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

2 Gwinnett parks are getting new playgrounds
 Two Gwinnett County parks are getting new playgrounds.  The county commission approved Tuesday a $750,000 contract that will cover removing and replacing “playground equipment and surfaces,” as well as improving handicap accessibility, at George Pierce Park in Suwanee and Mountain Park Park in Lilburn.  Landscape...

Posted: 9 hours ago

Two Gwinnett County parks are getting new playgrounds.  The county commission approved Tuesday a $750,000 contract that will cover removing and replacing “playground equipment and surfaces,” as well as improving handicap accessibility, at George Pierce Park in Suwanee and Mountain Park Park in Lilburn.  Landscape...
Inside Gwinnett’s quest to find 350 Spanish-speaking poll workers
 Gwinnett County’s elections office is holding its first-ever “hiring events” for poll workers this week and, to be honest, Lynn Ledford isn’t quite sure what to expect. Ledford, Gwinnett’s elections director, knows she needs north of 2,000 poll workers before (and after) May’s primaries — and that...

Posted: a day ago

Gwinnett County’s elections office is holding its first-ever “hiring events” for poll workers this week and, to be honest, Lynn Ledford isn’t quite sure what to expect. Ledford, Gwinnett’s elections director, knows she needs north of 2,000 poll workers before (and after) May’s primaries — and that...
Nearly a decade later, Gwinnett begins $75M courthouse expansion
 It’s been a long time coming — but it’s finally coming. “We’re moving forward,” Gwinnett County Chief Superior Court Judge Melodie Snell Conner said Tuesday. Gwinnett  officials  broke ground Tuesday afternoon on the first phase of the county’s long-delayed, $75 million courthouse expansion, ...

Posted: 2 days ago

It’s been a long time coming — but it’s finally coming. “We’re moving forward,” Gwinnett County Chief Superior Court Judge Melodie Snell Conner said Tuesday. Gwinnett officials broke ground Tuesday afternoon on the first phase of the county’s long-delayed, $75 million courthouse expansion, ...
Gwinnett holding poll worker hiring events, needs Spanish speakers
 Gwinnett County is holding a pair of hiring events this week for poll workers — and especially ones that speak Spanish. The first event will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at OneStop Norcross, 5030 Georgia Belle Court, Norcross. The second will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at OneStop Centerville, 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville...

Posted: 2 days ago

Gwinnett County is holding a pair of hiring events this week for poll workers — and especially ones that speak Spanish. The first event will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at OneStop Norcross, 5030 Georgia Belle Court, Norcross. The second will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at OneStop Centerville, 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville...
Will Presidents Day affect Gwinnett’s trash collection schedule?
 No. No it will not. The majority of Gwinnett’s county offices will be closed Monday for the Presidents Day holiday, but your local garbage men and women won’t be so lucky. Presidents Day is not a trash and recycling holiday in unincorporated Gwinnett, which is most of the county. Pickup will not be affected Monday or the rest...

Posted: 6 days ago

No. No it will not. The majority of Gwinnett’s county offices will be closed Monday for the Presidents Day holiday, but your local garbage men and women won’t be so lucky. Presidents Day is not a trash and recycling holiday in unincorporated Gwinnett, which is most of the county. Pickup will not be affected Monday or the rest...
Gwinnett chair: ‘Significant’ transit expansion is ‘next big decision’
 Perhaps the biggest indicator of Gwinnett County’s readiness to consider expanding its transit options is the increasing willingness of its leaders to advocate for it without fear of political repercussions. In her 2016 state of the county address, Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash noted Gwinnett’s growing need for more...

Posted: 8 days ago

Perhaps the biggest indicator of Gwinnett County’s readiness to consider expanding its transit options is the increasing willingness of its leaders to advocate for it without fear of political repercussions. In her 2016 state of the county address, Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash noted Gwinnett’s growing need for more...
New bill could complicate Gwinnett’s quest for transit vote this fall
 There are lots of things that Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash likes about thee new transit bill unveiled Tuesday at the Georgia Capitol. But House Bill 930 also raises plenty of questions — including one about Gwinnett’s ability to hold a long proposed countywide referendum on transit expansion later...

Posted: 9 days ago

There are lots of things that Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash likes about thee new transit bill unveiled Tuesday at the Georgia Capitol. But House Bill 930 also raises plenty of questions — including one about Gwinnett’s ability to hold a long proposed countywide referendum on transit expansion later...
Driver’s attorney ‘relieved’ new charges sought for ex-Gwinnett cops
 Gwinnett County’s district attorney intends to seek new felony charges against the now-former police officers caught on camera striking a motorist during a 2017 traffic stop. And the attorney representing that motorist is “relieved.” “We are relieved to hear that the District Attorney's Office is taking the...

Posted: 11 days ago

Gwinnett County’s district attorney intends to seek new felony charges against the now-former police officers caught on camera striking a motorist during a 2017 traffic stop. And the attorney representing that motorist is “relieved.” “We are relieved to hear that the District Attorney's Office is taking the...
‘Premium movie theater experience’ in plans for Infinite Energy campus
 Plans for the newly christened megadevelopment on Gwinnett County’s Infinite Energy Center campus include a “premium movie theater experience.” The inclusion of a movie theater in the 118-acre project — which will also include restaurants and retail, office space, residences and a hotel — had not...

Posted: 13 days ago

Plans for the newly christened megadevelopment on Gwinnett County’s Infinite Energy Center campus include a “premium movie theater experience.” The inclusion of a movie theater in the 118-acre project — which will also include restaurants and retail, office space, residences and a hotel — had not...
Gwinnett mails bilingual voter cards; 1,600 have new polling place
 Gwinnett County voters can say goodbye to those little postcards from the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, the ones that come from time to time to remind — or inform — them of their polling place. Gwinnett’s elections office recently mailed out its own versions of those precinct notification cards. Part of ...

Posted: 13 days ago

Gwinnett County voters can say goodbye to those little postcards from the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, the ones that come from time to time to remind — or inform — them of their polling place. Gwinnett’s elections office recently mailed out its own versions of those precinct notification cards. Part of ...
PHOTOS: New renderings of Gwinnett’s $75 million courthouse expansion
 New renderings released this week paint a better picture of what Gwinnett County’s long-awaited, $75 million courthouse expansion will look like when it’s completed in 2020. The Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center opened in 1988 and houses courtrooms and other criminal justice operations, as well as administrative...

Posted: 14 days ago

New renderings released this week paint a better picture of what Gwinnett County’s long-awaited, $75 million courthouse expansion will look like when it’s completed in 2020. The Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center opened in 1988 and houses courtrooms and other criminal justice operations, as well as administrative...