Tyler Jett (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6476
E-mail: tjett@timesfreepress.com
Tyler Jett covers the northwest Georgia region, writing about topics ranging from crime to local politics to the court system. He has been covering the area since July 2013. Tyler joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in January 2013 after graduating from the University of Florida.

Catoosa County murder suspect gave conflicting stories under interrogation

Published Mar. 29 2017

Brian Colby Davenport stood to leave the interrogation room after an hour of talking about the woman he said he...

Rezoning request sparks concerns for future of Catoosa road

Published Mar. 29 2017

Catoosa County Commissioner Bobby Winters believes businesses will one day dot Ooltewah-Ringgold Road. But that likely won't be anytime soon.

Georgia is by far the top state for probation, leaving officers spread thin [photos]

Published Mar. 26 2017

When community supervision officers Shawn Henry and Kindra Cochran tell stories about their jobs, these are the details that lead....

Bill to bring Walker County's form of government to vote has now passed state Senate, House

Published Mar. 25 2017

A bill to bring Walker County's form of government to a vote has now passed both the Georgia Senate and...

Gordon Lee substitute teacher under investigation

Published Mar. 24 2017

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into whether a Gordon Lee High School substitute teacher sent inappropriate pictures to...

Catoosa County says 'no' to car business on Ooltewah-Ringgold Road

Published Mar. 23 2017

An auto shop won't be opening on a rural strip of Ooltewah-Ringgold Road.

LaFayette High School principal's ouster triggers protest, confusion

Published Mar. 21 2017

The Walker County Board of Education declined to renew the contract for LaFayette High School's principal Monday, sparking a student...

Walker County principal believed to be fired for criticizing standards-based grading

Published Mar. 20 2017

The local head of a teacher's union and the leader of a Georgia school system are at odds over whether...

Walker County zoning agency discussing how to regulate tiny homes

Published Mar. 20 2017

Simple living doesn't come without a lot of long, dry meetings first.

Rossville couple charged with elder abuse

Published Mar. 18 2017

When deputies arrived Tuesday, Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson said, they found a 76-year-old woman with a black eye, a...

Man arrested days before wedding as wife-to-be pulls up and threatens to kill him

Published Mar. 17 2017

Monte Manka, of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, looked past the hula dancer figurine on his dashboard Wednesday afternoon toward...

Prosecutors: Alleged kidnappers used bale of hay to restrain man, after beating him

Published Mar. 15 2017

Accused of stealing $500, police say, a man was marched to a field at gunpoint before sunrise, stripped nude, bound...


Opioid treatment regulation passes Georgia House committee

Published Mar. 15 2017

A Georgia bill adding more regulations to drug treatment centers that dispense medication passed a House committee Tuesday afternoon.

Fort Oglethorpe softball coach accused of sexually violating girl convicted of reduced charges

Published Mar. 14 2017

A Fort Oglethorpe softball coach accused of sexually violating a child will not go to prison.

Dalton police arrest man for allegedly threatening his ex-girlfriend with knife, raping her several times

Published Mar. 13 2017

Dalton police arrested a man Sunday on charges that he raped his ex-girlfriend several times.

On second thought, Fort Oglethorpe building inspector applicant turns down job

Published Mar. 13 2017

A seat on the Fort Oglethorpe planning and zoning department is open — again.

Tornado trackers come to Mountain Cove Farms [photos]

Published Mar. 10 2017

It would be nice to spot every tornado — when it touches down, where it's going — in real time....

Police: Argument over girlfriend leads to slaying in North Georgia

Published Mar. 9 2017

A slaying in North Georgia started with a case of mistaken identity.

Family, neighbors argue about closure at the end of private Catoosa County road

Published Mar. 9 2017

On a remote, mountainous road, some family members and neighbors in Catoosa County are fighting about a locked gate, and...

Two City Council seats headed for runoffs; Anthony Byrd upsets Moses Freeman in District 8 race

Published Mar. 8 2017

In an upset, Anthony Byrd unseated Moses Freeman tonight on the Chattanooga City Council, and two other council races are...