- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Ben Hillyer has been named news editor of The Natchez Democrat, natchezdemocrat.com and affiliate publications.

Kevin Cooper, the newspaper’s publisher, says they’re fortunate to have Hillyer on their team and leading their newsroom.

The newspaper reports (https://bit.ly/1EJlYJR ) that Hillyer has a long history with The Democrat, having worked as photographer, creative director and most recently design editor.

Hillyer says he’s excited about moving into his new role.

A native of Carollton, Alabama, Hillyer graduated from Mississippi State University’s School of Architecture. He is a licensed architect and worked in that field for nearly a decade before starting his career with newspapers in 2000 when he joined The Democrat as a photographer.

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Information from: The Natchez Democrat, https://www.natchezdemocrat.com/

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