Stephanie Toone

Stephanie Toone is a writer and digital producer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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13 little-known facts about Buford Highway
   The cornucopia of rich, authentic ethnic fare across Buford Highway has earned the industrial, unsuspecting thoroughfare its reputation as the city’s top dining destination for dishes and cuisines from across the globe. This fall, the AJC will delve deeply into the must-try ethnic dishes along the corridor with its Buford Highway...

Posted: 4 hours ago

  The cornucopia of rich, authentic ethnic fare across Buford Highway has earned the industrial, unsuspecting thoroughfare its reputation as the city’s top dining destination for dishes and cuisines from across the globe. This fall, the AJC will delve deeply into the must-try ethnic dishes along the corridor with its Buford Highway...
Time to submit your nominations for AJC’s Best of Atlanta 2019
 For the fourth year, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is giving Atlantans the opportunity to do one of their favorite things−  give their two cents about the best Atlanta has to offer. In previous years, our Best of Atlanta polls have run the gamut from the top radio hosts in the city to the best place for Mexican food. Each year...

Posted: 11 days ago

For the fourth year, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is giving Atlantans the opportunity to do one of their favorite things−  give their two cents about the best Atlanta has to offer. In previous years, our Best of Atlanta polls have run the gamut from the top radio hosts in the city to the best place for Mexican food. Each year...
Walmart, Best Buy and more: What’s closed, open on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day
 Ushering in a new year can mean frantically shopping for last-minute items for the holiday, but hold off before you head out for that champagne flute. Many reliable retail stores will have altered hours New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. If you’ve got a little shopping to do on New Year’s Eve and/or New Years Day,...

Posted: 18 days ago

Ushering in a new year can mean frantically shopping for last-minute items for the holiday, but hold off before you head out for that champagne flute. Many reliable retail stores will have altered hours New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. If you’ve got a little shopping to do on New Year’s Eve and/or New Years Day,...
Michelle Obama ends Hillary Clinton’s 17-year streak as ‘most admired woman’
 Michelle Obama has had quite the post-White House career, with the former first lady adding a number of adjectives in front of her name, like best-selling author of 2018. She gained the nickname FLOTUS, first lady of the United States, during her time in the White House. Now, a couple of years after her run as FLOTUS, she has a new moniker...

Posted: 22 days ago

Michelle Obama has had quite the post-White House career, with the former first lady adding a number of adjectives in front of her name, like best-selling author of 2018. She gained the nickname FLOTUS, first lady of the United States, during her time in the White House. Now, a couple of years after her run as FLOTUS, she has a new moniker...
Show us your trees: Take a gander at some of the most enchanting trees in Atlanta
 There comes a time when the world needs to know just how blindingly spectacular your Christmas tree is. That time is now − at least if you live in Atlanta. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution put out a call for some of the most unique, colorful and stunning Christmas trees in metro Atlanta. Dozens answered. There were white, lit boughs...

Posted: 28 days ago

There comes a time when the world needs to know just how blindingly spectacular your Christmas tree is. That time is now − at least if you live in Atlanta. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution put out a call for some of the most unique, colorful and stunning Christmas trees in metro Atlanta. Dozens answered. There were white, lit boughs...
Kenneka Jenkins update: 7 things to know about teen found dead in hotel freezer
 The mysterious death of Kenneka Jenkins, 19, who was found dead in the freezer of a suburban hotel, has sparked national outcry and questions about the circumstances surrounding her death. The teenager left her home for a party Sept. 8, 2017, according to the Chicago Tribune. After her mother, Tereasa Martin, demanded hotel staff...

Posted: 30 days ago

The mysterious death of Kenneka Jenkins, 19, who was found dead in the freezer of a suburban hotel, has sparked national outcry and questions about the circumstances surrounding her death. The teenager left her home for a party Sept. 8, 2017, according to the Chicago Tribune. After her mother, Tereasa Martin, demanded hotel staff...
Mayor Bottoms, other celebrity curators slated to design the AJC Peachtree Road Race 2019 T-shirt
 The Atlanta Track Club and Atlanta Journal-Constitution will add a celebrity twist to next year’s AJC Peachtree Road Race T-Shirt design contest. Instead of opening up the coveted T-shirt contest to Atlanta’s top graphic designers, the T-shirt designs will be conceptualized by some well-known Atlantans, including Mayor Keisha...

Posted: 30 days ago

The Atlanta Track Club and Atlanta Journal-Constitution will add a celebrity twist to next year’s AJC Peachtree Road Race T-Shirt design contest. Instead of opening up the coveted T-shirt contest to Atlanta’s top graphic designers, the T-shirt designs will be conceptualized by some well-known Atlantans, including Mayor Keisha...
Who’s the best of the best? All of the Best of Atlanta winners in 2018 
 From our 45 AJC Best of Atlanta polls, we found out just how strong of a stance Atlantans take on everything from where they get their wings to which sports talk radio host they tune in for each week.   By tallying thousands of votes on myriad topics, the AJC’s Best of Atlanta gave a glimpse on the significant elements that...

7:24 PM Monday, Dec. 17, 2018

From our 45 AJC Best of Atlanta polls, we found out just how strong of a stance Atlantans take on everything from where they get their wings to which sports talk radio host they tune in for each week.   By tallying thousands of votes on myriad topics, the AJC’s Best of Atlanta gave a glimpse on the significant elements that...
Christmas gift fail? A toy that’s powered by yelling and chases kids is freaking people out
 “The louder you yell, the faster they go.” The advertising slogan for a new spider-like Hasbro toy line, Yellies, caters to the boisterous kid that gets a thrill out of voice-activated toys, but some critics are calling the toy a parent’s worst nightmare. Hasbro introduced the controversial new line of toys this year, according...

6:05 PM Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

“The louder you yell, the faster they go.” The advertising slogan for a new spider-like Hasbro toy line, Yellies, caters to the boisterous kid that gets a thrill out of voice-activated toys, but some critics are calling the toy a parent’s worst nightmare. Hasbro introduced the controversial new line of toys this year, according...
Jacquees gets dragged on social media for calling himself 'king of R&B'
 R&B singer Jacquees has had a year full of buzz -- from his unauthorized but popular remake of Ella Mai’s “Trip” to the release of his debut album “4275.” Though he has attracted a legion of fans, some R&B music lovers have knocked the 24-year-old down a peg after his boastful comments on Instagram over...

6:08 PM Monday, Dec. 10, 2018

R&B singer Jacquees has had a year full of buzz -- from his unauthorized but popular remake of Ella Mai’s “Trip” to the release of his debut album “4275.” Though he has attracted a legion of fans, some R&B music lovers have knocked the 24-year-old down a peg after his boastful comments on Instagram over...
Jacquees gets dragged on social media for calling himself ‘king of R & B’
 R & B crooner Jacquees has had a year full of buzz - from his unauthorized but popular remake of Ella Mai’s “Trip” to the release of his debut album “4275.” Though he has attracted a legion of fans, some R & B music lovers have knocked the 24-year-old down a peg after his boastful comments  on...

4:23 PM Monday, Dec. 10, 2018

R & B crooner Jacquees has had a year full of buzz - from his unauthorized but popular remake of Ella Mai’s “Trip” to the release of his debut album “4275.” Though he has attracted a legion of fans, some R & B music lovers have knocked the 24-year-old down a peg after his boastful comments  on...