BC-Deep South News Digest Advisory

August 02, 2019 - 2:32 pm

Good afternoon! 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 A reminder: this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

EBOLA-FIVE YEARS

ATLANTA _ As the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history rages in Congo, a doctor who survived the deadly disease five years ago worries that people aren't paying enough attention. "We need the United States government and the international community to step up in a bigger way to come to the assistance of the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo to help bring an end to that outbreak before more lives are lost," Dr. Kent Brantly told reporters Friday. By Ron Harris. SENT: 698 words.

AP Photos AX701-0801191553, AX702-0801191556, AX703-0801191557, XJD514-0715191115, XJD303-0720191230, XJD401-0717190649, XJD403-0713190935, AAS101-0801190929, AAS107-0814171523.

OLD SOUTH MONUMENTS-CONTEXT

ATLANTA _ The first of multiple new markers are to be placed near Atlanta’s historic monuments. The idea behind the new signs is to add context about the South's racist history. Critics say the monuments focus on white people and ignore widespread civil rights abuses in the post-Civil War South. Atlanta’s decision to add markers near some of its most prominent monuments comes amid the ongoing national debate over Confederate statues. UPCOMING: 250 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ HEAVY RAIN-MAN KILLED _ Officials in Tennessee say 4 inches (10 centimeters) of rain in less than an hour contributed to the death of a Georgia man at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

_ FATAL ELECTRIC SCOOTER WRECK _ Police say a woman has been fatally hit by a car while riding an electric scooter in Atlanta.

_ FOSTER CHILD DEATH _ A Georgia couple has been convicted of killing their 2-year-old foster daughter, who they say died from accidental injuries.

_ COAST GUARD DEATH _ A 25-year-old Coast Guardsman died in a fall from a cliff on Kodiak Island.

_ MISSING WORKER-RIVER _ A Georgia agency says a body has been recovered from the water near the Port of Savannah, where crews had been searching for a construction worker who fell into the river.

IN SPORTS:

BBN--REDS-BRAVES

ATLANTA _ A rain-shortened victory in the series opener, the first-place Atlanta Braves look to make it two in a row over the Cincinnati Reds when Kevin Gausman takes the mount against Alex Wood. By George Henry. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:20 p.m. EDT.

BBN--BRAVES-AARON-YOUTH

ATLANTA _ Braves Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, 85, will talk about his career and field questions from a group of 44 top teen players on Friday. The youth will play in the inaugural Hank Aaron Invitation on Saturday at SunTrust Park. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

FBC--PAUL NEWBERRY-GEORGIA’S QUEST

ATHENS, Ga. _ The Georgia Bulldogs head into the college football season facing a familiar question: Can they beat Alabama? After excruciating losses the last two seasons, it's time for the Dawgs to get over that crimson hump. By Sports Columnist Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m. EDT.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)

TOP STORIES:

OLD SOUTH MONUMENTS-CONTEXT

ATLANTA _ The first of multiple new markers are to be placed near Atlanta’s historic monuments. The idea behind the new signs is to add context about the South's racist history. Critics say the monuments focus on white people and ignore widespread civil rights abuses in the post-Civil War South. Atlanta’s decision to add markers near some of its most prominent monuments comes amid the ongoing national debate over Confederate statues. UPCOMING: 250 words, photos.

IN BRIEF

_ FRIEND KILLED _ A 28-year-old South Carolina man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a friend after they partied all night.

_ GIRL SCOUTS-COOKIE MAN-SENTENCING _ A South Carolina man praised on social media for spending $450 to buy Girl Scouts cookies has pleaded guilty to plotting to kill a prosecutor and witnesses in his drug case.

AP Photos NY113-0605172025.

_ BINGO HALL SHOOTING _ Two men have been charged with murder in the killing of the father and son owners of a coastal South Carolina bingo parlor.

IN SPORTS:

FBC--CLEMSON-CAMP BEGINS

CLEMSON, S.C. _ The national champions are back to work at Clemson. The Tigers open summer camp on journey they hope leads to a second straight title. By Pete Iacobelli. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 5 p.m.

ALABAMA (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

OLD SOUTH MONUMENTS-CONTEXT

ATLANTA _ The first of multiple new markers are to be placed near Atlanta’s historic monuments. The idea behind the new signs is to add context about the South's racist history. Critics say the monuments focus on white people and ignore widespread civil rights abuses in the post-Civil War South. Atlanta’s decision to add markers near some of its most prominent monuments comes amid the ongoing national debate over Confederate statues. UPCOMING: 250 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ MAN CLEARED-MURDER CHARGE _ Authorities have dropped capital murder charges against an Alabama man after cellphone photos discredited the planned testimony of a prosecution witness.

_ FELON WITH GUN _ An Alabama man who is accused of trying to run over a police officer with a stolen vehicle has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

IN SPORTS:

FBC--AUBURN-QB BATTLE

AUBURN, Ala. _ Auburn enters preseason camp with a quarterback battle between freshmen Bo Nix and Joey Gatewood taking center stage. By John Zenor. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 7:30 p.m.

LOUISIANA (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

BAR ASSOCIATION-LAWSUIT

NEW ORLEANS _ A lawsuit filed against Louisiana's Supreme Court and the Louisiana State Bar Association says attorneys in the state are unconstitutionally forced to pay bar association dues. New Orleans attorney Randy Boudreaux filed the lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court. It says the state's requirement that attorneys join and pay dues to the Bar Association violates their freedom of speech and association rights. By Kevin McGill. SENT: 256 words.

OLD SOUTH MONUMENTS-CONTEXT

ATLANTA _ The first of multiple new markers are to be placed near Atlanta’s historic monuments. The idea behind the new signs is to add context about the South's racist history. Critics say the monuments focus on white people and ignore widespread civil rights abuses in the post-Civil War South. Atlanta’s decision to add markers near some of its most prominent monuments comes amid the ongoing national debate over Confederate statues. UPCOMING: 250 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ LAFOURCHE SCHOOLS _ A Louisiana school district's board has voted to keep its interim superintendent in place indefinitely while the current chief is on medical leave.

_ SCHOOL VANDALS _ Four juveniles are facing criminal charges after they allegedly took school buses on a joy ride at Donaldsonville High School, smashed a brick building and damaged three vehicles.

MISSISSIPPI (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2019-MISSISSIPI ATTORNEY GENERAL

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. _ Three Republicans are competing for their party’s nomination in the open race for Mississippi attorney general. The winner will face Democrat Jennifer Riley Collins in November. By Emily Wagster Pettus. UPCOMING: 475 words by 4 p.m. AP Photos.

OLD SOUTH MONUMENTS-CONTEXT

ATLANTA _ The first of multiple new markers are to be placed near Atlanta’s historic monuments. The idea behind the new signs is to add context about the South's racist history. Critics say the monuments focus on white people and ignore widespread civil rights abuses in the post-Civil War South. Atlanta’s decision to add markers near some of its most prominent monuments comes amid the ongoing national debate over Confederate statues. UPCOMING: 250 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ ROADBLOCK CONFRONTATION-MISSISSIPPI _ A black man says he was pulled over by white Mississippi authorities last month and "brutally" beaten with their flashlights, now his lawyer wants those involved to pay $1 million.

_ FEDEX-MEMPHIS HUB _ FedEx Corp. is investing an additional $450 million to improve operations at its busy hub in Memphis, Tennessee.

AP Photos RPAS101-0802191703.

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