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Scandal-hit Nissan’s profits crash amid lower global sales

Japanese automaker Nissan reported Tuesday that its July-September profit tumbled to half of what it earned the year before as sales and brand power crumbled following the arrest of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. Yokohama-based Nissan Motor Co.’s fiscal second quarter profit totaled 59 billion yen ($541 million), down from 130 billion yen in 2018. Quarterly sales slipped nearly 7% ...

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UMMC physicians offering services at Merit Health Madison

A business venture with Merit Health Madison is opening the door for University of Mississippi Medical Center physicians to perform surgeries and provide inpatient post-operative care at Merit Health’s hospital in Canton, effectively expanding UMMC’s adult hospital capacity and operating room availability. The business venture has been realized through a UMMC-affiliated not-for-profit company, Healthier Mississippi Collaborative, made possible by an ...

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Nissan names head of China business to be new CEO

Nissan has tapped the head of its China business, Makoto Uchida, as its new president and chief executive, to help lead a recovery from the leadership crisis and sinking profitability that followed the arrest of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, last year. Uchida is replacing Hiroto Saikawa, who resigned after acknowledging receiving dubious income. The Japanese automaker announced Uchida’s appointment ...

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Canton alderman pleads guilty, resigns in election scandal

An alderman in a Mississippi city has pleaded guilty in a voter fraud case. Court officials tell WAPT-TV that Canton alderman Andrew Grant pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit voter fraud. He was sentenced to five years in prison, which the judge suspended. Grant resigned as Canton’s Ward 7 alderman immediately after the sentencing. Grant is one of five ...

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School board member convicted of voter intimidation

A school board member and city employee has been convicted of voter intimidation in central Mississippi. Local news outlets report a Madison County jury found Courtney Rainey guilty Wednesday on one count, but couldn’t reach a verdict on a voter fraud charge. Rainey is a Canton school board member and has served as the city’s director of human and cultural ...

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ASSET Engineering hires Gary Scott

ASSET Engineering welcomes the newest addition to their electrical designer team at their office in Canton. Gary Scott brings 23 years of work experience and 18 years of drafting and design experience to ASSET. Prior to joining the ASSET team, Scott worked for GE Digital Energy as an electrical designer on multiple substations, wind farms, and other similar projects. He ...

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Ex-director utility says he will fight part of audit demand

A former director of a city-owned utility says he will fight the Mississippi auditor’s demand that he repay a severance package. Auditor Shad White says Tuesday that his office is demanding $78,613 from former state Sen. Kenny Wayne Jones, who worked for Canton Municipal Utilities from 2016 until January 2018. The auditor says severance pay to public officials is illegal. ...

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Nissan invests $170m at assembly plants to make new Altima

Nissan has announced a $170 million investment at assembly plants in Tennessee and Mississippi to produce the 2019 Altima sedan. Nissan North America made the announcement Thursday at its facility in Smyrna, Tennessee, where the company celebrated the start of production of the car’s sixth generation. The $170 million investment was used to upgrade its plants in Smyrna and Canton, ...

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Mississippi demands $100K from Canton utilities board members

Officials say utility board members in a Mississippi city owe nearly $100,000 to the state auditor’s office after using public funds for personal use. The Clarion Ledger cites a Thursday statement from State Auditor Stacey Pickering as saying five members on the Canton Municipal Utilities Board of Commissioners used board funds to pay for an attorney when they were not members. Cleotha ...

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