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Crystal ball cloudy on long-range future of petroleum marketing

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By TED CARTER Five years. That’s the limit Gresham brothers Walton and Tom and cousin Bill McPherson say they can have in forecasting the future of their businesses and the regional petroleum marketing sector in which they operate. They partly attribute the limited outlook to changes in consumer preferences and innovations in marketing to customers. A resourceful and nimble company can ...

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MBJ BUSINESSPEOPLE OF THE YEAR: NOTEBOOK

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Eagle Scout rank gives lessons in perseverance  Scouting had a big part in the early lives of Walton Gresham III, Tom Gresham and Bill McPherson. All three attained the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement award in Boy Scouts of America and a designation that can often take years to achieve. Here the three executives relate how Scouting has ...

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B.B. King’s Mississippi gravesite getting memorial courtyard

B.B. King bows following a performance.

Nearly seven months after blues legend B.B. King died, his Mississippi gravesite is being turned into a serene spot where fans can pay their respects. A ceremony Friday will unveil a black granite marker that will become the centerpiece of a memorial courtyard outside the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola. The courtyard, with benches, eventually will ...

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Roughton shares a taste of Mississippi (and beyond)

Evelyn Roughton and husband Tony have been the owners of the Crown Restaurant in Indianola for almost 40 years.

One of Mississippi’s foremost culinary stars can be found in none other than downtown Indianola. The Crown Restaurant was begun almost 40 years ago, and today, it continues to be the source for both traditional and non-tradition fare. Evelyn Roughton, restaurateur, cookbook author, mail order entrepreneur, and culinary star, was born in Cleveland, Miss., and emphatically says that “the Delta ...

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Coroner: No evidence B.B. King was poisoned before death

B.B. King bows following a performance.

LAS VEGAS — Medical examiners found no evidence to prove the allegation that blues legend B.B. King was poisoned before he died of natural causes in May, according to autopsy findings made public Monday. Tests conducted after two of the musical icon’s 11 adult children said their father had been murdered showed the cause of death was Alzheimer’s disease, plus ...

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B.B. King to be laid to rest next week in Mississippi Delta

FILE -  In this file photo taken Aug. 22, 2012, B.B. King performs at the 32nd annual B.B. King Homecoming, a concert on the grounds of an old cotton gin where he worked as a teenager in Indianola, Miss. The Blues legend King died May 14.

JACKSON — The body of blues legend B.B. King will return next week to the Mississippi Delta where his life and career began. His body will be flown on Wednesday to Memphis, Tennessee, the place where a young King was nicknamed the Beale Street Blues Boy. It is expected to arrive at the airport at about noon, and will be ...

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B.B. King viewing Friday in Vegas before Mississippi burial

In this photo taken on Monday, March 3, 2014, Blues legend B.B. King performs for hundreds at The Moore Theatre in Seattle. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday, at home in Las Vegas. He as 89. ( Jordan Stead/seattlepi.com via AP)

LAS VEGAS — A public viewing for blues legend B.B. King will be held in Las Vegas before his body is sent to Mississippi, where plans are being made for services in his hometown next week, King’s business manager said Monday. A private family funeral also will be held in Las Vegas for the guitar genius dubbed theKing of the Blues, who died at his home ...

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