Nancy Badertscher

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

Latest from Nancy Badertscher

Thomas Altizer, 91: Ex-Emory teacher declared God is dead
 In the heart of the Bible Belt, Emory University Associate Professor Thomas Altizer became the face of the radical 1960s “God is dead” theological movement. His words, appearing twice in Time magazine, prompted calls for his firing that went unheeded, and multiple death threats. Some even argue he helped give rise to the modern-day...

Posted: 7 days ago

In the heart of the Bible Belt, Emory University Associate Professor Thomas Altizer became the face of the radical 1960s “God is dead” theological movement. His words, appearing twice in Time magazine, prompted calls for his firing that went unheeded, and multiple death threats. Some even argue he helped give rise to the modern-day...
The perfect prescription for burnout? Travel!
 You’re a nurse, and the combination of job, shift work, and family obligations can be stressful. Maybe the best medicine you can prescribe for yourself is to pack a bag and leave your troubles behind. Research is on your side. Studies have found that taking time away from the job can be good for your physical and psychological health...

Posted: 12 days ago

You’re a nurse, and the combination of job, shift work, and family obligations can be stressful. Maybe the best medicine you can prescribe for yourself is to pack a bag and leave your troubles behind. Research is on your side. Studies have found that taking time away from the job can be good for your physical and psychological health...
Ivory Lee Young loved his neighborhood, served Atlanta
 Atlanta City Councilman Ivory Lee Young’s passion for his family occasionally spilled over into council chambers. “He would serenade his wife, sing her happy birthday from the council floor, letting everybody know he loved her,” said city councilwoman and now Council President Felicia A. Moore. “He was always fun-loving...

Posted: 26 days ago

Atlanta City Councilman Ivory Lee Young’s passion for his family occasionally spilled over into council chambers. “He would serenade his wife, sing her happy birthday from the council floor, letting everybody know he loved her,” said city councilwoman and now Council President Felicia A. Moore. “He was always fun-loving...
Vet profile intro

5:00 AM Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018

In the 21st Century, Georgians continue to dedicate years and their very lives to serving the country. Many who have served since 2000 signed up for military service after the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001. Each has a story to tell about what they saw and how it changed their world. Here are four who agreed to share their experience on Veteran&rsquo...
Resources for veterans

5:00 AM Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018

Pull out boxes with mugs of both commissioners The Georgia Department of Labor has served 413,516 veterans since Mark Butler became Georgia’s ninth labor commissioner on Jan. 10, 2011. Source: Georgia Department of Labor, 8/10/2018 In the calendar year 2017, veterans made 152,919 visits to offices of the Georgia Department of Veterans...
Veterans Day events

5:00 AM Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018

Monday, Nov. 12, is the federal holiday recognizing America’s veterans. In advance of the official holiday, several governments across metro Atlanta have in recent days paused to pay tribute to those who have served the country. Here are some events taking place today, Nov. 11, long-recognized as Veteran’s Day, and later. ATLANTA...
Support strong for constitutional amendments in Georgia
 Voters eagerly agreed Tuesday to amend the state constitution to give a $200 million boost to land conservation and to ensure crime victims’ rights with a Georgia Marsy’s Law. Five constitutional amendments and two referendum questions appeared on the general election ballot. In unofficial vote counts, all seven measures were...

7:23 AM Wednesday, Nov. 07, 2018

Voters eagerly agreed Tuesday to amend the state constitution to give a $200 million boost to land conservation and to ensure crime victims’ rights with a Georgia Marsy’s Law. Five constitutional amendments and two referendum questions appeared on the general election ballot. In unofficial vote counts, all seven measures were...
Local research key to critical Alzheimer’s battle
 The National Institute on Aging funds Alzheimer’s disease centers at major medical institutions, including Atlanta’s own Emory University. Researchers at these 27 centers are on an increasingly critical mission to improve the diagnosis and care for people living with Alzheimer’s, as well as to find a way to cure and possibly...

11:45 PM Friday, Nov. 02, 2018

The National Institute on Aging funds Alzheimer’s disease centers at major medical institutions, including Atlanta’s own Emory University. Researchers at these 27 centers are on an increasingly critical mission to improve the diagnosis and care for people living with Alzheimer’s, as well as to find a way to cure and possibly...
Election ‘just the beginning,’ Abrams says in new feel-good ad

8:27 PM Friday, Nov. 02, 2018

A feel-good ad from Stacey Abrams’ campaign for governor says Tuesday’s election isn’t the finish line but “just the beginning” with Medicaid expansion and other initiatives. The ad began running in metro Atlanta on Thursday and is being funded by Abrams’ campaign. The former Democratic leader in the Georgia...
Kemp’s daughters appear in ad, saying he’ll keep his promises

8:18 PM Friday, Nov. 02, 2018

Republican Brian Kemp’s three daughters have starring roles in a new campaign commercial that says Kemp will be a governor who keeps his promises. The ad hit the Atlanta airwaves on Wednesday. It is funded by the Georgia Republican Party and approved by Kemp, Georgia’s secretary of state and the Republican nominee in Tuesday&rsquo...
New Republican ad focuses on Abrams’ tax debt
 Supporters of Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp are out with a new ad that attacks Democrat Stacey Abrams on her finances and her decision to put money into her campaign instead of toward her tax debt. The ad, which is approved by Kemp and funded by the Georgia Republican Party, charges that Abrams is “radical and corrupt...

4:53 PM Thursday, Nov. 01, 2018

Supporters of Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp are out with a new ad that attacks Democrat Stacey Abrams on her finances and her decision to put money into her campaign instead of toward her tax debt. The ad, which is approved by Kemp and funded by the Georgia Republican Party, charges that Abrams is “radical and corrupt...





Nancy Badertscher

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

Latest from Nancy Badertscher

Thomas Altizer, 91: Ex-Emory teacher declared God is dead
 In the heart of the Bible Belt, Emory University Associate Professor Thomas Altizer became the face of the radical 1960s “God is dead” theological movement. His words, appearing twice in Time magazine, prompted calls for his firing that went unheeded, and multiple death threats. Some even argue he helped give rise to the modern-day...

Posted: 7 days ago

In the heart of the Bible Belt, Emory University Associate Professor Thomas Altizer became the face of the radical 1960s “God is dead” theological movement. His words, appearing twice in Time magazine, prompted calls for his firing that went unheeded, and multiple death threats. Some even argue he helped give rise to the modern-day...
The perfect prescription for burnout? Travel!
 You’re a nurse, and the combination of job, shift work, and family obligations can be stressful. Maybe the best medicine you can prescribe for yourself is to pack a bag and leave your troubles behind. Research is on your side. Studies have found that taking time away from the job can be good for your physical and psychological health...

Posted: 12 days ago

You’re a nurse, and the combination of job, shift work, and family obligations can be stressful. Maybe the best medicine you can prescribe for yourself is to pack a bag and leave your troubles behind. Research is on your side. Studies have found that taking time away from the job can be good for your physical and psychological health...
Ivory Lee Young loved his neighborhood, served Atlanta
 Atlanta City Councilman Ivory Lee Young’s passion for his family occasionally spilled over into council chambers. “He would serenade his wife, sing her happy birthday from the council floor, letting everybody know he loved her,” said city councilwoman and now Council President Felicia A. Moore. “He was always fun-loving...

Posted: 26 days ago

Atlanta City Councilman Ivory Lee Young’s passion for his family occasionally spilled over into council chambers. “He would serenade his wife, sing her happy birthday from the council floor, letting everybody know he loved her,” said city councilwoman and now Council President Felicia A. Moore. “He was always fun-loving...
Vet profile intro

5:00 AM Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018

In the 21st Century, Georgians continue to dedicate years and their very lives to serving the country. Many who have served since 2000 signed up for military service after the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001. Each has a story to tell about what they saw and how it changed their world. Here are four who agreed to share their experience on Veteran&rsquo...
Resources for veterans

5:00 AM Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018

Pull out boxes with mugs of both commissioners The Georgia Department of Labor has served 413,516 veterans since Mark Butler became Georgia’s ninth labor commissioner on Jan. 10, 2011. Source: Georgia Department of Labor, 8/10/2018 In the calendar year 2017, veterans made 152,919 visits to offices of the Georgia Department of Veterans...
Veterans Day events

5:00 AM Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018

Monday, Nov. 12, is the federal holiday recognizing America’s veterans. In advance of the official holiday, several governments across metro Atlanta have in recent days paused to pay tribute to those who have served the country. Here are some events taking place today, Nov. 11, long-recognized as Veteran’s Day, and later. ATLANTA...
Support strong for constitutional amendments in Georgia
 Voters eagerly agreed Tuesday to amend the state constitution to give a $200 million boost to land conservation and to ensure crime victims’ rights with a Georgia Marsy’s Law. Five constitutional amendments and two referendum questions appeared on the general election ballot. In unofficial vote counts, all seven measures were...

7:23 AM Wednesday, Nov. 07, 2018

Voters eagerly agreed Tuesday to amend the state constitution to give a $200 million boost to land conservation and to ensure crime victims’ rights with a Georgia Marsy’s Law. Five constitutional amendments and two referendum questions appeared on the general election ballot. In unofficial vote counts, all seven measures were...
Local research key to critical Alzheimer’s battle
 The National Institute on Aging funds Alzheimer’s disease centers at major medical institutions, including Atlanta’s own Emory University. Researchers at these 27 centers are on an increasingly critical mission to improve the diagnosis and care for people living with Alzheimer’s, as well as to find a way to cure and possibly...

11:45 PM Friday, Nov. 02, 2018

The National Institute on Aging funds Alzheimer’s disease centers at major medical institutions, including Atlanta’s own Emory University. Researchers at these 27 centers are on an increasingly critical mission to improve the diagnosis and care for people living with Alzheimer’s, as well as to find a way to cure and possibly...
Election ‘just the beginning,’ Abrams says in new feel-good ad

8:27 PM Friday, Nov. 02, 2018

A feel-good ad from Stacey Abrams’ campaign for governor says Tuesday’s election isn’t the finish line but “just the beginning” with Medicaid expansion and other initiatives. The ad began running in metro Atlanta on Thursday and is being funded by Abrams’ campaign. The former Democratic leader in the Georgia...
Kemp’s daughters appear in ad, saying he’ll keep his promises

8:18 PM Friday, Nov. 02, 2018

Republican Brian Kemp’s three daughters have starring roles in a new campaign commercial that says Kemp will be a governor who keeps his promises. The ad hit the Atlanta airwaves on Wednesday. It is funded by the Georgia Republican Party and approved by Kemp, Georgia’s secretary of state and the Republican nominee in Tuesday&rsquo...
New Republican ad focuses on Abrams’ tax debt
 Supporters of Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp are out with a new ad that attacks Democrat Stacey Abrams on her finances and her decision to put money into her campaign instead of toward her tax debt. The ad, which is approved by Kemp and funded by the Georgia Republican Party, charges that Abrams is “radical and corrupt...

4:53 PM Thursday, Nov. 01, 2018

Supporters of Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp are out with a new ad that attacks Democrat Stacey Abrams on her finances and her decision to put money into her campaign instead of toward her tax debt. The ad, which is approved by Kemp and funded by the Georgia Republican Party, charges that Abrams is “radical and corrupt...





Nancy Badertscher

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

Latest from Nancy Badertscher

Thomas Altizer, 91: Ex-Emory teacher declared God is dead
 In the heart of the Bible Belt, Emory University Associate Professor Thomas Altizer became the face of the radical 1960s “God is dead” theological movement. His words, appearing twice in Time magazine, prompted calls for his firing that went unheeded, and multiple death threats. Some even argue he helped give rise to the modern-day...

Posted: 7 days ago

In the heart of the Bible Belt, Emory University Associate Professor Thomas Altizer became the face of the radical 1960s “God is dead” theological movement. His words, appearing twice in Time magazine, prompted calls for his firing that went unheeded, and multiple death threats. Some even argue he helped give rise to the modern-day...
The perfect prescription for burnout? Travel!
 You’re a nurse, and the combination of job, shift work, and family obligations can be stressful. Maybe the best medicine you can prescribe for yourself is to pack a bag and leave your troubles behind. Research is on your side. Studies have found that taking time away from the job can be good for your physical and psychological health...

Posted: 12 days ago

You’re a nurse, and the combination of job, shift work, and family obligations can be stressful. Maybe the best medicine you can prescribe for yourself is to pack a bag and leave your troubles behind. Research is on your side. Studies have found that taking time away from the job can be good for your physical and psychological health...
Ivory Lee Young loved his neighborhood, served Atlanta
 Atlanta City Councilman Ivory Lee Young’s passion for his family occasionally spilled over into council chambers. “He would serenade his wife, sing her happy birthday from the council floor, letting everybody know he loved her,” said city councilwoman and now Council President Felicia A. Moore. “He was always fun-loving...

Posted: 26 days ago

Atlanta City Councilman Ivory Lee Young’s passion for his family occasionally spilled over into council chambers. “He would serenade his wife, sing her happy birthday from the council floor, letting everybody know he loved her,” said city councilwoman and now Council President Felicia A. Moore. “He was always fun-loving...
Vet profile intro

5:00 AM Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018

In the 21st Century, Georgians continue to dedicate years and their very lives to serving the country. Many who have served since 2000 signed up for military service after the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001. Each has a story to tell about what they saw and how it changed their world. Here are four who agreed to share their experience on Veteran&rsquo...
Resources for veterans

5:00 AM Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018

Pull out boxes with mugs of both commissioners The Georgia Department of Labor has served 413,516 veterans since Mark Butler became Georgia’s ninth labor commissioner on Jan. 10, 2011. Source: Georgia Department of Labor, 8/10/2018 In the calendar year 2017, veterans made 152,919 visits to offices of the Georgia Department of Veterans...
Veterans Day events

5:00 AM Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018

Monday, Nov. 12, is the federal holiday recognizing America’s veterans. In advance of the official holiday, several governments across metro Atlanta have in recent days paused to pay tribute to those who have served the country. Here are some events taking place today, Nov. 11, long-recognized as Veteran’s Day, and later. ATLANTA...
Support strong for constitutional amendments in Georgia
 Voters eagerly agreed Tuesday to amend the state constitution to give a $200 million boost to land conservation and to ensure crime victims’ rights with a Georgia Marsy’s Law. Five constitutional amendments and two referendum questions appeared on the general election ballot. In unofficial vote counts, all seven measures were...

7:23 AM Wednesday, Nov. 07, 2018

Voters eagerly agreed Tuesday to amend the state constitution to give a $200 million boost to land conservation and to ensure crime victims’ rights with a Georgia Marsy’s Law. Five constitutional amendments and two referendum questions appeared on the general election ballot. In unofficial vote counts, all seven measures were...
Local research key to critical Alzheimer’s battle
 The National Institute on Aging funds Alzheimer’s disease centers at major medical institutions, including Atlanta’s own Emory University. Researchers at these 27 centers are on an increasingly critical mission to improve the diagnosis and care for people living with Alzheimer’s, as well as to find a way to cure and possibly...

11:45 PM Friday, Nov. 02, 2018

The National Institute on Aging funds Alzheimer’s disease centers at major medical institutions, including Atlanta’s own Emory University. Researchers at these 27 centers are on an increasingly critical mission to improve the diagnosis and care for people living with Alzheimer’s, as well as to find a way to cure and possibly...
Election ‘just the beginning,’ Abrams says in new feel-good ad

8:27 PM Friday, Nov. 02, 2018

A feel-good ad from Stacey Abrams’ campaign for governor says Tuesday’s election isn’t the finish line but “just the beginning” with Medicaid expansion and other initiatives. The ad began running in metro Atlanta on Thursday and is being funded by Abrams’ campaign. The former Democratic leader in the Georgia...
Kemp’s daughters appear in ad, saying he’ll keep his promises

8:18 PM Friday, Nov. 02, 2018

Republican Brian Kemp’s three daughters have starring roles in a new campaign commercial that says Kemp will be a governor who keeps his promises. The ad hit the Atlanta airwaves on Wednesday. It is funded by the Georgia Republican Party and approved by Kemp, Georgia’s secretary of state and the Republican nominee in Tuesday&rsquo...
New Republican ad focuses on Abrams’ tax debt
 Supporters of Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp are out with a new ad that attacks Democrat Stacey Abrams on her finances and her decision to put money into her campaign instead of toward her tax debt. The ad, which is approved by Kemp and funded by the Georgia Republican Party, charges that Abrams is “radical and corrupt...

4:53 PM Thursday, Nov. 01, 2018

Supporters of Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp are out with a new ad that attacks Democrat Stacey Abrams on her finances and her decision to put money into her campaign instead of toward her tax debt. The ad, which is approved by Kemp and funded by the Georgia Republican Party, charges that Abrams is “radical and corrupt...