancer Society's Crusader's Ball as part of the Dance with the Stars of Atlanta theme. "The waltz is giving me a fit right now, but I'm ... Read More

Rep. Coleman to study education funding

Gwinnett’s Rep. Brooks Coleman is ready to get started on a study on funding public education. Coleman, a former educator who heads the State House of Representatives’ Education Committee, introduced legislation this year to restructure the 25-year-old funding formula. This week, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the 20 members of the commission that Coleman will chair. The group includes 10 members tapped by Deal, four senators, four representatives, along with the state schools superintendent and chief operating officer ... Read More

Duluth football games will never sound the same without Brooks

Brooks Coleman has lived in the same Duluth neighborhood for 45 years. And for 45 years, he could be found in the same place when the Duluth High School football team was playing at home on Friday night. You knew that when toe hit leather on what is now called Cecil Morris Field, a familiar refrain would be uttered by a familiar voice: "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Duluth High School, home of the ... Read More