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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…

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When frigid temperatures linger, energy use typically increases as heating systems work harder and longer to keep homes and businesses warm. Jackson EMC offers tips on how to manage energy costs during cold winter months.

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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…

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The Banks County High School softball team was recognized during the Dec. 16 Board of Education meeting for their state championship title.

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Members of the Banks County High Schools boys track team were recognized during the Dec. 16 Board of Education meeting for their fourth place finish at state.

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Members of the Banks County High Schools girls track team were recognized during the Dec. 16 Board of Education meeting for their fourth place finish at state.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 …