Nancy Badertscher

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

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Robert Caulk, IBM executive, tennis player
 Robert K. Caulk was never ready to hang up his tennis racket. Not when headlines decreed him the nation’s oldest college tennis player at age 39. And not in his 80s, when, for most people, tennis is a spectator sport. “He did have a great love for tennis, and he was very, very good,” said Joe Carter, Caulk’s friend...

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Robert K. Caulk was never ready to hang up his tennis racket. Not when headlines decreed him the nation’s oldest college tennis player at age 39. And not in his 80s, when, for most people, tennis is a spectator sport. “He did have a great love for tennis, and he was very, very good,” said Joe Carter, Caulk’s friend...
Safety first: How nurses can minimize risks on the job
 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. But in recent years, there&rsquo...

Posted: 8 days ago

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. But in recent years, there&rsquo...
Atlanta architect had role in key Georgia and national sports venues
 Wilton Ferguson never lost his eye for a good design. Well into retirement, the man who helped create the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (imploded 1997), Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium, the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y., the Georgia Dome, the expansion of the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium and others always kept a sketchpad...

Posted: 17 days ago

Wilton Ferguson never lost his eye for a good design. Well into retirement, the man who helped create the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (imploded 1997), Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium, the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y., the Georgia Dome, the expansion of the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium and others always kept a sketchpad...
Lillian Deakins, 97: Lived 90-plus years in Ansley Park
 Once committed to a friendship, a community or a cause, Lillian Deakins was all in. The first cousin of author Margaret Mitchell, Deakins had friendships that lasted a lifetime, called Ansley Park home for 90-plus years and was a dedicated volunteer in the “genteel era” of the city she loved. Lillian Roberts Deakins, a fifth-generation...

8:48 PM Friday, Jan. 11, 2019

Once committed to a friendship, a community or a cause, Lillian Deakins was all in. The first cousin of author Margaret Mitchell, Deakins had friendships that lasted a lifetime, called Ansley Park home for 90-plus years and was a dedicated volunteer in the “genteel era” of the city she loved. Lillian Roberts Deakins, a fifth-generation...
Calvin Stamp, 60: Olympian trained Gwinnett student athletes
 Calvin Stamp of Lawrenceville believed in being “the best you can be.” The Jamaican-born weight lifter applied that philosophy in life – competing twice in the Olympics and bringing home two bronze medals at the Pan American Games during the 1980s. He also put it to work helping his daughter and other Grayson High School...

7:15 PM Wednesday, Jan. 09, 2019

Calvin Stamp of Lawrenceville believed in being “the best you can be.” The Jamaican-born weight lifter applied that philosophy in life – competing twice in the Olympics and bringing home two bronze medals at the Pan American Games during the 1980s. He also put it to work helping his daughter and other Grayson High School...
Atlanta architect Walter Carry designed around the world
 Walter Carry wanted the architectural firm he co-founded – like the structures he designed – to endure beyond his life. That meant bucking the trend of architectural firms of the 1960s and 1970s that lived and died with one generation. Carry and the leaders at Atlanta-based Cooper Carry decided the solution was to hire young architects...

9:20 PM Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

Walter Carry wanted the architectural firm he co-founded – like the structures he designed – to endure beyond his life. That meant bucking the trend of architectural firms of the 1960s and 1970s that lived and died with one generation. Carry and the leaders at Atlanta-based Cooper Carry decided the solution was to hire young architects...
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...

11:20 PM Wednesday, Dec. 05, 2018

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...

5:00 AM Friday, Nov. 30, 2018

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...

9:56 PM Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

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...
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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...
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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...