Jim Thompson

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Miramar Beach, Florida
University Of Georgia, University Of North Georgia
Dining Out, Growing Fruits And Vegetables, Economic Development
  • Jim has covered the food industry from field to table, writing on everything from agricultural topics to restaurant openings.
  • He has written about fried chicken and secret biscuit recipes and is always in the mood to try a new barbecue joint.
  • One of Jim's favorite food-related stories was a piece on a Change.org petition aiming to get Chick-fil-A restaurants established on military bases.


Jim has more than 30 years of experience in writing for newspapers. After his recent retirement from the Northwest Florida Daily News, he's applying that experience as a freelance writer. Jim's newspaper career included coverage of beats ranging from local government to higher education to the United States military. He also had the chance to write feature stories on topics ranging from college football to bumper stickers. During his time as a reporter and editor for the Athens Banner-Herald and other Georgia newspapers, Jim earned a number of Georgia Press Association and Associated Press awards.


Jim attended the University of North Georgia before earning a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Georgia. His degree in political science has given him an understanding of government regulation of food from field to table.
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