Tyler Jett (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6476
E-mail: tjett@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
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.

Shannon Whitfield denies claims of a second job

Published Sep. 30 2017

Asked whether he's secretly working for his family business, Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield laughed Thursday night.

Former Walker County elementary school teacher faces federal child porn charge

Published Sep. 29 2017

Police arrested former Chattanooga Valley Elementary School teacher Charles Mark McCormack.

Man suspected of killing Polk County detective captured after manhunt

Published Sep. 29 2017

The man suspected of killing a Polk County, Ga. detective was captured.

LaFayette, Ga., attorney leaves clients in lurch after pleading guilty to influencing witness

Published Sep. 29 2017

LaFayette, Ga., attorney Larry Bush Hill sent letters to his clients Monday, right before turning himself in at the Walker...

Three Republicans, one Democrat qualify for Georgia House race

Published Sep. 28 2017

Four men are running for an unexpectedly open state House seat in North Georgia.

Dollar General rezoning denied in Catoosa County

Published Sep. 27 2017

Neighbors didn't want a big company opening shop in their rural community, so the Catoosa County Commission rejected a rezoning...

Murray County, Ga., man faces murder charge in wife's death

Published Sep. 27 2017

Two days after allegedly killing his wife, Oliver Scott Cannon remains in a Chattanooga hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Murray County, Ga., man faces murder charge in wife's death

Published Sep. 26 2017

Two days after allegedly killing his wife, Oliver Scott Cannon remains in a Chattanooga hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

LaFayette, Ga., attorney gets three months in jail for witness tampering in child molestation case

Published Sep. 26 2017

For the next three months, attorney Larry Bush Hill will eat and sleep with the type of clients he used...

Murray County, Ga., officials arrest critically injured murder suspect after standoff

Published Sep. 26 2017

After more than an hour of negotiating, the suspect in a Murray County, Ga., SWAT standoff allegedly shot himself in...

UPDATE: Suspect in Murray County SWAT standoff allegedly shot and killed wife before shooting himself

Published Sep. 25 2017

A Georgia State Patrol SWAT unit has responded to an incident in Murray County.

LaFayette attorney pleads guilty to witness tampering

Published Sep. 25 2017

Attorney Larry Hill admitted this morning that he tried to convince a key witness in a child molestation case...


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FBI agent receives probation for sharing confidential information

Published Sep. 22 2017

Former FBI Special Agent Kenneth W. Hillman III looked at the federal judge Friday and said he was a broken...

Dalton school board nixes moving sixth-graders to trailers

Published Sep. 22 2017

The city's sixth-graders will not be going into trailers.

Catoosa County Commission denies request for zoning change to build extra houses on South Wooten Road

Published Sep. 21 2017

Where a landowner and a builder see a handful of new houses, neighbors see the destruction of their way of...

Chattooga County Sheriff's Office investigating Monday's death as homicide

Published Sep. 20 2017

Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader said his office believes someone shot and killed Eddie Lanham on Monday night.

Catoosa County Commission rejects Dollar General rezoning request

Published Sep. 20 2017

Neighbors didn't want a big company opening shop in their rural community, so the Catoosa County Commission rejected a rezoning...

Van Pelt named administrative judge

Published Sep. 18 2017

Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Ralph Van Pelt Jr. will take on an extra administrative role in northwest...

Chattooga County officials fight over tens of thousands in birth certificate fees

Published Sep. 17 2017

A couple of Chattooga County, Ga., elected officials are bickering over $76,000.

Rep. Broadrick resigns from Georgia House

Published Sep. 16 2017

A North Georgia seat in the capitol is opening up.