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.

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Harris Hines: A man of wisdom, intellect and most of all, kindness
 Harris Hines rose to the most prominent post on the state’s highest court. He held the respect of the governors who appointed him, the jurists who served with him and the lawyers who appeared before him. Despite his legal prominence and towering intellect, the recently retired chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court was remembered...

Posted: a day ago

Harris Hines rose to the most prominent post on the state’s highest court. He held the respect of the governors who appointed him, the jurists who served with him and the lawyers who appeared before him. Despite his legal prominence and towering intellect, the recently retired chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court was remembered...
Cobb County traffic alert: Hines funeral likely to impact Marietta Square area
 The funeral for retired Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harris Hines, planned for 2 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church just off the Marietta Square, is likely to impact traffic. Local law enforcement officers and Georgia State Patrol troopers have already arrived at the church, and the Marietta Police Department has issued this traffic...

Posted: 2 days ago

The funeral for retired Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harris Hines, planned for 2 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church just off the Marietta Square, is likely to impact traffic. Local law enforcement officers and Georgia State Patrol troopers have already arrived at the church, and the Marietta Police Department has issued this traffic...
Two congressional district races still in limbo in Atlanta suburbs
 A pair of competitive congressional races remained too close to call Wednesday, even as Democrat Lucy McBath declared victory over first-term GOP Congresswoman Karen Handel in a suburban Atlanta district that last year played host to the country’s marquee political contest. Handel, R-Roswell, refused to concede the 6th District House...

Posted: 7 days ago

A pair of competitive congressional races remained too close to call Wednesday, even as Democrat Lucy McBath declared victory over first-term GOP Congresswoman Karen Handel in a suburban Atlanta district that last year played host to the country’s marquee political contest. Handel, R-Roswell, refused to concede the 6th District House...
Karen Handel concedes 6th District race, congratulates Lucy McBath 
 U.S. Rep. Karen Handel has conceded and congratulated Lucy McBath, who will take her seat in Georgia’s 6th District. “After carefully reviewing all of the election results data, it is clear that I came up a bit short on Tuesday,” Handel said in a statement. “Congratulations to Representative-Elect Lucy McBath and end...

Posted: 7 days ago

U.S. Rep. Karen Handel has conceded and congratulated Lucy McBath, who will take her seat in Georgia’s 6th District. “After carefully reviewing all of the election results data, it is clear that I came up a bit short on Tuesday,” Handel said in a statement. “Congratulations to Representative-Elect Lucy McBath and end...
Lawsuit alleges lax security at Morehouse homecoming
 A lawsuit filed this week claims insufficient security during 2016 homecoming festivities on the Morehouse College campus led to injuries and medical bills for some guests. It was filed, coincidentally, a day after two Morehouse students were robbed just hours after 2018 homecoming festivities concluded. Attorney Robert A. Elsner, who...

Posted: 14 days ago

A lawsuit filed this week claims insufficient security during 2016 homecoming festivities on the Morehouse College campus led to injuries and medical bills for some guests. It was filed, coincidentally, a day after two Morehouse students were robbed just hours after 2018 homecoming festivities concluded. Attorney Robert A. Elsner, who...
Metro ATL houses of worship were wary even before synagogue slaughter
 At New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, security begins in the parking lot. Antonio Render, the megachurch’s security consultant and a former DeKalb County police officer, said outside security guards are trained to look for unusual behavior or unattended packages and bags. “The church is God’s house, but we still have to...

Posted: 16 days ago

At New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, security begins in the parking lot. Antonio Render, the megachurch’s security consultant and a former DeKalb County police officer, said outside security guards are trained to look for unusual behavior or unattended packages and bags. “The church is God’s house, but we still have to...
Who is Ted Metz, Georgia’s Libertarian candidate for governor?
 Ted Metz will almost certainly not be Georgia’s next governor. Just in case, the Libertarian candidate has a plan for the day he takes the reins. “Day One of being the governor would be to issue a proclamation to stop police and law enforcement from arresting people for possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal consumption...

Posted: 20 days ago

Ted Metz will almost certainly not be Georgia’s next governor. Just in case, the Libertarian candidate has a plan for the day he takes the reins. “Day One of being the governor would be to issue a proclamation to stop police and law enforcement from arresting people for possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal consumption...
Stacey Abrams, Brian Kemp clash in first debate
 The fire alarm was a surprise, but otherwise Tuesday’s debate between Georgia gubernatorial candidates involved familiar themes in the fiercely contested race.  Democrat Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp (who were joined by Libertarian Ted Metz) clashed early and often during the event, part of the Atlanta Press Club’s Loudermilk...

Posted: 22 days ago

The fire alarm was a surprise, but otherwise Tuesday’s debate between Georgia gubernatorial candidates involved familiar themes in the fiercely contested race.  Democrat Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp (who were joined by Libertarian Ted Metz) clashed early and often during the event, part of the Atlanta Press Club’s Loudermilk...
Massive cleanup underway in hurricane-damaged South Georgia
 University of Georgia Agriculture Extension agents have been traveling throughout South and Southwest Georgia to help farmers assess their massive losses following Hurricane Michael. State estimates released last week indicated the hit to the state’s agriculture industry could reach nearly $3 billion - and the numbers continue to change...

Posted: 23 days ago

University of Georgia Agriculture Extension agents have been traveling throughout South and Southwest Georgia to help farmers assess their massive losses following Hurricane Michael. State estimates released last week indicated the hit to the state’s agriculture industry could reach nearly $3 billion - and the numbers continue to change...