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.

Trion, Ga., treatment plant spills 150,000 gallons of wastewater in two months

Published Nov. 29 2017

After 150,000 gallons of wastewater spilled into a creek because of two malfunctions in two months, the Trion, Ga., town...

Catoosa County seeks grant for road paving projects

Published Nov. 29 2017

The Catoosa County Commission agreed last Tuesday night to set aside $219,000 for a road paving grant.

Dalton police have persons of interest in Monday shooting

Published Nov. 28 2017

Dalton police investigators say they know which two people were involved in the shooting of a man during a "drug...

Aiming for impact: Stranger donates to Ridgeland High School air rifle team

Published Nov. 27 2017

Martin Camlic lay on his belly in Ridgeland High School's old maintenance shed last week, the stock of a precision...

Former Walker County, Ga., teacher scheduled to plead guilty in child exploitation case

Published Nov. 25 2017

A former Walker County, Ga., kindergarten teacher is scheduled to plead guilty in a federal child exploitation case.

Primary Healthcare buys old Hutcheson building in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

Published Nov. 23 2017

While Walker County, Ga., Commissioner Shannon Whitfield is demanding a steep rent hike for Primary Healthcare Centers' Rossville clinic, the...

Authorities investigate apparent suicide of Hays State Prison inmate

Published Nov. 22 2017

The family of an inmate at Hays State Prison in Trion, Ga., wants more details about what led to his...

Former acting attorney general criticizes Calhoun, Ga., bonding practices

Published Nov. 22 2017

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates signed a brief Monday criticizing Calhoun, Ga., officials' use of bail bonds in municipal...

Catoosa County receives $700,000 in state funding for road projects

Published Nov. 22 2017

The Catoosa County Commission agreed Tuesday night to set aside $219,000 for a road paving grant.

Lookout Mountain, Ga., weighs allowing backyard chickens

Published Nov. 17 2017

He dropped slices of butter onto a pair of pans, lit the stove and reached for two eggs.

Whitfield County, Ga., man, woman jailed in October church theft

Published Nov. 17 2017

Two people were in the Whitfield County Jail Thursday morning in connection with vandalism and theft from a Varnell, Ga.,...

Walker County, Ga., commissioner eyes huge rent increase for Rossville clinic

Published Nov. 16 2017

The managers of a Rossville medical clinic are facing a rent hike of about 13.6 million percent.


Grand jury clears officers who shot North Georgia man in April

Published Nov. 15 2017

A Chattooga County, Ga., grand jury cleared officers who shot a North Georgia man earlier this year.

Dalton Board of Education votes to buy land for new school

Published Nov. 14 2017

With the green light to build a new school, the Dalton Board of Education voted Monday night to purchase 38...

Georgia education leaders study Whitfield County workforce development

Published Nov. 13 2017

As they study how public schools can better prepare their children for work, Georgia Department of Education employees are going...

Prominent pastor takes Dalton, Ga., school board seat

Published Nov. 12 2017

The head of one of North Georgia's biggest churches will now sit on the Dalton Board of Education.

Vehicle, train crash in McMinn County

Published Nov. 10 2017

A 911 dispatcher says "everyone is fine" after a train crash in McMinn County.

Former Lafayette, Ga., attorney Larry Hill released from jail

Published Nov. 9 2017

Larry Hill, the attorney who tried to convince a child molestation witness to recant her testimony, was released from Walker...

Two Dalton school board incumbents fall

Published Nov. 7 2017

Two incumbents on the Dalton Board of Education lost their races tonight, with Matt Evans and Palmer Griffin assuming the...

Dalton, Ga., voters OK referendum for new school for sixth- and seventh-graders

Published Nov. 7 2017

A new school will come to Dalton, Ga.