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Jill Vejnoska

Jill Vejnoska has spent two decades as a news and features reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  She has been the newspaper's TV critic, an arts writer and, at various time, covered courts, the General Assembly and high profile political races inside and outside of the state of Georgia. She's pulled off the rare tandem of having covered both Hillary Clinton's first Senate campaign and Olympic synchronized swimming. A New Jersey native, she lives in Atlanta.

Latest from Jill Vejnoska

It’s “Pott”-y time! Harry Potter’s magical hold on readers turns 20
 It’s enough to make a Muggle feel downright ancient. (Or maybe just young all over again?) On Monday, Harry Potter turns — gulp — 20. It was two decades ago — June 26, 1997 — when first-time novelist J.K. Rowling’s little book about the orphaned boy who’d grow up to become the GOAT (Greatest of All...

Posted: 20 hours ago

It’s enough to make a Muggle feel downright ancient. (Or maybe just young all over again?) On Monday, Harry Potter turns — gulp — 20. It was two decades ago — June 26, 1997 — when first-time novelist J.K. Rowling’s little book about the orphaned boy who’d grow up to become the GOAT (Greatest of All...
Jimmy Carter’s presidential library is solar-powered now
 For Jimmy Carter, it’s no longer just his beloved hometown of Plains that’s gone solar. Now his presidential library has too. Hundreds of solar panels have been installed on the roof of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, it was announced on Tuesday morning. A news conference held on the roof...

Posted: 3 days ago

For Jimmy Carter, it’s no longer just his beloved hometown of Plains that’s gone solar. Now his presidential library has too. Hundreds of solar panels have been installed on the roof of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, it was announced on Tuesday morning. A news conference held on the roof...
When is the first day of summer; what time did it officially arrive?
 Just because it’s 85 degrees in the shade and you’ve been wearing shorts since April, that doesn’t mean summer is here yet.  This year, the first day of summer is Wednesday, June 21. Barely. It officially arrives at 12:24 a.m.  in the Eastern time zone (EST), which means that most of us will probably snooze right...

Posted: 4 days ago

Just because it’s 85 degrees in the shade and you’ve been wearing shorts since April, that doesn’t mean summer is here yet.  This year, the first day of summer is Wednesday, June 21. Barely. It officially arrives at 12:24 a.m. in the Eastern time zone (EST), which means that most of us will probably snooze right...
Father’s Day 2017: A dozen of the best quotations by and about dads
 Dear old Dad. Whether he’s a regular presence in your life, a cherished memory or the position you yourself are hoping to fill  someday, at least there’s one thing all fathers have in common: They’re essential in a way that’s often hard to put into words. So allow some experts to help. With Father’s Day coming...

Posted: 11 days ago

Dear old Dad. Whether he’s a regular presence in your life, a cherished memory or the position you yourself are hoping to fill someday, at least there’s one thing all fathers have in common: They’re essential in a way that’s often hard to put into words. So allow some experts to help. With Father’s Day coming...
Jimmy Carter’s in-plane handshake has everyone #swoon-ing
 A simple handshake by Jimmy Carter is getting the big thumbs-up everywhere. Make that a handshake times about a hundred, considering it extended to every passenger on a recent Atlanta-to-D.C. flight. Carter had just boarded the Delta flight last week when, fellow passenger James Parker Sheffield reported, the former president started shaking...

Posted: 12 days ago

A simple handshake by Jimmy Carter is getting the big thumbs-up everywhere. Make that a handshake times about a hundred, considering it extended to every passenger on a recent Atlanta-to-D.C. flight. Carter had just boarded the Delta flight last week when, fellow passenger James Parker Sheffield reported, the former president started shaking...
Dog gotta go (for a walk)? There’s an on-demand app for that in Atlanta now
 It could turn out to be Man’s Second Best Friend. A new-to-Atlanta dog walking app says it can have someone there to walk Fido with as little as 30 minutes notice. Wag! recently expanded to 16 cities nationwide, including Atlanta and Marietta. A spokesperson wouldn’t discuss numbers, but said a pool of walkers is available...

Posted: 16 days ago

It could turn out to be Man’s Second Best Friend. A new-to-Atlanta dog walking app says it can have someone there to walk Fido with as little as 30 minutes notice. Wag! recently expanded to 16 cities nationwide, including Atlanta and Marietta. A spokesperson wouldn’t discuss numbers, but said a pool of walkers is available...
Who is Reality Leigh Winner, the alleged NSA leaker?
 When a 25-year-old National Security Agency contractor was arrested by the FBI at her Augusta home on Saturday, it brought the impassioned debate over leaked documents directly into Georgia. On Monday, Reality Leigh Winner was charged with allegedly leaking a top secret report to the web site The Intercept. Winner’s arrest was announced...

Posted: 17 days ago

When a 25-year-old National Security Agency contractor was arrested by the FBI at her Augusta home on Saturday, it brought the impassioned debate over leaked documents directly into Georgia. On Monday, Reality Leigh Winner was charged with allegedly leaking a top secret report to the web site The Intercept. Winner’s arrest was announced...
Jimmy Carter wins award from former political rival Gerald Ford’s foundation
 From  the Nobel Peace Prize to several Grammys, former President Jimmy Carter’s won nearly every major honor available. But the 2017 Gerald R. Ford Medal for Distinguished Public Service comes  with one heck of a backstory. Carter couldn’t attend Monday night’s Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation dinner in Washington...

Posted: 18 days ago

From  the Nobel Peace Prize to several Grammys, former President Jimmy Carter’s won nearly every major honor available. But the 2017 Gerald R. Ford Medal for Distinguished Public Service comes with one heck of a backstory. Carter couldn’t attend Monday night’s Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation dinner in Washington...
Stealing an election? Campaign sign thefts have 6th District on guard
 Like almost every available patch of grass, piece of concrete or tree trunk in the sprawling 6th congressional district, Barrett Walker’s Roswell lawn is filled with campaign signs. Eleven, at last count, each one in some way professing strong support for Democrat Jon Ossoff. Yet one sign in particular stands out. Handwritten in four...

Posted: 21 days ago

Like almost every available patch of grass, piece of concrete or tree trunk in the sprawling 6th congressional district, Barrett Walker’s Roswell lawn is filled with campaign signs. Eleven, at last count, each one in some way professing strong support for Democrat Jon Ossoff. Yet one sign in particular stands out. Handwritten in four...
Jimmy Carter says he’ll attend Gregg Allman’s funeral in Macon on Saturday
 Former President Jimmy Carter said he will attend Gregg Allman’s funeral in Macon on Saturday. “Gregg Allman was there when I needed him and Rosalynn and I have always been grateful to him,” Carter, 92, said in a statement on Friday. “I was very proud to participate in Mercer’s awarding Greg an honorary doctorate...

Posted: 21 days ago

Former President Jimmy Carter said he will attend Gregg Allman’s funeral in Macon on Saturday. “Gregg Allman was there when I needed him and Rosalynn and I have always been grateful to him,” Carter, 92, said in a statement on Friday. “I was very proud to participate in Mercer’s awarding Greg an honorary doctorate...
“Like a scavenger hunt on steroids” Why so many Girl Scouts are headed for Savannah 
 Move over St. Patrick’s Day. Savannah’s about to go green -- Girl Scout green -- again this year. The clever brainchild of the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia (GSHG) council, QuestFest  has the makings of a classic scouting jamboree meets massive scavenger hunt set in the social media age.  From July 13-16, as many...

Posted: 28 days ago

Move over St. Patrick’s Day. Savannah’s about to go green -- Girl Scout green -- again this year. The clever brainchild of the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia (GSHG) council, QuestFest  has the makings of a classic scouting jamboree meets massive scavenger hunt set in the social media age.  From July 13-16, as many...