Tim Omarzu


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Tim Omarzu covers education 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.

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With a Nov. 1 deadline approaching, some 42,000 of Tennessee's roughly 62,000 high school seniors — or about two-thirds — have applied for Tennessee Promise, a new scholarship program that guarantees to cover the costs of a two-year college degree.

Motivational speaker Joe Martin knew how to grab the attention of teachers Wednesday at the Public Education Foundation's 25th anniversary luncheon.

Kerri Sholl filled up her Volvo sport-utility vehicle Tuesday morning with the cheapest gas in Chattanooga — and she knew it.

When Dalton High School's football team has its pregame dinner Thursday for seniors, they'll hear a riveting story from a Dalton Middle School gym teacher, Adam "Wingo" Cordell, about beating the odds.

Charles Sharrock, the Fort Oglethorpe City Councilman who was removed from office by his fellow councilmen in November 2012 for sexually harassing three female city employees, can run for office in November.

You can stand at the podium and share your thoughts with the Hamilton County School Board — provided you submit a written request 72 hours beforehand to get on the agenda.

Summer vacation won't be an excuse to slack off from learning, if the United Way of Greater Chattanooga has anything to say about it.

William Stevens is sick of bed bugs he says are infesting Patten Towers, the landmark 11-story downtown residence that's home to low-income disabled and elderly residents.

Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Rick Smith wants to talk with the city of Chattanooga about a land swap.

College enrollment dropped nationwide by 930,000 students from 2011 to 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau announced recently, with community colleges taking the biggest hit — a 10 percent drop.

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