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.

Georgia Tech consultants advising stakeholders in Rossville redevelopment

Published Feb. 18 2019

Members of Georgia Tech's Center for Economic Development and Research held a "takeoff meeting" with Rossville stakeholders on Feb. 11,...

After protests and a failed vote, neither Chattanooga Presents! nor Friends of the Festival will manage Chattanooga's riverfront

Published Feb. 15 2019

After protests from the Riverbend Festival's executive director and a failed vote at the city council, Mayor Andy Berke killed...

Georgia lawmakers debate bills aimed at Confederate monuments

Published Feb. 14 2019

A committee did not take action on Georgia state Sen. Jeff Mullis' monuments-protection bill Thursday after a debate about a...

Georgia senator defends his strict demand of electric corporations to provide broadband Internet to all members of service areas

Published Feb. 14 2019

As Georgia state senators debate how tough they should be on electric membership corporations that want to sell high-speed Internet,...

Whitfield County magistrate resigns amid investigation into affair

Published Feb. 14 2019

Whitfield County assistant magistrate Shana Vinyard resigned this week after a state investigator looked into an affair she had in...

Chattanooga Presents! and Friends of the Festival in competition for riverfront management contract

Published Feb. 13 2019

After a deadlocked vote earlier this month, the Chattanooga City Council will revisit a proposed management contract for the Tennessee...

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann awaiting details on border funding deal 'before drawing a conclusion' on vote

Published Feb. 12 2019

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tennessee., said Tuesday he will await the release of full details from the bipartisan border spending...

With competing bills over Confederate monuments, Chickamauga lawmaker moves to punish vandals

Published Feb. 12 2019

As Georgia lawmakers continue to debate what to do with Confederate monuments, state Sen. Jeff Mullis has introduced a bill...

Is Georgia's rural broadband internet bill too easy on electric membership corporations?

Published Feb. 12 2019

As they debate whether to let electric membership corporations sell broadband internet, some Georgia lawmakers are debating whether they demand...

Rep. Graves casts doubt on spending bill deal to avoid another government shutdown

Published Feb. 12 2019

Despite announcements from leaders in both parties that they have reached a spending deal "in principal" to avoid a government...

Georgia senator's proposed secret recordings ban draws questions, public response

Published Feb. 8 2019

After a secret recording sank his political ally's governor campaign last year, Georgia State Sen. Jeff Mullis and Republican leadership...

Ringgold representative gets economic development appointment

Published Feb. 8 2019

State Rep. Dewayne Hill, R-Ringgold, will serve as vice chair of the International Trade and Commerce Subcommittee this year.


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Dalton police searched man's home, talked with him on phone before death

Published Feb. 8 2019

Dalton, Georgia, police say they searched dog trainer Stephen Kinder's home and talked with him on the phone about an...

Rep. Colton Moore casts unpopular no vote against Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal honor

Published Feb. 7 2019

Former Gov. Nathan Deal's criminal justice reform efforts will be set in stone later this year, when the state's new...

Small-town politics, Jesse Vaughn's liberal past factors in Matt Barton's 'wild card' win

Published Feb. 6 2019

Gordon County (Georgia) Board of Education member Eddie Hall gave Matt Barton advice last month: Walk the aisles of the...

Matt Barton upsets Jesse Vaughn in Georgia House election

Published Feb. 5 2019

Despite a significant funding deficit and fewer votes than his opponent a month ago, former city councilman Matt Barton won...

Former Walker County commission candidate turns self in after charity members accuse her of stealing funds

Published Feb. 5 2019

Members of the LaFayette Women's Club accused Alex Earle Campbell of misappropriating $7,902.52 of funds from the non-profit, according to...

Whitfield County Sheriff's Office: Two charged in group home escape of juvenile who was later found dead

Published Feb. 5 2019

The Whitfield County Sheriff's Office announced today it charged two people with aiding the escape of a juvenile who was...

DeWayne Brown named drug task force commander in Northwest Georgia

Published Feb. 5 2019

A board of law enforcement administrators in North Georgia named DeWayne Brown commander of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug...

Catoosa County Schools dropped investigation two months before teacher's arrest for inappropriate relationship with student

Published Feb. 4 2019

Two months after Catoosa County Schools closed an investigation against her, police arrested a Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School cheerleading coach...