BC-Deep South News Coverage Advisory

May 31, 2019 - 9:55 am

Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to:

The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org

The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org

The Montgomery AP Bureau at 334-262-5947 or apalabama@ap.org

The New Orleans AP Bureau at 504-523-3931 or nrle@ap.org

The Jackson AP Bureau at 601-948-5897 or jkme@ap.org

For up-to-the minute information on AP's coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Deep South Editor Jim Van Anglen can be reached at 1-800-821-3737 or jvananglen@ap.org. Administrative Correspondent Rebecca Santana can be reached at 504-523-3931 or rsantana@ap.org. A reminder: this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

GEORGIA (All times Eastern)

TOP STORIES:

UGA-ALCOHOL SALES

ATHENS, Ga. _ Some University of Georgia fans will be able to buy beer during football games — but only donors who have agreed to give tens of thousands of dollars will be allowed to drink. SENT: 260 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ RAPPER OFFSET-WARRANT _ Police in suburban Atlanta have dropped a felony charge against the rapper Offset, who was accused of knocking a cellphone out of a fan's hands.

ALABAMA (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

MEDICAL MARIJUANA

MONTGOMERY, Ala. _ Alabama lawmakers might create a medical marijuana study commission that would recommend legislation for next year. SENT: 130 words. Developing from legislative session.

SCHOOL BOARD

MONTGOMERY, Ala. _ The Alabama House of Representatives could vote Friday on a proposal to replace Alabama's elected state school board with a new commission appointed by the governor. SENT: 130 words. Developing from legislative session.

SESSION END-GLANCE

MONTGOMERY, Ala. _ A look at what bills passed and failed in the 2019 legislative session. UPCOMING.

IN BRIEF:

_ CHAINED CHILD _ An Alabama woman has pleaded guilty to aggravated child abuse of her son, who authorities say was found naked and chained up.

LOUISIANA (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

HURRICANE SEASON-LASTING SCARS

The annual start of hurricane season casts a shadow of dread over coastal sections of the United States. People fret over the next Big One, even as communities struggle to recover from the last one. SENT: 1930 words. With BC-US--Hurricane Season-Lasting Scars-Photo Gallery.

IN BRIEF:

_ TOURIST-KIDNAPPING ATTACK _ A New Orleans man has been indicted on charges of kidnapping and first-degree rape in an October attack on an Indiana tourist visiting the French Quarter.

_ BAYOU COUNTY SUPERFEST-ATTENDANCE _ The return of Bayou Country Superfest to Louisiana's state capital drew about 50,000 people over the Memorial Day weekend.

_ CRASH DEATH _ Louisiana State Police say a 40-year-old man has died nearly two weeks after he failed to yield and his compact pickup truck collided with a compact car.

MISSISSIPPI (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

GRADUATION TRIP-FRAUD

GREENWOOD, Miss. _ A Mississippi man who authorities say took $8,000 and made fake promises to high school seniors about a graduation trip has been charged with fraud. SENT: 270 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ THAD COCHRAN-FUNERAL _ A funeral will be held next week in the Mississippi Capitol for former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, a Republican who represented the state for 45 years.

_ HOMICIDE LAWSUITS-DEPLOYED OFFICER _ A judge has stayed two lawsuits against a Mississippi police officer accused of not dropping charges against two murder suspects who reportedly had concrete alibis.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)

TOP STORIES:

SPECIAL SESSION-EDUCATION

COLUMBIA, S.C. _ South Carolina Senate President Harvey Peeler doesn't plan to call the Senate in for a special session to deal with education reform. By Jeffrey Collins. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words, AP photo by 11 a.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ LEGAL GROUP DIRECTOR _ A South Carolina legal group created to address barriers to legal representation has named a new director.

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