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BC-Deep South News Coverage Advisory

December 27, 2018

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

_ BOX CUTTER-SCHOOL ATTACK _ A Georgia student is accused of punching another student in the head in a school bathroom and then slashing that student’s wrist with a box cutter.

_ BROXTON-HOUSE FIRE _ Police in Georgia have arrested the husband of a woman who was found dead in her burned home nearly six years ago.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2020-CALIFORNIA

UNDATED _ Go west, 2020 presidential candidates? Early voting in California’s primary will overlap with the traditional early nominating contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. That could force the sprawling field of Democrats to navigate those states as well as California’s notoriously complex landscape, where campaigning is done through paid political ads. By Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 1,040 words.

AP Photos WX201, WX202, WX203.

IN BRIEF:

_ FURMAN GIFT _ Furman University has been given $6 million from the estate of a World War II veteran who has been one of the South Carolina school’s strongest supporters.

_ PRISON SEWAGE-SOUTH CAROLINA _ The South Carolina Department of Corrections says 12 inmates were left in prison cells with raw sewage.

SPORTS:

T25-CFP-SEMIFINALS-THE LATEST

UNDATED _ The Latest on media days for the College Football Playoff semifinals (all times EST):

AP Photos FLBA103, FLBA103.

ALABAMA (All times Central)

IN BRIEF:

_ BUSINESS SHOOTING DEATH _ Police have released the name of a man found dead at an Alabama business.

SPORTS:

T25-CFP-SEMIFINALS-THE LATEST

UNDATED _ The Latest on media days for the College Football Playoff semifinals

AP Photos FLBA103, FLBA103.

LOUISIANA (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

METAL SINTERING COMPANY

SLIDELL, La. _ Louisiana offered $765,000 in incentives to bring in a plant with Turkish connections that will fuse metal powders at high temperatures to make precision parts. The deal with Advanced Sinter Metal Technologies Inc. will bring 15 jobs at first, but could eventually bring 43, St. Tammany Parish officials told NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune. SENT: 340 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ DOMESTIC-DOUBLE SHOOTING _ A Louisiana sheriff says deputies believe a Lake Charles man killed his wife and two dogs before fatally shooting himself.

_ CARNEGIE HERO _ A man who drowned while rescuing a stranger from a car in a New Orleans canal is among the 18 people honored by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission this year.

SPORTS:

SAINTS-RANKINS

METAIRIE, La. _ New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins has become increasingly known for two moves this season: his spin and his shimmy. The spin, executed with a nimble quickness not entirely typical of 305-pound linemen, has helped Rankins disrupt quarterbacks the way the Saints hoped he would when they made him their first-round draft choice in 2016. Rankins shoulder-shaking shimmy is his trademark celebration after a sack, of which he’s had a career-high eight this season. By Sports Writer Brett Martel. SENT: 760 words.

AP Photo NYPS212.

MISSISSIPPI (All times Central)

TOP STORIES:

ARTIFACTS-ENDANGERED

NATCHEZ, Miss. _ A nonprofit that identifies, acquires and preserves archaeological sites in the United States has raised concerns that dirt and construction work on county-owned land in Mississippi endangers artifacts connected to what could be the birthplace of slavery in a region. Jessica Crawford with The Archaeological Conservancy wrote to Adams County Board of Supervisors attorney Scott Slover last week. She expressed concerns that work associated with the construction of a power substation and switching station for the former International Paper Company property is destroying what remains of a 1720s French plantation, the Natchez Democrat reported. SENT: 460 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ FATAL WRECK-MANSLAUGHTER _ A Mississippi man has been arrested and charged with manslaughter for a wreck on Christmas Eve that killed a 32-year-old woman in his car.

_ BABY SHOT _ A Mississippi man is accused of shooting a 4-month-old boy in the stomach.

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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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