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.

As parents bicker, Ringgold youth sports director returns keys to the gym

Published Apr. 28 2017

Amid a dispute over an unsanctioned team using county basketball courts without permission, Ringgold Youth Sports Association's president handed his...

Commissioner says three big businesses could come to Walker County, bring 450 jobs

Published Apr. 26 2017

Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield said he is in "serious talks" with three new companies that could bring 450 jobs...

Murray County, Ga., magistrate's five-year sentence upheld

Published Apr. 26 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of an imprisoned former Murray County, Ga., judge.


Rossville seeks removal of former bridal shop, remnant of a rogue's colorful career

Published Apr. 23 2017

Bingo. Poker. Racketeering. The colorful history of Rossville's broken building.

A day after officers moved him to jail, man shot by police back in hospital

Published Apr. 22 2017

One day after deputies took him from his hospital bed to jail, they returned Thomas Zane Campbell and his bullet-pierced...

Catoosa County GOP chairman says party's new official platform is misunderstood

Published Apr. 21 2017

Catoosa County Republican Party Chairman Jeff Holcomb said he does not support the death of public education, saying a portion...

UPDATE: Dalton police arrest man for grabbing children in park, ask for public's help

Published Apr. 20 2017

The Dalton Police arrested a man Wednesday night after multiple parents complained that he was chasing and grabbing children in...

Man recovering from multiple gunshot wounds moved to Hamilton County jail

Published Apr. 20 2017

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputies drove Thomas Zane Campbell from Erlanger hospital to the county jail Tuesday, a week after...

Catoosa County mulls fire station overhaul

Published Apr. 19 2017

The Catoosa County Commission will start putting out bids to rebuild one of its fire stations.

Officials to study effect development will have on local schools

Published Apr. 19 2017

A potential new neighborhood is on hold as Catoosa County officials try to figure out how it could impact local...

On the ridge, at the end of the road, the Gordys just want some peace and quiet [photos]

Published Apr. 17 2017

At the end of a dirt path, in the final steps of civilized society, Dr. Tai Federico's family found a...

Catoosa County GOP calls for elimination of public education, ending corporate tax breaks

Published Apr. 17 2017

"That is not to say that education is not important. In fact, Jesus Himself learned."


Walker County codes enforcement gets aggressive [map]

Published Apr. 16 2017

Throw out the trash in the front, he said. Get rid of the tires in the back. Cut the knee-high...

'This should not have happened,' mother of Georgia man shot by police says

Published Apr. 12 2017

When she heard officers opened fire Monday afternoon, Deborah Campbell switched on the TV. She hoped she wouldn't see her...

Third man arrested on murder charge in Whitfield County burned body case

Published Apr. 11 2017

The Whitfield County Sheriff's Office arrested a third man connected to the burned body found in the woods at the...

New York couple pleads guilty in Chickamauga Battlefield slaying

Published Apr. 11 2017

RINGGOLD, Ga. — An upstate New York couple accused of taking a Navy veteran's money to buy methamphetamine and leaving...

UPDATE: GBI probes officer-involved shooting; fugitive identified [video]

Published Apr. 10 2017

Multiple law enforcement officers opened fire on a fugitive this afternoon, Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader said.

Multiple agencies respond to shooting at Halls Valley Spur

Published Apr. 10 2017

Several local law enforcement agencies responded to a report of a shooting along the Walker County-Chattooga County border this evening.

After violent weekend, Chattanooga homicides on pace with 2016

Published Apr. 10 2017

After a Sunday morning slaying, the homicide rate in Chattanooga is on pace to match last year's total.

Master Gardeners gather for education expo in East Ridge

Published Apr. 10 2017

Morgan, the treasurer of the Tennessee Valley Bonsai Society, admitted he was biased. There were plenty of booths to draw...