Tim Omarzu covers Catoosa and Walker counties for the Times Free Press.
Omarzu is a longtime journalist who has worked as a reporter and editor at daily and weekly newspapers in Michigan, Nevada and California.
Stories he's covered include crime in blighted parts of metro Detroit and Reno, Nev.; environmental activists tree-sitting in California's Sierra Nevada foothills; attempts by the Michigan Militia to take over a township¹s government in northern Michigan.
A native of Michigan, Omarzu graduated from the University of Michigan with bachelor's degree in English. Omarzu comes to Chattanooga from Sonoma Valley, which is in California's Wine Country, just west of Napa.
Contact Tim Omarzu at email@example.com or 423-757-6651.
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Catoosa County won't loan any more money to Hutcheson Medical Center.
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Walker County, Ga., Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell voted this morning to back another $2 million loan to Hutcheson Medical Center.
When the United States' first transcontinental railroad was officially completed in May 1869, the historic event was commemorated by gently tapping a "last spike" made of 18-karat gold to link the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads.