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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.

North Mississippi Medical Center performs congenital heart surgeries

August 8, 2013

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TUPELO, Miss.-Two young men recently made heart history at North Mississippi Medical Center. On June 24, Patrick Keith and Chris Gentry, both 25 and from Tupelo, became the first two patients to undergo surgery locally for congenital heart defects as a result of a cooperative effort between NMMC and the Children’s Heart Center at University […]

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(VIDEO) Mannings go viral with DirecTV rap video

August 6, 2013

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Bromance has been redefined. Denver Broncos and New York Giants quarterback brothers Peyton and Eli Manning have teamed up to promote DirecTV’s Sunday Ticket NFL mobile plan in a video that has the Internet buzzing. Dressed as rappers and with their own backup dancers, the Mannings extol the virtues of “Football On Your Phone.” There’s even […]

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Second death reported in Mississippi from West Nile

August 6, 2013

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The Mississippi Department of Health is reporting the state’s second death this year from the West Nile disease.The death occurred in Bolivar County. Mississippi is currently in the peak season for West Nile and four new cases have been reported in Forrest, Hinds, and Rankin counties bringing to total number of cases this year to […]

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Mike Allen: Nine days that rocked U.S. media

August 6, 2013

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Politico Playbook’s Mike Allen outlines and aggregates the fallout from nine days that rocked U.S. media: July 28: Justin Smith, president of Atlantic Media, will be CEO of Bloomberg Media Group, which includes television, radio, magazine, conference and digital businesses. July 29: The Allbritton family sells seven ABC affiliates, including WJLA ABC7 in Washington (plus […]

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MSDH reports new West Nile case, 8 total statewide

August 5, 2013

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West Nile disease is transmitted from birds to mosquitoes and finally to humans. It can be fatal and to date there is no cure.

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting one new human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2013. The reported case is in LeFlore County, bringing the state total for 2013 to 8 cases, with one death. So far this year, cases have been reported in Forrest (2), Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Montgomery, Wayne […]

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Rep. Bennie Thompson to address August 14 Greater Jackson Chamber luncheon

August 1, 2013

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Bennie Thompson

U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D- Mississippi) will be the guest speaker at the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership’s next membership luncheon scheduled for 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, August 14, at the Jackson Convention Complex in downtown Jackson. A former alderman and mayor of Bolton, Thompson has represented the state’s 2nd Congressional District for nine terms, including […]

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Lisa Marie Presley booked for Sept. 18 Fondren concert

August 1, 2013

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Ardenland Entertainment has announced that Lisa Marie Presley will play Jackson on September 18 at Duling Hall in the Fondren Arts District. Presley’s “Storm & Grace” tour makes a stop through Jackson, presented in part by Cathead Vodka, Find It In Fondren and Capital City Beverage. Daughter of rock ‘n’ roll legend Elvis Presley, the […]

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(VIDEO) NSA chief heckled at security conference

August 1, 2013

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CNN Money has posted a YouTube video from the annual Black Hat Security conference. In the video, National Security Agency director Gen. Keith Alexander is heckled after explaining controversial NSA surveillance programs that were recently leaked to news organizations. A map behind the NSA chief claimed the federal agency’s programs had prevented terrorist incidences in […]

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Delta Leadership Institute graduates new Executive Academy class

July 31, 2013

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Seven community leaders from Mississippi have successfully completed the Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy, a leadership development program for regional leaders sponsored by the Delta Regional Authority and administered by The University of Alabama. •           Abe Hudson – Delta State University – Cleveland, MS •           Angela Hutchins – Adams County Board […]

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Butler Snow selected as Team of the Year finalist in UK competition

July 30, 2013

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LONDON – Butler Snow UK, LLP (Butler Snow) has been selected as a Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) North American Team of the Year finalist for the second consecutive year. The winner will be announced at the STEP Private Client Awards on Sept. 18 at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel in London. “We […]

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