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About Stephen McDill

Stephen McDill joined the Mississippi Business Journal in 2008 after working in radio and television. He is a graduate of Belhaven University and has won awards for his writing and photojournalism from the Associated Press and Mississippi Press Association.

Attention farmers: Mini-notebook writes in the rain

August 30, 2013

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All the way from Tacoma, Washington, it’s the Rite in the Rain All-Weather Mini-Notebook. The notebook’s patented, environmentally safe, all-weather writing paper sheds water and enables you to write anywhere, in any weather. Best used with a pencil, the wood-based paper also stays clean from moisture, dirt, grime and many other substances. Chinook Tools shows in […]

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Lt. Gov. Reeves appoints three to public charter school board

August 30, 2013

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Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves today appointed three individuals with strong experience in education to the newly created Public Charter Schools Authorizing Board. The board will monitor the creation and management of public charter schools in Mississippi. Reeves appointed Ridgeland attorney Tommie Cardin, Ocean Springs Superintendent Bonita Coleman-Potter and Oxford businesswoman Karen Elam to the board. […]

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Joel Bomgar to speak at Madison County Foundation

August 29, 2013

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Joel Bomgar, founder and CEO of Bomgar Corporation, will speak Friday at the 18th annual Madison County Foundation membership meeting. The meeting will be held at 12:00 pm at the Jackson Country Club. “I am looking forward to speaking to such a distinguished group of business leaders. We all share the same commitment of driving […]

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Belhaven University named “College of Distinction”

August 28, 2013

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JACKSON- For a fourth year, Belhaven University was honored as a College of Distinction for the 2013-2014 school year. The College of Distinction designation is given to select schools to honor their excellence in student-focused higher education. Belhaven University was found to excel in all four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful […]

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MCDILL: Why Choctaw Books is calling it quits

August 27, 2013

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It was with great sadness that I recently learned of the planned closing of Choctaw Books in Jackson. It was also with a flash of realization that I’m part of the problem; part of the reason for its closing. I might as well help owner Fred Smith lock the doors on his last day on […]

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Clinton native Ted DiBiase Jr. leaves WWE career

August 27, 2013

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JACKSON- Ted DiBiase Jr. has announced he is leaving the professional wrestling world and his position as a star with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). The Clinton native said in a press release and YouTube video that he is looking forward to spending more time with his family and other business pursuits. It was also announced that DiBiase […]

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Ole Miss law school sets up free legal clinic

August 27, 2013

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OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi program that provides free legal assistance to low-income people is teaming with the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyer Project for a clinic to help qualifying Lafayette county residents with family law matters. The clinic, set for 1-4 p.m. Sept. 5 at the UM School of Law, will help participants prepare […]

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UMMC names new physician workforce director

August 27, 2013

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Dr. John R. Mitchell of Pontotoc has been named the new director of the Mississippi Office of Physician Workforce, the organization whose duties include putting more primary care doctors to work in the state’s medically needy areas. Mitchell, a family physician, hospitalist with North Mississippi Medical Center in Pontotoc and faculty member with the center’s […]

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Tony Dungy to visit East Central Community College campus

August 23, 2013

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Former Indianapolis Colts head football coach and NFL analyst Tony Dungy will make an upcoming visit to the campus of East Central Community College at an event promoting the school’s football program. According to a news release, ECCC Warriors first-year head coach Ken Karcher is a longtime friend and associate of Dungy. Dungy retired from […]

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NMMC celebrates surpassing 20,000 open heart surgeries

August 22, 2013

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North Mississippi Medical Center’s Heart Institute recently reached a major milestone by surpassing 20,000 open heart surgeries. Betty Graham of the Hurricane community in Pontotoc County became the 20,000th heart surgery patient at NMMC on July 5 when cardiothoracic surgeon David Talton, M.D., performed bypass surgery on five coronary arteries and repaired her heart’s mitral […]

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