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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A rash of break-ins on Signal Mountain has some residents there wishing the city would follow in the footsteps of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., and install cameras to record the license plate of every vehicle that comes through town.

Of the 102 seniors who graduated last year from the Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, all but three went on to college, and the three who weren't college-bound enlisted in the military.

Signal Mountain Middle-High School will soon be patrolled again by a Signal Mountain police officer.

Hamilton teachers may share $13 million funds hike

State committee's report calls for increase but obstacles remain

A new report that calls on Tennessee to increase teachers' pay shows that the state shortchanges school districts right out of the gate.

State Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman says he knew coming into Tennessee that as Gov. Bill Haslam's personally recruited "change agent" in education he would "upset the apple cart" and encounter "push back" from the state's education establishment.

UTC girds for 'rough times ahead'

Some departments likely to experience cuts, while others gain

Faculty and staff at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga have embarked on a process to help figure out how to reallocate $5.5 million, or roughly 5 percent of the campus' overall budget.

Hamilton County school board member ready to sue state

$14.5 million annually is at stake for schools

The Hamilton County Department of Education loses out on about $14.5 million annually because Tennessee doesn't fully fund the school district through its Basic Education Plan.

About 100,000 people got on Youtube to see Cole Montalvo's arrest last year after he questioned street preacher Angela Cummings on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Renovated LaFayette-Walker Public Library to reopen Dec. 1

Temporary library in old Food Lion closed until then

LaFAYETTE, Ga. -- The $4 million renovation of the public library has had setbacks and delays.

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