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BC-Deep South News Coverage Advisory

July 22, 2019 - 9:51 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 A reminder: this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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)



JONESBORO, Ga. _ Like other summer camps, AileyCamp helps its participants to learn valuable leadership skills. But it has something that others probably don't: choreography. Founded by world-renowned dancer, choreographer and director Alvin Ailey, the six-week camp provides professional dance training for middle school students in 10 states. It also introduces them to the visual arts, creative writing and other forms of self-expression aimed at helping them build self-esteem. By Andrea Smith. SENT: 460 words, photos, video.


WASHINGTON _ Atlanta-based Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the Federal Trade Commission and others over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people. SENT: 430 words, photos.


SAVANNAH, Ga. _ A house fire in Savannah, Georgia, spread to a church and another home, causing severe damage. News outlets report Savannah Fire Rescue responded to a two-story house fire late Sunday found the flames had already spread to the First Metropolitan Baptist Church and another nearby home. The damage is severe, but no injuries have been reported. The church's pastor, Alfonza Peter McClendon, was arrested last month on charges of aggravated child molestation and statutory rape. SENT: 165 words, photos.


_ SLAIN FAMILY-GEORGIA _ A new court date has been set for a Georgia man accused of killing his girlfriend and her three children.

_ LAKE LANIER DEATH _ A jet-ski wreck on Lake Lanier has left a 20-year-old Georgia woman dead.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)



COLUMBIA, S.C. _ The new president at the University of South Carolina is in Columbia visiting campus. Former three-star Army General Robert Caslen is in Columbia visiting the school and will talk to reporters Monday. Students and professors opposed Caslen, saying the search for a new president was flawed and lacked diversity and Caslen didn’t have a doctoral degree or research university experience. By Jeffrey Collins.

Eds: Will be updated from 11 a.m. EDT news conference. With AP Photos.


_ DEPUTY-WIFE ABUSE _ South Carolina Police say a deputy is accused of repeatedly abusing his wife, who he allegedly body-slammed onto the ground when she was pregnant.

_ PET FINDS HUMAN BONE _ A South Carolina coroner says the human remains found by a pet dog last month have been identified.

ALABAMA (All times Central)


_ POLICE CHIEF LAWSUIT _ An Alabama city being sued by its police chief wants the lawsuit dismissed.

LOUISIANA (All times Central)


_ BAND DIRECTOR-STEALS FUNDING _ A former band director at Southern University in Louisiana is accused of pocketing more than $293,000 from public funds owed to the school.

_ JAIL FIRE _ About 30 inmates were evacuated from a Louisiana parish jail when a fire broke out overnight.

_ OFFICER-OCASIO-CORTEZ _ A Louisiana police officer posted a comment on his Facebook page calling U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a 'vile idiot' and suggesting that she be shot.

_ PREGNANT WOMAN-ACCUSED HUFFING _ A pregnant Louisiana woman is being accused of huffing an electronic dusting product on a roadway.

MISSISSIPPI (All times Central)


_ SLAIN OLE MISS STUDENT _ Authorities say foul play is suspected in the death of an Ole Miss student whose body was found over the weekend about 30 miles from campus.


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