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.

Chickamauga Lock worker injured after concrete detaches, falls on him

Published Oct. 16 2018

U.S. Department of Labor officials are still waiting for more information about why a chunk of concrete fell off a...

Still no public commenting policy in place for Walker County Schools

Published Oct. 16 2018

Five months have passed since federal judges told the Walker County school board to fix its public commenting policy, and...

Early voting is underway: Here's where you can vote

Published Oct. 16 2018

Early voting for the midterm elections in Tennessee and some local municipal races begins Wednesday and continues through Nov. 1.

Fort Oglethorpe officer suspended after police searched officer's home

Published Oct. 16 2018

Fort Oglethorpe Police Chief Mike Helton announced Tuesday afternoon that he had suspended an officer after police searched the officer's...

State rep buys website trolling Georgia governor candidate Brian Kemp

Published Oct. 15 2018

When you typed briankemp.com into your browser as of a week ago, someone popped up on your computer screen who...

Walker County court investigator destroyed his own criminal case file

Published Oct. 14 2018

A Walker County state court employee has been fired after his criminal file disappeared.

Walker County murder to be featured on true crime show Sunday night

Published Oct. 12 2018

A documentary news magazine will air an episode dedicated to a 28-year-old Walker County murder this weekend.

Anne Frank's stepsister, a Holocaust survivor, speaks about refugees, immigration and tolerance

Published Oct. 11 2018

When she was a teenager, Eva Schloss shared a cot with seven women. Lice, rats and bedbugs scurried among them....

Hays State correctional officer pleads guilty to smuggling meth, marijuana

Published Oct. 11 2018

A Hay State Prison correctional officer pleaded guilty today to an accusation that she sneaked methamphetamine and marijuana into the...

Congress tentatively agrees to pay increase for federal workers

Published Oct. 10 2018

With key support from a North Georgia politician, Congress has tentatively agreed to a pay hike for the country's 2...

With limited options, Ringgold's homeless face uncertain future

Published Oct. 9 2018

As city officials weigh whether to force them out, the homeless under a bridge say they have nowhere else to...

Brian Kemp promised teacher raises. Teacher's union not swayed.

Published Oct. 7 2018

Brian Kemp's promise of an extra $5,000 for every public school teacher in Georgia should be an easy win for...

Tuesday is last chance to register to vote this year

Published Oct. 7 2018

If they haven't done so already, Tennessee and Georgia residents have two more days to register to vote.

EPA approves cleanup plan at Rossville plant

Published Oct. 5 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency approved a plan to remove transformers from the Coats American Building in Rossville, Georgia, where a...

Former North Georgia corrections officer indicted for sneaking drugs, alcohol, cellphones into prison

Published Oct. 5 2018

A grand jury indicted a former Hays State Prison corrections officer this week amid allegations that he sneaked drugs, alcohol,...

Gordon County official drops inquiry into magistrate

Published Oct. 4 2018

Gordon County Administrator Jim Ledbetter dropped a civil filing against Magistrate James Patrick Rasbury today, declaring that the mystery of...

Georgia lawmakers considering banning drug used to treat chronic pain, anxiety, depression

Published Oct. 3 2018

If state lawmakers regulate kratom in Georgia, the drug's advocates ask them to be gentle.

For second time, 911 caller in fatal Walker County police shooting faces charge

Published Oct. 3 2018

Three and a half months after a judge unexpectedly dismissed a case against her, the woman whose 911 call triggered...

Judge sentences 75-year-old man to 60 years in prison for deadly 1984 shooting

Published Oct. 2 2018

Conasauga Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Scott Minter sentenced Jay Thomas Burlison to 60 years in prison this afternoon.

Governor candidate Kemp, on swing through Chatsworth, promotes promise of Georgia teacher raises

Published Oct. 1 2018

Republican candidate Brian Kemp touted his plan to raise teacher salaries during a swing through Northwest Georgia on Monday.