benhillyer, Author at Magnolia State Live


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


Mississippi schools will not get A-F grades, requirements for third grade reading tests, high school tests changed

Mississippi’s public schools will not be assigned new A-F letter grades for their performances during the 2020-21 school year. The Mississippi State Board of Education ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:08 pm


State announces list of Mississippi’s 10 most wanted fugitives

The State of Mississippi has announced the launch of Mississippi’s Most Wanted list. This list is compiled by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation in conjunction ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:52 am


1 dead, 1 charged in Wednesday homicide

A southwest Mississippi man is in jail and another man is dead after a Wednesday night shooting in Lincoln County. Just before midnight Wednesday, deputies ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, December 25, 2020 8:46 am

Crime scene


Teen dead after drive-by shooting Tuesday

One teen is dead after a drive-by shooting in Jackson Tuesday afternoon. According to the Jackson Police Department, multiple shots were fired at a vehicle ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:41 am


45 cold-stunned sea turtles being treated in Mississippi

Seventy-five endangered sea turtles are being treated in Mississippi and Louisiana after being rescued from New England beaches where they washed up, injured and sick ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, December 20, 2020 10:42 am

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