BY BARBARA SCHNEIDER Smoke Signals bschneider@smokesignalsnews.com The 2023 POA budget and a proposed fee for rental-property owners were the focus of discussion for the POA board—and questions from property owners—during the Big Canoe POA Open [...]

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The winter holiday season is yet another opportunity for the Big Canoe to show what it does best: Have a good time. We’ll be unwrapping numerous Christmas [...]

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By Robert Jaeckel Residents will have an opportunity to give to a child in need this Christmas through one of the Toys for Tots stations inside the gates. The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps [...]

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As we move into the thick of the holidays, we thought it was a great time to check in with Ricky Jordan, Director of Public Safety, on how to safeguard against assorted seasonal risks. At [...]

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The winter holiday season is yet another opportunity for the Big Canoe to show what it does best: Have a good time. We’ll be unwrapping numerous Christmas [...]

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By Terry Rhodes On a beautiful Fall morning, Oct. 14, the Leadership Big Canoe (LBC) Board of Directors delivered LBC “Session 2” for the 28 property owners participating in the 2022-23 program. Starting promptly at [...]

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Thanks to everyone for your comments on the new Big Canoe POA website. Ease of use was a priority when we organized the Big Canoe POA site, so you don’t even have to log on [...]

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Where does a Big Canoe firetruck go when it’s retired? Would you have guessed Mexico? The Big Canoe Public Safety Department’s Air and Light unit truck served our community for 15 years before it was [...]

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By POA Staff Georgia Safe Dams of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources this week approved the Lake Petit Emergency Action Plan – a requirement for operating a Category 1 dam in Georgia – pending [...]

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By Ricky Jordan Director of Public Safety With the arrival of cooler weather, we understand the urge to light up your fireplaces. Please remember before doing so make sure that the chimney and flue have [...]

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