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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TROPICAL WEATHER

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Coastal residents from Florida to Louisiana hustled to prepare for a deluge as Tropical Storm Gordon grew stronger on a path to hit the central U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane Tuesday night. Boaters evacuated to safe harbors, motorists left barrier islands and homeowners looked over yards that could soon be submerged in seawater. A number of schools called off classes, people rushed to fill bags with sand and red no-swimming flags flew along the shore as waves kicked up from the approaching storm. By Jennifer Kay. SENT: 937 words, photos, video.

WITH:

— TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST — The latest developments.

CONGRESS-ELECTION SECURITY

WASHINGTON — Just two months before the midterm elections, bipartisan legislation to try to prevent foreign hacking into U.S. election systems is stalled in Congress as the White House and some Republicans worry it could exert too much federal control over the states. Supporters of the bill say the delay could embolden Russia, which targeted election infrastructure in at least 21 states in 2016. By Mary Clare Jalonick. SENT: 1,103 words.

IN BRIEF:

— NEW MEXICO-COMPOUND — Five former residents of a ramshackle compound in northern New Mexico where a 3-year-old boy's body was found last month are scheduled to appear in federal court on firearms-related charges. Editors: Will be updated. Hearing scheduled to begin at 9:30 MT.

— FATAL WRECK — Authorities have identified three people who have died in a wrong-way crash in Georgia.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)

TOP STORIES:

CONGRESS-ELECTION SECURITY

WASHINGTON — Just two months before the midterm elections, bipartisan legislation to try to prevent foreign hacking into U.S. election systems is stalled in Congress as the White House and some Republicans worry it could exert too much federal control over the states. Supporters of the bill say the delay could embolden Russia, which targeted election infrastructure in at least 21 states in 2016. By Mary Clare Jalonick. SENT: 1,103 words.

IN BRIEF:

— SOUTHERN SUBDIVISIONS-PLANTATION NAMES — Developers of a planned subdivision in South Carolina decided to drop the name "Plantation" from the community after meeting with residents.

— LAKE DROWNING — A 47-year-old Easley man has died in a Labor Day drowning on South Carolina's Lake Keowee.

ALABAMA (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

TROPICAL WEATHER

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Coastal residents from Florida to Louisiana hustled to prepare for a deluge as Tropical Storm Gordon grew stronger on a path to hit the central U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane Tuesday night. Boaters evacuated to safe harbors, motorists left barrier islands and homeowners looked over yards that could soon be submerged in seawater. A number of schools called off classes, people rushed to fill bags with sand and red no-swimming flags flew along the shore as waves kicked up from the approaching storm. By Jennifer Kay. SENT: 937 words, photos, video.

WITH:

— TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST — The latest developments.

CONGRESS-ELECTION SECURITY

WASHINGTON — Just two months before the midterm elections, bipartisan legislation to try to prevent foreign hacking into U.S. election systems is stalled in Congress as the White House and some Republicans worry it could exert too much federal control over the states. Supporters of the bill say the delay could embolden Russia, which targeted election infrastructure in at least 21 states in 2016. Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby is among those who has problems with the bill. By Mary Clare Jalonick. SENT: 1,103 words.

IN BRIEF:

— ROOMMATE SLAYING — An Alabama man who reported his roommate missing this month is now charged in the roommate's death.

LOUISIANA (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

TROPICAL WEATHER

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Coastal residents from Florida to Louisiana hustled to prepare for a deluge as Tropical Storm Gordon grew stronger on a path to hit the central U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane Tuesday night. Boaters evacuated to safe harbors, motorists left barrier islands and homeowners looked over yards that could soon be submerged in seawater. A number of schools called off classes, people rushed to fill bags with sand and red no-swimming flags flew along the shore as waves kicked up from the approaching storm. By Jennifer Kay. SENT: 937 words, photos, video.

WITH:

— TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST — The latest developments.

LOUISIANA FILM TRAIL

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana's new film trail runs from New Orleans and Elvis Presley's "King Creole" to northwest Louisiana's "Bonnie and Clyde" museum, by way of the home for "Steel Magnolias." ''People love to take their pictures at a place where a movie was," said Doug Bourgeois, assistant secretary over tourism in the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. People attending the Essence Festival in July even asked where to find the nonexistent Bourbon Street zip line, shown in the comedy "Girls Trip," he said Friday. By Janet McConnaughey. SENT: 655 words.

CONGRESS-ELECTION SECURITY

WASHINGTON — Just two months before the midterm elections, bipartisan legislation to try to prevent foreign hacking into U.S. election systems is stalled in Congress as the White House and some Republicans worry it could exert too much federal control over the states. Supporters of the bill say the delay could embolden Russia, which targeted election infrastructure in at least 21 states in 2016. Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby is among those who has problems with the bill. By Mary Clare Jalonick. SENT: 1,103 words.

IN BRIEF:

— UMPIRE ASSAULT — A police officer in Louisiana is accused of attacking an umpire at a University of Louisiana at Monroe softball game.

MISSISSIPPI (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

TROPICAL WEATHER

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Coastal residents from Florida to Louisiana hustled to prepare for a deluge as Tropical Storm Gordon grew stronger on a path to hit the central U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane Tuesday night. Boaters evacuated to safe harbors, motorists left barrier islands and homeowners looked over yards that could soon be submerged in seawater. A number of schools called off classes, people rushed to fill bags with sand and red no-swimming flags flew along the shore as waves kicked up from the approaching storm. By Jennifer Kay. SENT: 937 words, photos, video.

WITH:

— TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST — The latest developments.

IN BRIEF:

— TRIPLE SLAYING — Mississippi police say a man has killed his wife and her father before fatally shooting himself.

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