Jennifer Brett

Jennifer Brett is a multiplatform journalist and digital coach at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is a North Carolina native and graduate of the University of North Carolina. She and her husband live in Cobb County.

Latest from Jennifer Brett

Retired Marine with amputated legs turned away from Six Flags ride, park cites safety
 A military veteran was dismayed to be turned away from a Six Flags Over Georgia ride the other day, but the park cites safety precautions. “We apologize to Mr. Jones for any inconvenience; however, to ensure safety, guests with certain disabilities are restricted from riding certain rides and attractions,” a statement from Six...

Posted: 2 days ago

A military veteran was dismayed to be turned away from a Six Flags Over Georgia ride the other day, but the park cites safety precautions. “We apologize to Mr. Jones for any inconvenience; however, to ensure safety, guests with certain disabilities are restricted from riding certain rides and attractions,” a statement from Six...
Six Flags’ safety guidelines give specifics on riders’ limbs
 Anyone who’s visited a theme park probably recalls seeing signs saying riders must be a certain height to ride, or perhaps a warning that a particular attraction isn’t appropriate for expectant mothers or those with high blood pressure. Less immediately apparent, perhaps, are the lengthy and specific guidelines referencing  ...

Posted: 3 days ago

Anyone who’s visited a theme park probably recalls seeing signs saying riders must be a certain height to ride, or perhaps a warning that a particular attraction isn’t appropriate for expectant mothers or those with high blood pressure. Less immediately apparent, perhaps, are the lengthy and specific guidelines referencing  ...
Wounded vet turned away from Six Flags ride, park cites safety
 A wounded veteran was dismayed to be turned away from a Six Flags Over Georgia ride the other day, but the park cites safety precautions. “We apologize to Mr. Jones for any inconvenience; however, to ensure safety, guests with certain disabilities are restricted from riding certain rides and attractions,” a statement from Six...

Posted: 3 days ago

A wounded veteran was dismayed to be turned away from a Six Flags Over Georgia ride the other day, but the park cites safety precautions. “We apologize to Mr. Jones for any inconvenience; however, to ensure safety, guests with certain disabilities are restricted from riding certain rides and attractions,” a statement from Six...
Saying goodbye is hard, even when it’s time
 My pastor’s last Sunday in the pulpit is tomorrow.
            Marietta First United Methodist Church Senior Minister Sam Matthews is retiring after 47 years in ministry, the last 15 with
               us. During his tenure, our church completed projects including an extensive sanctuary refurbishment, a comprehensive security
    ...

Posted: 7 days ago

My pastor’s last Sunday in the pulpit is tomorrow. Marietta First United Methodist Church Senior Minister Sam Matthews is retiring after 47 years in ministry, the last 15 with us. During his tenure, our church completed projects including an extensive sanctuary refurbishment, a comprehensive security ...
Tyler Perry won’t have a party without this legendary Atlanta events guru
 The party was spectacular. Not a detail overlooked. One guest, in particular, was so impressed that she requested her host
            reveal the name of his event planner.
             “What’s his name?” she prodded. “I need his number.” The party host was Tyler Perry, celebrating the opening of his new studio...

Posted: 8 days ago

The party was spectacular. Not a detail overlooked. One guest, in particular, was so impressed that she requested her host reveal the name of his event planner. “What’s his name?” she prodded. “I need his number.” The party host was Tyler Perry, celebrating the opening of his new studio...
T.I.’s civic work has brought hope to students, single moms, inmates
 Rapper and actor 
            T.I. is 
            
               making news for what his lawyer deems an unjust arrest
            , but many of the headlines he’s generated lately revolve around his many civic contributions. In February, he and a local Walmart teamed up to give away hundreds of free tickets to the locally filmed...

Posted: 9 days ago

Rapper and actor T.I. is making news for what his lawyer deems an unjust arrest , but many of the headlines he’s generated lately revolve around his many civic contributions. In February, he and a local Walmart teamed up to give away hundreds of free tickets to the locally filmed...
Police report details events leading to T.I.’s arrest outside gated community
 Atlanta rapper and actor T.I., who reinvented himself as an activist and political force after time in federal prison and years of trouble with the law, was arrested early Wednesday outside his gated community in Henry County, authorities said. RELATED: T.I.’s civic work has brought hope to students, single moms, inmates The music...

Posted: 9 days ago

Atlanta rapper and actor T.I., who reinvented himself as an activist and political force after time in federal prison and years of trouble with the law, was arrested early Wednesday outside his gated community in Henry County, authorities said. RELATED: T.I.’s civic work has brought hope to students, single moms, inmates The music...
Atlanta-filmed “Black Panther” is out on DVD
 Welcome back to Wakanda. The Marvel blockbuster that transcended movie entertainment and became a movement is now moving to
            the small screen. Topping $1.3 billion in global box office haul, the sensation starring Chadwick Boseman in the title role is now out on DVD. Where “Black Panther” filmed How much did &ldquo...

Posted: 10 days ago

Welcome back to Wakanda. The Marvel blockbuster that transcended movie entertainment and became a movement is now moving to the small screen. Topping $1.3 billion in global box office haul, the sensation starring Chadwick Boseman in the title role is now out on DVD. Where “Black Panther” filmed How much did &ldquo...
Why Melissa McCarthy calls Atlanta home now
 OPELIKA, Ala. – Actress Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone have put down roots in Atlanta. “We’re officially Atlanta residents now. Like, literally,” McCarthy told the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution last week during
            the red-carpet premiere for “Life of the Party,” the couple&rsquo...

Posted: 15 days ago

OPELIKA, Ala. – Actress Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone have put down roots in Atlanta. “We’re officially Atlanta residents now. Like, literally,” McCarthy told the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution last week during the red-carpet premiere for “Life of the Party,” the couple&rsquo...
Col. Oliver North retires from Fox News to become NRA president
 Retired UMSC Col. Oliver North, who rose to national prominence amid the Iran-Contra scandal and parlayed his military background
            into a role as a Fox News pundit, will become the new president of the National Rifle association. “This is the most exciting news for our members since Charlton Heston became President of our...

Posted: 17 days ago

Retired UMSC Col. Oliver North, who rose to national prominence amid the Iran-Contra scandal and parlayed his military background into a role as a Fox News pundit, will become the new president of the National Rifle association. “This is the most exciting news for our members since Charlton Heston became President of our...
NRA convention wraps with praise for hero, dings for the media
 DALLAS – Membership in the National Rifle Association is higher than ever, the organization says, and its 147th annual convention
            wrapped Sunday with one newly christened lifetime member repeatedly celebrated as a hero. Former NRA firearms instructor Stephen 
               Willeford lives near the church in Sutherland Springs...

Posted: 18 days ago

DALLAS – Membership in the National Rifle Association is higher than ever, the organization says, and its 147th annual convention wrapped Sunday with one newly christened lifetime member repeatedly celebrated as a hero. Former NRA firearms instructor Stephen Willeford lives near the church in Sutherland Springs...