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There is an incredibly special kitten currently residing at Maggie’s House, the BCAR cat shelter. Celine is a gray-and-white kitten, probably 3 months old, who walked up to a home in Big Canoe and graciously asked for help. She had a nasty wound on the top of her head that desperately needed…

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 This year’s event For the Love of Lungs, takes place Saturday, October 29 at the Big Canoe Racquet Club driven by a dream that one day every person with cystic fibrosis will live a long, healthy life.  Cystic fibrosis (CF) a progressive, genetic disease causes persistent lung infections and…

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Big Canoe’s Bear Society sponsored a Monday night event at the Big Canoe Clubhouse Veranda September 29 featuring the popular Atlanta Soul Duo who played from 6:00 to 9:00. More than 165 people brought their food or snacks and enjoyed free beer on a beautiful fall evening while they listened…

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Commissioner Josh Tatum (Pickens’ district two) announced today that he will be holding a town hall on Monday, October 3 at 6PM at the Fellowship Presbyterian Church on Bent Tree Drive.  This follows a similar meeting hosted by commissioner Josh Tippens (district 1) in Hinton on Monday Sept. 19.

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It was an absolutely gorgeous day at the Jasper Farmers market Saturday, Sept. 17. This is an in-between season for the farmers but there was still a lot of produce to be had.  I was able to score red okra, potatoes, butternut squash, small pumpkins, beans, peppers, an eggplant, purple hull …

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This out-of-the-way trail is one of the few flat trails in Big Canoe. It is a little over a half mile and goes along the shore of the Blackwell Springs Lake in Waterford, forming a loop. This lake is the uppermost of the two lakes at that location. An earthen dam separates the two lakes, and…

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          Maggie’s House, Big Canoe Animal Rescue’s cat shelter, has a delightful assortment of loving felines, but the quintet of stunning ladies now in residence will take your breath away. Our “aristocats,” Lady Grey and her young daughter, Miss Pearl, grace us with their presence.  You m…

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          Excitement is in the air in anticipation of the much-loved Women’s Fellowship Fall Retreat. This year’s retreat, entitled, “God’s Gift,” is scheduled for Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Big Canoe Chapel. The cost for this popular event is $35, which includes a yummy lunch along w…

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We typically report out on improvements made to existing trails (i.e., Blackwell Creek), or sometimes new trails built (i.e., Choctaw Ruins). This week, we’ll tell you about a trail that used to exist in Big Canoe, what caused its demise, and what we may be able to do to bring it back!

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Okra, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, beans, cucumbers and figs were all plentiful at the Jasper Farmer's Market on Saturday, Aug. 20. Now that okra is plentiful, we are able to buy okra later in the morning. Most of us from the south are used to green okra that is fried; however, I prefe…

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Lit Lunch will meet at the Village Station, Friday, Sept. 2, noon, to discuss John Cheever’s “The Swimmer.” Considered one of his best short stories and one of his favorites, “The Swimmer” has been widely analyzed by scholars. The protagonist is an upper-class suburbanite who swims home via …

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A tiny kitten was discovered on Petit Ridge, timidly approaching a house for food. The kind owners fed her, posted her photo on the Big Canoe Facebook pages and contacted BCAR. Each day, she was less frightened and, on the appointed day, she was picked up for a trip to the vet by volunteers …

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The junction of Fortner Road and McGinnis Acres south of highway 53 was the scene of a school bus accident on Friday, August 19.  The Pickens County school bus, driven by 59 year old Jeffrey Tucker apparently veered off of the road into a ditch on Fortner Road near McGinnis Acres at approxim…

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Last week the Big Canoe Trails Committee resurrected a trail connecting Red Trillium Ridge at Wildcat to the Red Loop. Up until two weeks ago the trails committee had no idea this trail even existed. 

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We had an absolutely gorgeous day at the market Saturday, Aug. 13 compared to last Wednesday when the skies opened up and almost flooded the market. Incredibly—rain and all—it was still a good market for the farmers last Wednesday. Jenny Fellenbaum said she sold 27 pints of figs in spite of …