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

Celebrate Jimmy Carter’s 94th birthday and other things to do in Atlanta on Monday, Oct. 1
 We did it, Atlanta! We made it to October. (Whether summer and its 90-plus degree temperatures will stubbornly insist on coming along with us is pretty much anyone’s guess at this point). This month always sends a jolt through the air as it unofficially kicks off the holiday season. Just check out all the Halloween displays already...

12:00 AM Monday, Oct. 01, 2018

We did it, Atlanta! We made it to October. (Whether summer and its 90-plus degree temperatures will stubbornly insist on coming along with us is pretty much anyone’s guess at this point). This month always sends a jolt through the air as it unofficially kicks off the holiday season. Just check out all the Halloween displays already...
Atlanta church starts ‘shark tank’ for new socially conscious ventures
 From its centrally located spot on Peachtree Street near the High Museum and Arts Center MARTA stop, First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta has long been synonymous with words like compassion, humility and commitment. Words like “Shark Tank”? Eh, not so much. Until now. First Presbyterian (FPC) recently announced it will give away...

1:00 PM Friday, Sep. 28, 2018

From its centrally located spot on Peachtree Street near the High Museum and Arts Center MARTA stop, First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta has long been synonymous with words like compassion, humility and commitment. Words like “Shark Tank”? Eh, not so much. Until now. First Presbyterian (FPC) recently announced it will give away...
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, Sept. 24
 See you in S-e-p-t-e-m-b-e-r … but only for another week. Yep, hard as it is to believe, it isn’t just summer that’s over (It is. Trust us. Fall officially began at 9:54 p.m. on Saturday). September nearly is too. This is your last Monday of the month, so you’ll want to make it count before the madness of the holiday...

12:00 AM Monday, Sep. 24, 2018

See you in S-e-p-t-e-m-b-e-r … but only for another week. Yep, hard as it is to believe, it isn’t just summer that’s over (It is. Trust us. Fall officially began at 9:54 p.m. on Saturday). September nearly is too. This is your last Monday of the month, so you’ll want to make it count before the madness of the holiday...
Daytrippin’ in Woodstock: Music, shopping, food and — yup — scarecrows
 School’s in, summer work hours are out and the stressful holiday season is fast rounding the corner. Sigh. If you’re like most of metro Atlanta, you’re ready for a quick getaway right about now. So pack your (day)bagsand head to Woodstock! Located just 30 miles north of Atlanta in Cherokee County, Woodstock boasts a highly...

6:13 PM Wednesday, Sep. 19, 2018

School’s in, summer work hours are out and the stressful holiday season is fast rounding the corner. Sigh. If you’re like most of metro Atlanta, you’re ready for a quick getaway right about now. So pack your (day)bagsand head to Woodstock! Located just 30 miles north of Atlanta in Cherokee County, Woodstock boasts a highly...
Prominent Atlanta church launches social venture “incubator” to find, fund projects
 For years, First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta (FPC) has thrown open its doors to the homeless and hungry and anyone else in need of help. Now the church located next to the High Museum of Art in the heart of Midtown is throwing open its doors to new and innovative ideas as well. FPC recently launched “Epiphany,” a...

4:27 PM Monday, Sep. 17, 2018

For years, First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta (FPC) has thrown open its doors to the homeless and hungry and anyone else in need of help. Now the church located next to the High Museum of Art in the heart of Midtown is throwing open its doors to new and innovative ideas as well. FPC recently launched “Epiphany,” a...
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, Sept. 17
 “ATLANTA BRAVES VS. ST LOUIS CARDINALS” The Baby Braves are on a tear toward a delightfully unexpected (this early, anyway) divisional title. Come cheer them on for the first of three important home games against the Cards, perennial powers who are in the thick of the hunt for a Wild Card playoff berth. And since Mondays are &ldquo...

12:00 AM Monday, Sep. 17, 2018

“ATLANTA BRAVES VS. ST LOUIS CARDINALS” The Baby Braves are on a tear toward a delightfully unexpected (this early, anyway) divisional title. Come cheer them on for the first of three important home games against the Cards, perennial powers who are in the thick of the hunt for a Wild Card playoff berth. And since Mondays are &ldquo...
Jimmy Carter at Emory: I’d change all of Trump’s policies if I were president again
 What would Jimmy Carter do if he became president of the United States again? Pretty much the opposite of what the current Oval Office occupant is doing. “If I were foolish enough to feel I could be president again, I think the first thing I would do would be to change all of the policies that President Trump has initiated,” Carter...

3:19 AM Thursday, Sep. 13, 2018

What would Jimmy Carter do if he became president of the United States again? Pretty much the opposite of what the current Oval Office occupant is doing. “If I were foolish enough to feel I could be president again, I think the first thing I would do would be to change all of the policies that President Trump has initiated,” Carter...
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, Sept. 10
 It’s Monday, Atlanta. Do you know where your zing went? We know, it’s hard. Summer is but a distant memory now, and the eat, drink and be merry days of November and December feel like they’re still months away. (Actually, they are still months away. But cancel that negative thought!) You just think your get up and go has...

12:00 AM Monday, Sep. 10, 2018

It’s Monday, Atlanta. Do you know where your zing went? We know, it’s hard. Summer is but a distant memory now, and the eat, drink and be merry days of November and December feel like they’re still months away. (Actually, they are still months away. But cancel that negative thought!) You just think your get up and go has...
Team effort: Join Falcons, Atlanta United, Atlanta Track Club and MADD Georgia for big event
 No one can accuse last year’s inaugural Mercedes-Benz Stadium 5K/Walk Like MADD of not going the extra mile. When the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United and the Atlanta Track Club all joined forces to help the Georgia chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving put on its annual fundraiser, they threw open the doors of the brand new...

3:00 PM Thursday, Sep. 06, 2018

No one can accuse last year’s inaugural Mercedes-Benz Stadium 5K/Walk Like MADD of not going the extra mile. When the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United and the Atlanta Track Club all joined forces to help the Georgia chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving put on its annual fundraiser, they threw open the doors of the brand new...
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, Sept. 3 (Happy Labor Day!)
 Happy un-Labor Day Atlanta! What’s that you say? This Monday is literally the one day out of 365 that lays claim to “Labor” in its name? Well, yes, if you really want to split hairs. But since for so many of us it’s a day off, the last thing in the world you want to be doing is laboring, especially when it comes to...

12:00 AM Monday, Sep. 03, 2018

Happy un-Labor Day Atlanta! What’s that you say? This Monday is literally the one day out of 365 that lays claim to “Labor” in its name? Well, yes, if you really want to split hairs. But since for so many of us it’s a day off, the last thing in the world you want to be doing is laboring, especially when it comes to...
Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter’s 35-year Habitat history, told (mostly) through photos
 Jimmy Carter’s been making news from Indiana this week, telling a series of national TV interviewers that President Donald Trump made a mistake by not lowering the flag in honor of the late Sen. John McCain. But that’s hardly the only news out of Mishawaka, a city of some 48,000 people near South Bend. That’s where...

3:37 PM Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

Jimmy Carter’s been making news from Indiana this week, telling a series of national TV interviewers that President Donald Trump made a mistake by not lowering the flag in honor of the late Sen. John McCain. But that’s hardly the only news out of Mishawaka, a city of some 48,000 people near South Bend. That’s where...