Tyler Estep

Local government reporter

Tyler Estep is a reporter covering Gwinnett County. He previously worked for the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Latest from Tyler Estep

DragonCon co-founder fights a new label: ‘sexually dangerous predator’
 Ed Kramer — co-founder of DragonCon, convicted child molester and never one to shy away from a legal battle — is challenging  his new designation as a “sexually dangerous predator.” Such a designation would require Kramer, who has not been involved with Atlanta’s popular science fiction convention for...

Posted: a minute ago

Ed Kramer — co-founder of DragonCon, convicted child molester and never one to shy away from a legal battle — is challenging his new designation as a “sexually dangerous predator.” Such a designation would require Kramer, who has not been involved with Atlanta’s popular science fiction convention for...
Gwinnett snow, Day 3: Friday road conditions, closures, delays
 Some metro Atlanta roads refroze overnight and remained dangerous Friday morning, including in Gwinnett County.  But things were definitely improving. “Not too bad,” a Gwinnett County police spokesperson said when asked about road conditions. Gwinnett police responded to more than 1,100 traffic calls ...

Posted: 4 days ago

Some metro Atlanta roads refroze overnight and remained dangerous Friday morning, including in Gwinnett County.  But things were definitely improving. “Not too bad,” a Gwinnett County police spokesperson said when asked about road conditions. Gwinnett police responded to more than 1,100 traffic calls ...
Gwinnett’s snow response: long hours, police calls and salt aplenty
 What, exactly, is involved in a preparing for, responding to and recovering from a Southern snow storm? In Gwinnett County, the answer involves (but is not limited to) the following: a couple days off of school, lots of brine, tons and tons and tons of salt, hundreds of police and medical calls, a few fires — and some very long...

Posted: 4 days ago

What, exactly, is involved in a preparing for, responding to and recovering from a Southern snow storm? In Gwinnett County, the answer involves (but is not limited to) the following: a couple days off of school, lots of brine, tons and tons and tons of salt, hundreds of police and medical calls, a few fires — and some very long...
Snow in Gwinnett: Thursday closings, delays, road conditions
 As Gwinnett County continued to thaw Thursday, governments and schools were taking precautions to keep drivers off the roads — which were starting to look “pretty good,” authorities said. Gwinnett County Public Schools will remain closed Thursday and students will participate in a “digital learning day.” Georgia...

Posted: 5 days ago

As Gwinnett County continued to thaw Thursday, governments and schools were taking precautions to keep drivers off the roads — which were starting to look “pretty good,” authorities said. Gwinnett County Public Schools will remain closed Thursday and students will participate in a “digital learning day.” Georgia...
Snow in Gwinnett: Closures and delays abound, roads icy and unsafe
 UPDATE: Read the story linked here for information on Thursday closings and delays around Gwinnett. Gwinnett County and the rest of metro Atlanta remained snow-covered Wednesday afternoon. — and roads were still dangerous, officials said.  “There isn’t anywhere that is safe to drive at the moment...

Posted: 6 days ago

UPDATE: Read the story linked here for information on Thursday closings and delays around Gwinnett. Gwinnett County and the rest of metro Atlanta remained snow-covered Wednesday afternoon. — and roads were still dangerous, officials said.  “There isn’t anywhere that is safe to drive at the moment...
Gwinnett warming center will stay open through Thursday morning
 UPDATE: The Gwinnett County warming center at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church will stay open through Thursday morning, a county spokesman said.  The center, located at 182 Hunter St. in Norcross, served four people overnight, spokesman Joe Sorenson said.  Snow and ice forced many closures in Gwinnett on Wednesday and...

Posted: 6 days ago

UPDATE: The Gwinnett County warming center at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church will stay open through Thursday morning, a county spokesman said.  The center, located at 182 Hunter St. in Norcross, served four people overnight, spokesman Joe Sorenson said.  Snow and ice forced many closures in Gwinnett on Wednesday and...
Gwinnett will seek $2.5M to cover Tropical Storm Irma expenses
 Gwinnett County will ask for as much as $2.5 million in federal and state grants to help cover the cost of cleaning up after Tropical Storm Irma.  Irma struck parts of Florida and Georgia over several days in September. In Gwinnett, it knocked down hundreds of trees and utility lines and left tens of thousands without power.  More...

Posted: 6 days ago

Gwinnett County will ask for as much as $2.5 million in federal and state grants to help cover the cost of cleaning up after Tropical Storm Irma.  Irma struck parts of Florida and Georgia over several days in September. In Gwinnett, it knocked down hundreds of trees and utility lines and left tens of thousands without power.  More...
Ex-Gwinnett shelter manager loses appeal in wrongful euthanasia case
 The now-former manager of Gwinnett County’s animal shelter lost an appeal tied to his criminal convictionfor euthanizing a court-protected dog. Curt Harrell, who unexpectedly resigned as the shelter’s manager  in October, was found guilty in March of criminal contempt of court and ordered to pay a $500 fine. The charge was...

Posted: 6 days ago

The now-former manager of Gwinnett County’s animal shelter lost an appeal tied to his criminal convictionfor euthanizing a court-protected dog. Curt Harrell, who unexpectedly resigned as the shelter’s manager in October, was found guilty in March of criminal contempt of court and ordered to pay a $500 fine. The charge was...
A year later, Gwinnett’s ‘racist pig’ saga still reverberates
 It’s now been a year since Gwinnett County Commissioner Tommy Hunter posted on Facebook. It’s been a year since Hunter used his personal — but public — page to call civil rights hero and Congressman John Lewis a “racist pig.” It’s been a year, too, since Hunter referred to Democrats — which...

Posted: 10 days ago

It’s now been a year since Gwinnett County Commissioner Tommy Hunter posted on Facebook. It’s been a year since Hunter used his personal — but public — page to call civil rights hero and Congressman John Lewis a “racist pig.” It’s been a year, too, since Hunter referred to Democrats — which...
Fear and confusion as Peachtree Corners tweaks its ‘city lite’ charter
 Gwinnett County’s largest and most populous city has a charter problem — and a whole lot of folks who are concerned about what that means for the future of the community pitched as a so-called “city lite.” Five-plus years ago, when proponents were pushing for Peachtree Corners’ creation, the city was promoted...

Posted: 10 days ago

Gwinnett County’s largest and most populous city has a charter problem — and a whole lot of folks who are concerned about what that means for the future of the community pitched as a so-called “city lite.” Five-plus years ago, when proponents were pushing for Peachtree Corners’ creation, the city was promoted...
Gwinnett officially has its first-ever Latino mayor
 Gwinnett County officially has its first-ever Latino mayor.  Rey Martinez, a business owner and former city councilman, was sworn in Thursday night as the new mayor of Loganville. The city is split between Gwinnett and Walton counties.  Gwinnett County is one of the most diverse communities in the state and in the entire Southeast...

Posted: 11 days ago

Gwinnett County officially has its first-ever Latino mayor.  Rey Martinez, a business owner and former city councilman, was sworn in Thursday night as the new mayor of Loganville. The city is split between Gwinnett and Walton counties.  Gwinnett County is one of the most diverse communities in the state and in the entire Southeast...