Stephanie Toone

Stephanie Toone is a writer and digital producer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Study: It’s gotten a little pricier to buy the ‘12 days of Christmas’
 The classic carol “The Twelves Days of Christmas” is almost as old as the holiday tradition itself, so with the rising cost of “doing Christmas” it should be no surprise that the price tag for that partridge in a pear tree and those five golden rings has seen a hike. For 34 years, financial company PNC has issued...

Posted: 4 days ago

The classic carol “The Twelves Days of Christmas” is almost as old as the holiday tradition itself, so with the rising cost of “doing Christmas” it should be no surprise that the price tag for that partridge in a pear tree and those five golden rings has seen a hike. For 34 years, financial company PNC has issued...
WATCH: Everything you need to know about Callaway Gardens’ Fantasy in Lights
 Even with the variety of holiday spectacles across Atlanta, there’s one must-see that serves up all the grandeur of Christmas lights with the unique option of never leaving your car. Callaway Garden’s Fantasy in Lights, which opens Friday, Nov. 17, has delighted Atlanta families for more than 25 years.  The drive-through...

Posted: 10 days ago

Even with the variety of holiday spectacles across Atlanta, there’s one must-see that serves up all the grandeur of Christmas lights with the unique option of never leaving your car. Callaway Garden’s Fantasy in Lights, which opens Friday, Nov. 17, has delighted Atlanta families for more than 25 years.  The drive-through...
Skrrt skrrt: Migos and their fans want the group cast as hyenas in Disney’s ‘Lion King’ 
 The rap trio Migos has already won over music critics and incited us all to replay their tracks on iTunes to catch their unique (and at times indiscernable) ad libs. Now, the Atlanta hip-hop group wants to put its stamp on children’s movies, namely the highly-anticipated “Lion King” remake. On Sunday, Migos member Quavo...

Posted: 13 days ago

The rap trio Migos has already won over music critics and incited us all to replay their tracks on iTunes to catch their unique (and at times indiscernable) ad libs. Now, the Atlanta hip-hop group wants to put its stamp on children’s movies, namely the highly-anticipated “Lion King” remake. On Sunday, Migos member Quavo...
Amazon launches Black Friday deals early
 Feeding Americans’ insatiable appetite for exclusive deals, Amazon has decided not to keep its online shoppers waiting until Black Friday. Instead, the digital shopping juggernaut kicked off its Black Friday deals Nov. 1. The early launch of Black Friday is a part of Amazon’s “50 Days of Holiday Deals” campaign, which...

Posted: 16 days ago

Feeding Americans’ insatiable appetite for exclusive deals, Amazon has decided not to keep its online shoppers waiting until Black Friday. Instead, the digital shopping juggernaut kicked off its Black Friday deals Nov. 1. The early launch of Black Friday is a part of Amazon’s “50 Days of Holiday Deals” campaign, which...
Black Friday comes early: Amazon launches its Black Friday deals 23 days early
 Feeding Americans’ insatiable appetite for exclusive deals, Amazon has decided not to keep its online shoppers waiting until Black Friday. Instead, the digital shopping juggernaut kicked off its Black Friday deals Nov. 1. The early launch of Black Friday is a part of Amazon’s “50 Days of Holiday Deals”  campaign...

Posted: 17 days ago

Feeding Americans’ insatiable appetite for exclusive deals, Amazon has decided not to keep its online shoppers waiting until Black Friday. Instead, the digital shopping juggernaut kicked off its Black Friday deals Nov. 1. The early launch of Black Friday is a part of Amazon’s “50 Days of Holiday Deals”  campaign...
5 reasons Atlantans love Macy’s Pink Pig
 She doesn’t don the traditional holiday colors of green or red nor does she rub elbows with Santa, but Priscilla the Pink Pig is a holiday staple in Atlanta. For five decades, the Pink Pig has been a treasured monorail ride that gets little ones and Atlantans of all ages in the holiday spirit. In 1956, Rich’s department store...

Posted: 18 days ago

She doesn’t don the traditional holiday colors of green or red nor does she rub elbows with Santa, but Priscilla the Pink Pig is a holiday staple in Atlanta. For five decades, the Pink Pig has been a treasured monorail ride that gets little ones and Atlantans of all ages in the holiday spirit. In 1956, Rich’s department store...
No treats: Town plans to ban kids ages 16 or older from trick-or-treating
 The quintessential art of knocking on a door and receiving gobs of sugar-laden treats on Halloween has a mandatory age limit in one Canadian town.  At the ripe old age of 16, teenagers in Bathurst, New Brunswick, are banned from trick-or-treating, and other trick-or-treaters must wrap up their candy grabbing by 8 p.m., according to the...

Posted: 19 days ago

The quintessential art of knocking on a door and receiving gobs of sugar-laden treats on Halloween has a mandatory age limit in one Canadian town.  At the ripe old age of 16, teenagers in Bathurst, New Brunswick, are banned from trick-or-treating, and other trick-or-treaters must wrap up their candy grabbing by 8 p.m., according to the...
Kenneka Jenkins update: 7 things to know about teen found dead in hotel freezer
 The mysterious death of Kenneka Jenkins, 19, who was found dead in the freezer of a suburban hotel, has sparked national outcry and questions about the circumstances surrounding her death. The teenager left her home for a party Sept. 8, according to the Chicago Tribune. After her mother, Tereasa Martin, demanded hotel staff search...

Posted: 27 days ago

The mysterious death of Kenneka Jenkins, 19, who was found dead in the freezer of a suburban hotel, has sparked national outcry and questions about the circumstances surrounding her death. The teenager left her home for a party Sept. 8, according to the Chicago Tribune. After her mother, Tereasa Martin, demanded hotel staff search...
The scariest place in Georgia is an ‘eerie’ cemetery in Atlanta, according to Thrillist
 It is that time of year where holding the title of spookiest, scariest or just plain creepiest place really means something. So, entertainment site Thrillist is rolling out the spider-web covered carpet for the most frightening locales in each of America’s 50 states. In its recent “The best place to scare the crap out of...

11:06 PM Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

It is that time of year where holding the title of spookiest, scariest or just plain creepiest place really means something. So, entertainment site Thrillist is rolling out the spider-web covered carpet for the most frightening locales in each of America’s 50 states. In its recent “The best place to scare the crap out of...
One of Atlanta’s favorite ice cream spots is saying thank you with free cream tonight
 On the first day that it actually feels like fall in Atlanta, a chic gourmet ice cream shop wants to bring you back to summer  − with free ice cream, no less. Krog Street Market will offer free ice cream at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, 99 Krog St NE, Atlanta, as a part of its  KSM Appreciation Day between 5 and 7 tonight...

6:55 PM Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

On the first day that it actually feels like fall in Atlanta, a chic gourmet ice cream shop wants to bring you back to summer  − with free ice cream, no less. Krog Street Market will offer free ice cream at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, 99 Krog St NE, Atlanta, as a part of its  KSM Appreciation Day between 5 and 7 tonight...