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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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GEORGIA (All times Eastern):

TOP STORIES:

GEORGIA RUNOFF-GOVERNOR

ATLANTA — Georgia Republicans decide a bruising gubernatorial runoff Tuesday that is testing the loyalty of conservative voters to President Donald Trump and their frequent rejection of the establishment in favor of outside, bare-knuckled politics. The matchup between Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle pits the White House, which backs Kemp, against outgoing Republican Gov. Nathan Deal, who backs Cagle. Democrat Stacey Abrams awaits the winner in the fall, seeking to become the first black female governor of any American state. By Ben Nadler and Bill Barrow.

AP Photos NYSB116-0713180054, GAAUG103-0723180859, GAAUG104-0723180908.

GEORGIA RUNOFF-NEWS GUIDE

Georgia voters headed to the polls Tuesday to settle several key primary campaigns besides the heated Republican race for governor. As Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp have their final showdown in the GOP nominating contest to succeed departing Gov. Nathan Deal, voters also are deciding Republican runoffs for the two statewide offices that Cagle and Kemp are vacating. By Russ Bynum.

TRUMP-ENDORSEMENTS

WASHINGTON — Competing in a contested runoff campaign for Georgia's governor, Brian Kemp didn't see it coming: the single-most prized endorsement in Republican politics. When President Donald Trump tweeted his support last week of Kemp over his Republican opponent, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, the Georgia secretary of state was holding a news conference announcing an endorsement from a former primary rival. Kemp had no warning that the president would deliver his "full and total endorsement." By Ken Thomas and Zeke Miller.

AP Photos WX105-0520181507.

IN BRIEF:

— MALNOURISHED MAN — A couple has been charged in connection with the discovery of a malnourished man with a disability and three unaccompanied children at an Atlanta home. SENT.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)

TOP STORIES:

TRUMP-ENDORSEMENTS

WASHINGTON — Competing in a contested runoff campaign for Georgia's governor, Brian Kemp didn't see it coming: the single-most prized endorsement in Republican politics. When President Donald Trump tweeted his support last week of Kemp over his Republican opponent, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, the Georgia secretary of state was holding a news conference announcing an endorsement from a former primary rival. Kemp had no warning that the president would deliver his "full and total endorsement." By Ken Thomas and Zeke Miller. SENT.

AP Photos WX105-0520181507.

DATING APP ASSAULTS

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A South Carolina police department is promoting safety tips for online daters after recent meetings turned into criminal cases. The Greenville News reports that the warnings from the Greenville Police Department follow three incidents. SENT: About 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

— TRIPLE SHOOTING — A coroner has identified a man who died in a triple shooting in South Carolina. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said in a news release that 38-year-old Aaron Matthew Peterson of Pelion died from several gunshot wounds late Monday afternoon. SENT.

— JAIL INMATE DEATH — Authorities say it appears an inmate has killed himself in a county jail in South Carolina. Horry County officials said in a news release that 46-year-old Michael Todd Jordan was found dead around 6 p.m. Sunday in the jail in Conway. SENT.

— WATERWORKS LAWSUIT — A lawsuit alleges that the water and sewer system in a South Carolina town is overcharging commercial customers. SENT.

ALABAMA (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

TRUMP-ENDORSEMENTS

WASHINGTON — Competing in a contested runoff campaign for Georgia's governor, Brian Kemp didn't see it coming: the single-most prized endorsement in Republican politics. When President Donald Trump tweeted his support last week of Kemp over his Republican opponent, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, the Georgia secretary of state was holding a news conference announcing an endorsement from a former primary rival. Kemp had no warning that the president would deliver his "full and total endorsement." By Ken Thomas and Zeke Miller.

AP Photos WX105-0520181507.

NATIONAL GUARD-BLACK FEMALE PILOT

FORT RUCKER, Ala. — An Alabama woman has made history as the first black female pilot in the state National Guard's history.

News outlets report that 2nd Lt. Kayla Freeman graduated from Fort Rucker's Army Aviation School last month, following her 2016 graduation from Tuskegee University where she was enrolled in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. UPCOMING: About 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

— MINE SAFETY — The federal government says up to $250,000 is available for grants to promote U.S. mine safety. SENT.

— THROWN FROM BUMPER — A teen has died after she and two other passengers were thrown from the rear bumper of a sports utility vehicle they were standing on in Alabama. SENT.

— FORMER OFFICER PLEA — A former police officer in Alabama has pleaded guilty to fraud and theft charges. SENT.

— WOMAN'S BODY FOUND — Sheriff's deputies have identified a body found nearly two weeks ago in Alabama. SENT.

LOUISIANA (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

IN BRIEF:

— HOUSING-CONSTRUCTION PROJECT — A company that operates a camp to house workers in Cameron Parish has met with officials in St. James Parish to explore a similar facility there. SENT.

— JAILING TRAFFIC OFFENDERS — A proposal headed to the full New Orleans City Council would discourage police officers from making arrests for most traffic offenses.

— ST TAMMANY-NALOXONE — Sheriff's deputies in a New Orleans suburb now can help people who have overdosed on heroin or other opioids.

MISSISSIPPI (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

MISSISSIPPI-BEAR SIGHTINGS

GAUTIER, Miss. — Bear sightings in a park in a south Mississippi town have residents surprised and wary. A park ranger in the city of Gautier told the Sun Herald he spotted a bear at Shepard State Park a little more than a week ago. SENT: About 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

— FATAL SHOOTING — The Alcorn County Sheriff's Department is investigating a deadly shooting that killed two people. SENT.

— DEADLY HIGHWAY CRASH— Officials say two people were killed when their vehicle tried to cross a Jackson County highway. SENT.

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