Tyler Jett (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6476
E-mail: tjett@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
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.

Drunk wrestlers, European backers and sex syrup: A weekend at the Catoosa County Film Festival [photos, video]

Published Dec. 17 2017

Edwin Morgan drove through Chattanooga earlier this month, looking for a quick loan to take the heat off him.

How to search for unclaimed life insurance benefits

Published Dec. 17 2017

A national life insurance database search engine has netted $3 million in unclaimed benefits for Tennesseans and $6.6 million for...

GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Whitfield County

Published Dec. 15 2017

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into an officer-involved shooting.


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After losing $75,000, car dealer says opposing lawyer 'made fools out of a jury'

Published Dec. 15 2017

A LaFayette, Ga., car dealer got busted for defamation last month after he took out advertisements accusing a couple of...

Walker County, CHI Memorial form employee clinic partnership

Published Dec. 15 2017

The Walker County employee clinic is shutting down.

Conservative research group bashes Chattanooga spending on Ironman events

Published Dec. 13 2017

A fiscally conservative policy center criticized Chattanooga officials for spending $225,000 on Ironman events.

Erlanger, Walker County clash again over debt

Published Dec. 13 2017

Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield's plan to pay back Erlanger Health System is "too little, too late," an attorney for...

Man shot in Lee Highway Mapco robbery attempt

Published Dec. 9 2017

Chattanooga police say a man was shot at 12:56 a.m. today inside the Mapco at 6200 Lee Highway.

Whitfield County Sheriff's Office looking for man who allegedly shot ex-girlfriend

Published Dec. 9 2017

The Whitfield County Sheriff's Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of a Dalton man who allegedly shot his estranged...

Dalton, Ga., police arrest woman for lying to detective in custody dispute

Published Dec. 7 2017

Dalton, Ga., police arrested a woman this week for allegedly lying to them, scheming to throw her child's father in...

Erlanger filing says Walker County commissioner 'delusional' over debt

Published Dec. 7 2017

Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield's plan to pay back Erlanger Health System is "too little, too late," an attorney for...

Dalton man arrested after shirtless wrestling with girls

Published Dec. 6 2017

The Whitfield County Sheriff's Office arrested a Dalton man after he allegedly slid a belt around a juvenile girl's neck...

CHI Memorial buys Cornerstone Medical Center, former Hutcheson Medical Center surgery center

Published Dec. 6 2017

CHI Memorial has purchased Cornerstone Medical Center. Not only that, said CEO Larry Schumacher, but CHI Memorial also bought Hutcheson...

Catoosa school district accused of crossing religious boundaries

Published Dec. 6 2017

The Freedom From Religion Foundation says Catoosa County schools have become too cozy with a Christian organization.

Residents of Rock Spring, Ga., neighborhood take growing dispute to court

Published Dec. 4 2017

Like many good neighborhood quarrels, the Fieldstone Farms Owners Association vs. Alexandria and Arthur Berry began with a dispute about...

Memorial makes North Georgia purchases, sets up health care duel [photos]

Published Dec. 2 2017

In front of local politicians and business owners, CHI Memorial CEO Larry Schumacher staked a claim to the North Georgia...

Catoosa County man charged with aggravated assault in shooting

Published Dec. 1 2017

Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk says Sofonias Perez Perez shot a man in the back of the leg Thursday during...

CHI Memorial to buy Cornerstone Medical Center, former Hutcheson Medical Center surgery center

Published Dec. 1 2017

CHI Memorial Hospital will purchase Cornerstone Medical Center in late December.

Foundation slams Catoosa County school's fundraising for Christian organization

Published Dec. 1 2017

The Freedom From Religion Foundation says Catoosa County schools have become too cozy with a Christian organization.

Georgia kindergarten teacher faces 10 years in prison for child exploitation

Published Nov. 30 2017

When federal and state investigators raided a kindergarten teacher's Flintstone, Ga., home last year, they said they found a collection...