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.

Walker County superintendent blames lawsuit for no public commenting policy [document]

Published Jul. 20 2018

Two weeks after Walker County Schools officials settled a lawsuit with a teacher over the board's public commenting policy, Superintendent...

A Georgia congressional candidate is representing himself in a DUI case

Published Jul. 19 2018

A North Georgia congressional candidate is representing himself in a drunken driving case.

Dade County will receive less in property taxes than first thought

Published Jul. 19 2018

Amid confusion about whether the Dade County Commission could legally hold a public meeting about a tax hike Thursday evening,...

No indictment for accused Walker County teacher accused of assaulting ex-wife 4 times

Published Jul. 18 2018

A grand jury declined to indict a Walker County teacher in two domestic violence cases last week, potentially closing the...

Walker County Schools passes budget, shrinks fund balance

Published Jul. 17 2018

The Walker County Board of Education adopted a budget Monday night highlighted by more money coming from the state, more...

Catoosa County Commission postpones neighborhood plan

Published Jul. 17 2018

The Catoosa County Commission on Tuesday night delayed a vote on a new neighborhood development over concerns about school crowding...

Unused Georgia castle for sale ruined son's life as he helped parents build it

Published Jul. 16 2018

Stephen Werner began helping his parents erect a castle on the property 22 years ago.

In stark contrast to Atlanta meeting, gun legislation off the table during school safety hearing

Published Jul. 13 2018

One issue not brought up? Gun laws.

Dade County tax hike hearings scheduled

Published Jul. 11 2018

With a proposed increase in property taxes this year, the Dade County Commission will hold three public hearings over the...

Operating expenses for teachers cut in Walker County schools budget

Published Jul. 10 2018

Even with more money coming in this year, Walker County Schools teachers will see a big cut in funding for...

Is Cagle trustworthy after leaked recording takes shots at owners of guns and big trucks?

Published Jul. 10 2018

After another secret recording leaked, Georgia governor candidate Brian Kemp was confident that a significant number of Republicans have abandoned...

Three decades later, Whitfield County murder suspect denied bond; trial set

Published Jul. 7 2018

Thirty-three years after police say he murdered a man, shot his own wife and disappeared, Jay Thomas Burlison sat hunched...

Bill Lee says he was called to run for governor

Published Jul. 6 2018

Eighteen years later, with no experience in public office, Lee is running for governor.

Walker County Schools settles with teacher over public comment policy

Published Jul. 6 2018

Ending a three-year legal battle, Walker County Schools officials reached a settlement Thursday with a local teacher over the system's...

Prosecutor drops some charges against Walker County teacher

Published Jul. 6 2018

A prosecutor dropped charges against a Walker County, Georgia, special education teacher last month.

'That's not a life at all': Son of murder victim forgives captured fugitive [document]

Published Jul. 4 2018

In October 1984, Eric Griffin rode with his father, Ernest, to the Evans & Black carpet mill before second shift,...

Fugitive wanted for 1984 Whitfield County murder arrested Monday

Published Jul. 3 2018

A man wanted for a 1984 North Georgia murder was arrested Monday.

Ringgold High School accused of holding unconstitutional graduation ceremony

Published Jul. 2 2018

An attorney at the Freedom From Religion Foundation accused Catoosa County Schools of holding an unconstitutional graduation ceremony.

Water and sewer rates increasing again for Walker County residents

Published Jul. 2 2018

For the second year in a row, water and sewer bills for Walker County residents are going up.

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe teacher arrested for allegedly growing marijuana

Published Jul. 2 2018

Lori Beth Moore, a Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School teacher, was arrested last week for allegedly growing marijuana in her basement.