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Nancy Badertscher

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

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 Newly elected state Rep. Deborah Gonzalez of Athens participated in a community rally Friday opposing Clarke County Sheriff Ira Edwards’ new policy allowing unauthorized immigrants to be held 48 hours past the normal release time to give Immigration Customs Enforcement time to detain them for deportation. The Red & Black, the University...

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Newly elected state Rep. Deborah Gonzalez of Athens participated in a community rally Friday opposing Clarke County Sheriff Ira Edwards’ new policy allowing unauthorized immigrants to be held 48 hours past the normal release time to give Immigration Customs Enforcement time to detain them for deportation. The Red & Black, the University...
Man arrested in 2014 fatal shooting of 4-year-old girl
 For Sabrina Milledge and Antonio Snipes of Americus, years of waiting for an arrest in their 4-year-old’s fatal shooting have come to an end. On Wednesday, the GBI and Americus police arrested Davontae Watts, 25, in the Dec. 30, 2014, killing of the couple’s daughter, Assata Snipes. Antonio Snipes and Milledge said late Thursday...

Posted: 3 days ago

For Sabrina Milledge and Antonio Snipes of Americus, years of waiting for an arrest in their 4-year-old’s fatal shooting have come to an end. On Wednesday, the GBI and Americus police arrested Davontae Watts, 25, in the Dec. 30, 2014, killing of the couple’s daughter, Assata Snipes. Antonio Snipes and Milledge said late Thursday...
Look who’s talking about Georgia lawmakers
 A new blog post from Mark Martin, a reporter and anchor at CBN News, is headlined: “Georgia GOP Siding With the Secular Left in the Culture War.” In the blog, Martin declares that the Peach State is “turning sour on religious liberty,” and the effects of that “could be felt by some of Georgia’s most...

Posted: 3 days ago

A new blog post from Mark Martin, a reporter and anchor at CBN News, is headlined: “Georgia GOP Siding With the Secular Left in the Culture War.” In the blog, Martin declares that the Peach State is “turning sour on religious liberty,” and the effects of that “could be felt by some of Georgia’s most...
State political reports from across Georgia
 Augusta: Deal “changed us” Some of the state’s editorial writers have been heaping praise on Gov. Nathan Deal as he begins his final year in office. One of the most gushing editorials came from The Augusta Chronicle, which declared Deal “one of the most impactful governors in this region in memory.” The paper...

Posted: 5 days ago

Augusta: Deal “changed us” Some of the state’s editorial writers have been heaping praise on Gov. Nathan Deal as he begins his final year in office. One of the most gushing editorials came from The Augusta Chronicle, which declared Deal “one of the most impactful governors in this region in memory.” The paper...
John A. Bascom, a quiet civil rights soldier

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Andrew Young, one-time Atlanta mayor and former U.N. ambassador, will remember John A. Bascom Jr. as one of the quiet foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement. “He was just one of the steady – what Dr. [Martin Luther] King used to call the ground crew. The people who really make the plane fly. The ones who fill it with gas and...
Fan Club Holds Winter Banquet on Jan. 20

Posted: 9 days ago

The Atlanta 400 Braves Fan Club will host its 52nd annual Gameboree winter banquet and fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria Hotel. The theme is “New Braves and a New Club.” A gala reception, silent auction and raffle of Braves memorabilia begins at 5 p.m. with the awards dinner and program...
Girl Scouts cooking up plan for lasting tribute to Low
 Georgia lawmakers may be drawn into a battle over historic names by none other than the Girl Scouts. The group, which has cornered the market on Thin Mint cookies, wants the Talmadge Bridge renamed for its founder and Savannah native Juliette Gordon Low. And the Girl Scouts are promising to take their case — and likely plenty of cookies...

Posted: 13 days ago

Georgia lawmakers may be drawn into a battle over historic names by none other than the Girl Scouts. The group, which has cornered the market on Thin Mint cookies, wants the Talmadge Bridge renamed for its founder and Savannah native Juliette Gordon Low. And the Girl Scouts are promising to take their case — and likely plenty of cookies...
Your Pulse Career Guide
 Could a new year mean a new career? Or, this could be a good time to examine your options with your current job and employer? Let us help you start 2018 with a fresh look at your vocation with our Career Guide 1. Quiz time You may be a brand-new nurse, or you might be more seasoned and contemplating a change to a new specialty. Either way...

Posted: 15 days ago

Could a new year mean a new career? Or, this could be a good time to examine your options with your current job and employer? Let us help you start 2018 with a fresh look at your vocation with our Career Guide 1. Quiz time You may be a brand-new nurse, or you might be more seasoned and contemplating a change to a new specialty. Either way...
Melody Akins
 Melody Akins gravitated to nursing after her father-in-law was hospitalized for treatment of prostate cancer. And she continues to draw on her personal experiences as a nurse in the Mother-Baby Unit at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center. Her manager Kelly Roach said Melody is the type of nurse you want to take care of you and your newborn...

Posted: 15 days ago

Melody Akins gravitated to nursing after her father-in-law was hospitalized for treatment of prostate cancer. And she continues to draw on her personal experiences as a nurse in the Mother-Baby Unit at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center. Her manager Kelly Roach said Melody is the type of nurse you want to take care of you and your newborn...
South Georgia woman’s killing still unsolved after 5 years
 EDITOR’S NOTE: A “cold case” is a criminal investigation where all leads have been exhausted and the case remains unsolved. This story is one in an occasional series on unsolved homicides and missing person cases from around the state. To read more cold cases, go to myAJC.com/coldcases/  By most...

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EDITOR’S NOTE: A “cold case” is a criminal investigation where all leads have been exhausted and the case remains unsolved. This story is one in an occasional series on unsolved homicides and missing person cases from around the state. To read more cold cases, go to myAJC.com/coldcases/  By most...
Georgia Hospital Association sees success reducing infection rates.
 Doctors and administrators at DeKalb Medical Center are leading their hospitals’ campaign against one of medicine’s most pressing and preventable problems – healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). For the past year, they’ve been wearing hard-to-miss buttons on their lab coats that promote hand hygiene, considered...

5:00 AM Sunday, Dec. 03, 2017

Doctors and administrators at DeKalb Medical Center are leading their hospitals’ campaign against one of medicine’s most pressing and preventable problems – healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). For the past year, they’ve been wearing hard-to-miss buttons on their lab coats that promote hand hygiene, considered...