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In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-at-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Natalie Perkins in Rolling Fork, Mississippi. Natalie is the editor of The Deer Creek Pilot and is the assistant director of the Sharkey County Emergency Management Agency. For two weeks, she has been working nearly 24 hours a day on Rolling Fork’s recovery from a monster EF-4 tornado that destroyed 85% of the town and killed 13 residents. Natalie talks about where the recovery stands and tells her own personal stories about the storm.

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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.