Rosalind Bentley

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Rosalind Bentley is a reporter for the Enterprise team.

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Confederate Ave. is gone. Will other rebel-named roads meet same fate?
 Hundreds of people are expected to march down the Atlanta avenue formerly known as Confederate on Saturday morning to celebrate its new name, United. The march, during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, caps a years-long battle to change the contentious name of a major street that runs through racially mixed neighborhoods on...

Posted: 7 hours ago

Hundreds of people are expected to march down the Atlanta avenue formerly known as Confederate on Saturday morning to celebrate its new name, United. The march, during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, caps a years-long battle to change the contentious name of a major street that runs through racially mixed neighborhoods on...
Young MLK’s letter to the editor revealed the man he would become
 In late July 1946, the lynchings of five African-Americans in Georgia made national headlines and pricked the conscience of a Morehouse College student. The first killing was of Maceo Snipes, an African-American World War II veteran. Snipes was killed in Taylor County, in retaliation for daring to vote in a statewide primary election. For...

Posted: 3 days ago

In late July 1946, the lynchings of five African-Americans in Georgia made national headlines and pricked the conscience of a Morehouse College student. The first killing was of Maceo Snipes, an African-American World War II veteran. Snipes was killed in Taylor County, in retaliation for daring to vote in a statewide primary election. For...
Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak officially over, says CDC
 The E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce that led to a dramatic pre-Thanksgiving warning to remove the vegetable from stores and refrigerators across the nation is now over, federal officials said late Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made the announcement a day after the Food and Drug Administration, which works with...

Posted: 7 days ago

The E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce that led to a dramatic pre-Thanksgiving warning to remove the vegetable from stores and refrigerators across the nation is now over, federal officials said late Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made the announcement a day after the Food and Drug Administration, which works with...
CONTINUING COVERAGE: In romaine E.coli outbreak, a winding path to its source
 Now that federal investigators have identified the central California farm believed responsible for the latest E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, consumers might believe the danger has passed. After weeks without, romaine lettuce is making a slow and steady comeback to grocery store produce bins. Restaurants are serving it again...

Posted: 20 days ago

Now that federal investigators have identified the central California farm believed responsible for the latest E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, consumers might believe the danger has passed. After weeks without, romaine lettuce is making a slow and steady comeback to grocery store produce bins. Restaurants are serving it again...
No quick answers after small plane crash in Atlanta

Posted: 27 days ago

A day after a small private plane came down in northwest Atlanta, investigators were back at the scene, combing through wreckage. Initial findings into the crash that killed all four aboard a Cessna 560 are expected in 10 days, but a complete report could take 18 months. “We will look into the man, the machine and the environment,&rdquo...
Southerners less supportive of Confederate flag, new poll finds
 A little more than half of the people living in 11 Southern states want to address the issue of Confederate statues and monuments in public spaces, but they disagree over how that should be done, according to a new Winthrop University Southern Focus poll. The results of the Winthrop Southern Focus Survey, released Tuesday, also show...

Posted: 30 days ago

A little more than half of the people living in 11 Southern states want to address the issue of Confederate statues and monuments in public spaces, but they disagree over how that should be done, according to a new Winthrop University Southern Focus poll. The results of the Winthrop Southern Focus Survey, released Tuesday, also show...
Federal researchers link California farm to romaine E-coli outbreak
 Federal authorities identified a California farm on Thursday as the likely source of E-coli contamination in romaine lettuce that triggered a rare nationwide advisory in November to avoid the leafy green. At the same time, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration cautioned that ...

12:00 AM Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

Federal authorities identified a California farm on Thursday as the likely source of E-coli contamination in romaine lettuce that triggered a rare nationwide advisory in November to avoid the leafy green. At the same time, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration cautioned that ...
New, deadly tick could be headed for Georgia
 Tick season in Georgia is a year-round concern, which has state health officials expressing growing trepidation about a breed of the insect that could arrive in Georgia next year. In just a year the Asian longhorned tick has made its way up and down the Eastern seaboard from New Jersey, where it first turned up in 2017. It has been found...

9:45 PM Friday, Nov. 30, 2018

Tick season in Georgia is a year-round concern, which has state health officials expressing growing trepidation about a breed of the insect that could arrive in Georgia next year. In just a year the Asian longhorned tick has made its way up and down the Eastern seaboard from New Jersey, where it first turned up in 2017. It has been found...
Rebel monuments take different route than felled Confederate Avenue
 Now that Atlanta has renamed Confederate Avenue, it’s deciding how to deal with its Confederate monuments. Removing the monuments is not an option. A state law prohibits it. Instead, city officials want to erect contextual markers next to the sites giving each a more broad, historical frame of reference. In some instances, the markers...

11:00 AM Monday, Nov. 26, 2018

Now that Atlanta has renamed Confederate Avenue, it’s deciding how to deal with its Confederate monuments. Removing the monuments is not an option. A state law prohibits it. Instead, city officials want to erect contextual markers next to the sites giving each a more broad, historical frame of reference. In some instances, the markers...
Banned No More: Georgia city backs down on lifetime banishment for two
 A Georgia city has rescinded its lifetime ban on two people it had labeled nuisances, but a third person is still forbidden to set foot on city-owned property.  Adopted by the city of Statham, the unusual restrictions spurred a pair of federal lawsuits arguing they violated the First Amendment. The cases seemed poised to test the...

8:22 PM Monday, Nov. 19, 2018

A Georgia city has rescinded its lifetime ban on two people it had labeled nuisances, but a third person is still forbidden to set foot on city-owned property.  Adopted by the city of Statham, the unusual restrictions spurred a pair of federal lawsuits arguing they violated the First Amendment. The cases seemed poised to test the...
The Trump Effect: For Ga. voters, midterms a referendum on president
 Love him? Hate him? Whatever your views, one thing is certain: President Donald Trump drove voters to the polls in Georgia’s bitterly-contested midterm elections. Tuesday’s results revealed a sharply polarized electorate. Nearly 4 million Georgians cast votes, and in the nationally-watched race for governor some 60,000 votes separated...

10:48 PM Friday, Nov. 09, 2018

Love him? Hate him? Whatever your views, one thing is certain: President Donald Trump drove voters to the polls in Georgia’s bitterly-contested midterm elections. Tuesday’s results revealed a sharply polarized electorate. Nearly 4 million Georgians cast votes, and in the nationally-watched race for governor some 60,000 votes separated...