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Two people were injured when a tree fell on a vehicle during a storm on June 27. Banks County Fire/EMS, along with Franklin County Fire/EMS, responded to 306 Prospect Road, Toccoa, on a reported vehicle accident with injuries and entrapment. Upon arrival, units found a single vehicle that a …

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A Maysville home was destroyed in a fire on Saturday, June 27. The Banks County Fire/EMS and Lee Arrendale Correctional Institute Fire Department responded to 513 David Hill Road, Maysville, on a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, they found a single-family multi-level residential struct…

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Three people were injured in this head-on collision on June 2 at 1399 Highway 104 in Baldwin. Banks County Fire/EMS responded to the wreck and found that the first vehicle had a female driver who was out of the vehicle complaining of multiple injuries. The patient was evaluated and transport…

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A tractor-trailer caught fire Thursday morning, June 4, at Banks Crossing. The fire occurred around 8 a.m. on the I-85 southbound off-ramp. Banks County Fire and EMS and Banks County Sheriff’s Office deputies were on the scene. The fire was between the tractor and trailer of the truck and wa…

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An incident of road rage was reported at Banks Crossing after a man said a woman pulled out in front of him on Hwy. 441 so he followed her into the Walmart parking lot and got out and told her she needed to learn how to drive.

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The Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, which is comprised of local law enforcement agencies, including the Banks County Sheriff's Office, is assisting with a narcotics investigation that stems from a drug arrest in Habersham County.

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A truck driver was critically injured in a wreck on April 28 that shut down traffic on Hwy. 198 near Hwy. 63 in Homer. Banks County Fire/EMS responded to a reported vehicle accident with entrapment. Upon arrival, they found a tractor trailer overturned with the driver trapped inside the vehi…

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Special agents with the Criminal Investigations Division of the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office have recently taken out warrants on 10 people who are believed to have played a role in a food poisoning insurance fraud ring.

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Sheriff Carlton Speed spoke recently to members of THE Region 3 Traffic Incident Management team at the Homer Fire Department. Shown are: (L-R) Sheriff Carlton Speed, Brandin Gillman, Georgia State Office of EMS and Trauma, Region 2 EMS Training Council; Robert Simpson, Georgia Department of…

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Murder charges have been added for a man arrested earlier in connection with the death of a woman found at a residential fire in Alto.

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A Banks County school bus, that did not have any children on it, was involved in a wreck on Wednesday, Feb. 26, on Hwy. 98 at Grove Level Road near 8 a.m.

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Several agencies attended the semi-annual speed detector operator training at the Banks County Sheriff's Office. Those attending include: Baldwin Police Department, Maysville Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Habersham County Sheriff's Office, Franklin County Sheriff's Offi…

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A woman escaped uninjured from this residential fire on Feb. 15 in Alto. The Banks County Fire/EMS and Lee Arrendale Correctional Institute fire departments, assisted by Mutual Aid with Habersham Fire and Emergency Services. responded to 333 McDaniel Street, Alto, on a reported structure fir…

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A barn was destroyed in a fire on Jan. 30 on Lynn Drive in Homer. Farm animals in the barn were removed from the barn and treated by a local vet. The Banks County Fire/EMS and Lee Arrendale Correctional Institute fire departments responded to a call of a reported structure fire. Upon arrival…