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.

Disintegrating building in middle of Rossville to be torn down

Published Jun. 23 2017

The disintegrating building in the middle of Rossville is finally going down.

Walker County receives state funding for drug court

Published Jun. 23 2017

State officials gave Walker County $148,000 to host drug court this year.

Judge rejects Calhoun's bail proposal

Published Jun. 22 2017

A federal judge has rejected Calhoun, Ga., city officials' request to keep inmates in jail for up to two days...


Reward offered for information about fire at hardware store in LaFayette, Ga.

Published Jun. 21 2017

Georgia Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone with information about a fire...

Catoosa County Commission extends curfew for a local speedway

Published Jun. 21 2017

The Catoosa County Commission pushed back the curfew for a local speedway Tuesday night.

Flaming Lips gave waiter, baristas VIP Riverbend tickets

Published Jun. 21 2017

Kevin Bunch's co-workers pestered him to figure out who the guys were at his table.

Bebe Heiskell fined for excess campaign contributions

Published Jun. 17 2017

Former Walker County, Ga., Commissioner Bebe Heiskell agreed to pay a fine this month for taking excess campaign contributions.

Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority fires general manager David Ashburn

Published Jun. 16 2017

Walker County Water & Sewage Authority (WCWSA) General Manager David Ashburn has been fired by the WCWSA board of directors.

Georgia Court of Appeals hears arguments on immigration policy student tuition

Published Jun. 16 2017

On the five-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy, attorneys argued about whether the affected students...

Ellijay police officer sued in excessive force complaint (update: police respond)

Published Jun. 15 2017

At the end of a chase, after a police officer tackled him to the ground, a North Georgia man says...

Police: Marijuana operation discovered on Little John Lane

Published Jun. 14 2017

The Whitfield County Sheriff's Office says they found a marijuana grow operation on Little John Lane.

Canyon Ridge tax abatement stirs more controversy in Walker County

Published Jun. 14 2017

Two key elements of Walker County's agreement with the developers of Canyon Ridge Resort are missing from their legal agreement,...


Short-term vacation rentals ignite sharp debate across Chattanooga region

Published Jun. 14 2017

On Lookout Mountain and in the valley, at almost the exact same time Tuesday afternoon, a couple of residents raised...

Historic Peerless Mill on the auction block

Published Jun. 11 2017

The owners of Peerless Woolen Mills are auctioning off their 27-acre, 1-million-square-foot complex at noon Thursday to whoever brings the...

Victim in assault case files complaint against Chattanooga Police Department

Published Jun. 10 2017

Chattanooga police held a news conference last month urging witnesses to identify a group of teenagers who attacked two people...

Man shot by police in April extradited back to Georgia [photos]

Published Jun. 9 2017

Two months after police shot him in a standoff, Thomas Zane Campbell is returning to Georgia.

UPDATE: Sheriff says there was no bomb threat in Cohutta Thursday night

Published Jun. 8 2017

An incident has been reported on Cleveland Highway and Marla Dr., and the GBI has been contacted, said a spokesperson...

Tax abatement agreement for Canyon Ridge missing important protections for Walker County

Published Jun. 8 2017

Two key elements of Walker County's agreement with the developers of Canyon Ridge Resort are missing from their legal agreement,...

Dade County Commission votes to put referendum on sales tax for transportation upgrades on ballot

Published Jun. 7 2017

Dade County and Trenton, Ga., residents will vote this year on whether to add a sales tax for transportation improvements.

Developer, Walker County commissioner address concerns about Canyon Ridge Resort project

Published Jun. 6 2017

The developer behind a $106 million luxury hotel and conference center on Lookout Mountain said he needs a property tax...