Nancy Badertscher

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

Latest from Nancy Badertscher

Hagood Bellinger, 77: Business leader, admired mentor loved Tech, golf
 Hagood Bellinger took on life’s challenges with a can-do spirit. When his family couldn’t afford to send him to college, Bellinger worked his way through Georgia Tech. He’d alternate working one quarter of the school year at utility giant Southern Bell with classes at Tech the next quarter under the school’s Bachelor...

Posted: 6 days ago

Hagood Bellinger took on life’s challenges with a can-do spirit. When his family couldn’t afford to send him to college, Bellinger worked his way through Georgia Tech. He’d alternate working one quarter of the school year at utility giant Southern Bell with classes at Tech the next quarter under the school’s Bachelor...
Safety first
 Nursing can be risky business. Caring for sick patients has been found to make nurses and other healthcare workers vulnerable to physical injuries, blood-borne pathogens and tuberculosis. They’re also more likely than workers in other professions to face violence in the workplace, as employees at some Georgia hospitals know first-hand...

Posted: 26 days ago

Nursing can be risky business. Caring for sick patients has been found to make nurses and other healthcare workers vulnerable to physical injuries, blood-borne pathogens and tuberculosis. They’re also more likely than workers in other professions to face violence in the workplace, as employees at some Georgia hospitals know first-hand...
Juanita S. Stone, 89: Teacher, funeral director served community
 Longtime Atlantan Juanita Sellers Stone was a trailblazer in the male-dominated funeral home industry. For more than 30 years, she ran Sellers Brothers Funeral Home Inc., which in its heyday had multiple locations, including two on Atlanta’s historic westside. “It was difficult. When she started out, certain vendors wouldn&rsquo...

8:13 PM Friday, Jun. 08, 2018

Longtime Atlantan Juanita Sellers Stone was a trailblazer in the male-dominated funeral home industry. For more than 30 years, she ran Sellers Brothers Funeral Home Inc., which in its heyday had multiple locations, including two on Atlanta’s historic westside. “It was difficult. When she started out, certain vendors wouldn&rsquo...
Kate Castner
 Kate Castner and her patient are living proof it pays to listen to your gut instinct. Last August, on a typically busy day in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit at Piedmont Athens Regional, Kate was assigned a patient who was just out of gall bladder surgery. After monitoring him for 45 minutes, she was given the go-ahead to move him to a room...

4:03 PM Thursday, May. 31, 2018

Kate Castner and her patient are living proof it pays to listen to your gut instinct. Last August, on a typically busy day in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit at Piedmont Athens Regional, Kate was assigned a patient who was just out of gall bladder surgery. After monitoring him for 45 minutes, she was given the go-ahead to move him to a room...
Andy Gish
 Nurse Andy Gish started noticing more and more drug overdose cases coming through the emergency room at Northside Hospital as far back as 2009-2010. “A lot of them were in bad shape,” Andy said. “A lot of them weren’t waking up.” By 2014, Georgia lawmakers were ready to address the problem and so was Andy. She...

4:02 PM Thursday, May. 31, 2018

Nurse Andy Gish started noticing more and more drug overdose cases coming through the emergency room at Northside Hospital as far back as 2009-2010. “A lot of them were in bad shape,” Andy said. “A lot of them weren’t waking up.” By 2014, Georgia lawmakers were ready to address the problem and so was Andy. She...
Lynn Dixon
 Lynn Dixon’s attention to detail has proven to be a life-saver. Lynn, an oncology clinical trial research nurse on DeKalb Medical Center’s cancer team, was going through the very rigorous process last August of determining whether a patient was suitable for a breast cancer trial. She was closely reviewing the patient’s medical...

4:02 PM Thursday, May. 31, 2018

Lynn Dixon’s attention to detail has proven to be a life-saver. Lynn, an oncology clinical trial research nurse on DeKalb Medical Center’s cancer team, was going through the very rigorous process last August of determining whether a patient was suitable for a breast cancer trial. She was closely reviewing the patient’s medical...
Susie Drew
 Six children — including a newborn — could have been motherless were it not for the quick actions of Northside Hospital’s Susie Drew and others. On Jan. 5 of this year, staff in the hospital’s Postpartum Unit, heard the dreaded “Code Blue” and rushed to a new mother’s bedside. There, Susie and others...

3:41 PM Thursday, May. 31, 2018

Six children — including a newborn — could have been motherless were it not for the quick actions of Northside Hospital’s Susie Drew and others. On Jan. 5 of this year, staff in the hospital’s Postpartum Unit, heard the dreaded “Code Blue” and rushed to a new mother’s bedside. There, Susie and others...
Gina Solomon
 Last November, trauma nurse Gina Solomon decided a dying 4-month-old and his parents needed a chance for final goodbyes. Mom, Dad, baby and the couple’s two other children had all been injured in a horrific car crash. The parents landed at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, and their children were sent 35 miles away for trauma...

3:41 PM Thursday, May. 31, 2018

Last November, trauma nurse Gina Solomon decided a dying 4-month-old and his parents needed a chance for final goodbyes. Mom, Dad, baby and the couple’s two other children had all been injured in a horrific car crash. The parents landed at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, and their children were sent 35 miles away for trauma...
Fredericka Hurley led in education, broke barriers
 Fredericka F. Hurley retired five times from Atlanta Public Schools. She kept getting called out of retirement to “put out fires” in problem schools or fill in for sick principals. “She dedicated her entire being to whatever she did,” daughter Dierdre Hurley said. Phinroye Fredericka Flack Hurley, a ground-breaking...

4:00 AM Wednesday, May. 09, 2018

Fredericka F. Hurley retired five times from Atlanta Public Schools. She kept getting called out of retirement to “put out fires” in problem schools or fill in for sick principals. “She dedicated her entire being to whatever she did,” daughter Dierdre Hurley said. Phinroye Fredericka Flack Hurley, a ground-breaking...
Gina Solomon, RN
 Last November, trauma nurse Gina Solomon decided a dying 4-month-old and his parents needed a chance for final goodbyes. Mom, Dad, baby and the couple’s two other children had all been injured in a horrific car crash. The parents landed at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, and their children were sent 35 miles away for trauma...

6:56 PM Tuesday, May. 08, 2018

Last November, trauma nurse Gina Solomon decided a dying 4-month-old and his parents needed a chance for final goodbyes. Mom, Dad, baby and the couple’s two other children had all been injured in a horrific car crash. The parents landed at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, and their children were sent 35 miles away for trauma...
Susie Drew, RN
 Six children – including a newborn – could have been motherless were it not for the quick actions of Northside Hospital’s Susie Drew and others. On Jan. 5 of this year, staff in the hospital’s Postpartum Unit heard the dreaded “Code Blue” and rushed to a new mother’s bedside. There, Susie and others...

6:28 PM Tuesday, May. 08, 2018

Six children – including a newborn – could have been motherless were it not for the quick actions of Northside Hospital’s Susie Drew and others. On Jan. 5 of this year, staff in the hospital’s Postpartum Unit heard the dreaded “Code Blue” and rushed to a new mother’s bedside. There, Susie and others...





Nancy Badertscher

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

Latest from Nancy Badertscher

Hagood Bellinger, 77: Business leader, admired mentor loved Tech, golf
 Hagood Bellinger took on life’s challenges with a can-do spirit. When his family couldn’t afford to send him to college, Bellinger worked his way through Georgia Tech. He’d alternate working one quarter of the school year at utility giant Southern Bell with classes at Tech the next quarter under the school’s Bachelor...

Posted: 6 days ago

Hagood Bellinger took on life’s challenges with a can-do spirit. When his family couldn’t afford to send him to college, Bellinger worked his way through Georgia Tech. He’d alternate working one quarter of the school year at utility giant Southern Bell with classes at Tech the next quarter under the school’s Bachelor...
Safety first
 Nursing can be risky business. Caring for sick patients has been found to make nurses and other healthcare workers vulnerable to physical injuries, blood-borne pathogens and tuberculosis. They’re also more likely than workers in other professions to face violence in the workplace, as employees at some Georgia hospitals know first-hand...

Posted: 26 days ago

Nursing can be risky business. Caring for sick patients has been found to make nurses and other healthcare workers vulnerable to physical injuries, blood-borne pathogens and tuberculosis. They’re also more likely than workers in other professions to face violence in the workplace, as employees at some Georgia hospitals know first-hand...
Juanita S. Stone, 89: Teacher, funeral director served community
 Longtime Atlantan Juanita Sellers Stone was a trailblazer in the male-dominated funeral home industry. For more than 30 years, she ran Sellers Brothers Funeral Home Inc., which in its heyday had multiple locations, including two on Atlanta’s historic westside. “It was difficult. When she started out, certain vendors wouldn&rsquo...

8:13 PM Friday, Jun. 08, 2018

Longtime Atlantan Juanita Sellers Stone was a trailblazer in the male-dominated funeral home industry. For more than 30 years, she ran Sellers Brothers Funeral Home Inc., which in its heyday had multiple locations, including two on Atlanta’s historic westside. “It was difficult. When she started out, certain vendors wouldn&rsquo...
Kate Castner
 Kate Castner and her patient are living proof it pays to listen to your gut instinct. Last August, on a typically busy day in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit at Piedmont Athens Regional, Kate was assigned a patient who was just out of gall bladder surgery. After monitoring him for 45 minutes, she was given the go-ahead to move him to a room...

4:03 PM Thursday, May. 31, 2018

Kate Castner and her patient are living proof it pays to listen to your gut instinct. Last August, on a typically busy day in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit at Piedmont Athens Regional, Kate was assigned a patient who was just out of gall bladder surgery. After monitoring him for 45 minutes, she was given the go-ahead to move him to a room...
Andy Gish
 Nurse Andy Gish started noticing more and more drug overdose cases coming through the emergency room at Northside Hospital as far back as 2009-2010. “A lot of them were in bad shape,” Andy said. “A lot of them weren’t waking up.” By 2014, Georgia lawmakers were ready to address the problem and so was Andy. She...

4:02 PM Thursday, May. 31, 2018

Nurse Andy Gish started noticing more and more drug overdose cases coming through the emergency room at Northside Hospital as far back as 2009-2010. “A lot of them were in bad shape,” Andy said. “A lot of them weren’t waking up.” By 2014, Georgia lawmakers were ready to address the problem and so was Andy. She...
Lynn Dixon
 Lynn Dixon’s attention to detail has proven to be a life-saver. Lynn, an oncology clinical trial research nurse on DeKalb Medical Center’s cancer team, was going through the very rigorous process last August of determining whether a patient was suitable for a breast cancer trial. She was closely reviewing the patient’s medical...

4:02 PM Thursday, May. 31, 2018

Lynn Dixon’s attention to detail has proven to be a life-saver. Lynn, an oncology clinical trial research nurse on DeKalb Medical Center’s cancer team, was going through the very rigorous process last August of determining whether a patient was suitable for a breast cancer trial. She was closely reviewing the patient’s medical...
Susie Drew
 Six children — including a newborn — could have been motherless were it not for the quick actions of Northside Hospital’s Susie Drew and others. On Jan. 5 of this year, staff in the hospital’s Postpartum Unit, heard the dreaded “Code Blue” and rushed to a new mother’s bedside. There, Susie and others...

3:41 PM Thursday, May. 31, 2018

Six children — including a newborn — could have been motherless were it not for the quick actions of Northside Hospital’s Susie Drew and others. On Jan. 5 of this year, staff in the hospital’s Postpartum Unit, heard the dreaded “Code Blue” and rushed to a new mother’s bedside. There, Susie and others...
Gina Solomon
 Last November, trauma nurse Gina Solomon decided a dying 4-month-old and his parents needed a chance for final goodbyes. Mom, Dad, baby and the couple’s two other children had all been injured in a horrific car crash. The parents landed at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, and their children were sent 35 miles away for trauma...

3:41 PM Thursday, May. 31, 2018

Last November, trauma nurse Gina Solomon decided a dying 4-month-old and his parents needed a chance for final goodbyes. Mom, Dad, baby and the couple’s two other children had all been injured in a horrific car crash. The parents landed at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, and their children were sent 35 miles away for trauma...
Fredericka Hurley led in education, broke barriers
 Fredericka F. Hurley retired five times from Atlanta Public Schools. She kept getting called out of retirement to “put out fires” in problem schools or fill in for sick principals. “She dedicated her entire being to whatever she did,” daughter Dierdre Hurley said. Phinroye Fredericka Flack Hurley, a ground-breaking...

4:00 AM Wednesday, May. 09, 2018

Fredericka F. Hurley retired five times from Atlanta Public Schools. She kept getting called out of retirement to “put out fires” in problem schools or fill in for sick principals. “She dedicated her entire being to whatever she did,” daughter Dierdre Hurley said. Phinroye Fredericka Flack Hurley, a ground-breaking...
Gina Solomon, RN
 Last November, trauma nurse Gina Solomon decided a dying 4-month-old and his parents needed a chance for final goodbyes. Mom, Dad, baby and the couple’s two other children had all been injured in a horrific car crash. The parents landed at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, and their children were sent 35 miles away for trauma...

6:56 PM Tuesday, May. 08, 2018

Last November, trauma nurse Gina Solomon decided a dying 4-month-old and his parents needed a chance for final goodbyes. Mom, Dad, baby and the couple’s two other children had all been injured in a horrific car crash. The parents landed at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, and their children were sent 35 miles away for trauma...
Susie Drew, RN
 Six children – including a newborn – could have been motherless were it not for the quick actions of Northside Hospital’s Susie Drew and others. On Jan. 5 of this year, staff in the hospital’s Postpartum Unit heard the dreaded “Code Blue” and rushed to a new mother’s bedside. There, Susie and others...

6:28 PM Tuesday, May. 08, 2018

Six children – including a newborn – could have been motherless were it not for the quick actions of Northside Hospital’s Susie Drew and others. On Jan. 5 of this year, staff in the hospital’s Postpartum Unit heard the dreaded “Code Blue” and rushed to a new mother’s bedside. There, Susie and others...





Nancy Badertscher

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

Latest from Nancy Badertscher

Hagood Bellinger, 77: Business leader, admired mentor loved Tech, golf
 Hagood Bellinger took on life’s challenges with a can-do spirit. When his family couldn’t afford to send him to college, Bellinger worked his way through Georgia Tech. He’d alternate working one quarter of the school year at utility giant Southern Bell with classes at Tech the next quarter under the school’s Bachelor...

Posted: 6 days ago

Hagood Bellinger took on life’s challenges with a can-do spirit. When his family couldn’t afford to send him to college, Bellinger worked his way through Georgia Tech. He’d alternate working one quarter of the school year at utility giant Southern Bell with classes at Tech the next quarter under the school’s Bachelor...
Safety first
 Nursing can be risky business. Caring for sick patients has been found to make nurses and other healthcare workers vulnerable to physical injuries, blood-borne pathogens and tuberculosis. They’re also more likely than workers in other professions to face violence in the workplace, as employees at some Georgia hospitals know first-hand...

Posted: 26 days ago

Nursing can be risky business. Caring for sick patients has been found to make nurses and other healthcare workers vulnerable to physical injuries, blood-borne pathogens and tuberculosis. They’re also more likely than workers in other professions to face violence in the workplace, as employees at some Georgia hospitals know first-hand...
Juanita S. Stone, 89: Teacher, funeral director served community
 Longtime Atlantan Juanita Sellers Stone was a trailblazer in the male-dominated funeral home industry. For more than 30 years, she ran Sellers Brothers Funeral Home Inc., which in its heyday had multiple locations, including two on Atlanta’s historic westside. “It was difficult. When she started out, certain vendors wouldn&rsquo...

8:13 PM Friday, Jun. 08, 2018

Longtime Atlantan Juanita Sellers Stone was a trailblazer in the male-dominated funeral home industry. For more than 30 years, she ran Sellers Brothers Funeral Home Inc., which in its heyday had multiple locations, including two on Atlanta’s historic westside. “It was difficult. When she started out, certain vendors wouldn&rsquo...
Kate Castner
 Kate Castner and her patient are living proof it pays to listen to your gut instinct. Last August, on a typically busy day in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit at Piedmont Athens Regional, Kate was assigned a patient who was just out of gall bladder surgery. After monitoring him for 45 minutes, she was given the go-ahead to move him to a room...

4:03 PM Thursday, May. 31, 2018

Kate Castner and her patient are living proof it pays to listen to your gut instinct. Last August, on a typically busy day in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit at Piedmont Athens Regional, Kate was assigned a patient who was just out of gall bladder surgery. After monitoring him for 45 minutes, she was given the go-ahead to move him to a room...
Andy Gish
 Nurse Andy Gish started noticing more and more drug overdose cases coming through the emergency room at Northside Hospital as far back as 2009-2010. “A lot of them were in bad shape,” Andy said. “A lot of them weren’t waking up.” By 2014, Georgia lawmakers were ready to address the problem and so was Andy. She...

4:02 PM Thursday, May. 31, 2018

Nurse Andy Gish started noticing more and more drug overdose cases coming through the emergency room at Northside Hospital as far back as 2009-2010. “A lot of them were in bad shape,” Andy said. “A lot of them weren’t waking up.” By 2014, Georgia lawmakers were ready to address the problem and so was Andy. She...
Lynn Dixon
 Lynn Dixon’s attention to detail has proven to be a life-saver. Lynn, an oncology clinical trial research nurse on DeKalb Medical Center’s cancer team, was going through the very rigorous process last August of determining whether a patient was suitable for a breast cancer trial. She was closely reviewing the patient’s medical...

4:02 PM Thursday, May. 31, 2018

Lynn Dixon’s attention to detail has proven to be a life-saver. Lynn, an oncology clinical trial research nurse on DeKalb Medical Center’s cancer team, was going through the very rigorous process last August of determining whether a patient was suitable for a breast cancer trial. She was closely reviewing the patient’s medical...
Susie Drew
 Six children — including a newborn — could have been motherless were it not for the quick actions of Northside Hospital’s Susie Drew and others. On Jan. 5 of this year, staff in the hospital’s Postpartum Unit, heard the dreaded “Code Blue” and rushed to a new mother’s bedside. There, Susie and others...

3:41 PM Thursday, May. 31, 2018

Six children — including a newborn — could have been motherless were it not for the quick actions of Northside Hospital’s Susie Drew and others. On Jan. 5 of this year, staff in the hospital’s Postpartum Unit, heard the dreaded “Code Blue” and rushed to a new mother’s bedside. There, Susie and others...
Gina Solomon
 Last November, trauma nurse Gina Solomon decided a dying 4-month-old and his parents needed a chance for final goodbyes. Mom, Dad, baby and the couple’s two other children had all been injured in a horrific car crash. The parents landed at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, and their children were sent 35 miles away for trauma...

3:41 PM Thursday, May. 31, 2018

Last November, trauma nurse Gina Solomon decided a dying 4-month-old and his parents needed a chance for final goodbyes. Mom, Dad, baby and the couple’s two other children had all been injured in a horrific car crash. The parents landed at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, and their children were sent 35 miles away for trauma...
Fredericka Hurley led in education, broke barriers
 Fredericka F. Hurley retired five times from Atlanta Public Schools. She kept getting called out of retirement to “put out fires” in problem schools or fill in for sick principals. “She dedicated her entire being to whatever she did,” daughter Dierdre Hurley said. Phinroye Fredericka Flack Hurley, a ground-breaking...

4:00 AM Wednesday, May. 09, 2018

Fredericka F. Hurley retired five times from Atlanta Public Schools. She kept getting called out of retirement to “put out fires” in problem schools or fill in for sick principals. “She dedicated her entire being to whatever she did,” daughter Dierdre Hurley said. Phinroye Fredericka Flack Hurley, a ground-breaking...
Gina Solomon, RN
 Last November, trauma nurse Gina Solomon decided a dying 4-month-old and his parents needed a chance for final goodbyes. Mom, Dad, baby and the couple’s two other children had all been injured in a horrific car crash. The parents landed at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, and their children were sent 35 miles away for trauma...

6:56 PM Tuesday, May. 08, 2018

Last November, trauma nurse Gina Solomon decided a dying 4-month-old and his parents needed a chance for final goodbyes. Mom, Dad, baby and the couple’s two other children had all been injured in a horrific car crash. The parents landed at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, and their children were sent 35 miles away for trauma...
Susie Drew, RN
 Six children – including a newborn – could have been motherless were it not for the quick actions of Northside Hospital’s Susie Drew and others. On Jan. 5 of this year, staff in the hospital’s Postpartum Unit heard the dreaded “Code Blue” and rushed to a new mother’s bedside. There, Susie and others...

6:28 PM Tuesday, May. 08, 2018

Six children – including a newborn – could have been motherless were it not for the quick actions of Northside Hospital’s Susie Drew and others. On Jan. 5 of this year, staff in the hospital’s Postpartum Unit heard the dreaded “Code Blue” and rushed to a new mother’s bedside. There, Susie and others...