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.

Families feud in search for missing man [photos]

Published Mar. 18 2018

Inside a dim church, in front of flowers and candles and a congregation of 15, the brother of Noah Brandon...

Catoosa County's use of executive session questionable

Published Mar. 18 2018

A Catoosa County attorney is not sure whether the commissioners were allowed to discuss hiring new school resource officers in...

Lawsuit dismissed against Ellijay, Ga., officer in excessive force case

Published Mar. 16 2018

A federal judge dismissed an excessive force lawsuit against a North Georgia police officer this week, saying the officer acted...


Bond set for Dalton High School classroom shooter

Published Mar. 15 2018

A judge set a $10,000 bond today for the Dalton High School teacher who fired a shot in class.

At Dalton High School, principal mutes protest by students [audio]

Published Mar. 15 2018

Dalton High School Principal Steve Bartoo spoke through the intercom Wednesday morning, explaining to students that their halls were no...

After vote against immigration ID, Georgia state senator faces challenge from right

Published Mar. 15 2018

After opposing a bill to create a separate driver's license for some immigrants, state Sen. Chuck Payne faces competition in...

Some local students join national walkout, others say they were forced to stay indoors [videos, photos]

Published Mar. 14 2018

Local students to walk out of class to honor victims of the Parkland, Florida shooting today.

After chemical spill, Walker County delays bids on Coats American building

Published Mar. 14 2018

The Walker County Development Authority delayed its decision about selling an old mill in Rossville, seeing that a dangerous chemical...

Parents call for more security after Dalton High School classroom shooting incident

Published Mar. 14 2018

When Sharon Richard's daughter heard that a shooter was inside Dalton High School two weeks ago, she ran to a...

Rossville, Ga., oil spill contains chemical linked to health risks, cancer

Published Mar. 13 2018

Two days before Walker County, Ga., development officials planned to review offers to buy an old mill, a hazardous material...

Reward offered for copper thieves who caused Coats American spill

Published Mar. 12 2018

An oil spill on a Rossville street contained a chemical linked to many health risks, including cancer.

19 months after college, Dade County man runs for Georgia State House

Published Mar. 10 2018

Colton Moore sat in the balcony of the Georgia House of Representatives on Friday morning. Not much was going on,...

Tweaks to Georgia rural broadband bills promised

Published Mar. 10 2018

A bill to bring faster internet to rural areas in Georgia will limit how far electric membership corporations can spread...

Steve Foster announces congressional campaign

Published Mar. 10 2018

Steve Foster qualified Friday to run for Congress in Georgia's 14th Congressional District.

Rossville, Ga., widow awaits results of probe into husband's fatal shooting by deputy

Published Mar. 8 2018

Forty-three years of marriage, and all she needed was the sound of his voice.

Attorney: Mom was on phone with her son before 911 call that ended in death

Published Mar. 7 2018

For 16 minutes before she called 911, triggering a fatal police shooting, Dorothy Gass was on the phone with her...

Catoosa County, Ga., adding five school resource officers

Published Mar. 7 2018

Catoosa County Commission Chairman Steve Henry said local elected officials have agreed to add five new school resource officers.

Walker County seeks public service solution for Rossville facility

Published Mar. 7 2018

Walker County could have to pay back some of a $460,000 grant. Or it could have new services coming for...

Dalton representative's 'religious protection bill' dead

Published Mar. 6 2018

Georgia State Rep. Kasey Carpenter said Tuesday that a bill he sponsored to allow for more religious expression in public...

Lack of immigration reform leaves local DACA recipients in limbo

Published Mar. 6 2018

As Monday's deadline for Congress to find an alternative for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program came and went,...