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

Kittens, pups rescued from Hurricane Florence’s path need new homes in Atlanta
 Hurricane Florence spared the Georgia coast but has wreaked deadly havoc on the Carolinas to our north. More than 30 deaths have been attributed to the enormous, slow-moving storm. Wilmington, on the coast of North Carolina, has been rendered an inaccessible island and officials warn the worst isn’t over in many areas, ...

Posted: a day ago

Hurricane Florence spared the Georgia coast but has wreaked deadly havoc on the Carolinas to our north. More than 30 deaths have been attributed to the enormous, slow-moving storm. Wilmington, on the coast of North Carolina, has been rendered an inaccessible island and officials warn the worst isn’t over in many areas, ...
Burt Reynolds considered Georgia his ‘good luck state’
 That day on the Atlanta set of “Smokey and the Bandit,” Burt Reynolds stretched his lanky legs out in his shag-carpeted trailer and took a little break. In his snug-fitting, bell-bottomed jeans and polished boots, a perfectly creased Stetson resting at his elbow and a massive belt buckle gleaming at his trim waistline, he seemed...

Posted: 12 days ago

That day on the Atlanta set of “Smokey and the Bandit,” Burt Reynolds stretched his lanky legs out in his shag-carpeted trailer and took a little break. In his snug-fitting, bell-bottomed jeans and polished boots, a perfectly creased Stetson resting at his elbow and a massive belt buckle gleaming at his trim waistline, he seemed...
That time ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ blew up an Atlanta roller coaster
 Actor Burt Reynolds, who has died at 82, leaves a vast film legacy, but will forever be known for his roles in the Georgia-filmed “Smokey and the Bandit” adventure flicks. He and co-stars Sally Field, Jackie Gleason and others were here in 1976 for the original and again in 1980 for the sequel. It was at the end of Smokey...

Posted: 12 days ago

Actor Burt Reynolds, who has died at 82, leaves a vast film legacy, but will forever be known for his roles in the Georgia-filmed “Smokey and the Bandit” adventure flicks. He and co-stars Sally Field, Jackie Gleason and others were here in 1976 for the original and again in 1980 for the sequel. It was at the end of Smokey...
Lawsuit: Unfounded #MeToo claims cost a filmmaker festival honors
 When the Atlanta Film Festival announced the 2018 feature film screenplay competition winners in early March, Samuel Goodwin was thrilled to be among them. His work was one of three chosen from more than 1,000 submissions, earning him free access to the festival and the ScreenCraft Writers Summit, in addition to “once in a lifetime...

Posted: 14 days ago

When the Atlanta Film Festival announced the 2018 feature film screenplay competition winners in early March, Samuel Goodwin was thrilled to be among them. His work was one of three chosen from more than 1,000 submissions, earning him free access to the festival and the ScreenCraft Writers Summit, in addition to “once in a lifetime...
Gun rights, gun control activists jump on Jacksonville before smoke clears
 Alyssa Milano and Dana Loesch crossed virtual swords earlier this year during the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Dallas, with Milano leading an anti-gun rally in a park near the convention site and Loesch tweaking her for bringing her own armed security.  The two were among the many quickly leaping into...

Posted: 23 days ago

Alyssa Milano and Dana Loesch crossed virtual swords earlier this year during the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Dallas, with Milano leading an anti-gun rally in a park near the convention site and Loesch tweaking her for bringing her own armed security.  The two were among the many quickly leaping into...
Buford schools chief resigns after racist rant; furor grows to ensnare longtime city leader
 Culminating a week of turmoil for the city of Buford and its school system, embattled superintendent Geye Hamby resigned Friday after an audio recording emerged in which he allegedly used racial slurs repeatedly.  And the controversy grew to include the chairman of Buford’s school board, who has also been head of its city commission...

Posted: 25 days ago

Culminating a week of turmoil for the city of Buford and its school system, embattled superintendent Geye Hamby resigned Friday after an audio recording emerged in which he allegedly used racial slurs repeatedly.  And the controversy grew to include the chairman of Buford’s school board, who has also been head of its city commission...
Georgia school superintendent accused of racist rant resigns
 Buford City Schools Superintendent Geye Hamby has resigned days after The Atlanta Journal-Constitution broke the news he had been named in a racial discrimination lawsuit and accused of using offensive slurs. Hamby tendered his resignation in a short letter to the school board. “My sincere apologies for any actions that may have...

Posted: 25 days ago

Buford City Schools Superintendent Geye Hamby has resigned days after The Atlanta Journal-Constitution broke the news he had been named in a racial discrimination lawsuit and accused of using offensive slurs. Hamby tendered his resignation in a short letter to the school board. “My sincere apologies for any actions that may have...
Racist rant fallout: Buford schools chief in limbo, community in shock
 Buford school system superintendent Geye Hamby has been placed on administrative leave amid allegations he made racist comments that were captured on audio recordings. “The board anticipates further action on this matter at a specially called meeting in the next several days,” the school system said in a statement. &ldquo...

Posted: 26 days ago

Buford school system superintendent Geye Hamby has been placed on administrative leave amid allegations he made racist comments that were captured on audio recordings. “The board anticipates further action on this matter at a specially called meeting in the next several days,” the school system said in a statement. &ldquo...
455 movie and TV projects filmed in Georgia in fiscal year 2018
 Georgia’s film industry ended the fiscal year with 455 movie and television projects completed, representing an economic impact of $9.5 billion, state officials said in a release. “Georgia is one of the world’s top destinations for film production and communities across the state are seeing the benefits of welcoming the...

4:31 PM Friday, Aug. 17, 2018

Georgia’s film industry ended the fiscal year with 455 movie and television projects completed, representing an economic impact of $9.5 billion, state officials said in a release. “Georgia is one of the world’s top destinations for film production and communities across the state are seeing the benefits of welcoming the...
Aretha Franklin charmed everyone at the Trumpet Awards in Atlanta
 Aretha Franklin was among the cultural, civic, business and political leaders honored at the 2012 Trumpet Awards. She was there to accept accept the civil rights honor on behalf of her late father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin. She was among a roster of luminaries - Earth, Wind & Fire received the lifetime achievement award and Ted Turner...

3:35 PM Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

Aretha Franklin was among the cultural, civic, business and political leaders honored at the 2012 Trumpet Awards. She was there to accept accept the civil rights honor on behalf of her late father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin. She was among a roster of luminaries - Earth, Wind & Fire received the lifetime achievement award and Ted Turner...