Who

Jacqueline J. Holness is a seasoned journalist with over ten years of professional experience writing and working for an assortment of newspapers, magazines, Web sites and other publications. Currently, she is a correspondent for Courthouse News Service, an online, national news service for attorneys. She is responsible for writing about new litigation filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia as well as four metro Atlanta court systems. Prior to working for Courthouse News Service, Ms. Holness worked primarily as an education reporter for the News Daily newspaper covering the Clayton County Public Schools system, the fifth largest school system in Georgia. Aside from covering the education beat, she frequently wrote in-depth feature pieces and columns in which she explored her faith and other issues. She also worked as a reporter for the Clayton Neighbor newspaper where she covered several beats including education and county and city governments.

Through her business, Selah Communications, Ms. Holness has also written for several publications, Web sites and organizations. Her articles have appeared in UPSCALE magazine, the Atlanta Business Chronicle newspaper and Atlanta Home Improvement magazine. Her work has also appeared on Citysearch.com and the New Georgia Encyclopedia website. She has also written for the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. She is currently seeking a publisher for a “fresh, real and relevant” memoir about her spiritual life presently titled After the Altar Call: A Young Black Woman’s Journey of Faith.

Aside from her professional life, Ms. Holness also relishes being involved in her church and the community at large. She has served as a Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School and play director in addition to serving on numerous committees at her church where her father, Dr. Denzil D. Holness, is pastor. Recently, Ms. Holness successfully completed her first foray in the public speaking arena when she spoke to her church youth about developing a personal relationship with God. She has also helped to plan and promote numerous community events including health and wellness conventions and a book festival. Since health and wellness are important goals in her life, Ms. Holness is also a fitness instructor for LA Fitness and has completed a marathon and several road races. In addition, she is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.

Ms. Holness has a bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism from the University of Georgia. While her family is of Jamaican descent, Ms. Holness has lived in the metro Atlanta area since she was six years old and considers Atlanta her home.

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19 Responses to “Who”

  1. Congratulations on your new blog! I cannot wait for the world to experience the Jackie we all know and love!

  2. Congrats, Jackie. What a wonder site and blog.

  3. Congrats! Love the name and title of your book! Whoohoo!

  4. Congratulations on the creation and posting of your blog! Great picture wishing you much success and looking forward to new posts

  5. Congratulations my “spesh” I am so proud of you Soror. I always knew you were bound for greatness. Keep up the good work.

  6. Hi Jacqueline,

    Just stopping by to check you out. The blog looks great!

  7. We are blessed to have you on this planet.

  8. Hey Jackie,
    Big congrats on taking the next big step toward your dreams. Such an inspiration to others! Continue to be blessed.

  9. Today is my first day on this blog and it has been so uplifting! Not sure how my name got added to the email list but I thank God it did!

  10. Jackie, I love the website

  11. Hi Jackie, Thank you for keeping me posted by e-mail. I enjoy your websit. You’ve done a really good job. Well done.

  12. @Lynne,

    Thank YOU so much! I will keep you posted as long as you let me… 🙂

  13. Hi, nice to meet you !

  14. I found your blog while browsing the net. You are awesome! What a good example you set! Keep up the good work! Remember Jesus brings the rewards with him.

  15. Hello. I really dislike blogs, but not yours! Excellent writing, and content was recognized immediately, and I had to bookmark your site for further reading. So who am I to judge? I guess you can say that I’m an example of the busy professional who never has enough time to sate my enjoyment of online browsing. So, I’ve seen a lot blogs, but not many worth my return. I’m learning to use my online time wisely. I think reading your blog is worth the expenditure. Thanks for writing it.

  16. Thanks Jardin! I really, really, really appreciate your kind words.

  17. Jackie,

    I love your blog! It was great meeting you today at Cascade. I am definitely going to the Writer’s Retreat. Please visit my blog It’s All About Love at latoshalove.blogspot.com.

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