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Forty years ago, marketing efforts billed the July 1980 release of the movie “Caddyshack” as class warfare on the fairways and greens of fictional Bushwood Country Club. It didn’t really work because the film was a triple bogey at the box office, failing miserably. In the decades since, it’s…

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While not widely known, Big Canoe has one of the largest groups of rules officials in the state of Georgia. On an experimental basis, we are offering in Smoke Signals a monthly rules discussion and updates on course changes in Big Canoe. We will also weigh in occasionally on significant rule…

Tigger came to us with a greatly enlarged nose, hence the name Tigger. He suffered from an infection called “pillow foot,” which caused an enlarged nose and paw pads. He has been successfully treated for this condition and although his nose has decreased considerably in size, it will probabl…

It was a chamber of commerce approved blue-bird weekend! The snow was plentiful! The conditions were perfect for the “Southern Boys” of Troop 20 to earn their Snow Sports Merit Badge at the Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley, N.C.

Celebrate Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 at the Bowen Arts Center in Dawsonville. Earth Day—Wednesday, April 22 this year—has been celebrated for over 25 years but it now comes at a time in history when we must address complex environmental issues that will affect eve…

Stella is the perfect companion for someone looking for a gentle and calm feline. This loving girl with medium orange tabby fur is ladylike and talkative and enjoys snuggling up beside you while you read or watch TV. She delights in basking in the sun high on top of her condo or lying on her…