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Daniels found stability with State Farm

Andy Daniels Delta native says brand of nation’s largest insurer and father’s legacy made decision easy An open position in a Yazoo City State Farm office and the desire for a more stable career led agent Andy Daniels to follow in his father’s footsteps. After working for nearly a decade at various sales marketing positions and moving eight times in ...

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Mississippi Communities Receive 2018 National Main Street Accreditation

The following Main Street communities in Mississippi have been designated as accredited Main Street America programs for meeting performance standards set by the National Main Street Center and the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA): Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Carthage/Leake County, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbus, Corinth, Crystal Springs, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, Laurel, ...

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Cities gain national accreditation

The following Main Street communities in Mississippi have been designated as accredited Main Street America programs for meeting standards set by the National Main Street Center: Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Crystal Springs, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, Laurel, Louisville/Noxapater, Macon, Meridian, New Albany, Ocean Springs, ...

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Crystal ball cloudy on long-range future of petroleum marketing

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

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

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)

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

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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