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BC-Deep South News Coverage Advisory

August 20, 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 South Carolina 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SOUTHERN GAYS-HIDDEN HISTORY

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A new project is documenting the history of LGBTQ people in the Deep South, a region that once all but forced gays, lesbians and others to live in hiding. Bob Burns, who is gay, both lived through some of the toughest times for LGBTQ Southerners and documented them through years of activism. Now 66, he compiled a trove of information from years that included the AIDS epidemic and the systemic oppression of gay people in the Deep South. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 750 words.

AP Photos ALJR103, ALJR101, ALJR102.

COMMUTER TRAIN-WOMEN HIT

ATLANTA — Horrified subway riders rushed to save a woman who was pushed in front of a commuter train in Atlanta, but she was hit and seriously injured, witnesses said. A 28-year-old suspect was in custody after Sunday afternoon’s chaos at the city’s Midtown Station, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority said in a statement. SENT: 200 words.

IN BRIEF:

— CAPPUCCINO MAKER-DRUGS — Police say an Atlanta gas station store’s cappuccino maker housed an unusual ingredient: drugs.

— GSU POLICE-SHOTS FIRED — Authorities say police at a Georgia university were fired upon and a search for the suspect is underway.

— FATAL POLICE SHOOTING — Authorities say a Georgia man has been fatally shot by officers responding to a domestic call.

— FATAL SHOOTING-WALMART — Authorities in Georgia say an argument between a woman and a male driver outside a Walmart in Snellville lead to a fatal shooting.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)

TOP STORIES:

SOUTHERN GAYS-HIDDEN HISTORY

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A new project is documenting the history of LGBTQ people in the Deep South, a region that once all but forced gays, lesbians and others to live in hiding. Bob Burns, who is gay, both lived through some of the toughest times for LGBTQ Southerners and documented them through years of activism. Now 66, he compiled a trove of information from years that included the AIDS epidemic and the systemic oppression of gay people in the Deep South. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 750 words.

AP Photos ALJR103, ALJR101, ALJR102.

REPUBLICANS LEFT BEHIND

NEW YORK — The ranks of forgotten Republicans are growing. Some were forced out, such as Tim Pawlenty, a former two-term Minnesota governor who lost this week’s bid for a political comeback. Some, such as the retiring Republican Sen. Bob Corker, chose to leave on their own. Others still serve, but with a muted voice. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 1,090 words. Note South Carolina angle.

AP Photos WX201, WX202.

IN BRIEF:

— DOG STARVED-EX BOYFRIEND — Authorities in South Carolina say a woman refused to feed her ex-boyfriend’s dog for at least a month. SENT: 130 words

— CIVIL WAR SITES-CHARLESTON — The National Park Service plans to map and review Civil War battlefields in the Charleston area, where the first shots of the war were fired in 1861.

— ANIMAL ABUSE-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE — Authorities in South Carolina say a man beat a dog with a two-by-four in front of his small child and wife, who also was threatened.

ALABAMA (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

SOUTHERN GAYS-HIDDEN HISTORY

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A new project is documenting the history of LGBTQ people in the Deep South, a region that once all but forced gays, lesbians and others to live in hiding. Bob Burns, who is gay, both lived through some of the toughest times for LGBTQ Southerners and documented them through years of activism. Now 66, he compiled a trove of information from years that included the AIDS epidemic and the systemic oppression of gay people in the Deep South. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 750 words.

AP Photos ALJR103, ALJR101, ALJR102.

IN BRIEF:

— DOG-FIGHTING RING-ALABAMA — More than a dozen dogs have been rescued from an apparent dog-fighting operation where Alabama authorities found 11 dog skulls.

— APARTMENT SHOOTING DEATHS — Two men have died and a woman was hurt in a shooting in Alabama.

LOUISIANA (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

LOUISIANA VOTING MACHINES

BATON ROUGE, La — The two losing bidders seeking to replace Louisiana’s voting machines proposed contracts that would cost tens of millions of dollars more than the company chosen to do the work, documents show. By Melinda Deslatte. UPCOMING: Developing.

SOUTHERN GAYS-HIDDEN HISTORY

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A new project is documenting the history of LGBTQ people in the Deep South, a region that once all but forced gays, lesbians and others to live in hiding. Bob Burns, who is gay, both lived through some of the toughest times for LGBTQ Southerners and documented them through years of activism. Now 66, he compiled a trove of information from years that included the AIDS epidemic and the systemic oppression of gay people in the Deep South. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 750 words.

AP Photos ALJR103, ALJR101, ALJR102.

IN BRIEF:

— FATAL SHOOTING-ARREST — After saying an officer became stuck in traffic while driving to the shooting in New Orleans’ Central Business District, police have arrested one man in the killing.

— PRISON BRAWL — A Louisiana State Penitentiary inmate has been seriously hurt in a fight with another inmate.

— EX-SHERIFF-BOARD APPOINTMENT — The Louisiana governor has appointed a former sheriff who pleaded guilty to misusing funds and mistreating inmates to a state commission that oversees legal compliance of used car dealers.

MISSISSIPPI (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

SOUTHERN GAYS-HIDDEN HISTORY

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A new project is documenting the history of LGBTQ people in the Deep South, a region that once all but forced gays, lesbians and others to live in hiding. Bob Burns, who is gay, both lived through some of the toughest times for LGBTQ Southerners and documented them through years of activism. Now 66, he compiled a trove of information from years that included the AIDS epidemic and the systemic oppression of gay people in the Deep South. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 750 words.

AP Photos ALJR103, ALJR101, ALJR102.

IN BRIEF:

— MISSISSIPPI POWER CLOSURES — Mississippi Power says it is closing most of its customer service offices by October.

— HOSPITAL AFFILIATION — Mississippi’s largest hospital says it has withdrawn its offer to affiliate with another hospital because its proposal hasn’t been acted on despite several meetings over the past few months.

— BEAUVOIR DIRECTOR — The executive director of a historic home and museum in Mississippi has been fired.

— FATAL SHOOTING — Mississippi authorities have released the identity of a man who was fatally shot in West Point over the weekend.

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