BC-Deep South News Coverage Advisory

September 24, 2019 - 9:29 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 A reminder: this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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)

IN BRIEF:

_ BAND DIRECTOR-ABUSE _ A former Georgia high school band director has pleaded guilty to nine counts of sexual assault and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

_ SLAYING RETRIAL _ The retrial of a Georgia man initially convicted of murder in the 2005 death of his girlfriend has ended in the man's admitting guilt.

_ SOLDIER SLAIN _ A man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in slaying of a U.S. Army sergeant from Michigan has been sentenced to at least 65 years in prison. He was stationed at Fort Stewart in Georgia.

SOUTH CAROLINA

IN BRIEF:

_ LOAN COMPANY-PONZI SCHEME _ A California man has been arrested over allegations that he and his partners ran a $1 billion Ponzi scheme that targeted people receiving pensions.

_ MUMPS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE _ Three people have tested positive for the mumps virus at the College of Charleston, prompting South Carolina health officials to declare an outbreak.

ALABAMA (All times Central)

IN BRIEF:

_ COUNTY CORONER-PERSONAL GAIN _ An Alabama coroner who served as a local college's EMS program director has been indicted on a felony charge of using his position for personal gain.

_ COLLEGE CORRUPTION PROBE _ A suspended official of an Alabama community college says she was targeted for termination because she investigated corruption.

_ DEPUTY SHOOTING _ Authorities in Alabama say a woman was shot and wounded by a deputy she attempted to run over with a stolen truck.

MISSISSIPPI (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

WORLDS-TRUE TO YOUR SCHOOL

DOHA, Qatar _ When it comes to producing champions at the highest level of track and other Olympic sports, U.S. college sports have every bit as big an impact as training systems in many an athlete's home country, including the United States. Financial pressures because of the NCAA's strict rules about sponsorships have long been a concern. The USOPC formed a college advisory council in 2017 that consists of executives at Duke, Alabama, Stanford, Texas and the Big 12, among others.

IN BRIEF:

_ SHOOTINGS-OFFICERS_ Four Mississippi police officers involved in civilian deaths were ordered to be reinstated to their regular position months ago, but the police department hasn't complied with the order.

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The Atlanta AP Bureau: apatlanta@ap.org

The Columbia AP Bureau: apcolumbia@ap.org

The Montgomery AP Bureau: apalabama@ap.org

The New Orleans AP Bureau: nrle@ap.org

The Jackson AP Bureau: jkme@ap.org

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