Posts Tagged ‘retire’

State, schools, communities to pay more into retirement system

by Associated Press Published: September 18,2012

Tags: city, educator, government, municipal, municipality, public official, public school, retire, retirement, teacher

JACKSON — State government will be asked to put $44 million more into the Mississippi retirement system next year to shore up the program for an estimated 30 years, the system director has told lawmakers. Pat Robertson, executive director of the Public Employees Retirement System, told lawmakers today public schools and cities and counties would […] [...]

Shuttle’s final journey delayed by bad weather

HANCOCK COUNTY — The beginning of space shuttle Endeavour’s final flight to California has been postponed because of weather along the flight route. NASA had planned for the 747 carrying the shuttle to take off from Kennedy Space Center today. The flight is now scheduled to take off at sunrise tomorrow. Low flyovers are still […] [...]

Shuttle to buzz Stennis during retirement flight

by Associated Press Published: September 13,2012

Tags: aerospace, engine, flyover, retire, retirement, rocket, space exploration, Space Shuttle, spacecraft, technology, test, testing

HANCOCK COUNTY — Space Shuttle Endeavour, headed for retirement in California, is scheduled to perform low flyovers — as low as 1,500 feet — as it passes NASA facilities in Mississippi and Louisiana. Stennis Space Center tested the orbiter’s main engines. Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans is where the shuttle’s iconic orange external fuel […] [...]

Leonard retiring in January as Entergy chairman/CEO

by Associated Press Published: September 6,2012

Tags: chairman, Chief Executive Officer, electricity, energy, executive, power, retire, retirement, senior management, utility

NEW ORLEANS — J. Wayne Leonard will retire Jan. 31 as chairman and CEO of Entergy Corp. The corporation also announced yesterday that Leo Denault, currently executive vice president and CFO, would succeed Leonard. Andrew Marsh, currently vice president for system planning, will succeed Denault. Also retiring is Entergy Wholesale Commodities president Richard Smith. William […] [...]

TVA board meets — Kilgore retiring and rates to stay steady

by Associated Press Published: August 17,2012

Tags: board of directors, budget, electricity, energy, executive, executive search, power, rate, ratepayer, retire, retirement, utility

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Tennessee Valley Authority president Tom Kilgore is retiring. TVA announced that the board of directors has a process underway to recommend a new president and CEO. Kilgore announced his retirement at the end of the meeting. He will serve as the head of the federal utility until a successor is hired. Kilgore […] [...]

Ex-USM president and polymer science pioneer quietly retires

HATTIESBURG — Shelby Thames, a pioneer in polymer sciences and a former president of the University of Southern Mississippi, has retired. That’s according to an announcement from the school. Thames founded USM’s research program in polymer science. He was university president for five years, from 2002-2007. The Hattiesburg American reports Thames retired last week with […] [...]

Woods to retire from House after 25 years of service

by Associated Press Published: June 15,2012

Tags: legislative, legislator, Legislature, politician, Politics, retire, retirement

BYHALIA — Veteran state legislator Tommy Woods of Byhalia says his retirement from the Mississippi House of Representatives will be effective July 30. Woods, a Republican, announced earlier that he was retiring from the Legislature but said he delayed his departure at the behest of House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, in case he was needed […] [...]

Greenlee retiring as U.S. attorney

by MBJ Staff Published: February 1,2010

Tags: Jim M. Greenlee, retire, U.S. Attorney

U.S. Attorney Jim M. Greenlee, who led the most sweeping judicial bribery investigation in memory in Mississippi, will retire Jan. 31, according to The Associated Press. Greenlee made the announcement Jan. 20 in a news release. Greenlee was sworn in as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi Oct. 30, 2001. He had previously […] [...]

Upton retires from 4-County

Longtime 4-County Electric Power Association executive Carey Upton retired July 31 after 16 years of service to the cooperative. Upton, manager of human resources and training, was honored July 31 during a reception at the Columbus-based cooperative. He began working at 4-County Dec. 14, 1992, as a human resource specialist. He later advanced to his […] [...]

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