Ben Hillyer, Author at Magnolia State Live


New Microsoft project to expand technology education, business development in Mississippi

Long Beach native and Jackson resident JJ Townsend will spearhead a new effort in Mississippi by Microsoft called TechSpark. The program is part of an ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, May 21, 2022 5:12 am


At least 28 cities have opted out of medical marijuana, but Mississippi is not keeping track

By Sara DiNatale Mississippi Today    At least 28 cities and a dozen counties completely opted out of Mississippi’s medical marijuana program by the May ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, May 12, 2022 7:03 am


Mississippi native organizes summer camp for young men aimed at Restoring Manhood

A new summer camp for young men ages 10-18 aims to teach them the life skills they need, as well as build friendships and mentors ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, May 7, 2022 4:41 am


Expansion of Mississippi substance abuse center for teenage boys denied in response to concerns of patients escaping facility

A Mississippi substance use treatment center for teenage boys has been denied a request to add on to their facility in response to concerns from ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, May 3, 2022 11:22 am


Mississippi woman captures video of fireball streaking across sky using car’s dashcam

A Mississippi woman says she captured the image of the fireball that set off a loud boom in South Mississippi earlier this week. Kristi Mueller ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, April 29, 2022 10:38 am


Mississippi-born brand Blue Delta outfitting world’s biggest stars with bespoke jeans

There’s no other company in the country doing anything quite like what Blue Delta Jeans is doing. But for the small team at the 10-year-old, ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, April 24, 2022 3:59 am


Mississippi deputies seize $5 million in drugs bound for Big Apple. Two women arrested after 55 pounds of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl discovered..

More than $5 million in drugs bound for New York City and other metro areas was seized by deputies when they made a traffic stop ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Monday, April 18, 2022 6:43 am


Mississippi is No. 4 on list of states with the most people living near toxic release facilities

Canva Mississippi is the #4 state with the most people living near toxic release facilities Corporate sites across the U.S are releasing toxins into the ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Wednesday, April 13, 2022 9:14 pm


Silver Alert issued for missing 59-year-old Mississippi man

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for a 59-year-old Jackson man. David Johnson was last seen in the 300 block of Brown ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, April 10, 2022 5:04 am


8-year-old Mississippi boy hit in head by stray bullet in his backyard

An 8-year old Mississippi boy was airlifted to Jackson hospital after he was struck by a stray bullet while lying in a hammock in his ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, March 31, 2022 6:11 am

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