First of all, my heart goes out to our brothers and sisters in Alabama and Florida. Hurricane Sally, a slow moving storm, intensified right as it approached Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, sending in storm surge, winds and up to two feet of rain into Baldwin County and the Florida panhandle. Sally was originally forecast to hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast — and once again, national media outlets struggled with what to call us. Some of the examples are in the cartoon. It’s a minor problem in the scheme of 2020, but it’s annoying.


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Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.