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.

LaFayette restaurants can start serving alcohol Sunday

Published Dec. 11 2018

LaFayette, Georgia, residents can buy alcohol on Sundays beginning this week.

Ringgold City Council passes urban camping ban to keep homeless off public property

Published Dec. 10 2018

Though they're still trying to figure out how to implement it, the Ringgold City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Monday...

Trenton, Georgia, mayor opposes proposed change to Dade County water authority

Published Dec. 7 2018

Trenton Mayor Alex Case is opposing a plan to push politicians off the Dade County Water and Sewer Authority board.


Six qualify for Georgia House special election in Gordon, Murray counties

Published Dec. 7 2018

Six candidates qualified for a special election for an open state house seat in Northwest Georgia.

Hoping for growth, Dade County approves $500,000 land purchase for reservoir

Published Dec. 6 2018

Dade County commissioners agreed to spend $100,000 on land they hope to turn into a lake.

Defendant pleads guilty to computer porn in controversial North Georgia sex sting task force case

Published Dec. 5 2018

One of the last open loops in a controversial North Georgia sex sting task force closed this week.

Four North Georgia schools honored for achievement among low income students

Published Dec. 5 2018

The Georgia Department of Education named four schools in the northwest corner of the state to a top performers list...

George H.W. threw opening pitch for Chattanooga Lookouts, and a councilman dropped it

Published Dec. 5 2018

When they arrived, former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, met with a fitting dignitary: the San Diego...

Special election scheduled to replace Georgia state Rep. John Meadows

Published Dec. 4 2018

Voters will pick a candidate to fill the late Georgia state Rep. John Meadows' shoes at the beginning of next...

Released audio details affair between Whitfield County magistrate and convicted felon

Published Dec. 2 2018

As the police wondered why a man erupted into a jealous rage over her, Whitfield County Magistrate Shana Vinyard covered...

Local officers in the dark about new evidence, serial killer's confession in cold case

Published Nov. 29 2018

When news broke this week that a serial killer took credit for a body found in Dade County 37 years...

Preliminary agreement in place for North Georgia transportation sales tax

Published Nov. 29 2018

The managers of the Catoosa County, Ringgold and Fort Oglethorpe local governments believe they have hammered out a deal to...


Serial killer confesses to 1981 Dade County murder

Published Nov. 28 2018

Samuel Little, a serial killer who has confessed to 90 murders throughout the United States in interviews with the FBI...

No serious injuries in Walker County school bus crash

Published Nov. 28 2018

The Georgia State Patrol confirmed that a school bus and another vehicle were involved in a crash in Flintstone this...

Ringgold police arrest convicted felon with 18 guns

Published Nov. 26 2018

A Ringgold police officer said he found 14 long guns and four handguns in the trunk of a Ford Taurus...

Woman arrested for lying to police after Rossville shoot-out

Published Nov. 26 2018

The Walker County Sheriff's Office arrested a woman who allegedly gave investigators bad information about a shooter last week.

Catoosa County to hold town hall Thursday on sales tax

Published Nov. 26 2018

Anybody curious about Catoosa County's proposed 1 percent sales tax can lob questions at elected officials this week.

Early voting underway for Georgia secretary of state race

Published Nov. 26 2018

North Georgia voters can cast ballots in one last statewide election this year, and the main issue at hand is...

Rossville man pleads guilty to copper theft that led to toxic spill

Published Nov. 21 2018

A man accused of stealing copper wire outside an abandoned Rossville, Georgia plant, tipping over transformers and sending toxic chemicals...

One of last defendants in shuttered North Georgia task force pleads guilty to computer porn

Published Nov. 21 2018

Michael Christopher Hardy, who was arrested in September 2012 on allegations that he drove to Catoosa County to have...