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BC-Deep South News Coverage Advisory

December 28, 2018

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

SEVERE WEATHER-SOUTH

JACKSON, Miss. _ A storm that dumped up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) of rain in Louisiana and Mississippi moved into Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and western North Carolina on Friday. The National Weather Service posted flash flood watches and warnings for much of the South. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

AP Photos LABAT102, LABAT103.

_ With:

_ SEVERE WEATHER-SOUTH-THE LATEST.

IN BRIEF:

_ BURIED CHILDREN BODIES _ Two Georgia children found dead and buried in their father’s backyard had been missing for months, but their disappearances were never reported. SENT: 130 words.

_ HUMANITARIAN AID OR DRUG TRAFFICKING _ A Michigan man who had about $252,000 seized from his carry-on bag at a Charlotte, North Carolina, airport says the money was for humanitarian purposes.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)

TOP STORIES:

SEVERE WEATHER-SOUTH

JACKSON, Miss. _ A storm that dumped up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) of rain in Louisiana and Mississippi moved into Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and western North Carolina on Friday. The National Weather Service posted flash flood watches and warnings for much of the South. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

AP Photos LABAT102, LABAT103.

_ With:

_ SEVERE WEATHER-SOUTH-THE LATEST.

IN BRIEF:

_ ADMINISTRATOR-SEX CHARGE _ A former assistant principal at a South Carolina high school accused of having a sexual relationship with a student has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

ALABAMA (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

SEVERE WEATHER-SOUTH

JACKSON, Miss. _ A storm that dumped up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) of rain in Louisiana and Mississippi moved into Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and western North Carolina on Friday. The National Weather Service posted flash flood watches and warnings for much of the South. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

AP Photos LABAT102, LABAT103.

_ With:

_ SEVERE WEATHER-SOUTH-THE LATEST.

IN BRIEF:

_ ALABAMA PRISON DRUGS _ Three people have been arrested and charged with trying to smuggle drugs into an Alabama prison.

LOUISIANA (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

SEVERE WEATHER-SOUTH

JACKSON, Miss. _ A storm that dumped up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) of rain in Louisiana and Mississippi moved into Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and western North Carolina on Friday. The National Weather Service posted flash flood watches and warnings for much of the South. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

AP Photos LABAT102, LABAT103.

_ With:

_ SEVERE WEATHER-SOUTH-THE LATEST.

IN BRIEF:

_ TRADER JOES-FOOD BANK _ Severe storms caused a New Orleans area Trader Joe’s store to lose power, prompting the chain to donate more than 10,000 pounds (4,500 kilograms) of perishable groceries to a food bank.

_ NURSE-PRACTITIONER ELECTED _ A staffer at a New Orleans-area health center is now president-elect of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

MISSISSIPPI (All times Central)

TOP STORIES

EVERE WEATHER-SOUTH

JACKSON, Miss. _ A storm that dumped up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) of rain in Louisiana and Mississippi moved into Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and western North Carolina on Friday. The National Weather Service posted flash flood watches and warnings for much of the South. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

AP Photos LABAT102, LABAT103.

_ With:

_ SEVERE WEATHER-SOUTH-THE LATEST.

IN BRIEF:

_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-MISSISSIPPI FEEDING PROGRAM _ Officials say Mississippi has enough money to fund a food program for 95,000 mothers and young children through January despite the partial shutdown of the federal government.

_ COUNTERFEIT CASH _ Police in Mississippi have arrested three men they say were caught with fake checks, printing equipment and more than $9,000 in counterfeit cash.

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If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to

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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