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.

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Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, June 18
 Happy Monday. Remember way back when it was just a day you struggled to get through? (Remember last week?) Now Monday is all about jumpstarting your body and brain — while having fun to boot. Here are three suggestions for doing so today around the metro area. And considering one of them is a chance to see as many as five movies ...

Posted: 2 days ago

Happy Monday. Remember way back when it was just a day you struggled to get through? (Remember last week?) Now Monday is all about jumpstarting your body and brain — while having fun to boot. Here are three suggestions for doing so today around the metro area. And considering one of them is a chance to see as many as five movies ...
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, June 11
 Take a deep breath Atlanta. You got through a steamy June weekend with your wits intact. Well, you got through it anyway. Time to reward yourself with something fun, maybe even a bit uplifting to do today. And if you’re feeling really generous, you can bring along some friends or family members to share in the experience. We’ve...

Posted: 9 days ago

Take a deep breath Atlanta. You got through a steamy June weekend with your wits intact. Well, you got through it anyway. Time to reward yourself with something fun, maybe even a bit uplifting to do today. And if you’re feeling really generous, you can bring along some friends or family members to share in the experience. We’ve...
Why Georgia keeps growing, despite decline in births
 For the many Georgians who can’t find an inch of tire space on I-285 at rush hour or an open patch of sand on the beach at Tybee, one question likely keeps running through their minds: The answer: Not all where you might think. Georgia’s population grew by nearly 116,000 people in 2017 — the sixth biggest jump among all...

Posted: 12 days ago

For the many Georgians who can’t find an inch of tire space on I-285 at rush hour or an open patch of sand on the beach at Tybee, one question likely keeps running through their minds: The answer: Not all where you might think. Georgia’s population grew by nearly 116,000 people in 2017 — the sixth biggest jump among all...
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, June 4
 With apologies to the poet, June is when one’s fancy turns to vacationing. And even if you don’t have this whole week off to go beach-bumming or road-tripping, that’s no reason you can’t take a wee bit of a break for yourself this Monday. Here are three fun and unique things to do around the metro area today: &ldquo...

Posted: 16 days ago

With apologies to the poet, June is when one’s fancy turns to vacationing. And even if you don’t have this whole week off to go beach-bumming or road-tripping, that’s no reason you can’t take a wee bit of a break for yourself this Monday. Here are three fun and unique things to do around the metro area today: &ldquo...
What it takes to see Jimmy Carter teach Sunday school in Plains
 When as many as 500 visitors burst into applause at the end of Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school class on the first weekend in May, it went against one of the cardinal rules. But who could blame them? After all, they’d prevailed at that week’s spiritual version of “Survivor,” arriving as early as 5 a.m., and then...

Posted: 20 days ago

When as many as 500 visitors burst into applause at the end of Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school class on the first weekend in May, it went against one of the cardinal rules. But who could blame them? After all, they’d prevailed at that week’s spiritual version of “Survivor,” arriving as early as 5 a.m., and then...
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, May 28
 Welcome to Memorial Day. Most important, it’s a day when we all should pause to honor the memory of those who died in service to this country. Fittingly, there are a number of ceremonies and other patriotic events taking place around metro Atlanta today. For many of us, too, Memorial Day represents the unofficial official start...

Posted: 23 days ago

Welcome to Memorial Day. Most important, it’s a day when we all should pause to honor the memory of those who died in service to this country. Fittingly, there are a number of ceremonies and other patriotic events taking place around metro Atlanta today. For many of us, too, Memorial Day represents the unofficial official start...
Veterans Day vs. Memorial Day: When is each, why is it commemorated?
 If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between Memorial Day and Veterans Day, apparently you’re not alone. No less an authority than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says people frequently confuse the two holidays. Make no mistake about it: Both are incredibly important holidays, with their common focus on...

Posted: 28 days ago

If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between Memorial Day and Veterans Day, apparently you’re not alone. No less an authority than the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says people frequently confuse the two holidays. Make no mistake about it: Both are incredibly important holidays, with their common focus on...
Things to do in Atlanta on Monday, May 21
 Memorial Day is exactly one week away, and it will cap off a long weekend of parades, picnic and other playful events. But that doesn’t mean you have to sit around like a lump this Monday. Here are three things-to-do today that can help light a firecracker under your body and brain: ANTHONY GROOMS AT GEORGIA CENTER FOR THE BOOK...

Posted: 30 days ago

Memorial Day is exactly one week away, and it will cap off a long weekend of parades, picnic and other playful events. But that doesn’t mean you have to sit around like a lump this Monday. Here are three things-to-do today that can help light a firecracker under your body and brain: ANTHONY GROOMS AT GEORGIA CENTER FOR THE BOOK...
Who is T.I., who was arrested Wednesday in Henry County?
 When rapper T.I. was arrested early Wednesday morning in Henry County, it wasn’t his first run-in with the law. The Atlanta native  has been jailed several times -- most notably, a stint in federal prison on a weapons charge in 2009. Still, there’s a lot more than that to T.I., 37, a prodigious and wide-ranging artist who&rsquo...

5:13 PM Wednesday, May. 16, 2018

When rapper T.I. was arrested early Wednesday morning in Henry County, it wasn’t his first run-in with the law. The Atlanta native has been jailed several times -- most notably, a stint in federal prison on a weapons charge in 2009. Still, there’s a lot more than that to T.I., 37, a prodigious and wide-ranging artist who&rsquo...
Rejoice! Prince George and Princess Charlotte WILL be in the royal wedding!
 Our cuteness prayers have been answered. >> MORE: How to watch and stream the royal wedding (plus everything else on TV this week about Harry and Meghan) Word came very early Wednesday morning (well, early here in the Colonies) that Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be in the official wedding party when their uncle, Prince Harry...

9:26 AM Wednesday, May. 16, 2018

Our cuteness prayers have been answered. >> MORE: How to watch and stream the royal wedding (plus everything else on TV this week about Harry and Meghan) Word came very early Wednesday morning (well, early here in the Colonies) that Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be in the official wedding party when their uncle, Prince Harry...