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Today is August 5, 2020

Ward named Today editor

We’re pleased to announce that Steven Ward has joined our team as editor of Today in Mississippi. Ward has 25 years of journalism experience and is replacing Sandra Buckley, who will be relocating due to her husband’s job. While serving only a year, Sandra was very instrumental in our transition from newspaper to magazine and has been a valuable asset to our publication team. She had a sincere commitment to entertain and inform our readers of memorable stories about life in Mississippi and displaying the beauty of our state. Our readers enjoyed her interesting features and unique writing style. We wish her and her husband the very best in future endeavors.

Ward served the past six years as an editor for the state’s largest newspaper, The Clarion-Ledger, with direct responsibility for conceiving, writing and editing feature stories. “Steven has outstanding skills, including storytelling, content creation, feature writing, print planning and audience growth strategies,” said Ron Stewart, senior vice president of communications for the Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi. “He has a complete understanding of publications and will be a valuable addition to our team.”

Throughout our 73 years of publishing, Today in Mississippi has been a strong advocate of promoting the cooperative business model and the contributions made to the quality of life in the communities we serve. “We will continue to work diligently to keep our readers entertained and informed. Steven will help us provide informative, valued and creative content you will enjoy,” Stewart added.

Steven and his wife, Nisey, have one daughter, Audrey and reside in Canton. He is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University where he earned a liberal arts degree with a concentration in journalism and served his country in the U.S. Navy.

We value the input of our readers and we want you to keep us informed. Know of a special place or story idea? You can help us uncover and share with our readers by contacting Steven at

Please join us in welcoming Steven to the Today in Mississippi and our cooperative family.

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