Tyler Estep

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Tyler Estep is a reporter covering Gwinnett County.

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‘Not like the movies’: Inside the search for a missing Gwinnett man
 On this day, Tracy Sargent and her K-9s are searching for a Lawrenceville man who disappeared more than a year ago in a drug-induced rage. Over the last quarter-century — across the country and around the world — Sargent’s Georgia-based investigation team has helped track good guys and bad, missing persons and escaped...

Posted: a day ago

On this day, Tracy Sargent and her K-9s are searching for a Lawrenceville man who disappeared more than a year ago in a drug-induced rage. Over the last quarter-century — across the country and around the world — Sargent’s Georgia-based investigation team has helped track good guys and bad, missing persons and escaped...
Ex-Gwinnett firefighter uses billboard to protest ‘mandatory overtime’
 The signs, two panels of a rotating digital billboard that loom over one of Gwinnett County’s most traveled intersections, cut straight to the chase. “Firefighters have families,” one says in all caps. “Over $15 million tax dollars spent on mandatory overtime in 34 months.” “Stop Mandatory Overtime in the...

Posted: 4 days ago

The signs, two panels of a rotating digital billboard that loom over one of Gwinnett County’s most traveled intersections, cut straight to the chase. “Firefighters have families,” one says in all caps. “Over $15 million tax dollars spent on mandatory overtime in 34 months.” “Stop Mandatory Overtime in the...
Gwinnett will pony up $5.8M to build a new state patrol facility
 Gwinnett County will pay to build a new $5.8 million facility that it hopes will keep the Georgia State Patrol in town for the next half-century. The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners recently approved a resolution and intergovernmental agreement that will allow it to build the new home of GSP Post 51 on the site of an abandoned rest stop near...

Posted: 7 days ago

Gwinnett County will pay to build a new $5.8 million facility that it hopes will keep the Georgia State Patrol in town for the next half-century. The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners recently approved a resolution and intergovernmental agreement that will allow it to build the new home of GSP Post 51 on the site of an abandoned rest stop near...
Is the massive movie studio project pitched in Gwinnett doomed?
 In 2013, Jacoby Development pitched its dream of building a sprawling movie production campus in Norcross.  The 114-acre project off I-85 near Jimmy Carter Boulevard — on property owned by OFS, a fiber optics  company — would feature the largest production facility outside of California, Jim Jacoby proclaimed. It would have...

Posted: 11 days ago

In 2013, Jacoby Development pitched its dream of building a sprawling movie production campus in Norcross.  The 114-acre project off I-85 near Jimmy Carter Boulevard — on property owned by OFS, a fiber optics company — would feature the largest production facility outside of California, Jim Jacoby proclaimed. It would have...
Will lawsuits spell doom for Gwinnett’s massive movie studio project?
 Four years after its announcement, the project that boasted of bringing the Southeast’s largest movie studio to Gwinnett County appears to be in danger of never getting off the ground. For months now, the owner of the site off I-85 near Norcross — fiber optic company OFS — has been quarreling in the courtroom with the...

Posted: 11 days ago

Four years after its announcement, the project that boasted of bringing the Southeast’s largest movie studio to Gwinnett County appears to be in danger of never getting off the ground. For months now, the owner of the site off I-85 near Norcross — fiber optic company OFS — has been quarreling in the courtroom with the...
This Georgia mayor has served for 47 years. Meet the man who beat him.
 Troy Brumbalow is 46, an accomplished middle-aged man with a wife and kids, several businesses and a dream of breathing new life into his hometown. And he wasn’t even born when H. Ford Gravitt — the man he just beat to become the next mayor of that hometown, Cumming — first took office. “When you’re running against...

Posted: 11 days ago

Troy Brumbalow is 46, an accomplished middle-aged man with a wife and kids, several businesses and a dream of breathing new life into his hometown. And he wasn’t even born when H. Ford Gravitt — the man he just beat to become the next mayor of that hometown, Cumming — first took office. “When you’re running against...
Will election of Gwinnett’s first minority mayors start a trend?
 It’s not anything new, and it’s not a secret. It’s been a point of contention — and sometimes litigation — for years. Despite being one of the most diverse communities in Georgia and the southeastern United States, Gwinnett County is still a place governed almost exclusively by white people. The county with...

Posted: 12 days ago

It’s not anything new, and it’s not a secret. It’s been a point of contention — and sometimes litigation — for years. Despite being one of the most diverse communities in Georgia and the southeastern United States, Gwinnett County is still a place governed almost exclusively by white people. The county with...
Gwinnett cities elect county’s first black, Latino mayors
 Gwinnett County, one of the most diverse communities in Georgia and the entire Southeast, will soon have its first-ever non-white mayors.  The city of Norcross made longtime councilman Craig Newton Gwinnett’s first-ever black mayor during Tuesday’s election. Newton was not challenged.  And in Loganville — which...

Posted: 14 days ago

Gwinnett County, one of the most diverse communities in Georgia and the entire Southeast, will soon have its first-ever non-white mayors.  The city of Norcross made longtime councilman Craig Newton Gwinnett’s first-ever black mayor during Tuesday’s election. Newton was not challenged.  And in Loganville — which...
Polls are now open for Gwinnett’s mayoral and city council elections
 Gwinnett has no countywide elections today — but polls are now open in several cities holding local contests.  Polls opened at 7 a.m. and will be open until 7 p.m. Several Gwinnett cities will elect mayors today. Most mayoral candidates are running unopposed, however, including those Braselton, Dacula, Grayson, Sugar Hill...

Posted: 15 days ago

Gwinnett has no countywide elections today — but polls are now open in several cities holding local contests.  Polls opened at 7 a.m. and will be open until 7 p.m. Several Gwinnett cities will elect mayors today. Most mayoral candidates are running unopposed, however, including those Braselton, Dacula, Grayson, Sugar Hill...
Gwinnett candidate drops out after controversial tweets about Jews
 Suwanee City Council candidate Joe Briggs has dropped out of the race after receiving backlash from his controversial social media activity. Briggs, a 59-year-old engineer, drew fire last week after The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published screenshots of inflammatory tweets he wrote about Jews and Israel. Suwanee, like several other...

Posted: 15 days ago

Suwanee City Council candidate Joe Briggs has dropped out of the race after receiving backlash from his controversial social media activity. Briggs, a 59-year-old engineer, drew fire last week after The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published screenshots of inflammatory tweets he wrote about Jews and Israel. Suwanee, like several other...
Gwinnett candidate drops out after inflammatory tweets about Jews
 The Suwanee city council candidate who drew ire last week for a series of inflammatory tweets about Jews and Israel has ended his candidacy. Joe Briggs, a 59-year-old engineer, will no longer challenge incumbent Suwanee Councilwoman Beth Hilscher in the election  held Tuesday. “Neither the community nor my family deserved this...

Posted: 15 days ago

The Suwanee city council candidate who drew ire last week for a series of inflammatory tweets about Jews and Israel has ended his candidacy. Joe Briggs, a 59-year-old engineer, will no longer challenge incumbent Suwanee Councilwoman Beth Hilscher in the election held Tuesday. “Neither the community nor my family deserved this...