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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.

CARTER: In-depth news package on mortgages in Mississippi

July 29, 2013

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Click below to read through a series of stories by MBJ staff writer Ted Carter on mortgages in Mississippi. You can find out more in the July 26 issue of the Mississippi Business Journal >>Bursting balloons: New mortgage rules may deflate non-traditional lending >>Balloon mortgages will live on in rural Mississippi counties >>Meeting qualified loan […]

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Madison County health care zone update

July 29, 2013

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CANTON, Mississippi — In 2012, the Mississippi Governor’s office released a strategic plan titled Blueprint Mississippi Health Care: An Economic Driver. This is a state sponsored strategic plan to “expand the economic asset of healthcare” within the state. In order to effectively implement Blueprint Mississippi legislation was needed. The Mississippi Health Care Industry Zone Act […]

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C Spire Wireless offers free adult content filter options

July 29, 2013

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C Spire Wireless has introduced free new adult content filtering technology on its network to help parents and employers block inappropriate access to questionable content on the mobile Internet by children and employees through their phones and other connected devices. The filtering service, which is available for every line on a C Spire account, blocks […]

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North Mississippi Health Services named “Most Wired”

July 29, 2013

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TUPELO, Miss.-This year marks the 15th anniversary of Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, and the 13th time that North Mississippi Health Services has been included on the prestigious Most Wired list. In that time, hospitals and health care systems have made great strides in establishing the basic building blocks for creating robust clinical information systems […]

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Mississippi Home of Your Own home buyer workshop set

July 29, 2013

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Jackson, Miss. — Mississippi Home of Your Own (HOYO) will sponsor a free, one-day homebuyer education workshop Saturday, Aug. 10, for residents with and without disabilities in Hinds and surrounding counties. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Andrew Jackson Conference Room on the first floor of the Warren […]

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(VIDEO) N.Y. doctors write prescriptions for fruits and vegetables

July 29, 2013

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The Associated Press YouTube channel has posted a video about doctors in New York City and their decision to write prescriptions for fruits and vegetables. The special coupons are used by low-income residents to purchase fresh produce at local farmers markets, a healthy alternative to fast or processed food options.  

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Panelists announced for governor’s health care summit

July 26, 2013

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JACKSON, Miss. – The Governor’s Health Care Economic Development Summit has announced panelists for the morning sessions of the event, with over 300 attendees registered so far. Governor Phil Bryant will host the Governor’s Health Care Economic Development Summit Thursday, August 15 at the Jackson Convention Complex. This event, which will focus on the objectives […]

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J.D. Power ranks Southern region utilities on customer satisfaction

July 25, 2013

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J.D. Power has published the following survey results for its 2013 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study. The study ranks midsize and large utility companies in four geographic regions including East, Midwest, South and West. Companies in the midsize utility segment serve between 125,000 and 499,999 residential customers, while companies in the large utility segment serve 500,000 […]

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Governor’s office announces Tecumseh Products deal in Verona

July 24, 2013

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Gov. Phil Bryant

Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Tecumseh Products Company announced today the creation of up to 150 new jobs over the next five years and the retention of 350 jobs at their Verona facility to meet the increased global demand for their products. The expansion represents a significant multi-million dollar investment for Tecumseh. Tecumseh manufactures […]

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Cathead Distillery launches pecan-flavored vodka

July 24, 2013

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Cathead, Mississippi’s first legal distillery, has launched Cathead pecan-flavored vodka. This is the first fall offering from Cathead, in addition to their Cathead Vodka (distilled 6 times and charcoal filtered) and their spring/summer Honeysuckle-flavored vodka. Cathead Pecan hits the shelves throughout the South early this fall and is a distinctly southern-fashioned spirit made from all-natural […]

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