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Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up for select Deep South stories. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s complete coverage of Deep South and the rest of the world, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

Questions about 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

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..

For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Coverage Plan will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern unless specified otherwise.

GEORGIA (All times Eastern)

TOP STORIES:

AHMAUD ARBERY-GEORGIA TRIAL

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Attorneys were scheduled to give closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of three white men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, whose death became part of a broader reckoning on racial injustice in the criminal legal system. By Russ Bynum. SENT: 275 words, photos. Developing.

SPORTS:

FBC--T25-AP TOP 25 REALITY CHECK

It took 12 weeks of regular-season play to have a turnover-free AP Top 25. For the first time in 2021 all the teams that were ranked in The Associated Press college football poll presented by Regions Bank last week stayed ranked this week. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 1,222 words, photos.

SOUTH CAROLINA (All times Eastern)

MEMBER EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-TOY STORE-NEW OWNER

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — At 9 years old, Elizabeth “Schnookie” Royall would do her homework after school in the back room of a Mount Pleasant toy store while her mother, Posie, was working. Twenty-five years later, Royall — now Darby after getting married — is the owner of Wonder Works. SENT: 693 words.

SPORTS:

BKW--T25-SOUTH CAROLINA-CHAMP STALEY

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Dawn Staley brought more than her top-ranked South Carolina team to the inaugural women’s Battle 4 Atlantis. Her best pal — 4-year-old dog Champ — is alongside her as she walks the resort with fans recognizing him by name, in the locker room and even at news conferences. The only place Champ hasn’t joined Staley is on the sidelines during the tournament, where the Gamecocks play No. 2 Connecticut for Monday’s championship. By Aaron Beard. SENT: 317 words, photos.

ALABAMA (All times Central)

SPORTS:

FBC--T25-AP TOP 25 REALITY CHECK

It took 12 weeks of regular-season play to have a turnover-free AP Top 25. For the first time in 2021 all the teams that were ranked in The Associated Press college football poll presented by Regions Bank last week stayed ranked this week. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 1,222 words, photos.

LOUISIANA (All times Central)

MISSISSIPPI (All times Central)

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.

Georgia members, looking for more state news and photos? Go to AP StoryShare-Colorado, an online platform at storyshare.ap.org where news organizations in your state share content in all formats. Access to the site is free for AP members, but you’ll need a special account to take part in the news-sharing network. To sign up, contact Jennifer Lehman at jlehman@ap.org.

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