• Banks County Board of Commissioners approve multiple agenda items

    Banks County Courthouse Annex Entrance

    BANKS COUNTY – The first half of the Banks County Board of Commissioners Meeting consisted of a lengthy discussion between the Board, Hotel Developer Paul Patel, and community members.  For more information on that discussion about the Conditional Use Application (CUA), check out our article that covers the concerns people had about the project and […]

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  • Banks County BOC Approves Marriott Hotel in Commerce

    The front of the Banks County Courthouse Annex with a bright blue sky above and the moon visible.

    BANKS COUNTY – The first application to be discussed in the 5/10/22 Board of Commissioners meeting is a Conditional Use Application by Hotel Developer Paul Patel for a new hotel to be located at Hampton Court in Commerce. The Banks County BOC approved the Marriot Hotel. The Banks County Planning Commission recommended the hotel for […]

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  • Hudson River Drive/HWY 59 Detour

    A map by the GDOT showing the road closure of Hudson River Drive and its detour.

    PRESS RELEASE – GDOT is rerouting the entrance of Hudson River Drive and the detour will be across the bridge on GA Hwy 59 for the next 30 days. At the end of the reroute construction, the below detour will be in effect. Public Notice: Hwy 59 over the Hudson River will be closed for […]

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  • Banks County Planning Commission Recommends New Hotel to BOC, BANKS Ga.

    The façade of the Banks County Courthouse Annex

    BANKS COUNTY, Ga. – The Banks County Planning Commission recommends an approval for a planned hotel at Hampton Court in Commerce, Ga.  Additionally, they approved three other applications for conditional use, including vehicle part sales by Resurrected Classics, a home occupational business by Joshua Trimble, and a new home structure. Opponents of the hotel, which […]

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  • Banks County Voter Registration Deadline Approaches

    2022 General Elections

    BANKS COUNTY, Ga. – The Banks County voter registration deadline is approaching. The May 24 General Elections’ last day to register to vote will be April 25. FetchYourNews covered the qualifying candidates for the local general election in Banks County. Early voting, May 2 through May 20, will take place at the Election Office, 226 […]

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  • Banks County Board of Commissioners Meeting 4/12/22

    Banks County Courthouse Annex

    BANKS COUNTY, Ga. The Banks County Board of Commissioners held a regular meeting Tuesday. On the agenda were the chairman’s report, acknowledgement of Child Abuse Prevention Month, and a few other ordinances and resolutions. According to the chairman’s report, in March, Banks County had 319 fire department calls. There were also 3007 sheriff’s office calls […]

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  • Banks County – Homer, Ga. City Council Meeting 4/12/22

    Homer City Hall

    The Homer, Ga. City Council met in City Hall on Tuesday.  Items on the agenda included a districts change, a roundabout, and TSPLOST funds.  Additionally, Council Members continue to express concerns about the traffic pattern that have emerged from uncertainties about the roundabout project. The GDOT brought the intersection of Historic Homer Hwy (SR 164), […]

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  • Quick planning commission meeting sees alcohol permit passed

    Banks County Courthouse Annex

    The Banks County Planning Commission held a meeting April 5th in the Courthouse Annex. The meeting was very short as it consisted of one motion. Planning Commission Member Taylor Griffith said, “I believe that was a record.” with regard how quick it was. Gabby Flores was present on behalf of the restaurant. El Jalapeño had […]

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  • Commerce Country Cafe Temporarily Closed due to Fire Damage

    PRESS RELEASE – Wie’s Commerce Country Cafe caught fire on Sunday, April 3. The building is still standing. No injuries are reported. The damage is mostly confined to the kitchen, according to the Country Cafe’s official Facebook page. “The kitchen took the brunt of the damage. The cafe will be closed for about 2 weeks […]

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  • Banks County High School Prom 2022

    Banks County Highschool Exterior

    PRESS RELEASE – Banks County High School Prom 2022 will take place on April 16 at Hidden Acres Wedding and Event Barn in Gillsville, Ga. The prom will be between 7:30 and 10:30.  The theme this year will be Rustic Romance. The Hidden Acres Wedding and Event Barn is located at 6467 Old Gillsville Rd, […]

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  • Trump Endorses Georgia Senate Candidate Herschel Walker

    Herschel Walker at "Save America" rally.

    Former President Donald Trump endorses Georgia Senate Candidate and former professional football star Herschel Walker at the March 26 “Save America” rally held at the Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga. Additionally, he hinted at a 2024 Presidential rerun. The rally hosted several speakers and politicians who railed against Democrats, CTR, Transgender inclusion in sports and […]

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  • Banks County BOC Vote to Rezone, New Gas Station Planned

    BANKS COUNTY, Ga. – The Banks County Board of Commissioners voted to rezone a 7.27 acre lot from agriculture to commercial and includes a gas station.  The McCoy Bridge road and Hwy 441 adjacent plot will host a convenience store/gas station and retail space. Additionally, Ben Ramsey requested, on behalf of the Rec. Department, some […]

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  • Banks County BOC Denies Rezoning After Citizens Unite

    Banks County Courthouse Annex

    BANKS COUNTY – Citizens of Banks County filled the room of the March 8 Board of Commissioners meeting to oppose tabling (for another 60 days) a proposal by International Development company PNK Holdings, LLC, based in Moscow, Russia. Mark Stiles, representing PNK, was addressed by the commissioners and citizens alike with skepticism. Representing PNK Holdings, […]

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  • Banks County 2022 General Election Qualifying Candidates

    BANKS, COUNTY – Banks County candidates considering entering the May, 2022 General Primary Election must do so before qualifying ends on March 11th at noon. The Banks County Board of Commissioners and the Board of Education each have two seats on the ballot.  As of 8 p.m. of March 9, four candidates have qualified, all unopposed.  […]

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