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

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...

Posted: 3 days ago

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...

Posted: 5 days ago

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...

Posted: 6 days ago

“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...

Posted: 9 days ago

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...

Posted: 13 days ago

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...

Posted: 16 days ago

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...

Posted: 20 days ago

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...

Posted: 23 days ago

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...
Jimmy Carter: Trump made ‘very serious mistake’ not lowering flag for McCain
 Jimmy Carter is busy building Habitat houses in Indiana this week, but he put down his hammer long enough on Tuesday to wade into the John McCain-Donald Trump flag flap. >> Read more trending news  “I think that was a very serious mistake that President Trump made and his friends and his opponents corrected him, I think,...

Posted: 23 days ago

Jimmy Carter is busy building Habitat houses in Indiana this week, but he put down his hammer long enough on Tuesday to wade into the John McCain-Donald Trump flag flap. >> Read more trending news  “I think that was a very serious mistake that President Trump made and his friends and his opponents corrected him, I think,...
Jimmy Carter: Trump made ‘very serious mistake’ not lowering flag for McCain
 Jimmy Carter’s busy building Habitat houses in Indiana this week, but he put down his hammer long enough on Tuesday to wade into the John McCain-Donald Trump flag flap. “I think that was a very serious mistake that President Trump made and his friends and his opponents corrected him, I think, quite adequately,” Carter, 93...

Posted: 25 days ago

Jimmy Carter’s busy building Habitat houses in Indiana this week, but he put down his hammer long enough on Tuesday to wade into the John McCain-Donald Trump flag flap. “I think that was a very serious mistake that President Trump made and his friends and his opponents corrected him, I think, quite adequately,” Carter, 93...
Your complete guide to fall festivals in and around Atlanta and North Georgia
 It’s Fall Festival season here, and really, what could be better? Many of the events -- and trust us, there are many of them --  take place in the Great Outdoors, against a backdrop of powder-blue skies and autumnally-hued leaves. Breathing in all that healthy fresh air is a great cover for the real reason for being there: Eating...

Posted: 25 days ago

It’s Fall Festival season here, and really, what could be better? Many of the events -- and trust us, there are many of them --  take place in the Great Outdoors, against a backdrop of powder-blue skies and autumnally-hued leaves. Breathing in all that healthy fresh air is a great cover for the real reason for being there: Eating...