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BC-Deep South News Coverage Advisory

May 2, 2019

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 A reminder: this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



ATLANTA _ A man who killed his ex-girlfriend and another woman nearly 25 years ago is scheduled to be executed in Georgia. Scotty Garnell Morrow is scheduled to be put to death at 7 p.m. Thursday at the state prison in Jackson. He was convicted of murder in the fatal shootings of his ex-girlfriend Barbara Ann Young and her friend Tonya Woods at Young’s Gainesville home in December 1994. By Kate Brumback. SENT: 600 words, photos.

Eds.: Will be updated. Execution scheduled for 7 p.m. EDT.


ATLANTA _ Former Democratic candidate for Georgia governor Stacey Abrams is set to address press freedom group PEN America in Atlanta. Coverage on merits.


_ DEPUTY SLAYING _ A Georgia teenager has been arrested and charged with murder in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Coweta County deputy.

_ TURTLE SMUGGLING _ A Florida man has been sentenced to a year in prison for his part in a reptile smuggling ring that stretched from South Carolina to Hong Kong.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)


_ TURTLE SMUGGLING _ A Florida man has been sentenced to a year in prison for his part in a reptile smuggling ring that stretched from South Carolina to Hong Kong.

ALABAMA (All times Central)


_ BEATEN INFANT _ An Alabama girl has been charged with murder in the beating death of a crying infant.

LOUISIANA (All times Central)



BATON ROUGE _ Gov. John Bel Edwards is pushing to add more money for early childhood education to next year’s budget after receiving criticism for shortchanging the programs. But his proposal falls far short of what early childhood education advocates want. By Melinda Deslatte. Developing.


NEW ORLEANS _ More than two decades after the seed was planted in Dan Pritzker’s mind about jazz cornetist Charles “Buddy” Bolden, the world is finally getting to see the story he’s been trying to tell. Developing.


_ FIRE-BLACK CHURCHES-MIKE PENCE _ Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit with community and faith leaders near Opelousas, Louisiana, where three black churches were destroyed by an arsonist.


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

If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.