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.

Investigator: No malfunction in Lake Winnie roller coaster that led to woman's fall [documents]

Published Jun. 27 2018

The woman who fell from the Lake Winnepesaukah roller coaster earlier this month gives a different version of what happened...

Teacher pension funding drives spending increase in Walker County, Georgia

Published Jun. 26 2018

The bulk of Walker County Schools' new funding is going toward teachers' pensions.

Will Georgia's new hands-free driving law make you safer? [photos]

Published Jun. 24 2018

When they lift their eyes from their phones, Georgia drivers may see blue lights in the mirrors.

With property values still pending, Dade County budget deficit sits at $600,000

Published Jun. 22 2018

Dade County officials will have a busy couple days next week.

Judge denies new trial for Georgia man shot by police

Published Jun. 21 2018

A Chickamauga, Georgia, man shot by police last year will not go before a jury again in his criminal case.

Despite pleas for mercy, man sentenced to life without parole for Rossville slaying

Published Jun. 20 2018

A jury convicted Ellis two weeks ago of malice murder after a prosecutor played a video of Ellis shooting Little...

Two Walker County deputies arrested, charged in attempted rape case

Published Jun. 19 2018

Two Walker County deputies were arrested Tuesday by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department on...

Christian counselor pleads guilty to sexual assault in Dalton, Georgia

Published Jun. 19 2018

Daniel Staats, the Dalton, Georgia, Christian counselor accused of sexually assaulting a client, pleaded guilty Tuesday.

Walker County deputies under criminal investigation for allegedly assaulting woman

Published Jun. 18 2018

Two Walker County, Ga., sheriff's deputies are under criminal investigation for allegedly assaulting a woman.

Deadly consequences accompany rise in meth use [photos]

Published Jun. 17 2018

The dark circles around his eyes told Mallorie Ellis that the strange man in her yard hadn't slept in days.

Dade County Commissioners present budget with $730,000 deficit

Published Jun. 15 2018

The Dade County Commissioners plan to adopt a budget next week. They just need to account for a $730,000 deficit.

Woman suffers head and arm injuries in third Lake Winnie incident

Published Jun. 14 2018

State investigators fined Lake Winnepesaukah $1,000 after park employees explained Wednesday that a third person had been injured on one...

Chickamauga City Schools introduces budget with added retirement payments, no new teachers

Published Jun. 14 2018

The Chickamauga City School Board is considering a budget this summer that is relatively flat.

State investigators: Lake Winnie failed to report injury on ride last month

Published Jun. 13 2018

Lake Winnepesaukah employees should have told investigators about a previous injury that occurred on a ride at the park on...

Rossville native makes WWE debut

Published Jun. 13 2018

Rossville native Joey Lynch appeared on a WWE program Tuesday night.

Walker County Schools delays budget release because of computer glitch

Published Jun. 13 2018

Walker County Schools administrators delayed the release of a detailed budget because they couldn't get the computer software to work.

Ridgeland High teacher's sexual encounters left student 'more and more isolated'

Published Jun. 12 2018

A friend of a Ridgeland High School student reported the girl's sexual encounters with a teacher out of fear for...

Rossville couple arrested for failing to report $119,000 taken from grandmother's account

Published Jun. 11 2018

The Georgia Department of Revenue arrested a Rossville man last week for allegedly failing to report $119,000 he took from...

State investigators looking into Lake Winnie injury after woman fell from roller coaster

Published Jun. 11 2018

Investigators with Georgia's Office of Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner are examining a Lake Winnepesaukah roller coaster after a woman...

Walker County school board meets over $4 million budget increase

Published Jun. 10 2018

The Walker County Board of Education will vote Tuesday on whether to adopt a tentative budget that increases revenue by...