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    Restaurants, coffeehouses and bars in Georgia that once rushed to offer CBD-infused items are pulling back after a warning from the state's agriculture commissioner. CBD is a non-intoxicating compound found in hemp and marijuana. Touted as a treatment for a variety of ailments, CBD had been making its way into products ranging from lattes to sparkling water. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that a new state law allows CBD oil sales and hemp farming. But state officials recently warned that federal rules prohibit adding CBD to food or beverages, because it has not been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. That's causing some Georgia businesses to pull CBD-infused products off their menus. State officials could levy fines or revoke manufactured food licenses, but haven't yet taken any regulatory actions. ___ Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com
  • Former DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton has been arrested by the FBI, Channel 2's Mark Winne has learned.  Her attorney, Bret Williams, told Winne that she is innocent, and that she 'has always stood ready and willing to face any allegations against her regarding her unblemished time” as county commissioner. Fmr Dekalb Co Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton arrested by FBI this morning, confirms her attorney Bret Williams who says she is innocent, “has always stood ready & willing to face any allegations against her regarding her unblemished time” as county commissioner @wsbtv — Mark Winne (@MarkWinneWSB) May 21, 2019 We're working to learn the details of the arrest and the charges she is facing, on Channel 2 Action News at Noon Sutton was subpoenaed earlier this year, which demanded campaign and banking records going back to 2012. It's unclear if today's arrest is related to that.  TRENDING STORIES: Fired lunch lady was 'dishonest,' didn't follow rules, food vendor says Grandson finds grandparents dead inside Barrow County home Duo cashes nearly $40K in checks stolen from post office, investigators say Winne says he learned that the public integrity unit at the Department of Justice out of Washington is handling this case. Channel 2's Richard Belcher has been investigating Sutton for years. He said the there are a total of five grand jury subpoenas filed for Sutton, four since January.  Grand jury subpoenas have piling up on Sutton, 5 total, 4 since January. We’re waiting to see specific charges. Case handled by Justice Department in DC https://t.co/QoewvyjeYq — Richard Belcher (@BelcherWSB) May 21, 2019
  • Atlanta's jail will be closing, after Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ legislation to close the Atlanta City Detention Center (ACDC) passed City Council. Last year, Mayor Bottoms called for the closing of ACDC, citing the declining number of inmates housed and the increase in costs to operate the center. “No longer will Atlanta be in the jail business,” said Bottoms. “Today, we have taken another critical step forward in the march for criminal justice reform by beginning the work to repurpose our jail to serve the people of Atlanta as a Center for Equity. The process will be an inclusive one to ensure stakeholders and those most impacted by the criminal justice have a seat at the table.” The resolution, sponsored by Atlanta City Councilmember Andre Dickens, establishes a task force to evaluate potential uses for the facility that could benefit Atlanta communities.  Task force participants will include, but are not limited to: • Chief Operating Officer, or her designee • Chief Equity Officer, Office of Equity, Diversion, and Inclusion, or his designee • Chief Resiliency Officer, Office of Resilience, or his designee • One representative from the City Council, appointed by the council president • One representative from the Committee on Public Safety and Legal Administration, appointed by the chairman of that committee • City Attorney, or her designee • Chief Judge, Atlanta Municipal Court, or his/her designee • Chief of the Atlanta Department of Corrections, or his designee • Chief of the Atlanta Police Department, or her designee TRENDING STORIES: Grandson finds grandparents dead inside Barrow County home ROBERT F. SMITH: Who is the man paying off student loans at Morehouse? Duo cashes nearly $40K in checks stolen from post office, investigators say The resolution outlines a process in which Mayor Bottoms will publicly post a solicitation of nominations of additional individuals who would like to be considered to serve on the Task Force.  The Mayor will select not more than 25 individuals representing the above-named sectors and may add representatives of city government whose input should be considered in the deliberations of the task force.
  • A University of Georgia track athlete who was impaled by a javelin during practice says he hopes to return to the sport soon. Freshman Elija Godwin tells WSB-TV that he hopes start rehabilitation next week and be on an indoor track by later this year. Godwin was doing backward sprints this month when he ran into the javelin, which was stuck in the ground. Godwin says he thought the spear had just poked him, but then he started coughing up blood. He says he realized the severity after he fell and felt the weapon's weight on his back. A campus police report says the javelin pierced through Godwin's back and collapsed his lung. Part of the spear was cut off by rescue workers and the remainder was removed during surgery. ___ Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html
  • Home Depot reported better than expected profit and revenue for the first quarter despite a damp start to 2019. That inclement weather and an extra week in the previous fiscal year weighed on the home improvement retailer's comparable store sales. Comparable store sales, a key gauge of a retailer's health, increased 2.5%, short of the 4.2% expected by industry analysts, according to a survey Zacks Investment Research. In the U.S., same-store sales climbed 3%. Shares declined less than 1% before the market opened Tuesday. Neil Saunders, managing director of GlobalData Retail, said weather was not the only thing Home Depot had to deal with. 'The consumer economy was also more unfavorable than last year, when tax cuts, good tax refunds and generally high confidence were all boosting spend,' Saunders said. 'While shoppers are far from being in the doldrums, the prevailing attitude now is more cautious and careful.' Home Depot customers did spend more in the quarter, but barely, with the average ticket climbing 2%. The number of customer transactions also improved, up 3.8% from a year earlier. The Atlanta company still foresees fiscal 2019 earnings up about 3.1% from fiscal 2018 to $10.03 per share. It maintains sales will rise by approximately 3.3%. The Home Depot Inc. earned $2.51 billion, or $2.27 per diluted share, for the three months ended May 5. That compares with $2.4 billion, or $2.08 per diluted share, a year ago. That easily beat the $2.16 per share analysts polled by Zacks were calling for. Revenue rose to $26.38 billion from $24.95 billion, also topping expectations. _____ Portions of this story were generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on HD at https://www.zacks.com/ap/HD
  • MIAMI (AP) - Subtropical storm Andrea, the first named storm of the Atlantic season, has formed hundreds of miles (kilometers) southwest of Bermuda. The National Hurricane Center on Monday tweeted that Andrea had a 'well-defined center' with maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph (64 kph). It said in an advisory Monday evening that the storm is centered about 335 miles (540 kilometers) southwest of Bermuda in the western Atlantic and moving northward at 14 mph (22 kph). Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Brian Monahan is tracking the newly-formed storm, on Channel 2 Action News This Morning Although there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect, the Miami-based center says people in Bermuda should monitor the storm's progress for the next few days. Meteorologists say the storm could strengthen a little overnight but is expected to weaken late Tuesday and dissipate on Wednesday. Subtropical Storm #Andrea has formed over the western Atlantic. While some slight strengthening is possible tonight, the system is forecast to dissipate by Wednesday while it moves to the southwest or south of Bermuda. More info at https://t.co/tW4KeFW0gB pic.twitter.com/d6hKaD8nGD — National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) May 20, 2019
  • Atlanta Braves (26-22, second in the NL East) vs. San Francisco Giants (20-26, fifth in the NL West) San Francisco; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Julio Teheran (3-4, 3.88 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 56 strikeouts) Giants: Shaun Anderson (3-0, 3.60 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 5 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: The Giants are 9-13 on their home turf. The San Francisco pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 4.48. Jeff Samardzija leads the team with a 3.69 ERA. The Braves are 12-10 on the road. The Atlanta offense has compiled a .260 batting average as a team this season, good for fifth in the National League. Freddie Freeman leads the team with a mark of .319. The Braves won the last meeting 4-1. Mike Soroka recorded his fifth victory and Ronald Acuna Jr. went 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs and two RBIs for Atlanta. Andrew Suarez registered his first loss for San Francisco. TOP PERFORMERS: Brandon Belt leads the Giants with seven home runs and is batting .236. Pablo Sandoval is 9-for-25 with two doubles, four home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for San Francisco. Acuna Jr. leads the Braves with 31 RBIs and is batting .297. Freeman is 14-for-35 with two doubles, a triple, four home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Atlanta. LAST 10 GAMES: Giants: 4-6, .214 batting average, 5.06 ERA, outscored by 17 runs Braves: 8-2, .271 batting average, 3.42 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs Giants Injuries: Johnny Cueto: 60-day IL (elbow). Braves Injuries: Chad Sobotka: 10-day IL (abdomen), Darren O'Day: 10-day IL (forearm), Ender Inciarte: 10-day IL (lumbar strain). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.
  • The calendar hasn't hit June, and Atlanta pitcher Mike Soroka is already fielding questions about the All-Star game. The Braves rookie right-hander had his season delayed by a shoulder injury suffered working out in spring training. There will be plenty of time for All-Star talk, but the way Soroka is pitching a strong case could be made. Soroka carried a perfect game into the sixth inning, Ronald Acuña Jr. homered twice and Atlanta beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1 Monday night. 'I'm really just trying to put one foot in front of the other and make every start,' Soroka said. 'All-Star break's a long ways away and a lot of starts to go until then. I'm just going to keep doing what I've been doing. If that happens it'll be unbelievable (but) that's something that's not even worth thinking about right now.' Soroka (5-1) struck out seven and allowed one run and two hits in eight innings. The right-hander has allowed one earned run or fewer in all seven starts this season. His ERA rose from 0.98 to 1.01. The 21-year-old Soroka retired the first 15 batters with relative ease before Brandon Crawford led off the sixth inning by hitting the first pitch to straightaway center field for a homer. It was the first home run allowed by Soroka since he made his major league debut on May 1, 2018, a streak of 61 1/3 innings. 'The way he keeps pitching is something else,' Braves manager Brian Snitker said. 'The maturity shows. It's really impressive watching him work. He's one of those guys, you don't know if he's five up, five down or what the score is. He just keeps pitching and making pitches.' Atlanta second baseman Ozzie Albies helped preserve Soroka's gem, making a running catch with his back to the infield on a fly ball to short center field by Kevin Pillar that ended the fifth inning. Sean Newcomb retired three batters for his first major league save. Austin Riley also homered for the Braves, who won the opener of a seven-game trip and have won eight of 11. 'It's nice because we have such a nice blend of young players and veterans,' Acuña said through a translator. 'It's nice to be a part of that. I'm just trying to focus on winning. That's really the most important thing that we're all striving to achieve.' Acuña homered leading off the game against San Francisco starter Andrew Suarez (0-1). It's the 10th leadoff home run of Acuña's career and second in as many games this season. Acuña also homered leading off Sunday's 10-inning 3-2 loss to Milwaukee. Acuña homered again in the seventh off Nick Vincent. Atlanta is 8-2 since Acuña was moved into the leadoff spot on May 10. 'I don't know what it is but he's just kind of a different guy there,' Snitker said. 'There's something about that spot there that he kind of comes alive.' Riley's two-run home run came off Suarez in the sixth, following a walk to Nick Markakis. Suarez allowed three runs and four hits in six innings in his debut. The left-hander, who was called up from Triple-A Sacramento before the game, walked four and struck out five. Suarez's only career win came against Atlanta on May 6, 2018. 'He was a strike away from a great start,' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. 'He lost Markakis and then had the next hitter 0-2 and just hung a breaking ball. He gave us a chance to win the game, but offensively, we just got completely shut down.' PAGING PABLO The Giants played without a true backup shortstop after the team optioned infielder Donovan Solano to Sacramento to make room for Suarez. Manager Bruce Bochy indicated that third baseman Evan Longoria or second baseman Joe Panik could be used there, if needed. 'Of course Pablo (Sandoval) could, too,' Bochy said, referencing the two-time All-Star who has evolved into the Giants' utility player. Sandoval started at third in place of Longoria. DONE DEAL The Braves added veteran help for their patchwork bullpen by acquiring right-hander Anthony Swarzak from Seattle for left-hander Jesse Biddle and right-hander Arodys Vizcaino. As part of Monday's trade, Seattle is sending Atlanta $1.78 million to cover about one-third of the $5.67 million remaining in Swarzak's $8 million salary this year. The 33-year-old Swarzak has a 5.27 ERA and three saves in six chances this season for the Mariners. He had an 8.64 ERA in his last nine appearances. DONE DEAL 2.0 San Francisco acquired minor league pitcher Matt Seelinger from Tampa Bay as the player to be named later in the deal that sent catcher Erik Kratz to the Rays last week. Seelinger will report to Class-A Augusta. TRAINERS ROOM Giants: Longoria was held out of the starting lineup. He flew out as a pinch-hitter in the ninth. UP NEXT Atlanta RHP Julio Teheran (3-4, 3.88 ERA) pitches Tuesday in his first start against San Francisco since 2013. Teheran is going for back-to-back wins after ending a three-game losing streak with five scoreless innings against St. Louis on May 16. Right-hander Shaun Anderson (0-0, 3.60) makes his second career start for the Giants. Anderson allowed three runs (two earned) in five innings in his major league debut against Toronto on May 15. __ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
  • E_Williamson (1), Donaldson (5). DP_Atlanta 1. LOB_Atlanta 7, San Francisco 1. 2B_Acuna Jr. (6). HR_Acuna Jr. 2 (11), Riley (3), B.Crawford (3). CS_Riley (1). Umpires_Home, Bill Welke; First, Lance Barrett; Second, Chris Guccione; Third, Mike Everitt. T_2:23. A_29,815 (41,915).
  • The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Georgia Lottery's 'Fantasy 5' game were: 05-09-16-19-39 (five, nine, sixteen, nineteen, thirty-nine) Estimated jackpot: $125,000