Several work trucks parked at the old Pottery Factory Mall at Banks Crossing were damaged recently, according to an incident report filed at the Banks County Sheriff’s Office.
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.
Latest Banks News
- Easter plans for area churches listed
- COVID-19 cases increase by 685 across state; 'shelter-in-place' extended to April 30
- Primary Election postponed until June 9
- Banks-Jackson food bank seeing unusual trend during COVID-19 crisis
- Lula amends employee handbook to address cornavirus concerns
- Medical supply donation drive underway
- Alto approves 'shelter-in place' ordinance
- New research shows people are infectious 48 hours before symptoms appear
- BOC government shuts down; governor calls for citizens to 'shelter in place'
- Five arrests reported by sheriff's office
- Schools to be closed for remainder of school year; BCHS will hold graduation and prom for seniors
- BOC chairmen call for governor to close state parks
- COVID-19 cases increase by 1,063; governor extends 'state of emergency' to May 13
- Banks County has first confirmed case of COVID-19
- Banks man among those wanted for insurance fraud
- Work trucks damaged at Banks Crossing; tools, other items stolen from work site
- GARY: Looking back over 35 years
- 23 arrests reported by sheriff's office
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…
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…
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…
Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested an Alto man this week after a series of crimes in and around Don Carter State Park.
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…
A paraprofessional and assistant basketball coach at East Jackson Comprehensive High School has been arrested for having sexual contact with a student.
On Monday, Dec. 23, at 2:42 p.m. units from Banks County Fire/EMS and Lee Arrendale Corrections Institute Fire Department responded to 2861 Yonah-Homer Road, Homer, on a reported structure fire. Upon arrival units found a single-family residence with fire showing from the front windows and d…
Region B Healthcare Coalition and Banks County 911/EMA Director Deidra Moore helped the Banks County Sheriff's Office in receiving protective and life-saving gear. Through the recent public safety grant, the department received individual trauma kits, positive facial lock respirators, person…
A man was injured and a garage was heavily damaged in a fire on Bellamy Road on Dec. 15. Banks County Fire/EMS responded to 438 Bellamy Road, Homer, on a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, units found a 2,500 square foot detached garage on fire. Fire chief Steve Nichols reports, "A quick…
A fire destroyed a business in Alto on Sunday, Dec. 8. Fire units from Banks County Fire/EMS, Lee Arrendale Correctional Institute Fire Department and mutual aid from Baldwin and Habersham fire departments responded to 261 West Coker Road in Alto on a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, f…
On December 6, units from Banks County Fire/EMS responded to 1530 Highway 164, Commerce, on a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, they found a single-family residence well involved with fire. An aggressive interior attack was made and the fire was contained to the structure. The occupant …