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.

Walker County boosting landfill charges

Published Feb. 24 2017

Walker County's commissioner is charging more money to drop off trash at the landfill.

UPDATE: Walker County school board member resigns because of medical issues

Published Feb. 23 2017

A member of the Walker County board of education stepped down last week, said Superintendent Damon Raines.

Woman charged with vehicular homicide in LaFayette crash

Published Feb. 23 2017

LaFayette police charged a woman with vehicular homicide after a man died last weekend in a car crash.


Horrific conditions led to baby's death in Whitfield County, investigators say

Published Feb. 22 2017

A 5-year-old girl walked into her baby brother's room and, through the dried feces, flies, vomit, urine and wet sheets,...

Hutcheson Health Foundation gives away most of its remaining money

Published Feb. 22 2017

The Hutcheson Health Foundation has given away most of the $750,000 it had left.

Settlement reached with alleged victim in Calhoun post-prom sexual battery lawsuit

Published Feb. 22 2017

While the prosecution has sat dormant for two years, payments to an alleged sexual battery victim from Calhoun (Ga.) High...

Modest political protest at Miller Park kicks off 'Recess Week' in Chattanooga

Published Feb. 21 2017

Rachel Campbell told those assembled at Miller Park on Monday evening that she tried to organize a meeting with her...

New Georgia drug court to begin this fall

Published Feb. 19 2017

Drug court is coming to North Georgia sooner than expected.

Walker County sole commissioner referendum coming

Published Feb. 17 2017

Walker County, Ga., is closer to changing its form of government.

Fort Oglethorpe hires city manager, police chief

Published Feb. 15 2017

After months of searching, Fort Oglethorpe's elected leaders hired a city manager this week.

Candles cause weekend house fire, killing Summerville, Ga., man

Published Feb. 15 2017

A 52-year-old man died in Summerville, Ga., last weekend after a house in which he was seeking shelter caught fire.

Hays State Prison officer booked on pain pill distribution charges

Published Feb. 15 2017

A Hays State Prison lieutenant was arrested last week on charges of trying to sell prescription drugs.

Commission rejects plan for chicken houses in rural Whitfield County

Published Feb. 14 2017

Chicken houses and their fowl smells won't be allowed in one spot of rural Whitfield County.

Fraud targets immigrants seeking to gain legal status

Published Feb. 12 2017

How does something like that happen? The woman, whom Oliva-Calderin did not identify because she is still in the country...

Women charged with stealing man's car, shoes

Published Feb. 11 2017

A man picked up a woman in East Ridge this week on the promise of a party. But instead, the...

Senate committee to recommend Georgia bill to further regulate opioid clinics

Published Feb. 10 2017

A state Senate committee voted Thursday to recommend a bill that will add regulations to Georgia's opioid treatment centers.

Mother charged with DUI in crash that killed her daughter

Published Feb. 7 2017

The Georgia State Patrol filed a slew of charges earlier this month against 31-year-old Alisha Danielle Taylor, whose crash in...

Georgia bill to further regulate opioid clinics

Published Feb. 4 2017

At least for now, directors of opioid addiction treatment programs in Georgia support a bill to regulate their industry.

UPDATE: Human remains found in shallow grave on Lookout Mountain's Georgia side

Published Feb. 3 2017

The Walker County Sheriff's Office is investigating human remains found in a shallow grave in Rising Fawn.

Court employee suspended after 'substantial amount' of money goes missing in Murray County

Published Feb. 3 2017

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said county employees realized a 'substantial amount' of money was missing from the probate court's...