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

Gwinnett plans $34M purchase of site once pitched for movie campus
 Gwinnett County plans to purchase more than 100 acres of a Norcross-area property that has long been targeted for economic redevelopment, with previously proposed projects ranging from a casino to a sprawling movie production campus.  Gwinnett is targeting a sizable chunk of the property off Jimmy Carter Boulevard and I-85 &mdash...

Posted: 10 hours ago

Gwinnett County plans to purchase more than 100 acres of a Norcross-area property that has long been targeted for economic redevelopment, with previously proposed projects ranging from a casino to a sprawling movie production campus.  Gwinnett is targeting a sizable chunk of the property off Jimmy Carter Boulevard and I-85 &mdash...
Gwinnett animal shelter ‘so much better’ under new department’s control
 A little more than a year ago, the Gwinnett County animal shelter was lifted from the supervision of the local police department and placed beneath the umbrella of community services. It was a change animal advocates had long lobbied for, arguing that the shelter and animal control operations needed to have a less rigid, more caring, more...

Posted: 4 days ago

A little more than a year ago, the Gwinnett County animal shelter was lifted from the supervision of the local police department and placed beneath the umbrella of community services. It was a change animal advocates had long lobbied for, arguing that the shelter and animal control operations needed to have a less rigid, more caring, more...
Study says Gwinnett has the happiest water customers in the country
 Gwinnett County has the happiest water customers in the South — and the entire country, according to a newly released study.  The study from global marketing information firm J.D. Power measured satisfaction among residential customers of 88 water utilities across the country that serve at least 400,000 people. It evaluated...

Posted: 4 days ago

Gwinnett County has the happiest water customers in the South — and the entire country, according to a newly released study.  The study from global marketing information firm J.D. Power measured satisfaction among residential customers of 88 water utilities across the country that serve at least 400,000 people. It evaluated...
Gwinnett residents will (eventually) be able to text 911
 By this time next year, Gwinnett County residents may be able to send emergency text messages to 911.  The county’s Board of Commissioners approved Tuesday a $615,000 contract that will allow the Gwinnett police department to upgrade its current 911 call-handling  system. Deputy Chief Brett West said during the commission...

Posted: 4 days ago

By this time next year, Gwinnett County residents may be able to send emergency text messages to 911.  The county’s Board of Commissioners approved Tuesday a $615,000 contract that will allow the Gwinnett police department to upgrade its current 911 call-handling  system. Deputy Chief Brett West said during the commission...
More early voting locations are open this week in Gwinnett
 Additional early voting locations are open this week in Gwinnett County.  Advance voting in Gwinnett — which includes state races like gubernatorial and legislative primaries, as well as high-profile local school board and commission races — began late last month, but only at the county’s elections...

Posted: 6 days ago

Additional early voting locations are open this week in Gwinnett County.  Advance voting in Gwinnett — which includes state races like gubernatorial and legislative primaries, as well as high-profile local school board and commission races — began late last month, but only at the county’s elections...
You can still weigh in on Gwinnett’s future development plan
 It’s not too late to weigh in on the future of development in Gwinnett County.  There are still a few public meetings scheduled regarding the county’s 2040 Unified Plan, which will shape policies, programs and projects related to growth and development in the years to come. An online survey is available as well. The plan...

Posted: 10 days ago

It’s not too late to weigh in on the future of development in Gwinnett County.  There are still a few public meetings scheduled regarding the county’s 2040 Unified Plan, which will shape policies, programs and projects related to growth and development in the years to come. An online survey is available as well. The plan...
In Gwinnett, Democratic commission primaries are already historic
 Gabe Okoye chortled. It was the end of the March candidate qualifying period, and Okoye — the chairman of the Gwinnett County Democratic Party — had been asked a simple enough question. Was it a regular occurrence, at least in recent history, for his party to have a primary election in a race for the Board of Commissioners? Was...

Posted: 11 days ago

Gabe Okoye chortled. It was the end of the March candidate qualifying period, and Okoye — the chairman of the Gwinnett County Democratic Party — had been asked a simple enough question. Was it a regular occurrence, at least in recent history, for his party to have a primary election in a race for the Board of Commissioners? Was...
Gwinnett’s $1B trails plan just one (big) key to connecting the region
 From Buford in the north to Snellville in the south, about 120 miles of trails and greenways for walking, hiking and biking grace Gwinnett’s extensive parks system. County officials are quick to point out — and rightfully so — that the area has had a lot of trails for a long time. Their brand new trails master plan...

Posted: 11 days ago

From Buford in the north to Snellville in the south, about 120 miles of trails and greenways for walking, hiking and biking grace Gwinnett’s extensive parks system. County officials are quick to point out — and rightfully so — that the area has had a lot of trails for a long time. Their brand new trails master plan...
Gwinnett to mull a November ‘brunch bill’ referendum
 Will Gwinnett County let voters decide if they want to allow restaurants to serve booze earlier on Sundays?  That’s a good question.  Gov. Nathan Deal signed the so-called “brunch bill” Tuesday, legislation that allows Georgia cities and counties to hold referendums on giving restaurants and wineries the ability...

Posted: 12 days ago

Will Gwinnett County let voters decide if they want to allow restaurants to serve booze earlier on Sundays?  That’s a good question.  Gov. Nathan Deal signed the so-called “brunch bill” Tuesday, legislation that allows Georgia cities and counties to hold referendums on giving restaurants and wineries the ability...
PHOTOS: Lawrenceville releases plans for $26M arts center expansion
 The city of Lawrenceville released Monday new details — and renderings — for its $26 million, 50,000-square-foot arts center expansion. Among many other things, the plan would give the renowned Aurora Theatre what officials called one of the largest live performing arts stages in Georgia. And the expansion is just one of several...

Posted: 12 days ago

The city of Lawrenceville released Monday new details — and renderings — for its $26 million, 50,000-square-foot arts center expansion. Among many other things, the plan would give the renowned Aurora Theatre what officials called one of the largest live performing arts stages in Georgia. And the expansion is just one of several...
Netherworld haunted house cuts ribbon on new Gwinnett location
 World famous haunted house Netherworld recently cut the ribbon on its brand new Gwinnett County location — one that comes with expanded offerings.  Netherworld, which rose to international fame in the two decades it operated beside I-85 near Norcross, announced in 2016 its plans to relocate cross-county to a 9.5-acre site on West...

Posted: 13 days ago

World famous haunted house Netherworld recently cut the ribbon on its brand new Gwinnett County location — one that comes with expanded offerings.  Netherworld, which rose to international fame in the two decades it operated beside I-85 near Norcross, announced in 2016 its plans to relocate cross-county to a 9.5-acre site on West...