Deep South News Digest, 2pm update | State and regional news
BKW – DRY PREVIEW – COLUMBIA, SC – Dawn Staley Hears All About The High Expectations For South Carolina’s No.1 In The Southeastern Conference And Nationally, Even From The University President . By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 777 words. With AP Photos.
FBC – T25-SEC LEAST – Playing in the heaviest SEC East could work well for Georgia’s No.1 Championship prospects. The Bulldogs appear to have a good path to the South Conference Championship game. Is December 4 in Atlanta. They can thank the East Division. By Charles Odum. SENT: 793 words.
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LOUISIANE (Every hour Central)
BC-LA – HURRICANE IDA-HOUSING – BATON ROUGE – Gov. John Bel Edwards said Louisiana’s temporary housing program for those displaced by Hurricane Ida should scale up and move faster to bring people people in travel trailers, amid complaints that the pace has been too slow. The state bought 2,000 trailers for distribution and 68 people were living there on Wednesday, nearly two months after the Ida strike. The governor said he was urging his homeland security department and subcontractor to go faster, saying he was not happy with the speed so far. By Melinda Deslatte.
UNITED STATES FAIR-MEDICAL DEBT FIGHT – The political organization led by Democratic titan Stacey Abrams is diversifying into paying off medical debts. Fair Fight Action told The Associated Press on Wednesday it was donating $ 1.34 million from its Political Action Committee to write off the debt of 108,000 people in Georgia, Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Fair Fight Action CEO Lauren Groh-Wargo said paying down debt was another facet of the group’s advocacy for expansion of Medicaid in the 12 states that have not expanded the health insurance program. . Fair Fight said letters will be sent to those whose debts have been discharged to notify them. By Jeff Amy. SENT: 654 words. With AP Photos.