Award-winning Mississippi newspaper editor Mosby dies at 70


Ray Mosby, a Mississippi weekly newspaper publisher and editor who won awards for his no-nonsense editorial writing, died Tuesday. He was 70.

The Mississippi Press Association said Mosby died after a short illness.

Mosby was publisher and editor of the Deer Creek Pilot in Rolling Fork, which covers the sparsely populated Sharkey and Issaquena counties. In his editorials, he wrote about local, state and national issues. Mosby won MPA’s highest honor, the J. Oliver Emmerich Award for Editorial Excellence, in 1999, 2009 and 2021.

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