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

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter won’t attend Barbara Bush’s funeral
 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter will not be at Barbara Bush’s funeral Saturday. “President and Mrs. Carter regret that they are unable to attend,” the Carter Center in Atlanta said in a statement Thursday morning. “President Carter will be on a private trip overseas, and although she is recovering, Mrs. Carter is not...

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Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter will not be at Barbara Bush’s funeral Saturday. “President and Mrs. Carter regret that they are unable to attend,” the Carter Center in Atlanta said in a statement Thursday morning. “President Carter will be on a private trip overseas, and although she is recovering, Mrs. Carter is not...
Melania Trump, Clintons, Obamas attending Barbara Bush’s funeral
 An awe-inspiring array of first ladies and presidents will pay their respects to one of their own on Saturday. First Lady Melania Trump will attend  Barbara Bush’s funeral in Houston, her spokesperson confirmed Wednesday. Joining Mrs. Trump at the private service for Bush will be Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack and Michelle Obama...

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An awe-inspiring array of first ladies and presidents will pay their respects to one of their own on Saturday. First Lady Melania Trump will attend Barbara Bush’s funeral in Houston, her spokesperson confirmed Wednesday. Joining Mrs. Trump at the private service for Bush will be Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack and Michelle Obama...
Barbara Bush: Where to donate, post tributes in her honor
 Barbara Bush was much more than a presidential spouse and mother. She was a force for good in her own right, especially when it came to championing literacy. Bush, who died in Houston on Tuesday at the age of 92, first adopted literacy as a cause in the 1980s when her husband, George H.W. Bush, was vice president. She eventually established...

Posted: a day ago

Barbara Bush was much more than a presidential spouse and mother. She was a force for good in her own right, especially when it came to championing literacy. Bush, who died in Houston on Tuesday at the age of 92, first adopted literacy as a cause in the 1980s when her husband, George H.W. Bush, was vice president. She eventually established...
What we learned about Barbara Bush from her famous granddaughters
 As the daughters and granddaughters of two U.S. presidents, 36-year-old twin sisters Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager occupy a beyond-unique perch in American culture. And helping them keep things in perspective their whole lives, it seems, was their beloved grandmother, Barbara Bush. The 92-year-old former first lady of the United...

Posted: 2 days ago

As the daughters and granddaughters of two U.S. presidents, 36-year-old twin sisters Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager occupy a beyond-unique perch in American culture. And helping them keep things in perspective their whole lives, it seems, was their beloved grandmother, Barbara Bush. The 92-year-old former first lady of the United...
Barbara Bush’s heartfelt link to Georgia went back 73 years
 As the wife of one president and the mother of another, Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at the age of 92, spent time in Georgia both on and off the campaign trail. But it was an affair of the heart that first brought her here 73 years ago, when she married the dashing young Navy pilot  George H.W. Bush when he was home on leave from World...

Posted: 2 days ago

As the wife of one president and the mother of another, Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at the age of 92, spent time in Georgia both on and off the campaign trail. But it was an affair of the heart that first brought her here 73 years ago, when she married the dashing young Navy pilot  George H.W. Bush when he was home on leave from World...
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter mourn passing of Barbara Bush
 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter on Tuesday night mourned the death of former first lady Barbara Bush, calling attention to her generous spirit, gregarious nature and devotion to family. “Rosalynn and I are saddened by the death of Barbara Bush,” the couple said In a statement released by the Carter Center not long after the news of...

Posted: 2 days ago

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter on Tuesday night mourned the death of former first lady Barbara Bush, calling attention to her generous spirit, gregarious nature and devotion to family. “Rosalynn and I are saddened by the death of Barbara Bush,” the couple said In a statement released by the Carter Center not long after the news of...
What we learned about Barbara Bush from her famous granddaughters
 As the daughters and granddaughters of two U.S. presidents, 36-year-old twin sisters Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager occupy a beyond-unique perch in American culture. And helping them keep things in perspective their whole lives, it seems, was their beloved grandmother, Barbara Bush. The 92-year-old former first lady of the United...

Posted: 2 days ago

As the daughters and granddaughters of two U.S. presidents, 36-year-old twin sisters Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager occupy a beyond-unique perch in American culture. And helping them keep things in perspective their whole lives, it seems, was their beloved grandmother, Barbara Bush. The 92-year-old former first lady of the United...
‘Scandal’ taking over Jimmy Kimmel’s show on Thursday
 Think of it as the finale to the Finale. “Scandal” ends its often-spectacular, always-scheme-filled seven year run on ABC on Thursday at 10 p.m. But when the finale
            episode concludes, it won’t be the last we’ll see of Olivia, Fitz, Jake et al. The entire cast, along with series uber creator
           ...

Posted: 3 days ago

Think of it as the finale to the Finale. “Scandal” ends its often-spectacular, always-scheme-filled seven year run on ABC on Thursday at 10 p.m. But when the finale episode concludes, it won’t be the last we’ll see of Olivia, Fitz, Jake et al. The entire cast, along with series uber creator ...
Play at Synchronicity depicts a school shooting tragedy from all sides
 Early on in Synchronicity Theatre’s production of “Ripe Frenzy,” Zoe (played by Taylor Dooley) stands amid overturned chairs and other disarray on a high school stage in fictional Tavistown, N.Y., and starts describing recent events there. The school is “famous for putting on the most productions of Thornton Wilder&rsquo...

Posted: 9 days ago

Early on in Synchronicity Theatre’s production of “Ripe Frenzy,” Zoe (played by Taylor Dooley) stands amid overturned chairs and other disarray on a high school stage in fictional Tavistown, N.Y., and starts describing recent events there. The school is “famous for putting on the most productions of Thornton Wilder&rsquo...