Nancy Badertscher

Nancy Badertscher covers Georgia politics and has been at the newspaper for almost 16 years.

Latest from Nancy Badertscher

Around Georgia: School system considers arming staff
 Bleckley superintendent says some staff could carry guns to protect students Bleckley County Schools in Middle Georgia announced on Twitter that it could put guns in the hands of some staff members, Macon’s WMAZ reports. School Superintendent Steve Smith said in an email to the station that Bleckley’s six public schools currently...

Posted: 6 hours ago

Bleckley superintendent says some staff could carry guns to protect students Bleckley County Schools in Middle Georgia announced on Twitter that it could put guns in the hands of some staff members, Macon’s WMAZ reports. School Superintendent Steve Smith said in an email to the station that Bleckley’s six public schools currently...
Around Georgia: Campus gun law survey set for Kennesaw State students
 Professor: KSU findings could help ‘criminologists, university leaders and policymakers’ Students at Kennesaw State University are being surveyed about Georgia’s campus gun laws. The survey, being conducted by Jennifer McMahon, a professor and assistant chairwoman of the department of sociology and criminal justice, was...

Posted: a day ago

Professor: KSU findings could help ‘criminologists, university leaders and policymakers’ Students at Kennesaw State University are being surveyed about Georgia’s campus gun laws. The survey, being conducted by Jennifer McMahon, a professor and assistant chairwoman of the department of sociology and criminal justice, was...
Around Georgia: Private school to begin drug testing students
 Private school plans to drug test first on a voluntary basis The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that a local private school plans to drug-test students in grades 8-12 on a voluntary basis next year before making it mandatory in future years. Brookstone School in Columbus plans to use students’ hair samples to perform the drug tests...

Posted: 2 days ago

Private school plans to drug test first on a voluntary basis The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that a local private school plans to drug-test students in grades 8-12 on a voluntary basis next year before making it mandatory in future years. Brookstone School in Columbus plans to use students’ hair samples to perform the drug tests...
Around Georgia: GSU could be a funding winner
 Report: Georgia State University could benefit from law rewrite A rewrite of the Higher Education Act could benefit Georgia State University, insidehighered.com reported Wednesday. Under the PROSPER Act — as House Republicans have deemed their bill — elite private colleges in the Northeast that were criticized as having an advantage...

Posted: 7 days ago

Report: Georgia State University could benefit from law rewrite A rewrite of the Higher Education Act could benefit Georgia State University, insidehighered.com reported Wednesday. Under the PROSPER Act — as House Republicans have deemed their bill — elite private colleges in the Northeast that were criticized as having an advantage...
Around Georgia: State considered tough on illegal immigration
 NPR’s Morning Edition had a story Tuesday that suggested metro Atlanta is one of the toughest places in America to be an immigrant without legal status. It suggests that arrests by federal immigration agents in the region are way up, and that local law enforcement is only too eager to help. Phil Kent, a member of the Georgia Immigration...

Posted: 8 days ago

NPR’s Morning Edition had a story Tuesday that suggested metro Atlanta is one of the toughest places in America to be an immigrant without legal status. It suggests that arrests by federal immigration agents in the region are way up, and that local law enforcement is only too eager to help. Phil Kent, a member of the Georgia Immigration...
Around Georgia: Lawmaker rises to defend recovery funding for beaches
 A weekend editorial outlines a move by lawmakers and the governor to include $10 million in the state’s midyear budget so Jekyll, St. Simons and Tybee islands can fortify their beaches. The budget has been approved by the House and is under review by the Senate. But the money caused a minor uproar last week when a freshman lawmaker...

Posted: 9 days ago

A weekend editorial outlines a move by lawmakers and the governor to include $10 million in the state’s midyear budget so Jekyll, St. Simons and Tybee islands can fortify their beaches. The budget has been approved by the House and is under review by the Senate. But the money caused a minor uproar last week when a freshman lawmaker...
Around Georgia: Democrats fear Staceys may bruise each other too badly
 BuzzFeed reports that the two Staceys in the governor’s race — former state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and former state Rep. Stacey Evans — could be hurt by a contentious and costly Democratic primary. Democrats, the news site reports, feel that a bitter primary could leave the eventual nominee at a disadvantage...

Posted: 13 days ago

BuzzFeed reports that the two Staceys in the governor’s race — former state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and former state Rep. Stacey Evans — could be hurt by a contentious and costly Democratic primary. Democrats, the news site reports, feel that a bitter primary could leave the eventual nominee at a disadvantage...
Around Georgia: Plan for truck-only highway draws attention
 The grapevine probably had the word out first, but Georgia’s plan for a 40-mile toll-free trucks-only highway is making headlines in the 18-wheel industry. Livetrucking.com reported late Monday on the state’s plans, which officials say should receive federal funding but will go on regardless. Construction is to begin...

Posted: 15 days ago

The grapevine probably had the word out first, but Georgia’s plan for a 40-mile toll-free trucks-only highway is making headlines in the 18-wheel industry. Livetrucking.com reported late Monday on the state’s plans, which officials say should receive federal funding but will go on regardless. Construction is to begin...
Media Roundup: Effort to rename Savannah bridge takes sweet approach
 Hundreds of pint-size lobbyists will be doling out cookies and milk at the Georgia Capitol on Tuesday as they push to strike a segregationist’s name from a major gateway bridge, The New York Times reported Sunday.The Times piece tracks the fight by the Girl Scouts to have the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge in Savannah renamed for Juliette...

Posted: 16 days ago

Hundreds of pint-size lobbyists will be doling out cookies and milk at the Georgia Capitol on Tuesday as they push to strike a segregationist’s name from a major gateway bridge, The New York Times reported Sunday.The Times piece tracks the fight by the Girl Scouts to have the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge in Savannah renamed for Juliette...
Survivors dedicated to saving lives
 Sandra Howard, Jewell Lifrage and Katrina Denson all woke up one day feeling unbelievably bad. Sandra knew what was happening and rushed for the aspirin bottle after being hit by a horrible pain in her arm that just kept getting worse. A sudden and violent attack of nausea brought Jewell out of a sound sleep. Believing her gallbladder was...

Posted: 17 days ago

Sandra Howard, Jewell Lifrage and Katrina Denson all woke up one day feeling unbelievably bad. Sandra knew what was happening and rushed for the aspirin bottle after being hit by a horrible pain in her arm that just kept getting worse. A sudden and violent attack of nausea brought Jewell out of a sound sleep. Believing her gallbladder was...
What’s being said about Georgia, state leaders
 The Washington Post is reporting that Indiana — a state joining Georgia on a short list of contenders for Amazon’s second headquarters — has declared dead for the year a bill targeting crimes motivated by bias. The story quotes the head of Indiana’s Democratic Party as saying this could hurt the state’s chances...

Posted: 20 days ago

The Washington Post is reporting that Indiana — a state joining Georgia on a short list of contenders for Amazon’s second headquarters — has declared dead for the year a bill targeting crimes motivated by bias. The story quotes the head of Indiana’s Democratic Party as saying this could hurt the state’s chances...





Nancy Badertscher

Nancy Badertscher covers Georgia politics and has been at the newspaper for almost 16 years.

Latest from Nancy Badertscher

Around Georgia: School system considers arming staff
 Bleckley superintendent says some staff could carry guns to protect students Bleckley County Schools in Middle Georgia announced on Twitter that it could put guns in the hands of some staff members, Macon’s WMAZ reports. School Superintendent Steve Smith said in an email to the station that Bleckley’s six public schools currently...

Posted: 6 hours ago

Bleckley superintendent says some staff could carry guns to protect students Bleckley County Schools in Middle Georgia announced on Twitter that it could put guns in the hands of some staff members, Macon’s WMAZ reports. School Superintendent Steve Smith said in an email to the station that Bleckley’s six public schools currently...
Around Georgia: Campus gun law survey set for Kennesaw State students
 Professor: KSU findings could help ‘criminologists, university leaders and policymakers’ Students at Kennesaw State University are being surveyed about Georgia’s campus gun laws. The survey, being conducted by Jennifer McMahon, a professor and assistant chairwoman of the department of sociology and criminal justice, was...

Posted: a day ago

Professor: KSU findings could help ‘criminologists, university leaders and policymakers’ Students at Kennesaw State University are being surveyed about Georgia’s campus gun laws. The survey, being conducted by Jennifer McMahon, a professor and assistant chairwoman of the department of sociology and criminal justice, was...
Around Georgia: Private school to begin drug testing students
 Private school plans to drug test first on a voluntary basis The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that a local private school plans to drug-test students in grades 8-12 on a voluntary basis next year before making it mandatory in future years. Brookstone School in Columbus plans to use students’ hair samples to perform the drug tests...

Posted: 2 days ago

Private school plans to drug test first on a voluntary basis The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that a local private school plans to drug-test students in grades 8-12 on a voluntary basis next year before making it mandatory in future years. Brookstone School in Columbus plans to use students’ hair samples to perform the drug tests...
Around Georgia: GSU could be a funding winner
 Report: Georgia State University could benefit from law rewrite A rewrite of the Higher Education Act could benefit Georgia State University, insidehighered.com reported Wednesday. Under the PROSPER Act — as House Republicans have deemed their bill — elite private colleges in the Northeast that were criticized as having an advantage...

Posted: 7 days ago

Report: Georgia State University could benefit from law rewrite A rewrite of the Higher Education Act could benefit Georgia State University, insidehighered.com reported Wednesday. Under the PROSPER Act — as House Republicans have deemed their bill — elite private colleges in the Northeast that were criticized as having an advantage...
Around Georgia: State considered tough on illegal immigration
 NPR’s Morning Edition had a story Tuesday that suggested metro Atlanta is one of the toughest places in America to be an immigrant without legal status. It suggests that arrests by federal immigration agents in the region are way up, and that local law enforcement is only too eager to help. Phil Kent, a member of the Georgia Immigration...

Posted: 8 days ago

NPR’s Morning Edition had a story Tuesday that suggested metro Atlanta is one of the toughest places in America to be an immigrant without legal status. It suggests that arrests by federal immigration agents in the region are way up, and that local law enforcement is only too eager to help. Phil Kent, a member of the Georgia Immigration...
Around Georgia: Lawmaker rises to defend recovery funding for beaches
 A weekend editorial outlines a move by lawmakers and the governor to include $10 million in the state’s midyear budget so Jekyll, St. Simons and Tybee islands can fortify their beaches. The budget has been approved by the House and is under review by the Senate. But the money caused a minor uproar last week when a freshman lawmaker...

Posted: 9 days ago

A weekend editorial outlines a move by lawmakers and the governor to include $10 million in the state’s midyear budget so Jekyll, St. Simons and Tybee islands can fortify their beaches. The budget has been approved by the House and is under review by the Senate. But the money caused a minor uproar last week when a freshman lawmaker...
Around Georgia: Democrats fear Staceys may bruise each other too badly
 BuzzFeed reports that the two Staceys in the governor’s race — former state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and former state Rep. Stacey Evans — could be hurt by a contentious and costly Democratic primary. Democrats, the news site reports, feel that a bitter primary could leave the eventual nominee at a disadvantage...

Posted: 13 days ago

BuzzFeed reports that the two Staceys in the governor’s race — former state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and former state Rep. Stacey Evans — could be hurt by a contentious and costly Democratic primary. Democrats, the news site reports, feel that a bitter primary could leave the eventual nominee at a disadvantage...
Around Georgia: Plan for truck-only highway draws attention
 The grapevine probably had the word out first, but Georgia’s plan for a 40-mile toll-free trucks-only highway is making headlines in the 18-wheel industry. Livetrucking.com reported late Monday on the state’s plans, which officials say should receive federal funding but will go on regardless. Construction is to begin...

Posted: 15 days ago

The grapevine probably had the word out first, but Georgia’s plan for a 40-mile toll-free trucks-only highway is making headlines in the 18-wheel industry. Livetrucking.com reported late Monday on the state’s plans, which officials say should receive federal funding but will go on regardless. Construction is to begin...
Media Roundup: Effort to rename Savannah bridge takes sweet approach
 Hundreds of pint-size lobbyists will be doling out cookies and milk at the Georgia Capitol on Tuesday as they push to strike a segregationist’s name from a major gateway bridge, The New York Times reported Sunday.The Times piece tracks the fight by the Girl Scouts to have the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge in Savannah renamed for Juliette...

Posted: 16 days ago

Hundreds of pint-size lobbyists will be doling out cookies and milk at the Georgia Capitol on Tuesday as they push to strike a segregationist’s name from a major gateway bridge, The New York Times reported Sunday.The Times piece tracks the fight by the Girl Scouts to have the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge in Savannah renamed for Juliette...
Survivors dedicated to saving lives
 Sandra Howard, Jewell Lifrage and Katrina Denson all woke up one day feeling unbelievably bad. Sandra knew what was happening and rushed for the aspirin bottle after being hit by a horrible pain in her arm that just kept getting worse. A sudden and violent attack of nausea brought Jewell out of a sound sleep. Believing her gallbladder was...

Posted: 17 days ago

Sandra Howard, Jewell Lifrage and Katrina Denson all woke up one day feeling unbelievably bad. Sandra knew what was happening and rushed for the aspirin bottle after being hit by a horrible pain in her arm that just kept getting worse. A sudden and violent attack of nausea brought Jewell out of a sound sleep. Believing her gallbladder was...
What’s being said about Georgia, state leaders
 The Washington Post is reporting that Indiana — a state joining Georgia on a short list of contenders for Amazon’s second headquarters — has declared dead for the year a bill targeting crimes motivated by bias. The story quotes the head of Indiana’s Democratic Party as saying this could hurt the state’s chances...

Posted: 20 days ago

The Washington Post is reporting that Indiana — a state joining Georgia on a short list of contenders for Amazon’s second headquarters — has declared dead for the year a bill targeting crimes motivated by bias. The story quotes the head of Indiana’s Democratic Party as saying this could hurt the state’s chances...





Nancy Badertscher

Nancy Badertscher covers Georgia politics and has been at the newspaper for almost 16 years.

Latest from Nancy Badertscher

Around Georgia: School system considers arming staff
 Bleckley superintendent says some staff could carry guns to protect students Bleckley County Schools in Middle Georgia announced on Twitter that it could put guns in the hands of some staff members, Macon’s WMAZ reports. School Superintendent Steve Smith said in an email to the station that Bleckley’s six public schools currently...

Posted: 6 hours ago

Bleckley superintendent says some staff could carry guns to protect students Bleckley County Schools in Middle Georgia announced on Twitter that it could put guns in the hands of some staff members, Macon’s WMAZ reports. School Superintendent Steve Smith said in an email to the station that Bleckley’s six public schools currently...
Around Georgia: Campus gun law survey set for Kennesaw State students
 Professor: KSU findings could help ‘criminologists, university leaders and policymakers’ Students at Kennesaw State University are being surveyed about Georgia’s campus gun laws. The survey, being conducted by Jennifer McMahon, a professor and assistant chairwoman of the department of sociology and criminal justice, was...

Posted: a day ago

Professor: KSU findings could help ‘criminologists, university leaders and policymakers’ Students at Kennesaw State University are being surveyed about Georgia’s campus gun laws. The survey, being conducted by Jennifer McMahon, a professor and assistant chairwoman of the department of sociology and criminal justice, was...
Around Georgia: Private school to begin drug testing students
 Private school plans to drug test first on a voluntary basis The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that a local private school plans to drug-test students in grades 8-12 on a voluntary basis next year before making it mandatory in future years. Brookstone School in Columbus plans to use students’ hair samples to perform the drug tests...

Posted: 2 days ago

Private school plans to drug test first on a voluntary basis The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that a local private school plans to drug-test students in grades 8-12 on a voluntary basis next year before making it mandatory in future years. Brookstone School in Columbus plans to use students’ hair samples to perform the drug tests...
Around Georgia: GSU could be a funding winner
 Report: Georgia State University could benefit from law rewrite A rewrite of the Higher Education Act could benefit Georgia State University, insidehighered.com reported Wednesday. Under the PROSPER Act — as House Republicans have deemed their bill — elite private colleges in the Northeast that were criticized as having an advantage...

Posted: 7 days ago

Report: Georgia State University could benefit from law rewrite A rewrite of the Higher Education Act could benefit Georgia State University, insidehighered.com reported Wednesday. Under the PROSPER Act — as House Republicans have deemed their bill — elite private colleges in the Northeast that were criticized as having an advantage...
Around Georgia: State considered tough on illegal immigration
 NPR’s Morning Edition had a story Tuesday that suggested metro Atlanta is one of the toughest places in America to be an immigrant without legal status. It suggests that arrests by federal immigration agents in the region are way up, and that local law enforcement is only too eager to help. Phil Kent, a member of the Georgia Immigration...

Posted: 8 days ago

NPR’s Morning Edition had a story Tuesday that suggested metro Atlanta is one of the toughest places in America to be an immigrant without legal status. It suggests that arrests by federal immigration agents in the region are way up, and that local law enforcement is only too eager to help. Phil Kent, a member of the Georgia Immigration...
Around Georgia: Lawmaker rises to defend recovery funding for beaches
 A weekend editorial outlines a move by lawmakers and the governor to include $10 million in the state’s midyear budget so Jekyll, St. Simons and Tybee islands can fortify their beaches. The budget has been approved by the House and is under review by the Senate. But the money caused a minor uproar last week when a freshman lawmaker...

Posted: 9 days ago

A weekend editorial outlines a move by lawmakers and the governor to include $10 million in the state’s midyear budget so Jekyll, St. Simons and Tybee islands can fortify their beaches. The budget has been approved by the House and is under review by the Senate. But the money caused a minor uproar last week when a freshman lawmaker...
Around Georgia: Democrats fear Staceys may bruise each other too badly
 BuzzFeed reports that the two Staceys in the governor’s race — former state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and former state Rep. Stacey Evans — could be hurt by a contentious and costly Democratic primary. Democrats, the news site reports, feel that a bitter primary could leave the eventual nominee at a disadvantage...

Posted: 13 days ago

BuzzFeed reports that the two Staceys in the governor’s race — former state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams and former state Rep. Stacey Evans — could be hurt by a contentious and costly Democratic primary. Democrats, the news site reports, feel that a bitter primary could leave the eventual nominee at a disadvantage...
Around Georgia: Plan for truck-only highway draws attention
 The grapevine probably had the word out first, but Georgia’s plan for a 40-mile toll-free trucks-only highway is making headlines in the 18-wheel industry. Livetrucking.com reported late Monday on the state’s plans, which officials say should receive federal funding but will go on regardless. Construction is to begin...

Posted: 15 days ago

The grapevine probably had the word out first, but Georgia’s plan for a 40-mile toll-free trucks-only highway is making headlines in the 18-wheel industry. Livetrucking.com reported late Monday on the state’s plans, which officials say should receive federal funding but will go on regardless. Construction is to begin...
Media Roundup: Effort to rename Savannah bridge takes sweet approach
 Hundreds of pint-size lobbyists will be doling out cookies and milk at the Georgia Capitol on Tuesday as they push to strike a segregationist’s name from a major gateway bridge, The New York Times reported Sunday.The Times piece tracks the fight by the Girl Scouts to have the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge in Savannah renamed for Juliette...

Posted: 16 days ago

Hundreds of pint-size lobbyists will be doling out cookies and milk at the Georgia Capitol on Tuesday as they push to strike a segregationist’s name from a major gateway bridge, The New York Times reported Sunday.The Times piece tracks the fight by the Girl Scouts to have the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge in Savannah renamed for Juliette...
Survivors dedicated to saving lives
 Sandra Howard, Jewell Lifrage and Katrina Denson all woke up one day feeling unbelievably bad. Sandra knew what was happening and rushed for the aspirin bottle after being hit by a horrible pain in her arm that just kept getting worse. A sudden and violent attack of nausea brought Jewell out of a sound sleep. Believing her gallbladder was...

Posted: 17 days ago

Sandra Howard, Jewell Lifrage and Katrina Denson all woke up one day feeling unbelievably bad. Sandra knew what was happening and rushed for the aspirin bottle after being hit by a horrible pain in her arm that just kept getting worse. A sudden and violent attack of nausea brought Jewell out of a sound sleep. Believing her gallbladder was...
What’s being said about Georgia, state leaders
 The Washington Post is reporting that Indiana — a state joining Georgia on a short list of contenders for Amazon’s second headquarters — has declared dead for the year a bill targeting crimes motivated by bias. The story quotes the head of Indiana’s Democratic Party as saying this could hurt the state’s chances...

Posted: 20 days ago

The Washington Post is reporting that Indiana — a state joining Georgia on a short list of contenders for Amazon’s second headquarters — has declared dead for the year a bill targeting crimes motivated by bias. The story quotes the head of Indiana’s Democratic Party as saying this could hurt the state’s chances...