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

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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

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

MIDTERMS-BLACK WOMEN

JACKSON, Miss. — Meeting on the campus of Jackson State University on a recent Friday afternoon, dozens of black women came together to strategize about the upcoming midterm elections, opening the gathering with a freedom song. "The revolution done signed my name," they moaned, invoking the names of the ancestors whose strength has willed them to persevere: Harriet Tubman. Shirley Chisholm. Aretha Franklin. Two were like them, daughters of Mississippi: Ella Jo Baker. Fannie Lou Hamer. By Errin Haines Whack. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— GEORGIA TRANSIT — Georgia's second-largest county has cleared two hurdles to joining MARTA — the public transportation system in neighboring Atlanta.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)

IN BRIEF:

— FATAL SHOOTING — Officials have identified the man who was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds lying in a South Carolina street.

ALABAMA (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

MIDTERMS-BLACK WOMEN

JACKSON, Miss. — Meeting on the campus of Jackson State University on a recent Friday afternoon, dozens of black women came together to strategize about the upcoming midterm elections, opening the gathering with a freedom song. "The revolution done signed my name," they moaned, invoking the names of the ancestors whose strength has willed them to persevere: Harriet Tubman. Shirley Chisholm. Aretha Franklin. Two were like them, daughters of Mississippi: Ella Jo Baker. Fannie Lou Hamer. By Errin Haines Whack. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— DOCTOR-SEX ASSAULT — An Alabama doctor accused of sexually assaulting patients while his nurses watched has asked a judge to close the case from the public.

LOUISIANA (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

LSU HOSPITALS

BATON ROUGE — The governing board for Louisiana State University decides Friday whether to re-enter the hospital business in a significant way, helping to take over direct management of two safety-net hospitals in north Louisiana. By Melinda Deslatte. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

— CRAFT BEER COLLABORATION — The 33 members of the Louisiana Craft Brewers Guild have announced the launching of a "collaborative brew" to be released Sept. 24.

— URBAN LEAGUE-LOUISIANA — The Urban League of Louisiana has named a new president and CEO.

— COUNCILMAN CYCLIST KILLED — A driver accused of fatally striking a Louisiana councilman who was bicycling on a rural road has been indicted in the case by a grand jury.

MISSISSIPPI (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

MIDTERMS-BLACK WOMEN

JACKSON, Miss. — Meeting on the campus of Jackson State University on a recent Friday afternoon, dozens of black women came together to strategize about the upcoming midterm elections, opening the gathering with a freedom song. "The revolution done signed my name," they moaned, invoking the names of the ancestors whose strength has willed them to persevere: Harriet Tubman. Shirley Chisholm. Aretha Franklin. Two were like them, daughters of Mississippi: Ella Jo Baker. Fannie Lou Hamer. By Errin Haines Whack. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— POLICE SHOOTING — Police on the Mississippi Gulf Coast have released the identity of a man they shot last week.

— CITY TAX INCREASE-ROADWORK — A south Mississippi city is raising taxes to pay for more roadwork.

— JAIL CLOSURE-BUDGET CUTS — Officials say a Mississippi city facing a budget deficit of roughly $600,000 has decided to close its jail and lay off its jailers.

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