Nancy Badertscher

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

Latest from Nancy Badertscher

PolitiFact roundup
 PolitiFact recently checked a statement President Donald Trump made about the U.S. trade deficit with China; a West Virginia congressman’s claim about the decline of U.S. manufacturing; and a top Republican Party official’s comments about the census using questions about citizenship. Here are summaries of our findings. Full versions...

Posted: 12 days ago

PolitiFact recently checked a statement President Donald Trump made about the U.S. trade deficit with China; a West Virginia congressman’s claim about the decline of U.S. manufacturing; and a top Republican Party official’s comments about the census using questions about citizenship. Here are summaries of our findings. Full versions...
Emily Bell
 Emily Bell, a registered nurse in the critical care unit of WellStar Kennestone, is known as a strong advocate for her patients. She put her advocacy into action one night for a patient who had received a few stents. Around midnight, the patient’s blood pressure started dropping and he became slightly out of breath. Emily quickly got...

Posted: 20 days ago

Emily Bell, a registered nurse in the critical care unit of WellStar Kennestone, is known as a strong advocate for her patients. She put her advocacy into action one night for a patient who had received a few stents. Around midnight, the patient’s blood pressure started dropping and he became slightly out of breath. Emily quickly got...
Planning for summer fun
 At Atlanta’s Northside Hospital, nurses are encouraged to focus on self-care, and that includes taking time to vacation, reboot, and recharge, says Nikeisha Whatley-Leon, manager of Northside’s Behavioral Health Services. “Time away allows one to gain perspective on your priorities, and it’s a great way to set boundaries...

Posted: 20 days ago

At Atlanta’s Northside Hospital, nurses are encouraged to focus on self-care, and that includes taking time to vacation, reboot, and recharge, says Nikeisha Whatley-Leon, manager of Northside’s Behavioral Health Services. “Time away allows one to gain perspective on your priorities, and it’s a great way to set boundaries...
Around Georgia: State called a leader in cybersecurity
 The magazine Government Technology reports that Georgia is one of a few states working to address a shortage of cybersecurity professionals. The report notes that Dan Coats, President Donald Trump’s director of national intelligence, recently labeled cybersecurity his “greatest concern,” ahead of weapons of mass destruction...

Posted: 20 days ago

The magazine Government Technology reports that Georgia is one of a few states working to address a shortage of cybersecurity professionals. The report notes that Dan Coats, President Donald Trump’s director of national intelligence, recently labeled cybersecurity his “greatest concern,” ahead of weapons of mass destruction...
Around Georgia: Pro-timber bill passes, but critics worry about safety
 A former Savannah lawmaker opposes a bill that would prevent communities at risk of hurricanes from imposing tougher building standards. Former Republican state Sen. Eric Johnson, an architect, joined other architects, builders, engineers and emergency service personnel in the Build With Strength Coalition to oppose House Bill 876. The...

Posted: 21 days ago

A former Savannah lawmaker opposes a bill that would prevent communities at risk of hurricanes from imposing tougher building standards. Former Republican state Sen. Eric Johnson, an architect, joined other architects, builders, engineers and emergency service personnel in the Build With Strength Coalition to oppose House Bill 876. The...
Around Georgia: Study says state’s ports are a jobs powerhouse
 UGA center: 59 percent bump in harbor-related jobs in 15 years A new study shows that Georgia’s deep water ports are the state’s “strongest economic engines” and account for 9 percent of the state’s employment. The study, supported by a Georgia Ports Authority grant, was done by Jeffrey Humphreys, the director...

Posted: 22 days ago

UGA center: 59 percent bump in harbor-related jobs in 15 years A new study shows that Georgia’s deep water ports are the state’s “strongest economic engines” and account for 9 percent of the state’s employment. The study, supported by a Georgia Ports Authority grant, was done by Jeffrey Humphreys, the director...
Around Georgia: Website opposes elimination of Sunday voting
 Thinkprogress.org, a self-described progressive website, says a proposal before the Georgia General Assembly would make it more difficult for residents of majority-black Atlanta to vote by eliminating Sunday voting. State Sen. Matt Brass, a Republican from Newnan who sponsored Senate Bill 363, said the legislation is about fairness...

Posted: 23 days ago

Thinkprogress.org, a self-described progressive website, says a proposal before the Georgia General Assembly would make it more difficult for residents of majority-black Atlanta to vote by eliminating Sunday voting. State Sen. Matt Brass, a Republican from Newnan who sponsored Senate Bill 363, said the legislation is about fairness...
Around Georgia: Gripes about Amazon incentives called ‘dumbest thing’
 In a conversation with the publication City Lab, Jason Lary, the mayor of the new city of Stonecrest, bluntly rejects criticism of offers of free land and tax breaks for Amazon. “I think that’s the dumbest thing on the planet,” Lary told the Washington-based publication that focuses on new cities. Amazon would...

Posted: 24 days ago

In a conversation with the publication City Lab, Jason Lary, the mayor of the new city of Stonecrest, bluntly rejects criticism of offers of free land and tax breaks for Amazon. “I think that’s the dumbest thing on the planet,” Lary told the Washington-based publication that focuses on new cities. Amazon would...
Around Georgia: Pecan the flavor that wins favor
 Step aside, peanut. Make room for the pecan. At the University of Georgia’s 2018 Flavor of Georgia Contest, a pecan entry took first prize, UGA Today reports. David and Melody Goodson, co-owners of Goodson Pecans in Leesburg, won the annual contest with their Goodson Pecans Honey Cinnamon Pecan Butter. The contest is...

Posted: 28 days ago

Step aside, peanut. Make room for the pecan. At the University of Georgia’s 2018 Flavor of Georgia Contest, a pecan entry took first prize, UGA Today reports. David and Melody Goodson, co-owners of Goodson Pecans in Leesburg, won the annual contest with their Goodson Pecans Honey Cinnamon Pecan Butter. The contest is...
Around Georgia: Cannabis bill runs into state Senate roadblock
 Cannabis advocates in Georgia are outraged that the state Senate has indefinitely stalled a bill to add PTSD to the state’s list of qualifying conditions for treatment with medical marijuana, the cannabis-focused website merryjane.com reports. The story says this comes despite strong support for the measure by the Georgia House...

Posted: 29 days ago

Cannabis advocates in Georgia are outraged that the state Senate has indefinitely stalled a bill to add PTSD to the state’s list of qualifying conditions for treatment with medical marijuana, the cannabis-focused website merryjane.com reports. The story says this comes despite strong support for the measure by the Georgia House...
Around Georgia: Savannah’s cost as Pence host less than $5,000
 The Savannah Morning News reports that the city of Savannah spent less than $5,000 preparing for Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The paper reports that the city released a statement Monday identifying $4,513 in expenses. They included a structural assessment of the second-floor balcony...

Posted: 30 days ago

The Savannah Morning News reports that the city of Savannah spent less than $5,000 preparing for Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The paper reports that the city released a statement Monday identifying $4,513 in expenses. They included a structural assessment of the second-floor balcony...





Nancy Badertscher

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

Latest from Nancy Badertscher

PolitiFact roundup
 PolitiFact recently checked a statement President Donald Trump made about the U.S. trade deficit with China; a West Virginia congressman’s claim about the decline of U.S. manufacturing; and a top Republican Party official’s comments about the census using questions about citizenship. Here are summaries of our findings. Full versions...

Posted: 12 days ago

PolitiFact recently checked a statement President Donald Trump made about the U.S. trade deficit with China; a West Virginia congressman’s claim about the decline of U.S. manufacturing; and a top Republican Party official’s comments about the census using questions about citizenship. Here are summaries of our findings. Full versions...
Emily Bell
 Emily Bell, a registered nurse in the critical care unit of WellStar Kennestone, is known as a strong advocate for her patients. She put her advocacy into action one night for a patient who had received a few stents. Around midnight, the patient’s blood pressure started dropping and he became slightly out of breath. Emily quickly got...

Posted: 20 days ago

Emily Bell, a registered nurse in the critical care unit of WellStar Kennestone, is known as a strong advocate for her patients. She put her advocacy into action one night for a patient who had received a few stents. Around midnight, the patient’s blood pressure started dropping and he became slightly out of breath. Emily quickly got...
Planning for summer fun
 At Atlanta’s Northside Hospital, nurses are encouraged to focus on self-care, and that includes taking time to vacation, reboot, and recharge, says Nikeisha Whatley-Leon, manager of Northside’s Behavioral Health Services. “Time away allows one to gain perspective on your priorities, and it’s a great way to set boundaries...

Posted: 20 days ago

At Atlanta’s Northside Hospital, nurses are encouraged to focus on self-care, and that includes taking time to vacation, reboot, and recharge, says Nikeisha Whatley-Leon, manager of Northside’s Behavioral Health Services. “Time away allows one to gain perspective on your priorities, and it’s a great way to set boundaries...
Around Georgia: State called a leader in cybersecurity
 The magazine Government Technology reports that Georgia is one of a few states working to address a shortage of cybersecurity professionals. The report notes that Dan Coats, President Donald Trump’s director of national intelligence, recently labeled cybersecurity his “greatest concern,” ahead of weapons of mass destruction...

Posted: 20 days ago

The magazine Government Technology reports that Georgia is one of a few states working to address a shortage of cybersecurity professionals. The report notes that Dan Coats, President Donald Trump’s director of national intelligence, recently labeled cybersecurity his “greatest concern,” ahead of weapons of mass destruction...
Around Georgia: Pro-timber bill passes, but critics worry about safety
 A former Savannah lawmaker opposes a bill that would prevent communities at risk of hurricanes from imposing tougher building standards. Former Republican state Sen. Eric Johnson, an architect, joined other architects, builders, engineers and emergency service personnel in the Build With Strength Coalition to oppose House Bill 876. The...

Posted: 21 days ago

A former Savannah lawmaker opposes a bill that would prevent communities at risk of hurricanes from imposing tougher building standards. Former Republican state Sen. Eric Johnson, an architect, joined other architects, builders, engineers and emergency service personnel in the Build With Strength Coalition to oppose House Bill 876. The...
Around Georgia: Study says state’s ports are a jobs powerhouse
 UGA center: 59 percent bump in harbor-related jobs in 15 years A new study shows that Georgia’s deep water ports are the state’s “strongest economic engines” and account for 9 percent of the state’s employment. The study, supported by a Georgia Ports Authority grant, was done by Jeffrey Humphreys, the director...

Posted: 22 days ago

UGA center: 59 percent bump in harbor-related jobs in 15 years A new study shows that Georgia’s deep water ports are the state’s “strongest economic engines” and account for 9 percent of the state’s employment. The study, supported by a Georgia Ports Authority grant, was done by Jeffrey Humphreys, the director...
Around Georgia: Website opposes elimination of Sunday voting
 Thinkprogress.org, a self-described progressive website, says a proposal before the Georgia General Assembly would make it more difficult for residents of majority-black Atlanta to vote by eliminating Sunday voting. State Sen. Matt Brass, a Republican from Newnan who sponsored Senate Bill 363, said the legislation is about fairness...

Posted: 23 days ago

Thinkprogress.org, a self-described progressive website, says a proposal before the Georgia General Assembly would make it more difficult for residents of majority-black Atlanta to vote by eliminating Sunday voting. State Sen. Matt Brass, a Republican from Newnan who sponsored Senate Bill 363, said the legislation is about fairness...
Around Georgia: Gripes about Amazon incentives called ‘dumbest thing’
 In a conversation with the publication City Lab, Jason Lary, the mayor of the new city of Stonecrest, bluntly rejects criticism of offers of free land and tax breaks for Amazon. “I think that’s the dumbest thing on the planet,” Lary told the Washington-based publication that focuses on new cities. Amazon would...

Posted: 24 days ago

In a conversation with the publication City Lab, Jason Lary, the mayor of the new city of Stonecrest, bluntly rejects criticism of offers of free land and tax breaks for Amazon. “I think that’s the dumbest thing on the planet,” Lary told the Washington-based publication that focuses on new cities. Amazon would...
Around Georgia: Pecan the flavor that wins favor
 Step aside, peanut. Make room for the pecan. At the University of Georgia’s 2018 Flavor of Georgia Contest, a pecan entry took first prize, UGA Today reports. David and Melody Goodson, co-owners of Goodson Pecans in Leesburg, won the annual contest with their Goodson Pecans Honey Cinnamon Pecan Butter. The contest is...

Posted: 28 days ago

Step aside, peanut. Make room for the pecan. At the University of Georgia’s 2018 Flavor of Georgia Contest, a pecan entry took first prize, UGA Today reports. David and Melody Goodson, co-owners of Goodson Pecans in Leesburg, won the annual contest with their Goodson Pecans Honey Cinnamon Pecan Butter. The contest is...
Around Georgia: Cannabis bill runs into state Senate roadblock
 Cannabis advocates in Georgia are outraged that the state Senate has indefinitely stalled a bill to add PTSD to the state’s list of qualifying conditions for treatment with medical marijuana, the cannabis-focused website merryjane.com reports. The story says this comes despite strong support for the measure by the Georgia House...

Posted: 29 days ago

Cannabis advocates in Georgia are outraged that the state Senate has indefinitely stalled a bill to add PTSD to the state’s list of qualifying conditions for treatment with medical marijuana, the cannabis-focused website merryjane.com reports. The story says this comes despite strong support for the measure by the Georgia House...
Around Georgia: Savannah’s cost as Pence host less than $5,000
 The Savannah Morning News reports that the city of Savannah spent less than $5,000 preparing for Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The paper reports that the city released a statement Monday identifying $4,513 in expenses. They included a structural assessment of the second-floor balcony...

Posted: 30 days ago

The Savannah Morning News reports that the city of Savannah spent less than $5,000 preparing for Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The paper reports that the city released a statement Monday identifying $4,513 in expenses. They included a structural assessment of the second-floor balcony...





Nancy Badertscher

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

Latest from Nancy Badertscher

PolitiFact roundup
 PolitiFact recently checked a statement President Donald Trump made about the U.S. trade deficit with China; a West Virginia congressman’s claim about the decline of U.S. manufacturing; and a top Republican Party official’s comments about the census using questions about citizenship. Here are summaries of our findings. Full versions...

Posted: 12 days ago

PolitiFact recently checked a statement President Donald Trump made about the U.S. trade deficit with China; a West Virginia congressman’s claim about the decline of U.S. manufacturing; and a top Republican Party official’s comments about the census using questions about citizenship. Here are summaries of our findings. Full versions...
Emily Bell
 Emily Bell, a registered nurse in the critical care unit of WellStar Kennestone, is known as a strong advocate for her patients. She put her advocacy into action one night for a patient who had received a few stents. Around midnight, the patient’s blood pressure started dropping and he became slightly out of breath. Emily quickly got...

Posted: 20 days ago

Emily Bell, a registered nurse in the critical care unit of WellStar Kennestone, is known as a strong advocate for her patients. She put her advocacy into action one night for a patient who had received a few stents. Around midnight, the patient’s blood pressure started dropping and he became slightly out of breath. Emily quickly got...
Planning for summer fun
 At Atlanta’s Northside Hospital, nurses are encouraged to focus on self-care, and that includes taking time to vacation, reboot, and recharge, says Nikeisha Whatley-Leon, manager of Northside’s Behavioral Health Services. “Time away allows one to gain perspective on your priorities, and it’s a great way to set boundaries...

Posted: 20 days ago

At Atlanta’s Northside Hospital, nurses are encouraged to focus on self-care, and that includes taking time to vacation, reboot, and recharge, says Nikeisha Whatley-Leon, manager of Northside’s Behavioral Health Services. “Time away allows one to gain perspective on your priorities, and it’s a great way to set boundaries...
Around Georgia: State called a leader in cybersecurity
 The magazine Government Technology reports that Georgia is one of a few states working to address a shortage of cybersecurity professionals. The report notes that Dan Coats, President Donald Trump’s director of national intelligence, recently labeled cybersecurity his “greatest concern,” ahead of weapons of mass destruction...

Posted: 20 days ago

The magazine Government Technology reports that Georgia is one of a few states working to address a shortage of cybersecurity professionals. The report notes that Dan Coats, President Donald Trump’s director of national intelligence, recently labeled cybersecurity his “greatest concern,” ahead of weapons of mass destruction...
Around Georgia: Pro-timber bill passes, but critics worry about safety
 A former Savannah lawmaker opposes a bill that would prevent communities at risk of hurricanes from imposing tougher building standards. Former Republican state Sen. Eric Johnson, an architect, joined other architects, builders, engineers and emergency service personnel in the Build With Strength Coalition to oppose House Bill 876. The...

Posted: 21 days ago

A former Savannah lawmaker opposes a bill that would prevent communities at risk of hurricanes from imposing tougher building standards. Former Republican state Sen. Eric Johnson, an architect, joined other architects, builders, engineers and emergency service personnel in the Build With Strength Coalition to oppose House Bill 876. The...
Around Georgia: Study says state’s ports are a jobs powerhouse
 UGA center: 59 percent bump in harbor-related jobs in 15 years A new study shows that Georgia’s deep water ports are the state’s “strongest economic engines” and account for 9 percent of the state’s employment. The study, supported by a Georgia Ports Authority grant, was done by Jeffrey Humphreys, the director...

Posted: 22 days ago

UGA center: 59 percent bump in harbor-related jobs in 15 years A new study shows that Georgia’s deep water ports are the state’s “strongest economic engines” and account for 9 percent of the state’s employment. The study, supported by a Georgia Ports Authority grant, was done by Jeffrey Humphreys, the director...
Around Georgia: Website opposes elimination of Sunday voting
 Thinkprogress.org, a self-described progressive website, says a proposal before the Georgia General Assembly would make it more difficult for residents of majority-black Atlanta to vote by eliminating Sunday voting. State Sen. Matt Brass, a Republican from Newnan who sponsored Senate Bill 363, said the legislation is about fairness...

Posted: 23 days ago

Thinkprogress.org, a self-described progressive website, says a proposal before the Georgia General Assembly would make it more difficult for residents of majority-black Atlanta to vote by eliminating Sunday voting. State Sen. Matt Brass, a Republican from Newnan who sponsored Senate Bill 363, said the legislation is about fairness...
Around Georgia: Gripes about Amazon incentives called ‘dumbest thing’
 In a conversation with the publication City Lab, Jason Lary, the mayor of the new city of Stonecrest, bluntly rejects criticism of offers of free land and tax breaks for Amazon. “I think that’s the dumbest thing on the planet,” Lary told the Washington-based publication that focuses on new cities. Amazon would...

Posted: 24 days ago

In a conversation with the publication City Lab, Jason Lary, the mayor of the new city of Stonecrest, bluntly rejects criticism of offers of free land and tax breaks for Amazon. “I think that’s the dumbest thing on the planet,” Lary told the Washington-based publication that focuses on new cities. Amazon would...
Around Georgia: Pecan the flavor that wins favor
 Step aside, peanut. Make room for the pecan. At the University of Georgia’s 2018 Flavor of Georgia Contest, a pecan entry took first prize, UGA Today reports. David and Melody Goodson, co-owners of Goodson Pecans in Leesburg, won the annual contest with their Goodson Pecans Honey Cinnamon Pecan Butter. The contest is...

Posted: 28 days ago

Step aside, peanut. Make room for the pecan. At the University of Georgia’s 2018 Flavor of Georgia Contest, a pecan entry took first prize, UGA Today reports. David and Melody Goodson, co-owners of Goodson Pecans in Leesburg, won the annual contest with their Goodson Pecans Honey Cinnamon Pecan Butter. The contest is...
Around Georgia: Cannabis bill runs into state Senate roadblock
 Cannabis advocates in Georgia are outraged that the state Senate has indefinitely stalled a bill to add PTSD to the state’s list of qualifying conditions for treatment with medical marijuana, the cannabis-focused website merryjane.com reports. The story says this comes despite strong support for the measure by the Georgia House...

Posted: 29 days ago

Cannabis advocates in Georgia are outraged that the state Senate has indefinitely stalled a bill to add PTSD to the state’s list of qualifying conditions for treatment with medical marijuana, the cannabis-focused website merryjane.com reports. The story says this comes despite strong support for the measure by the Georgia House...
Around Georgia: Savannah’s cost as Pence host less than $5,000
 The Savannah Morning News reports that the city of Savannah spent less than $5,000 preparing for Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The paper reports that the city released a statement Monday identifying $4,513 in expenses. They included a structural assessment of the second-floor balcony...

Posted: 30 days ago

The Savannah Morning News reports that the city of Savannah spent less than $5,000 preparing for Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The paper reports that the city released a statement Monday identifying $4,513 in expenses. They included a structural assessment of the second-floor balcony...