AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:30 pm, TN
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TOKYO — Nissan has fired Carlos Ghosn as chairman in a dramatic end to the powerful executive’s nearly two decade reign at the Japanese automaker. The company says its own investigation detected serious misconduct, including under-reporting of Ghosh’s income and misuse of company assets. Nissan Motor Co. said its board of directors met for several hours Thursday and voted unanimously to dismiss Ghosn. Prosecutors say he is suspected of under-reporting $44.6 million in income from 2011 to 2015. By Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 834 words. With AP photos.
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ATLANTA — A newly restored steam locomotive that chased a stolen train in the American Civil War is helping to tell the story of how railroads fueled Atlanta’s growth since its earliest days. The Atlanta History Center is using the train and its new exhibit hall to show how railroads forged Atlanta into one of the South’s most important transportation and business hubs. By Jeff Martin. SENT: 547 words. With AP photos.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee and Vanderbilt are both below .500 in the final week of the regular season because each team has one major weakness that it hasn’t fixed all year. Inconsistency has been the issue haunting Tennessee all year. Vanderbilt’s fatal flaw has been its inability to protect leads. Tennessee visits Vanderbilt on Saturday with bowl eligibility at stake for both teams. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 731 words.
FBC-SEC THIS WEEK
Auburn’s a huge underdog on the road against No. 1 Alabama in this year’s Iron Bowl, but it’s hard to totally discount the Tigers since they’ve won three of the past eight games in the series, including 26-14 last season. Vanderbilt travels to face Tennessee in a game where both teams need the win to become bowl eligible. SENT: 636 words. With AP photos.
— EMERGENCY LANDING-TENNESSEE, from Nashville: Tennessee woman allegedly drunk, caused emergency landing
—SPECIAL ELECTION-SENATE, from Nashville: Tennessee to hold special election for state Senate seat
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