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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.

Lance Bass addresses *NSync reunion rumors

August 21, 2013

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Clinton native turned pop hunk turned cosmonaut Lance Bass addressed rumors of an *NSync reunion last night on his SiriusXM show “Dirty Pop with Lance Bass.” Here’s the complete audio of the comments here. Bass and friends Justin Timberlake, J.C. Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone founded the pop group in 1995 and announced a […]

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Nissan equips next-generation Titan truck with turbo diesel engine

August 20, 2013

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At the kickoff of Nissan 360, an industry showcase of Nissan’s global product and technology portfolio, the company announced it will offer a newly-developed Cummins V8 turbo diesel in its next- generation full-size pickup. The available Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine has been optimized for the next generation Titan as a result of the […]

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Get your kilt ready for the 22nd annual CelticFest

August 19, 2013

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JACKSON – CelticFest Mississippi will celebrate its 22nd year on September 6-8 at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum. The event was founded and organized by the Celtic Heritage Society and will kick off weekend activities on Friday from 7:00 p.m. till midnight and run from 10:00 a.m. to midnight the following two days. CelticFest […]

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Whiskey tasters gear up for 15th Kindred Spirits tasting

August 19, 2013

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JACKSON- The Kindred Spirits Whiskey Tasting, now in its 15th year, enjoys the informal title as the “Largest Whiskey Tasting in the South,” both in attendance and representation of the whiskeys. Shifting away from the sit-down format, Kindred Spirits allows taster to build his or her own self-paced whiskey tasting. Each admission receives a whiskey […]

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“Duck Dynasty” star mistaken for being homeless, thrown out of NYC hotel

August 16, 2013

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The New York Daily News is reporting that A&E “Duck Dynasty” star Jase Robertson was kicked out of  a New York City hotel when staff mistook him for a vagrant. The heavily-bearded Robertson, who works for the popular Louisiana-based “Duck Commander” hunting equipment store,  joked that he was a victim of “facial profiling.” Daily News […]

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BBC: Crowdfunding for medical care

August 14, 2013

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Crowdfunding to raise money for medical costs? The BBC reports on a new California start-up called Watsi: Watsi is a new take on the idea of crowdfunding, which involves large numbers of people contributing to a project to help it achieve a specific goal. The non-profit website allows visitors to make personal donations for as little […]

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Southern Miss holds logistics, trade and transportation conference

August 14, 2013

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The University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) recently held its Fall 2013 Industry Advisory Council Roundtable at the Trent Lott National Center on the Hattiesburg Campus. The event brought together industry professionals from both the public and private sector, including past and present students of the MSLTT program, to discuss […]

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Gov. Bryant to address healthcare summit in Jackson

August 14, 2013

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Gov. Phil Bryant

Gov. Phil Bryant will address more than 700 registered attendees tomorrow at the Governor’s Health Care Economic Development Summit at the Jackson Convention Complex. The summit is co-hosted by the Mississippi Economic Council, the Mississippi Economic Development Council, the Mississippi State Medical Association, the Mississippi Hospital Association, the Mississippi Municipal League and the Mississippi Partnership […]

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Entergy Mississippi: Customers can expect slight rate increase

August 13, 2013

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JACKSON, Miss. – Beginning in September, Entergy Mississippi customers will see a slight increase in base rates. The typical residential customer using 1,000 kWh per month will pay about $2.71 more under the Formula Rate Plan. That’s an increase over the current bill of $100.12. Entergy Mississippi’s residential rates will remain about 10 percent below […]

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Paula Deen scores legal win

August 13, 2013

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Paula Deen

Celebrity chef Paula Deen has scored a legal win in her million-dollar lawsuit. ABC News’ Michael Rothman writes: A federal judge in Georgia today threw out the racial discrimination claims made against Paula Deen by Lisa Jackson in a suit that stated she was subjected to sexual harassment and racism while she worked at a […]

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