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    Police are investigating a deadly shooting in South Fulton County.  Police tell Channel 2 Action News that officers are on the scene of the homicide investigation at Blue Fin Trail and Mastiff Road. We have a reporter and photographer at the scene for LIVE updates on Channel 2 Action News This Morning.  TRENDING STORIES: Robbery attempt leaves 3 people dead, including suspect Child rescued from car parked at Walmart on hottest day of year (Video)a> Mother, brother of kids killed in gang-retaliation attack come face-to-face with suspect Channel 2's Kristen Holloway talked to police at the scene. Just got to the scene of a shooting in South Fulton here on Mastiff Street. Police confirmed a man was shot and killed outside of a home. I’ll have an update at 5:45am. @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/Qln32h1keL — Kristen Holloway (@KHollowayWSB) May 22, 2019    
  •   A Stephens County man is facing murder charges in Franklin County, charges stemming from the death of a toddler: Willie Spencer was already behind bars, facing child cruelty counts. Murder charges were filed in last year’s case of a 3 year-old who died after being taken to a hospital in Atlanta. Spencer is 48 years old, from Toccoa.  “The preliminary investigation determined that the toddler had injuries that were identified as physical child abuse,” says a statement from Franklin County Sheriff Steve Thomas.
  • Athens-Clarke County Police Chief Cleveland Spruill is the featured speaker in a breakfast session that is organized by the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce: it’s underway at 8 o’clock this morning at the Downtown Holiday Inn on Broad Street in Athens. It’s part of the Chamber’s Pancakes and Policy series. From the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce…   Come join us for Pancakes & Policy in May! We are excited to have Athens Police Chief Cleveland Spruill as our keynote speaker for the event. He brings more than 27 years in law enforcement to his new role, including more than 17 years of command-level experience with assignments in each of the major bureaus. The cost will be $20 and a delicious breakfast buffet will be provided.
  • The state Labor Department is partnering with Georgia Pacific for a jobs fair that will take place today in Athens: it’s underway at 9 this morning and last til 1 o’clock this afternoon at the Athens Career Center on Evelyn Neely Drive. Georgia Pacific says it is looking to hire machine operators, forklift operators, electricians, maintenance millwrights, and electrical supervisors. From the Ga Dept of Labor…   The Georgia Department of Labor is partnering with Georgia Pacific for an upcoming job fair.   The event will be held on May 22 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Athens Career Center, 150 Evelyn C. Neely Dr., Athens, Georgia   Georgia Pacific will be looking to hire machine operators, forklift operators, electricians, maintenance millwrights, and electrical supervisors.    Job seekers interested in attending the event may visit employgeorgia.com to create an account so you can prepare and submit a résumé. Having an Employ Georgia account expedites the interview process.    Applicants are encouraged to bring their résumés, driver’s licenses and dress business casual to improve their chances to be hired.   Visit dol.georgia.gov to learn more about career opportunities, Employ Georgia and other GDOL services and to connect with us on social media.
  • Craig Rogers, who is currently serving as Chief Development Officer at Hargrave Military Academy, has been named Vice President of Advancement at Piedmont College. In this role, Rogers will serve as the college’s chief advancement officer and develop and direct annual and endowment support, planned giving, major gifts, and alumni relations. He will also oversee Piedmont’s marketing and communications.  A native of Charlottesville, Virginia, Rogers is a graduate of the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, North Carolina) and earned a M.Ed from Averett University (Danville, Virginia). While at Hargrave, a college preparatory school located in Chatham, Virginia, he helped double the value of the annual fund and facilitated one of the academy’s largest seven-figure gifts.  Rogers has also served in advancement leadership roles at Hampden-Sydney College and Longwood University. “Craig Rogers has an impressive track record of building relationships, fundraising, and motivating and leading teams,” said Piedmont College President James F. Mellichamp. “He is an optimistic, high-energy leader who understands the challenges and opportunities impacting higher education philanthropy.” Rogers will begin his new duties July 1.  “My wife, Denise, and I are excited to join the Piedmont family,” said Rogers. “I am looking forward to working with our alumni, friends, and the college community to cultivate resources and help position Piedmont as one of the finest regional colleges in the Southeast.”
  • While there is still no word on cause of death, the GBI and the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office are treating the case of 70 year-old Willard Hess and his 72 year-old wife Dorothy as a homicide investigation. Their bodies were discovered in their home outside Winder Monday, found by their grandson. The Sheriff’s Office in Winder has released surveillance video of a black sedan seen in front of the house; they’re trying to find the car and the driver.   From the AJC…   During their investigation Monday, sheriff’s deputies and GBI agents processed two scenes, the Hess home and the home of the relative who discovered their bodies across the street. He is their grandson, Channel 2 reported.   “The family member’s residence was processed as a precautionary measure because it was believed there were two scenes involved,” sheriff’s spokesman Capt. Ryan Sears said Tuesday morning in a news release. “The Georgia Bureau of Investigation assisted with the processing of the scene.”    The sheriff’s office has not released any information about the condition in which the victims were found. Channel 2 reported that the sheriff’s office believes it knows how the couple died, but it is not releasing that information to the public. The autopsy was expected to be performed by the GBI.   Investigators are interested in speaking with the owner of a vehicle seen in the Winder neighborhood. They released photos of the vehicle, which appears to be a dark sedan.   According to Channel 2, the subdivision is a single-road neighborhood with one way in and one way out. Officials told the news station the car was parked in front of the Hess’ home at least twice in the week before their bodies were discovered.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 770-307-3080.
  • A DeKalb County apartment complex is a crime scene early Wednesday morning after a shootout left three people dead.  Channel 2’s Darryn Moore watched officers with protective gear and guns move in on the apartment complex where a robber ambushed two men and tried to rob them. All three are dead. “There was a gunfight, and everybody lost,” said DeKalb County Police Capt. A.W. Ford.  We're explaining what went down that led to the shootout, on Channel 2 Action News This Morning
  • Atlanta Braves (26-23, second in the NL East) vs. San Francisco Giants (21-26, fifth in the NL West) San Francisco; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Max Fried (6-2, 2.86 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 46 strikeouts) Giants: Jeff Samardzija (2-2, 3.69 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 34 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: Ronald Acuna Jr. and the Braves will take on San Francisco at Oracle Park. The Giants are 10-13 on their home turf. The San Francisco pitching staff owns a team ERA of 4.45, Madison Bumgarner paces the staff with a mark of 4.07. The Braves are 12-11 on the road. The Atlanta offense has compiled a .261 batting average as a team this season, good for third in the MLB. Freddie Freeman leads the team with an average of .316. The Giants won the last meeting 4-3. Trevor Gott earned his second victory and Joe Panik went 2-for-3 with two RBIs for San Francisco. Luke Jackson registered his first loss for Atlanta. TOP PERFORMERS: Brandon Belt leads the Giants with seven home runs and is slugging .472. Pablo Sandoval is 10-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 11 home runs home runs and is slugging .531. Freeman is 13-for-36 with a double, a triple, four home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Atlanta. LAST 10 GAMES: Giants: 5-5, .217 batting average, 4.10 ERA, outscored by 15 runs Braves: 7-3, .280 batting average, 3.73 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs Giants Injuries: Johnny Cueto: 60-day IL (elbow), Travis Bergen: 10-day IL (left shoulder strain). 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.
  • A Georgia county is selling its surplus property and has already made $1.6 million from four sites. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Cobb County still is looking to sell several properties including a single-family brick home and a former senior daycare facility. County Chairman Mike Boyce says the process of selling public property is more complicated than private sales, which has frustrated some potential buyers. He says the county must first advertise the property as a surplus and then hire a third-party appraiser if there's any interest. He says it's only then that the property is put out for bid. ___ Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com
  • Joe Panik was fairly calm in the midst of his eight-pitch battle with Atlanta closer Luke Jackson. A pair of stolen bases earlier in the ninth inning, including one by pinch-runner Mac Williamson that put the winning run in scoring position, helped take the pressure off the Giants leadoff hitter. Panik hit a game-ending two-run single off Jackson with two outs in the ninth to lift the San Francisco Giants to a 4-3 win over the Braves on Tuesday night. 'Great comeback,' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. 'We looked pretty flat. We just couldn't get it going. To come back and win it in the ninth like that, that's huge.' Brandon Crawford began the comeback with a one-out single. After Steven Duggar struck out, Kevin Pillar singled in Crawford. Pillar stole second then moved to third on Pablo Sandoval's pinch-hit infield single. Williamson stole second before Panik slapped a 3-2 pitch from Jackson into right field to cap the three-run rally. 'Any time you can advance 90 feet it's big in that situation,' Panik said. 'Especially for me, having Mac at second base versus first base, I don't have to hit a double to win the game. Just stay within myself, stay through the middle of the field and you can win the game that way with a single. Every 90 feet matters.' It's the fourth blown save this season for Jackson (2-1) and spoiled an otherwise strong day by the Braves pitching staff. Atlanta had won four straight against San Francisco and allowed one run in all four. The Braves were in position to make it five before the Giants rallied with three runs and four hits in the ninth. The stolen bases by Pillar and Williamson provided the late lift San Francisco needed. 'Kevin, he's a base stealer but once Mac got it, now you realize it just takes a hit and you win the game,' Bochy said. 'You saw the energy pick up in the dugout. We did a nice job.' Panik and Buster Posey had two hits apiece for San Francisco. Trevor Gott (2-0) retired three batters to win. Josh Donaldson, Nick Markakis, Ronald Acuña Jr. and Dansby Swanson had two hits apiece for Atlanta. 'A foot here and a foot there and we would have won,' Atlanta catcher Brian McCann said. 'But it's baseball and you've got to turn the page.' Braves starter Julio Teheran struck out six and gave up three hits and one run in 5 2/3 innings. Teheran has a 0.79 ERA over his last four starts covering 22 2/3 innings. He lost three straight decisions to close out April and had a pair of no-decisions in his first two starts in May. Acuña backed Teheran with a terrific leaping grab at the fence in center field to rob Brandon Belt of extra bases in the third. PUT ME IN (ANYWHERE) COACH Vogt made his second career start in left field. The 34-year-old Vogt has logged 370 games behind the plate. Wednesday marked his fifth appearance in left field and first since 2014 when he was with the Oakland Athletics. ROSTER MOVE The Giants placed pitcher Travis Bergen on the 10-day injured list because of a left shoulder strain. Bergen is 2-0 with a 4.24 ERA in 18 games this season. Infielder Donovan Solano was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento before the game, one day after being sent down to make room for pitcher Andrew Suarez. UP NEXT Braves lefty Max Fried (6-2, 2.86 ERA) makes his fifth road start Wednesday. Fried pitched two-hit ball over six scoreless innings against Milwaukee on May 17. RHP Jeff Samardzija (2-2, 3.69) makes his first start against Atlanta since 2017. Samardzija threw a season-low 68 pitches in 5 1/3 innings in his most recent start against Arizona on May 17. __ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/tag/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports