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From the parking lot at the Big Canoe Postal Facility Wednesday, Jan. 13 a man accidentally drove his van over the steep embankment, landing front end down on the road below. 

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Join us for a tour of Big Canoe’s model train lines and the expert engineers who designed, developed and run them. With model railroad buff Cecil Schneider as our guide, Smoke Signals Weekly will visit seven model train enthusiasts, check out their layouts and find out what drives their pass…

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Rev. Len Walker, senior pastor at the Big Canoe Chapel, has one of several Lionel O-Scale train layouts in Big Canoe.  He started his layout in a room over his garage shortly after moving to Big Canoe in January 2012. This four-track layout was designed with a lower height than most layouts …

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Georgia ForestWatch, a Dahlonega-based organization dedicated to protect and enhance the health of Georgia’s 867,000 acres of National Forest, has announced the Clean Streams Campaign. Through the Clean Streams Campaign, Georgia ForestWatch members and partner organizations will work to prot…

Georgia is the number 10 growth state in America, according to U-Haul® data analyzing migration patterns from 2020. Tennessee edges out Texas, the leading growth state from 2016-18, and Florida, the No. 1 growth state for 2019, for top honors on the new U-Haul chart. Ohio and Arizona round o…

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With many Big Canoe property owners, family members and guests looking forward to a memorable white Christmas in 2020, they perhaps overlooked a hard cold truth: Father Christmas has got nothing on Mother Nature. 

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Monday, Jan. 4 the Big Canoe POA announced its proposed Capital Contribution Fee(CCF) was approved by property owners. “This vote for Big Canoe’s future will further empower us to upgrade our existing infrastructure,” General Manager Scott Auer commented in an email to Smoke Signals. “The ov…