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.

GBI investigating officer involved shooting in Varnell

Published Oct. 20 2017

Varnell, Ga. Police Chief Lyle Grant said the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into an incident this morning in...

Hiring for Appalachian Regional Port in Crandall, Ga., begins Monday

Published Oct. 20 2017

Workers will be able to start applying for jobs at the Appalachian Regional Port next week, a year away from...

Former Georgia state representative's brother forfeits $250,000 in meth distribution case

Published Oct. 19 2017

Admitting he was responsible for more than 9.9 pounds of ice methamphetamine sales in the region, Wesley Gage Weldon agreed...

Dalton, Ga., school board chairman, critic dispute cost of new school

Published Oct. 18 2017

Three weeks before a make-or-break vote, an outspoken critic called a potential new Dalton, Ga., school an overpriced pipe dream...

LaFayette teacher arrested for domestic violence for fourth time this year

Published Oct. 17 2017

A LaFayette High School special education teacher and former football coach got arrested.

Dalton City Council punts on 'public nuisance' problem at old motel

Published Oct. 17 2017

A judge says an old motel jeopardizes people's health, but the Dalton City Council didn't try to tear down the...

Georgia state house candidates talk guns, taxes and IUDs

Published Oct. 14 2017

Two of three Georgia state House candidates said Thursday night they do not want to curb gun rights.

Man pleads guilty to trying to run over Dade County deputies

Published Oct. 14 2017

Brandon Kyle Bettis admitted he tried to run over a couple of deputies.

Tunnel Hill officer fired after arrest for obscene Internet contact with a child

Published Oct. 13 2017

Tunnel Hill Police Chief Roy Brunson said an officer "will be immediately terminated."

UPDATE: Federal court rules Walker County Schools' comments policy 'unconstitutional'

Published Oct. 12 2017

The Walker County School District unconstitutionally prevents people from speaking at public meetings, federal judges ruled last week.

Walker County commissioner says Erlanger debt-payment deal only legal choice

Published Oct. 11 2017

Erlanger CEO Kevin Spiegel offered Walker County a deal that wouldn't have cost taxpayers so much this year.

Father denies accusation his son raped girl during high school party in Whitfield County

Published Oct. 11 2017

The case against a high school boy accused of sexual assault in Whitfield County is still pending. But the boy's...


Dalton Utilities seeks $80 million bond to improve water filtration

Published Oct. 7 2017

Dalton Utilities will get about $80 million to tighten its water straining and update other equipment at the Riverwater waste...

Elected officials question if Walker County budget is legal

Published Oct. 6 2017

Before Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield presented his first budget Thursday night, the clerk of court requested a moment to...

North Georgia drug task force nets 12 arrests

Published Oct. 5 2017

The Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force searched four homes Tuesday and Wednesday tied to "a loose organization" of...

Three Catoosa County, Ga., eighth-graders get $10,000 each from REACH Georgia scholarship

Published Oct. 5 2017

Three Catoosa County, Ga., eighth-graders earned $10,000 scholarships Wednesday afternoon.

Rossville man dies after smoking in bed

Published Oct. 4 2017

A state fire marshal's investigator ruled that a Rossville man died this week because he smoked in bed.

Few show up to hear plans for new Dalton, Ga., school

Published Oct. 4 2017

Dalton Schools officials came to St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Tuesday night to defend their $50 million plan to reduce...

Lakeview Middle surprises students with college scholarships

Published Oct. 3 2017

Trula Robinette, lover of cheerleading, and Landon Faulk, lover of Transformers and Godzilla and Pokemon, each earned $10,000 this week.

Georgia man's call to police leads to pandering, prostitution, pimping arrests

Published Oct. 3 2017

A Georgia man called police early Monday morning after a visit with a prostitute because he was upset a pimp...