Thompson has gardened throughout his adult life and has found joy in sharing his bounty with others. Five years ago, his Sunday school teacher at Parkway Baptist Church shared that she had learned about a school backpack program in Tupelo that helped feed food-insecure elementary school children with food needs on weekends. “The next spring rolled around, and I got to thinking about all the vegetables I usually give away, and about the backpack program at Joyner Elementary,” he says. “The two ideas came together in a beautiful way.”
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In the woods of rural Rankin County lies the history of Mississippi’s first medical college.
Four pounds of fortuitous timing
The cheesecake with a story good enough to eat
Oxford's dirty business
A gas station-turned-plant shop is a perfect spot for an OIL change.
A walled and plant-filled courtyard is a private sanctuary for a Madison couple.
The Home Team
Old friends join forces to breathe life into a historic home on HGTV’s hit television series “Home Town.”
On the waterfront
A Jackson home takes full advantage of its lakeside location, swans and all.
Nourishing a community
Jerry Thompson’s heart and love of gardening combine to feed Tupelo children.
Climbing to the top
The Hattiesburg Zoo offers high views and fun times with animals.
CHICKEN COME HOME TO ROOST
Quarantine ignites a need for eggs and a home for feathered friends.
A heart for horses
Mississippi Horse Rescue offers a safe place for at-risk equines.
Silly Little Freako
The “Megan Stalter character” is its own comedy genre now. Where does the real person end and her personae begin?
The Rise and Fall of the Bond King
In an excerpt from her new book on Bill Gross, the co-host of NPR’s Planet Money shows how the billionaire genius came to have it all, but failed to keep it
MATCH GRADE MACHINE THOMPSON/CENTER BARRELS
MOSTLY LONG GUNS
HONEY BOO BOO'S SWEET 16 PIG-OUT!
Big sis Pumpkin pulling out all the stops
Thompson was the Grand Prize Winner of International Artist magazine’s Challenge No. 117, Florals & Garden
THE CAPE LOS CABOS
The Cape, a Thompson Hotel, reopening today, welcomes guests back with enhanced safety procedures and creative offerings designed to meet the needs of today’s traveler.
Y&R: BILLY IS QUESTIONED ABOUT CHANCE'S SHOOTING
MEET Y& R'S MADISON THOMPSON
For Madison Thompson, who’s best known for playing 17-year old Erin on the Netflix hit OZARK, landing the short-term role as Y&R’s teenage Jordan was a much-needed opportunity.
Scene & Heard
BEHIND the SCENES!
HEADS OF THE COLORED PEOPLE - NAFISSA THOMPSON-SPIRES
From a reality tv show that follows a family who only eats fruit, to debating one’s suicide on the basis of how it will be received on Facebook, this collection of short stories touches on every modern issue and does so in a wildly entertaining manner.