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Delta State alum David Abney credits ‘willingness to do more than asked’ for his rise to CEO at UPS

It takes a lot of right turns to go from the Mississippi Delta to the top executive suite at United Parcel Service’s Sandy Springs, Ga., headquarters. Right turns are among the top commandments handed to new drivers for the world’s largest package delivery service. They constitute the safest and fastest way to go from Point A to Point B, according ...

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Delta State graduate David Abney named new CEO for UPS

The UPS Board of Directors today announced that it has named David Abney, currently the company’s Chief Operating Officer, as its new Chief Executive Officer and appointed him to the Board of Directors. Scott Davis, 62, who has served as the company’s Chairman of the Board and CEO since 2008, will retire from UPS and will assume the role of non-executive ...

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Woman follows husband's lead, pleads guilty to shipping scheme

BILOXI — A woman has pleaded guilty as part of the fraud investigation of a shipping company in south Mississippi. Jennifer Griswold waived indictment and pleaded guilty today to one count of withholding information on a crime, says her lawyer, Peter Barrett. Griswold had been charged with conspiracy, but agreed to plead guilty to the other charge. Dustin Lee Griswold ...

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UPS honors drivers

UPS has recognized 11 drivers from Mississippi by inducting them into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving. Mississippi boasts 80 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 2,301 years of accident-free driving. Merriel Torrey of Utica is Mississippi’s senior safe driver, with 39 years of ...

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UPS drivers named to Circle of Honor

UPS announced nine drivers from Mississippi are among 1,122 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving. Mississippi boasts 75 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 2,131 years of accident-free driving. Merriel Torrey of Utica is Mississippi’s senior safe driver, with 38 ...

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UPS drivers honored for safety

UPS announced 14 drivers from Mississippi are among 928 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of  accident-free driving. Mississippi boasts 37 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 2,116 years of accident-free driving. The new Circle of Honor members are Buford Baylis of Ripley, ...

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