- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Stan Tiner, who has served as executive editor of The Sun Herald for 15 years, will retire Sept. 1.

The announcement was made in the newspaper’s Wednesday edition (https://bit.ly/1GRbF6x ) by publisher Glen Nardi.

Tiner led the newsroom during coverage of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, which earned the paper a Pulitzer Gold Medal for Public Service. Storm coverage figures into his plans to retire as well.

“A catalyst of sorts was the Katrina 10-year anniversary,” Tiner said. “The Sun Herald has significant projects to tell the story of how South Mississippi has recovered and rebuilt. I wanted to be a part of that.

“So much of this part of my career has been devoted to telling the unique story of our part in the bigger fabric of what Katrina did to us that August day.”

The last of the anniversary stories will be in print by his last day on the job.

Tiner’s first journalism jobs were at the Texarkana Daily News and the Minden Press-Herald, where he was managing editor. He joined the Shreveport Times in 1970, where as chief political correspondent he covered the rise of Edwin Edwards, former Louisiana governor.

He was named editor of the afternoon Shreveport Journal in 1974, a job he held until 1987. He went on to hold similar jobs at the Mobile Press Register and The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City before coming to the Sun Herald in 2000.

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