Longtime Walker County Sole Commissioner Bebe Heiskell made the front page of the nation’s largest newspaper today.
A stipple portrait of Heiskell is on the front page of the Wall Street Journal along with a story about how write-in candidate Ales Campbell wants to replace the sole commissioner form of government with a five-person commission.
“In Georgia, Contender Seeks To Cut Job She’s Trying to Win,” the headline reads.
Georgia is the only state with the sole commissioner form of government, and Walker County is among only nine of the state’s 159 counties still governed by a sole commissioner, the article states.
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, ...