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From November 15 to November 17, the Banks County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, conducted Operation Holiday Sweep. The objective of the operation was to locate and arrest offenders with outstanding shoplifting warrants.

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The Banks County Sheriff's Office has issued a BOLO in connection with burglaries that occurred on Jan. 19, 2020. The above notice was posted on social media, along with this statement: "Our investigators have been hard at work on this case from January. After extreme diligence and dedicatio…

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If you are a Banks County resident and need assistance installing or checking smoke alarms, call 706-677-1812 and Banks County Fire & EMS can install free smoke alarms or check the batteries for you to ensure yours are working correctly.

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To obtain a burn permit, call 1-877-652-2876 or online at www.gatrees.org. Once you have received your permit number, call the non-emergency dispatch number at 706-677-1234 to inform them of your permit number.

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An Alto home was destroyed in a fire on Oct. 29. The Banks County Fire/EMS was called to the home at 836 Grant Mill Road on a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, units found a single-family structure fully involved with fire. The occupants were not home at the time of the fire. The home w…

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Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King’s State Fire Investigations Unit has announced that a Habersham County fire has been ruled an arson. The fire completely destroyed a 41-year-old, 700- square-foot building at 4451 Camp Creek Road in Mt. Airy around 2 p.m. on Friday, October 23.

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Banks County Fire and EMS spent the weekend training with State Instructor Bryan Allen on vehicle victim extrication. Other departments who participated in this training included: Homer Fire Department, Maysville Rescue, Nicholson Fire and Rescue and Covington Fire and EMS. Mack & Bucks …

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Banks County Sheriff's Office Facilities and Project Manager, Deputy Dan McDuffie, and his inmate detail team recently completed a project to "renew and refresh" the Banks County Veteran’s Memorial Park.

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On September 1, Banks County Fire/EMS, the Homer Fire Department and Lee Arrendale Correctional Institute Fire Department responded to 1078 McDonald Circle, Commerce, on a reported structure fire. Upon arrival they found an old chicken house that was being utilized to store hay rolls inside,…

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After a several month-long drug trafficking investigation conducted by the Banks County Sheriff’s Office, Habersham County Sheriff’s Office, and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO) a search warrant was executed in Banks County at 741 Grant Mill Road, Alto, Georgia and a …

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The Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office, along with the Stephens County Sheriff's Office, arrested a suspected methamphetamine dealer in Toccoa.

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A woman, in her 60s, was injured in this one-vehicle wreck on Highway 164 at Wilson Bridge Road in Commerce. Banks County Fire/EMS was called to the wreck on Aug. 3. The driver reportedly left the roadway and struck a tree before overturning. The driver was trapped in the vehicle and was ext…

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A Homer home was destroyed in a fire on Monday, Aug. 10. The residents were at home but no one was injured. The Homer Fire Department, Banks County Fire/EMS and Lee Arrendale Correctional Institute Fire Department responded to 249 Woodland Street, Homer on a reported structure fire. Upon arr…

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A motorcycle accident victim was transported to an area hospital by helicopter. On August 07, Banks County Fire/EMS responded to 1840 Bennett Road, Homer, on a reported accident involving a motorcycle/dirt bike. Upon arrival, units found a single-vehicle, dirt/bike involved in an accident wi…

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A woman died in this one-vehicle wreck at 6292 Old Highway 441 North, Baldwin, on July 27. The Banks County Fire/EMS responded to a reported vehicle accident with injuries. Upon arrival, units found a single-vehicle accident with one female in her early 20s who had been ejected from the vehi…

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The Habersham County Sheriff’s Office and Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office executed a search warrant at the Baymont Inn and Suites in Cornelia on July 20. Officers seized 20 grams of heroin with a street value of $2,500 and made one arrest.

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On July 2, the Banks County Fire/EMS and Lee Arrendale Correctional Institute Fire Department responded to 20520 Hwy. 441, Commerce on a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, units found a detached garage fully involved with fire. A vehicle, lawn mower, motorcycle and numerous household app…

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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…