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Friday News

This week's photo submission is from: Jessica Carter

Public Safety Updates:


From baby bears and deer to increased pedestrian and golf cart traffic, the next several months bring much activity to our roads. It is more important than ever for Bent Tree drivers to be attentive and drive slowly. There has also been an influx in recent speeding complaints.

To address this major community concern, our team will be utilizing the speed trailer along with handheld speed detection lasers in ALL SECTIONS of Bent Tree. We do not like issuing citations, so please ensure your family members and guests are aware of the increased enforcement and our community speed limit of 20 MPH unless posted otherwise.

Additionally, to properly address residents’ concerns, we have created a “Speed Complaint Form” accessible through the link below. You can fill the form out electronically and email it to or complete it by hand and turn it in at the Front Gate. Please provide as much detail as possible when completing the form, so we can take the best actions to help. Some fields on the form will not be applicable to all complaints.


Architectural Compliance Officer Updates:

Consider the following: 

If every residence in Bent Tree spends a little time improving the look of their road frontage, yard, driveway, porch, deck, and other areas of their property, we can greatly enhance the overall look of Bent Tree. 

I'm thinking about starting (with a hopeful blessing from Lake and Wildlife) a litter pickup day in each section of the neighborhood.  (i.e. Chestnut Cove, Coffey Cove, Denny Ridge, Hendricks Mountain, Little Pine Mountain, Mole Mountain, Oglethorpe Mountain, Sharp Top Mountain, and the Villas.  Residents in each section could meet on weekends with decent weather, wear vests for increased visibility, and safely work together to help clean up our areas.

We should take pride in our neighborhood and that starts with us.  It may not take money, but it will require sweat equity and good-natured volunteerism.  Keep Bent Tree Beautiful!

Chris Feldt


Administration Updates:

Board Meeting

The Bent Tree Board of Directors will be holding a Monthly Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 23rd in the Recreation Room at Club Tamarack at 9 am.

This is an in person meeting and will be videoed for later viewing.

A link of the recorded meeting will be sent out next Friday in the Friday News.  

Please find the recording of this Tuesday's Work Session here

Please click here for the agenda.

Comments to the board should be sent via email to
Comments to administration should be sent to


        May 16 – Deadline to file or Confirm BTCI Membership (CC&R requirement)
        May 20 - Deadline to file Letter or email of Notice of Intent to Run
            Including two letters of reference signed by BTCI Members
            Signed Board Member Code of Ethics
        May 24 – Submit resume and current photograph for echo
        June 2 -   Submit essay stating reasons for running & visions



The dog park will be closed from April 15th- May 1st for upgrades. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

There is a dog park in the City of Jasper at the City Park near Chatt Tech. 

A Successful Fall Prevention Class!

Last Saturday, Bent Tree's Public Safety Director, Michael Koorey, collaborated with Jessi Barton from Stephen's Lake to host a Fall Prevention class. The event featured a highly informative talk by Sharon Greene from Northside, shedding light on crucial aspects of fall prevention.

We extend our gratitude to Jessi Barton and Sharon Greene for their efforts in organizing and delivering such an insightful session. For those who missed out, stay tuned for future educational events aimed at enhancing the safety and well-being of our community. You can also find the presentations below:

Fall Prevention

Fall Recovery

This week's featured flyer from our Committees comes from BTAC

To have your flyer featured at the top of Friday News, please submit the request with your Friday News submission. For any questions, please contact Taree at

You're invited to celebrate the fresh new look of our pickleball courts at The Courts at Bent Tree!

🗓️ Date: April 25th 🕚 Time: 11:00 AM

Let's gather together for a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the resurfacing of our beloved pickleball courts.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Other Upcoming Things for Your Calendar!

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events. Please come join us, as a player or even spectator. It’s truly a fun atmosphere. Also be on the lookout for Free Beginner Tennis and Pickleball Clinics. These will be offered on weekdays and weekends, in hopes you’ll be able to fit us in somewhere. You’ll be glad you did. Please reach out to Coach Bob with any questions at 770-883-2623. Hope to see ya soon.

The Thursday scramble will now begin at 5pm with the longer afternoons kicking in! Feel free to call the shop and sign up if you can play.

If you haven’t played in the scramble, we do 9-holes and pair up in teams of 4 each with an A, B, C, D player. We will assign handicaps to each team based on each players 9-hole handicap. Play lasts approximately 2 hours and we announce the winners when everyone comes in.

The cost is $5 per player and appropriate cart fees apply.

Sign up in the golf shop or email

🎶  Hi KARAOKE Fans!

You and your friends are invited to join everyone on ….
        SATURDAY -  APRIL 20th
   Bent Tree Tavern

Fabulous fun, fellowship, and amazing entertainment 🎶🎤

Specialty Drinks and Bar menus with entrees available

(Table reservations are strongly recommended!)

🎤 We can’t wait to see YOU again!
   Jack & Jan Davis
    Karaoke Hosts 🎶

Don't Miss Sunday Super Brunch at Club Tamarack!

Just a friendly reminder that our Sunday Super Brunch at Club Tamarack is happening this Sunday from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM. It's the perfect opportunity to indulge in a delicious spread featuring carving stations, mouthwatering dishes, and more!

Make sure to treat yourself to our Mimosa or Bloody Mary bar to add a little extra sparkle to your brunch experience.

Join us for a leisurely Sunday morning filled with delectable delights and great company. We can't wait to see you there!

Call now for more details and to make your reservations. 770-893-2621

Upcoming Things for Your Calendar!

News From Bent Tree Realty

20 Little Hendrix Peak 

3892 sq. ft.

3 bedrooms

2.5 baths

Bonus room and loft


News from The Stables

Thank YOU. Gracias, Merci, Grazie, Danke, धन्यवाद, شكرا لكم, 謝謝, Ευχαριστώ, תודה, a sheynem dank, Saturday April 13, the Bent tree Stables had a safety cleanup day. Fourteen volunteers and 3 staff participate in the event. Volunteers started arriving at 9am and some dedicated folks stayed after 2pm. The amount of work accomplished by this group was significant. Four men volunteered to climb up onto the loft with their blowers and worked diligently cleaning out the rafters. There was so much dust that the fire alarm was activated so Bent Tree Security made an appearance to ensure all was well. All the saddle mats were washed, tack was cleaned and conditioned including some saddles. The horse washroom, office, bathrooms and kitchen were are scrubbed. The stalls were cleaned and in general grounds were groomed. The volunteers were: Mike Chambers, Kirsten Clark, Marcy Clark, Lynn Conrad, Reid Conrad, Bob Crowl, John Handley, Andy Kidd, Bill Klenk, Mark Krasner, Steve Lyons, Megan Mathisen, Cindy Steedle, Sandra Stewart. Staff who worked at the event were Keeve Krasner, Janna Medved and Eric Steedle.

News from Lake & Wildlife

MAY Partners Program

‘Huff’ Huffines is sharing his fishing secrets! Hear what has worked for him across all seasons fishing in the improving fishery of Lake Tamarack.

Since 2022 Bent Tree has partnered with Aquatic Environmental Services (AES) to assess and improve recreational fishing in Lake Tamarack. Gregory Grimes, CEO/owner of AES will discuss this partnership and the latest findings

Saturday May 4th 9:30 am lower level of Club Tamarack

9 am for coffee, donuts, and fellowship

Free of charge, all residents invited


If you have a specialty you bake or if you want to try baking, we need you to donate baked items for our BAKE SALE at Tamarack Treasures. Cookies, cupcakes, breads, cakes, bars, pies, etc. …….. You bake it, we sell it and yummmmm, someone eats it. 

All proceeds go to Lake and Wildlife projects, enjoyed by all in Bent Tree.  

*Tamarack Treasures Bake Sale will be Sat. April 27 and Sun. April 28 in the Fireside Lounge Club Tamarack 

*Please package in smaller disposable bags, plates, or containers. If on a cake plate etc. please mark your name clearly for return. 

* If you cannot bake but would like to contribute, we need single serve water and drinks, single serve bagged chips and snack bars for the refreshment table. 

 Please come shop Tamarack Treasures Fri., Sat. & Sun. and the Bake Sale Sat .& Sun. 4/26 -4/28

**Please bring your baked items to Club Tamarack Fireside Thursday April 25  or Friday April 26  9am – 3pm  0r Contact LuAnn Chambers 678-414-1047 for a different time.

News from the Activities Committee

Sunset Music

Come watch the sunset and listen to the sounds!
Featuring Kurt Thomas -

Click to Listen!
Friday, April 26thOn the Decks at the Lower Pool

Concert starts at 6:30 PM

For more information: or Click Here

Newcomers Welcome!
Join us at Sunset Music
Friday, April 26thOn the Decks at the Lower Pool

Concert starts at 6:30 PM

RSVP to pick up your Bent Tree gift!
For more information: or Click Here

Cinco de Mayo Latin Dance Party 
Professional Instruction - Salsa and Bachata

Club Tamarack Rec Room
May 3rd, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
$10.00 per person - Bring a dish to share
NOW ACCEPTING VENMO PAYMENTS FOR RESERVATIONS @BentTree-ActivityCommittee or reserve and pay at admin
For more information: or Click Here 

Spring Fling - A Blast from the Past
Get your Groove on at our Annual Pool Opening Event

May 24th at the Upper Pool
Featuring The Rainmen - Click Here to Listen!

$25 per person by reservation only

For more information: or Click Here 

Youth Fest

Wilderness Wonders

2024 Dates: June 30th - July 5th
For more information: or Click Here

Senior Activities

An Afternoon at Gibbs Gardens

Carpool meets at Admin at 12:00

Lunch at Arbor Cafe at 12:30

Group tour begins at 1:00

Senior Tickets: $18

For more information: or Click Here

Monday Night Picnics

at the Beach Pavilion

Gather at 5:00

Picnic starts at 6:00 

Bring a pot luck dish to share

For more information: or Click Here

For more information about events and all things BTAC visit our committee page on the Bent-Tree website. View Upcoming and Ongoing Events!

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News from the Animal Shelter

The shelter has gotten 4 new cats in the last 2 weeks. All are very friendly and all had already been fixed when we got them!!! These are lost, dumped, or left cats.

They are safe now and if no one claims them we will get them  homes. Please look at these pictures.

If you want to help walk dogs we can use additional folks on our team. When we have a dog we schedule multiple walks from early morning to just before the dog’s bed time.
We can always use clumping cat litter and  fancy feast canned cat food .

If you have any questions, want to volunteer, or set up a visit text or call LuAnn 678-414-1047

News from Outside the Gates

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