• Motel 6 Burned in Banks Crossing

    BANKS COUNTY, Ga. – Motel 6 behind RaceTrac burned up in Banks Crossing on June 20. Hoses were strewn about Monday afternoon while multiple different fire departments tackle the Motel 6 fire. At the same time, more trucks came and went, transporting water and equipment for hours.  No injuries have been reported at this time. […]

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  • Banks County Commissioners meeting unfolds into zoning debate

    BANKS COUNTY, Ga. – The Banks County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, June 14 in the Courthouse Annex.  According to the Chairman’s report, there were 305 fire department calls, 2918 sheriff’s department calls, and approximately 18 cases of Covid-19 in the past two weeks. The meeting quickly shifted, after a couple of nominations to finish […]

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  • Fort Hollingsworth-White House Heritage Center- Banks

    Heritage Center

    BANKS COUNTY, Ga. – An ongoing project to restore historic Fort Hollingsworth-White House faces set backs amid labor and financial delays. Fort Hollingsworth-White House, established in 1793, is a landmark in Banks County, Georgia and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Friends of the Fort, a non-profit organization, has been working on a […]

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  • Homer Holds Cruising With Autism Car Show

    Homer Car Show 1

    BANKS CO. – Saturday, May 21, saw the streets of Homer and adjacent parking lots filled to the brim with classic, unique, and custom local vehicles for the Cruising With Autism Car Show. The free event was a unique opportunity to see hotrods and muscle cars and appreciate the hard work and talent that went […]

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  • Chris Ausburn Defeats Incumbent Sammy Reece

    Line Outside Rec Department

    BANKS COUNTY, Ga. – Though the polls closed around 7 p.m., late into the night there were still people in line outside the building, due to there no longer being a switchback queue inside.  Voting takes place in the Rec. Department building. Incumbent Sammy Reece has lost the race by less than a hundred votes.  Challenger […]

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  • Banks County Election Results

    BANKS COUNTY, Ga. – The May 24, 2022 Banks County General Elections come to a close with the late night release of the Election Summary Report. These documents are the Election Summary Report, though they are technically unofficial and incomplete.  These are the documents that were distributed at the election office at 226 Candler St. […]

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  • 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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