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A camper, garage and outbuildings at 781 Ridge Lane, Lula, were destroyed in a fire on Oct. 13. Banks County Fire/EMS responded to the fire and utilized a defensive attack to eliminate the fire hazard and to protect the surrounding structures. The fire was contained to the area of origin and…

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As assessments of the damage from Hurricane Ida begin, it’s a reminder that no matter the event, Georgians need to be prepared. To help reinforce the importance of being prepared, September has been designated as National Preparedness Month.

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On Wednesday, August 25, at approximately 5:30 p.m., several female inmates at the Habersham County Detention Center became ill and required transport to the Habersham County Medical Center for treatment.

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Ron Hill (second from left), president of the Joseph Habersham Chapter, Georgia Society, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), presented awards to four members of the Banks County Emergency Medical Services Department for their service. Awards presented were for Fire Safety Commendation and…

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Ron Hill, president of the Joseph Habersham Chapter, Georgia Society, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), presented awards to four members of the Banks County Emergency Medical Services Department for their service. Awards presented were for Fire Safety Commendation and EMS Commendation.

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Banks County Fire/EMS responded to I-85 at Martins Bridge Road, Commerce, on a reported vehicle fire on July 30. A tractor trailer with the tractor portion of the vehicle was fully involved with Fire. A quick attack from the crews contained the fire to the tractor with minimal damage to the …

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The Baldwin City Council, on Monday, July 26, honored its fire chief, Joe Roy, for 35 years of service to the city. Roy started with the City of Baldwin in 1986 as a volunteer, in 1991 he was promoted to captain and in 1997 he was promoted to chief. Roy (L) is shown accepting a plaque in hon…

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Several arrests were made across North Georgia as the culmination of an 18-month investigation conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, the White County Sheriff’s Office, the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office and the Hall County Sheriff’s…

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Jackson EMC has received reports of members receiving phone calls from scammers claiming to be from the cooperative and urging members to pay a bill immediately or face being disconnected from power service. Members should be aware of the rise of this recent scam to avoid becoming a victim.

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Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Shawn Harkness, 44, was arrested on charges of first degree arson.

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A fire was reported at this resident on Russ Ramsey Road, Maysville, on May 30. Banks County Fire/EMS and the Lee Arrendale Correctional Institute Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single-family residence with heavy smoke showing. Fire…

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One person was injured in a multi-vehicle wreck on May 16. Banks County Fire/EMS responded to Interstate 85 at Martins Bridge Road, Commerce, on a reported traffic accident with injuries involving several vehicles. Upon arrival, public service workers found an accident with two tractor trail…

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A Commerce residence was totally destroyed in a fire on May 16. The Banks County Fire/EMS responded to 235 Alexander Road on a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single-family residence that was fully involved with fire. The structure was listed as a total loss. A de…

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A man was injured in this wreck which occurred April 28 on I-85 South near Martin Bridge Road. Banks County Fire/EMS responded found a multi-vehicle accident with two tractor trailer trucks, a passenger vehicle and a van involved in the accident. Three patients were treated on the scene for …

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This wreck occurred at Hwy. 441 and McCoy Bridge Road, Homer, at 6:49 a.m. Monday. It was a one-vehicle wreck with a female driver, who was ejected from he vehicle. She reportedly had multiple injuries but was listed in stable condition. She was transported by EMS to an area hospital.

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On April 16, the Banks County Fire/EMS and Lee Arrendale Correctional Institute Fire Department responded to 632 Borders Road, Commerce, on a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single-family residence with fire and smoke showing from the structure. The fire was quick…

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On Sunday, April 11, there was a wreck in Commerce on US-441 next to Blazer’s Hot Wings.