One of the greatest parts of the Neshoba County Fair is eating lunch with friends in their cabin. This year’s fair speeches, which were tepid because of a slow political year, served little substance but plenty of red meat and a tater.

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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.