Catoosa County, Ga., has a new county commissioner.
Incumbent District 4 Commissioner Dewayne Hill received just under 49 percent, or 458, votes today and lost the race to challenger Ray Johnson, who received 485 votes, according to an unofficial final vote tally.
Meanwhile, incumbent District 2 Commissioner Bobby Winters handily beat back a challenge from Fred Loyd. Winters got 67 percent of the vote, or 523, to Loyd's 257 votes.
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, ...