Dr. Alton Cobb, Mississippi’s legendary long-time state health officer and the first director of Mississippi’s Medicaid program, died on Oct. 14th just shy of his 93rd birthday. He spent his lifetime promoting public health in the state.

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.