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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-757-6651.
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Property tax increases are planned at two Northwest Georgia school districts where officials say they're squeezed both by cuts in state funding and a local tax base that shrank during the Great Recession.
When school gets under way in the fall, it should be easier for Georgia parents to drop off and pick up their kids at an elementary school in Walker County and another one in Catoosa County.
KENSINGTON, Ga. — The Walker County Development Authority is interested in buying a 32-acre site southwest of Chickamauga that formerly was home to the Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex plant.
LaFAYETTE, Ga. — The renovation of the LaFayette-Walker County Library on Duke Street in downtown LaFayette faces a $300,000 shortfall — and city and county officials don't see eye-to-eye on a mechanism to come up with the money.
WALLACEVILLE, Ga. — Wilburn Fields has a question for Walker County, Ga.
McLEMORE COVE, Ga. — Monte Robertson has spent the last 30 years working in the same place — but he's not complaining.
ROCK SPRING, Ga. — A traffic signal and turn lanes will be installed at one of Walker County's most accident-prone intersections: Kay Conley Road and U.S. Highway 27.
A contest to "brand" downtown LaFayette, Ga., generated a slew of slogans — but only two logos.
The U.S. Marshals Service has increased the reward for information leading to the capture of the final suspect in the March 24 beating death of an Aryan Nation member.
LAFAYETTE, Ga. — A LaFayette High School student turned herself in for using her cellphone to record video of a school resource officer using a Taser stun gun to break up a May 23 fight between two girls at school.