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

‘Project Rocket’ gets final Gwinnett approval — but questions remain
 Gwinnett County has granted “Project Rocket” permission for takeoff. But plenty of questions — and a potential complication in neighboring DeKalb — remain. The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners gave final approval Tuesday afternoon for the permits necessary for a massive, 2.5-million-square-foot distribution...

Posted: 11 hours ago

Gwinnett County has granted “Project Rocket” permission for takeoff. But plenty of questions — and a potential complication in neighboring DeKalb — remain. The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners gave final approval Tuesday afternoon for the permits necessary for a massive, 2.5-million-square-foot distribution...
Gwinnett’s only emergency homeless shelter suspends operations
 Eleven beds doesn’t sound like much. But those 11 beds, the few spaces available at the SaltLight Center for those in need, represented the only true emergency homeless shelter anywhere in Gwinnett County — and now they’re gone, at least for a while. Family Promise of Gwinnett, the nonprofit that runs SaltLight, announced...

Posted: 14 hours ago

Eleven beds doesn’t sound like much. But those 11 beds, the few spaces available at the SaltLight Center for those in need, represented the only true emergency homeless shelter anywhere in Gwinnett County — and now they’re gone, at least for a while. Family Promise of Gwinnett, the nonprofit that runs SaltLight, announced...
Georgia 7th: Woodall, Bourdeaux tangle on fundraising, health care
 In their first direct encounter of a campaign that’s attracted increased national interest, U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall and Democratic challenger Carolyn Bourdeaux sat behind a plastic table Monday night in an overcrowded conference room in Peachtree Corners. As the headliners of a forum that also included candidates for state legislative...

Posted: 15 hours ago

In their first direct encounter of a campaign that’s attracted increased national interest, U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall and Democratic challenger Carolyn Bourdeaux sat behind a plastic table Monday night in an overcrowded conference room in Peachtree Corners. As the headliners of a forum that also included candidates for state legislative...
Grand jury asks for more records about use of force at Gwinnett jail
 A federal grand jury has subpoenaed records related to a Gwinnett County deputy’s alleged assault on a mentally ill inmate. The filing, obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution through the Georgia Open Records Act, marks the third grand jury subpoena submitted to the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office since February. All...

Posted: 16 hours ago

A federal grand jury has subpoenaed records related to a Gwinnett County deputy’s alleged assault on a mentally ill inmate. The filing, obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution through the Georgia Open Records Act, marks the third grand jury subpoena submitted to the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office since February. All...
Buford buying land targeted for new football stadium
 The city of Buford is in the process of purchasing land that officials said is being targeted for the future site of a new high school football stadium. Earlier this month, the city commission provided initial approval to purchase of about 16 wooded acres at Robert Bell Parkway and Buford Highway, directly across the highway from the new...

Posted: 4 days ago

The city of Buford is in the process of purchasing land that officials said is being targeted for the future site of a new high school football stadium. Earlier this month, the city commission provided initial approval to purchase of about 16 wooded acres at Robert Bell Parkway and Buford Highway, directly across the highway from the new...
Gwinnett news: Tommy Hunter files (another) appeal in ethics case
 Gwinnett  Commissioner Tommy Hunter has filed another appeal in his lawsuit against the county ethics board that recommended his reprimand last year. Unlike the first, this appeal is likely to actually send the case to Georgia’s Supreme Court — where a recent ruling in a similar matter adds an interesting wrinkle to the already...

Posted: 6 days ago

Gwinnett Commissioner Tommy Hunter has filed another appeal in his lawsuit against the county ethics board that recommended his reprimand last year. Unlike the first, this appeal is likely to actually send the case to Georgia’s Supreme Court — where a recent ruling in a similar matter adds an interesting wrinkle to the already...
Gwinnett launching on-demand bus service in Snellville
 Gwinnettians won’t go to the polls to vote on joining the MARTA system until next year — but one local city is getting a new transit service next week.  “Microtransit,” to be precise.  Gwinnett County announced this week that it selected a portion of the city of Snellville for a six-month pilot...

Posted: 7 days ago

Gwinnettians won’t go to the polls to vote on joining the MARTA system until next year — but one local city is getting a new transit service next week.  “Microtransit,” to be precise.  Gwinnett County announced this week that it selected a portion of the city of Snellville for a six-month pilot...
Foundation builds home for Gold Star Georgia widow
 All of it — life, love, birth, death — happened so quickly. Sarah Hawkins, a girl from small-town Georgia trying to find herself in New York, and Collin Schaaff, a young Marine stationed thousands of miles from his native Washington, met in a bar. Each was serving as a designated driver that night. Shared sobriety helped bring...

Posted: 7 days ago

All of it — life, love, birth, death — happened so quickly. Sarah Hawkins, a girl from small-town Georgia trying to find herself in New York, and Collin Schaaff, a young Marine stationed thousands of miles from his native Washington, met in a bar. Each was serving as a designated driver that night. Shared sobriety helped bring...
Atlantans join international day of ‘Rise for Climate’ rallies
 A group of Atlantans was among those who gathered around the world Saturday to rally for measures to combat climate change.  Nearly 100 people came together at Cleopas R. Johnson Park, located on Atlanta Student Movement Boulevard, not far from the Atlanta University Center, for the city’s version of the international &ldquo...

Posted: 10 days ago

A group of Atlantans was among those who gathered around the world Saturday to rally for measures to combat climate change.  Nearly 100 people came together at Cleopas R. Johnson Park, located on Atlanta Student Movement Boulevard, not far from the Atlanta University Center, for the city’s version of the international &ldquo...
5 things to know: What’s next with MARTA, Gwinnett contract
 On Thursday, MARTA’s Board of Directors approved a historic contract that would allow it to take over and expand transit services — including building a new heavy rail line — in Gwinnett County. Gwinnett’s county commission has approved the contract, too. But there’s still a long way to go before the...

Posted: 10 days ago

On Thursday, MARTA’s Board of Directors approved a historic contract that would allow it to take over and expand transit services — including building a new heavy rail line — in Gwinnett County. Gwinnett’s county commission has approved the contract, too. But there’s still a long way to go before the...
With MARTA-Gwinnett contract approved, public vote is all that’s left
 Gwinnett County has now cleared two big hurdles on its once-unthinkable trek toward joining MARTA. It’s got one more to go. A contract to take over and greatly expand transit services in Gwinnett, Georgia’s second largest county, was approved Thursday by MARTA’s Board of Directors. The agreement, which has already been approved...

Posted: 12 days ago

Gwinnett County has now cleared two big hurdles on its once-unthinkable trek toward joining MARTA. It’s got one more to go. A contract to take over and greatly expand transit services in Gwinnett, Georgia’s second largest county, was approved Thursday by MARTA’s Board of Directors. The agreement, which has already been approved...