Ben Hillyer, Author at Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper


GALLERY: Faces of Mardi Gras provide lasting memories of 2023 celebration

Happy Mardi Gras! Y’all. As the 2023 Carnival season heads into the history books here are a few images of the faces that made this ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, February 21, 2023 8:57 pm


UPDATE: Search and rescue crews continue looking for man who reportedly fell off barge

Search and rescue crews and bystanders lined the levee near the Buzzi Unicem grain elevator in the Natchez-Adams County port on L.E. Barry Road A ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, February 7, 2023 8:55 am


Essential Tips for Starting Your Business

Nowadays, a lot of entrepreneurs decide to start their own business in an attempt to capitalize on many opportunities available online. This is, in fact, ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Wednesday, February 1, 2023 5:16 pm


GALLERY: Photos from Krewe of Phoenix Call Out Ball

The Krewe of Phoenix celebrated Mardi Gras with what has become one of the biggest parties of the year in Natchez. Below are image from ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Monday, January 23, 2023 9:07 am


Sunday concert kicks off Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Natchez

The pews were filled in Beulah Baptist Church were filled Sunday evening as community members gathered to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Monday, January 16, 2023 6:31 am


Back to Christmas Mountain: Beloved holiday display finds new life in Natchez display window for all to explore

It has been more than 20 years since Natchez explorers have ventured into Christmas Mountain. The holiday tradition cherished by children of all ages was ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, December 24, 2022 3:48 pm


How Can Students Contribute to Climate Change?

Climate change is undoubtedly one of the most pressing issues of our time. And while some people might think it’s an issue that only adults ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Monday, December 19, 2022 3:51 pm


‘Our Lady of Guadalupe’ procession lights up downtown Natchez with celebration, reverence

Members of St. Mary Basilica and the wider Hispanic catholic community in Adams County and Concordia Parish came together Monday evening to celebrate the Feast ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, December 13, 2022 7:59 am


Natchez Christmas tree lighting leaves children of all ages in awe Sunday

Santa Claus, fireworks, a petting zoo and an afternoon of holiday games and fun left those who came for Sunday’s Christmas Tree Lighting at the ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, November 27, 2022 9:42 pm


St. Mary parish celebrates Christ the King with downtown Natchez procession, blessing of city

St. Mary Basilica celebrated Christ the King Sunday with a Eucharistic procession that started at the church on Union Street and ended with a blessing ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, November 20, 2022 4:06 pm


Among angels: Discover the spirits brought to life at cemetery during this year’s annual Angels on the Bluff

The spirits of the Natchez City Cemetery were kept busy during this year’s annual Angels on the Bluff tour. A steady stream of visitors passed ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, November 11, 2022 2:42 pm


VIDEO: City of Natchez unveils new playgrounds at two local parks

The City of Natchez is hosting ribbon cuttings for new playground equipment at North Natchez Park and at Duncan Park Thursday morning. Watch the videos ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, November 10, 2022 11:45 am


GAME OF BONES: Skeletons make holiday appearances all over the Miss-Lou for their favorite night of the year. Have you seen these?

Dem bones, dem bones are popping up all over Natchez and Vidalia to scare and amuse trick-or-treaters this Halloween night. Here are a few examples ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Monday, October 31, 2022 5:57 am


Voices and Votes: Displays open to the public

The Rotary Club of Natchez recently conducted its regular weekly meeting on the Natchez campus of Copiah Lincoln Community College to learn about the current ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, October 22, 2022 2:00 pm


Lucky winners walked away with homemade cakes, armloads of prizes at Cathedral Fall Festival

Lucky winners literally walked away with homemade cakes and other prizes during the annual Cathedral Fall Festival this weekend. Children of all ages played games ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, September 24, 2022 6:18 pm

Cathedral sports

Images from the Cathedral Green Wave’s 50-20 win over rival St. Aloysius Flashes

Images from Friday’s night contest between the Cathedral Green Wave and St. Aloysius Flashes at D’Evereux Stadium. The Green Wave won the rivalry contest in ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, September 23, 2022 9:39 pm

Cathedral sports

Gallery: Cathedral falls to St. Joe

NATCHEZ — St. Joe Madison won 35-20 over Cathedral Friday night. While it was a tough loss here are some shots from the game. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, August 26, 2022 11:23 pm


GALLERY: Images from Holly Williams, Chris Coleman concert at Longwood

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by Ben Hillyer, Friday, May 13, 2022 7:18 am


Efforts to revitalize Triangle continue with new monthly street markets. Residents invited to preview on Monday.

The inflatables may be gone, but efforts to revitalize and rejuvenate the Triangle in Natchez continue to rise with the introduction of monthly street markets ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, January 15, 2022 4:35 pm


ArtsNatchez Gallery celebrates life, artistic passions of Barbara Kaiser with reception on Saturday

Local artists and art lovers will gather Saturday evening to celebrate the life of Barbara Kaiser, a creative spark who colleagues say will continue to ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, November 12, 2021 2:19 pm

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