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.

Chicken plant lawsuit is 'nonsense,' Walker County commissioner says [video]

Published May. 25 2018

Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield on Thursday fired back at members of a local preservation society over a lawsuit concerning...

Walker County commissioner slams lawsuit as 'petty, theatrical nonsense' [video]

Published May. 24 2018

An hour before his scheduled public meeting, Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield accused residents in the Kensington community of trying...

Residents of Walker County community sue over rumored chicken plant

Published May. 24 2018

Residents of Georgia's Kensington community accused Walker County government officials of secretly "conspiring to install a large-scale chicken slaughterhouse" in...


With change still possible, 8 votes apparently decided Catoosa County commission race

Published May. 24 2018

The midday sun beating, Chuck Harris sat in an oval swath of grass 150 feet from the Boynton voting precinct...

Colton Moore unseats state Rep. John Deffenbaugh in Georgia House race [photos]

Published May. 22 2018

Carried by his hometown, 24-year-old Colton Moore will join the Georgia Legislature, according to unofficial election results.

When and where to vote today in Georgia [map]

Published May. 22 2018

It's election day in Georgia, and the big question is whether the first competitive governor primary race in eight years...

Dalton names new police chief

Published May. 21 2018

The Dalton Public Safety Commission named Cliff Cason the city's new police chief this morning.

Grundy County School board buys out director's contract

Published May. 18 2018

After months of infighting, the Grundy County School Board voted to buy out Director of Schools Jessie Kinsey's contract during...

LaFayette, Georgia man pleads guilty to murdering pregnant girlfriend

Published May. 18 2018

David Ryan Walker admitted in court Friday morning that he killed his pregnant girlfriend and tried to hide her body...

John Deffenbaugh, Colton Moore debate job creation in Rossville, Georgia [photos]

Published May. 17 2018

State House candidate Colton Moore said Republican leaders set themselves up for failure after their feud with Delta Air Lines...

With outdoor kindergarten, Saddle Ridge a Green Ribbon school

Published May. 16 2018

The U.S. Department of Education honored Saddle Ridge Elementary/Middle School today for its environmental teachings.

Prosecutor wants more time to prepare for trial in Calhoun High School sexual battery case

Published May. 16 2018

Four years after the arrest of three Calhoun High School students for allegedly attacking a female classmate at a post-prom...


Attorney: Founder of charity tied to Chattanooga terrorist attack faces federal charges

Published May. 16 2018

The founder of a charity accused of defrauding a July 16, 2015, terrorist attack victim's mother now faces a federal...

Woman says she bought Rossville, Ga., mobile home 2 years ago but still has no title [photos]

Published May. 14 2018

Tonya and Brian Evans crammed shelves, a dresser, a bed, some family photos and Power Rangers action figures into their...

After police shooting, each side can't reckon with the other [photos]

Published May. 13 2018

"New Year's Day," Walker County Deputy John Chandler thought. "I'm going to get killed New Year's Day."

Catoosa County prosecutor arrested for criminal trespass, drug possession

Published May. 9 2018

Police arrested a North Georgia assistant district attorney Monday for allegedly acting drunk and belligerent at a hotel.

Judge dismisses lawsuit over Lookout Mountain, Ga., vacation rentals

Published May. 9 2018

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against the city of Lookout Mountain, Ga., arguing that the plaintiff failed to bring...

Court of Appeals denies hearing for Walker County Schools on public comments policy

Published May. 9 2018

For the third time in three years, federal judges have ruled against the Walker County, Ga., school district's public commenting...

Bad deals: Here's how a $3,000 trailer ends up costing $100,000 [photos]

Published May. 7 2018

The 1982 Horton Homes trailer was good enough, Kaylynn Sanchez-Miguel thought. A couple of holes marked the walls, and it...

Lawsuit: Scabies infestation led to woman's death in LaFayette, Ga., nursing home

Published May. 6 2018

The daughter of a former LaFayette, Ga., nursing home resident is suing the company because mites burrowed into her mother's...