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Ben Hillyer

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Golden was generous to local arts community

I have the greatest admiration for artists who can transform the ignored, often-overlooked facets of life into extraordinary, almost surreal works of art. Read more

1 year ago by Ben Hillyer.

Longwood has fascinating Fourth of July story to tell

One hundred and fifty-two years ago, something extraordinary happened in Natchez. Read more

1 year ago by Ben Hillyer.

My idea of a vacation might just keep me home

I am not a sit-on-the-porch, watch-the-sun-set kind of vacationer. Read more

1 year ago by Ben Hillyer.

Jones sets good example for all of us

Anna Byrne Jones doesn’t do a lot of complaining Read more

1 year ago by Ben Hillyer.

Natchez is not alone, shares similar issues with other cities

Sometimes living in Natchez is a little like living in a bubble.  Read more

2 years ago by Ben Hillyer.

Communities can learn to shrink smarter

Can a community shrink and improve at the same time? Read more

2 years ago by Ben Hillyer.

Who is right person to pilot commission?

Even though I love my neighbor, I am not sure I would want her to help run the airport. Read more

2 years ago by Ben Hillyer.

Bridge lights: Once stimulus, now just pork

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act from the Obama Administration was meant to create jobs and stimulate the American economy. Read more

2 years ago by Ben Hillyer.

Rational discussion would help

If you knew chemical pathogens were being dispersed into your town on a daily basis, what would you do to stop it and at what ... Read more

2 years ago by Ben Hillyer.

Rodney group works to save historic town

Although the Mississippi River left the town of Rodney more than 100 years ago, recent floodwaters threaten to take away the last remaining pieces of ... Read more

2 years ago by Ben Hillyer.

Unthinkable now thinkable about flooding

The Mississippi River has been talking for more than a decade, and nobody has been listening until Kelley Williams added his voice. Flooding is the ... Read more

2 years ago by Ben Hillyer.

Coaches have my admiration

Standing on the mound at the ball field at the Kingston Community Center Wednesday night, I stared at my son at home plate and thought, ... Read more

2 years ago by Ben Hillyer.

Aldermen should sign on dotted line

When making decisions on behalf of taxpayers, Natchez aldermen should consider signing on the dotted line. Read more

2 years ago by Ben Hillyer.

Is Pilgrimage addressing changing face of tourism?

If you have any doubts about the changing face of tourism, you might pay attention to what a recent day-tripper had to say about Natchez. Read more

3 years ago by Ben Hillyer.

Leaders should focus on cake, too

The mayor and board of aldermen must have a big sweet tooth these days. Read more

3 years ago by Ben Hillyer.

Democrat plans coverage of May 23 election

On May 23, Adams County voters will not only decide the future the Natchez-Adams County School District, but the future of the entire community as ... Read more

3 years ago by Ben Hillyer.

Balloon alerts will help with your therapy

Are you in need of a respite from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton? Read more

4 years ago by Ben Hillyer.

Where is public in public hearings?

The Adams County Board of Supervisors stared into a near-empty board room Thursday. With the exception of a couple of reporters and one interested resident, ... Read more

4 years ago by Ben Hillyer.

What is better than gold medal?

When the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil started two weeks ago, our house suddenly became a series of imaginary Olympic venues Read more

4 years ago by Ben Hillyer.

Drama shouldn’t overshadow critical issues

What do the Olympics and Tuesday’s meeting of the Natchez mayor and the board of aldermen have in common? Read more

4 years ago by Ben Hillyer.

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