benhillyer, Author at Magnolia State Live


Mississippi man identified in Sunday morning wreck in Vicksburg

A Mississippi man was killed Sunday morning in a single-vehicle accident along U.S. 61 in Vicksburg. According to a release from the Mississippi Highway Patrol, ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Monday, April 26, 2021 6:29 am


Tool manufacturing company pledges to create 1,200 new Mississippi jobs

A tool manufacturing company will invest $60 million to expand in Mississippi and is pledging to create 1,200 new jobs, Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:43 pm


Mississippi woman reportedly assaulted by ex-boyfriend who is wanted by police

A Mississippi woman was reportedly the victim of a violent assault after her ex-boyfriend entered her home through her bedroom window. According to a news ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:42 am


Despite federal law, many domestic abusers keep their guns in Mississippi

Last year, 23-year-old Phoenicia Ratliff of Canton was kidnapped and shot by her ex-boyfriend before he turned the gun on himself. Just a week earlier, ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, March 27, 2021 7:51 am


Mississippi man found dead in car four months after being reported missing

A Mississippi family has been left searching for answers after the state medical examiner confirmed that the body found in a car in January is ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Monday, March 8, 2021 6:32 am


Crews still searching for man believed to have drowned while trying to secure lost boat

The search continues in Pascagoula for a man authorities believe drowned on Sunday. As of 8 a.m., Monday, recovery and dive teams were still out ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Monday, March 1, 2021 9:11 am


Mississippi Senate: Ban transgender athletes on female teams

Transgender athletes would be banned from competing in girls’ or women’s sports in Mississippi schools and universities, under a bill that advanced in the Republican-controlled ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, February 12, 2021 7:24 am


New phone app allows residents of one Mississippi community to report suspicious activities to police

Police in Ocean Springs have launched a phone app designed to make it easier to report non-emergency crimes or suspicious activities. WLOX reports that the ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, February 7, 2021 5:49 am


Governor Reeves accuses president, other politicians of ‘pushing children into transgenderism’

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves went on Twitter to criticize President Joe Biden and other politicians he said are “pushing children ‘into transgenderism.'” The posts were ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, February 5, 2021 6:28 am


One person dies, two others injured in head-on collision on rural Mississippi road

One person was killed and two others were airlifted after two vehicles collided in Newtown County last week. Newton County Sheriff Joedy Pennington said one ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5:46 am

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