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.

After 19-year delay in Walker County case, Georgia's top court demands change

Published Mar. 6 2018

After a Walker County woman's appeal took 19 years, the Georgia Supreme Court is demanding that criminal cases throughout the...

Catoosa County to consider adding more school resource officers

Published Mar. 5 2018

As schools across the country grapple with safety concerns, Catoosa County Superintendent Denia Reese hopes to bring more police officers...

Georgia lawmakers set sights on rural broadband [photos]

Published Mar. 4 2018

In the valley, on the bank of Lookout Creek, Karen and Steve Persinger are ready to fortify your mind, your...


Judge sued for coaching prosecutor, using law clerk to jail reporter

Published Mar. 4 2018

A former newspaper publisher and his attorney have sued a North Georgia judge, claiming she used her power to throw...

Teacher: Walker County superintendent told us to advocate against bills [photos]

Published Mar. 3 2018

A Walker County, Ga., teacher accused the superintendent of abusing his power this week, saying he pressures employees to oppose...

Dalton City Schools knew about teacher's meeting with Dalton investigators

Published Mar. 2 2018

A Dalton teacher accused of firing a handgun in his classroom had three rifles taken away after setting the family...

With 'woefully' imprecise data, Georgia eyes broadband expansion

Published Mar. 2 2018

As lawmakers try to push fast internet into Georgia's smallest communities, some state officials wish they had more specific information...

Commissioner Shannon Whitfield hires two new employees in Walker County, Ga.

Published Mar. 1 2018

Walker County, Ga., Commissioner Shannon Whitfield announced Wednesday he added two new employees.

Teacher accused of firing gun in Dalton High School may be mentally ill [photos, videos, documents]

Published Mar. 1 2018

DJ Cross' freshman English teacher started to read "Romeo and Juliet" on Wednesday morning, the part where Juliet learns she's...

Lookout Mountain, Ga., man sues city over Airbnb policy

Published Feb. 28 2018

A Lookout Mountain, Ga., man is suing the city for trying to block his Airbnb revenue.

With money on the line, Walker County searching for social service provider

Published Feb. 28 2018

After squabbling with clinic administrators for several months, Walker County, Ga., Commissioner Shannon Whitfield needs to find a new tenant.

CHI Memorial Hospital: Erlanger surgery center would hurt North Georgia

Published Feb. 27 2018

CHI Memorial Hospital argued Monday that the North Georgia community would suffer if Erlanger Health System gets to open a...

Mother-in-law arrested in officer-involved shooting

Published Feb. 23 2018

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation charged a woman Friday with false report of a crime because her 911 call led...

Commissioner Shannon Whitfield introduces Walker County, Ga., hotel tax

Published Feb. 23 2018

Hoping for a lot of money from a fancy resort on the mountain, Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield introduced a...

Evangelist Billy Graham left his mark on Chattanooga

Published Feb. 22 2018

They came to see the famous pastor every night, thousands of them.

Catoosa County, Ga., follows other governments, votes to sue opioid makers

Published Feb. 22 2018

The Catoosa County Commission will ask pharmaceutical makers to pay for the scourge of the opioid epidemic.

Primary Healthcare opens new clinic in Rossville, Ga.

Published Feb. 21 2018

Primary Healthcare Centers, a non-profit medical provider, has a new location in Rossville, Ga.

Jim Walker resigns post as Catoosa County, Ga., manager

Published Feb. 21 2018

Catoosa County, Ga., Manager Jim Walker resigned Tuesday night.

Chickamauga vehicular homicide driver accused of trying to run from police

Published Feb. 17 2018

The man accused of running over a stranger and driving away planned to flee to California as police closed in,...

Heated Dade County tax debate sparks police call

Published Feb. 16 2018

Dade County, Ga., commissioners and residents argued about taxes Thursday night.