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.

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...

Man arrested for pulling a gun during a dispute over a boat

Published Feb. 2 2017

A Summerville man was arrested after a man and woman said he pointed a gun at them during a dispute...

Authorities arrest man charged with rape in Catoosa County, wanted for assault in East Ridge

Published Feb. 2 2017

An accused rapist wanted for another string of violent charges against his ex-girlfriend was arrested today.

UPDATE: Fire destroys wedding venue in Dade County, Ga.

Published Feb. 1 2017

A fire destroyed a large home and wedding venue in southern Dade County, Ga., on Wednesday morning.

Immigration directive stops local man's reunion with his family

Published Feb. 1 2017

When he heard about the president's order Friday, Naseem called his wife.

Ringgold, Ga., man faces federal drug charge

Published Jan. 31 2017

A Ringgold, Ga., man arrested on an attempted murder accusation now faces a federal drug charge, too.

Catoosa County authorities nab fugitive wanted for attempted murder

Published Jan. 27 2017

The Catoosa County Sheriff's Office captured a fugitive wanted for attempted murder.

Fear rising among North Georgia's undocumented immigrants

Published Jan. 27 2017

Among the executive orders he signed this week, President Donald Trump called for the Department of Homeland Security to aggressively...