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Friday News

This week's photo submission is from: Katina Jones

Public Safety Updates:


You will soon start seeing baby deer throughout the community. Baby deer (fawns) are frequently left by themselves, sometimes in strange places. Here is some info and basic guidance if you see one alone and are concerned:

1. Mother deer leave fawns alone while they go find food. Sometimes you will see the mother nearby but not always. Fawns may be left alone for several hours. Don’t assume that a fawn left alone has been abandoned. Fawns generally lay down and wait for their mother to return but can walk.

2. If you see a fawn by itself and it is in a safe area (woods, yard, etc.), simply stay away from it and NEVER TOUCH IT. By going near the fawn, you can potentially scare the mother away and prevent or delay them from being reunited. You can notify our team of the fawn, and we will be happy to recheck the area after several hours have passed.

3. If you see a fawn in a dangerous area, like very close to a road or under a vehicle, please notify us immediately at 770-893-2628. We will respond to determine if further actions are needed.

4. Bear cubs and fawns are very active right now, so please follow our speed limit of 20 MPH and WATCH OUT FOR THEM. Deer activity is very heavy on Bent Tree Drive as well, so safe driving should not cease when you leave our community. Paying close attention to the road ahead is very important.

Administration & Board Updates:

Board Meeting

The Bent Tree Board of Directors held a Monthly Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 28th in the Recreation Room at Club Tamarack at 9 am.

Please click here for the recording.

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

Pool Season Reminders

The pool is open, and we have a few important reminders to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience:

  • Gate Security: The gate must remain closed at all times. Please do not prop it open with rocks.
  • Gate Handling: Only pull the door out to open it.
  • Respect the Pools: We have found rocks in the lower pool and feces (human) on the lower pool deck. Please respect our facilities and keep them clean.
  • Swim Times:
    • Hours:
      • 9:00-10:00 AM: Aerobics/Laps
      • 10:00 AM-9:00 PM: Open Swim
    • Aerobics: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday
    • Laps : Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday (8:00-10:00 AM; 8:00-9:00 AM on Aerobics Days)
  • Concessions: Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Cash only at this time.
  • Pool Rules:
    • No glass, no rough housing, and no hanging on the diving board.
    • Please close your umbrellas before leaving and a replace any furniture you may have moved.
  • Pool Usage : Neither pool is age-restricted. Please refrain from telling families that they cannot enter the lower pool. However, we ask that you be considerate of other pool patrons. The lower pool is generally a quieter space, while the upper pool, with a diving board and more space for playing and swimming, is more family-oriented.

We've had a fantastic start to the pool season. Roger and his team are working hard to make this the best season yet, so let's all do our part to keep the pool area safe and enjoyable for everyone.

Thank you!

News From the Courts Pro

Summer is almost here. Mark your calendars and join us. Learning is fun!

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.

Course Etiquette Reminder:
We've noticed some after-hours activity on the golf course with kids riding bikes. While walking the course after hours is allowed, please remember to stay on the cart paths for safety and course maintenance reasons.

Beverage Cart Success:
Our new beverage cart has been a big hit! It's now easier than ever to enjoy refreshments while you play. As a friendly reminder, Bent Tree encourages you to purchase your food and beverages from the Tavern or the Pro Shop. The convenience of the beverage cart enhances your on-course experience.

Pet Policy on the Course:
We are still seeing dog waste around hole 6. If you walk your dog here, please clean up after them. If you live near the course and allow your dog to roam off-leash, please be aware that they may be making a mess on the course. The Pro Shop and Public Safety are working to address this issue, and we appreciate your cooperation.

Thank you for helping us maintain the beauty and integrity of Bent Tree Golf Course. Enjoy your weekend and happy golfing!

Father's Day Grill Out at the Tavern

Celebrate Father's Day with us at the Tavern on June 16th! We're firing up the grill and smoker for a special afternoon filled with delicious food and great company.


  • Hotdogs
  • Sliders
  • Sausage
  • Wings

Hours: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pricing: $15 plus tax per adult (gratuity not included)

Special Promotions:

  • Enjoy special drinks and beer promotions throughout the event.

Weather permitting, we'll be grilling and smoking to perfection, so bring your family and friends for a fantastic Father's Day celebration. See you there!

Save the Dates for some upcoming fun in June!


       Get ready Karaokeans, for an unforgettable night of crazy fun, dancing,
and musical entertainment! 🎤🎶

       ✅Mark your calendars now!

             SATURDAY, JUNE 8th
             Bent Tree Tavern
             6:00 to 9:00 PM

       Don't miss out on the opportunity to enjoy “specialty” drinks, dinner and bar menus that will be provided for your pleasure. 🍷🍗🍕🥗🫕🍸🍛🍺🍤🥙

     🎉 Make sure to spread the word to all your friends and family and please remember to make table reservations!
     We wish for a large attendance and can’t wait to see you all again!

       Note: If you make a reservation, and t
later decide not to come, please cancel your reservation so that others can use your table.
                   🎶 Jack & Jan Davis
                           Karaoke  Hosts😃😂🎤

News From Bent Tree Realty

22 Oak Ridge Court

3 bedrooms

4.5 baths

3915 sq. ft.

In-law/teen suite

Den on terrace level

Office/Bonus roomExercise/multi-purpose room


189 Frost Pine Circle

1.61 acres

4 Bedrooms

3 Baths



News from The Stables

This time of year is perfect for taking walks in the evening, when the weather is ideal and a breeze may be gently blowing. You may find yourself meandering down by the paddocks that lead up to the stables, by the quarry, where there are picnic tables and a quiet off the beaten path place to watch the sunset. You may be alone or with children. You will inevitably be attracted to the horses, something magnetic will pull you to the fence. That curious creature who weighs more than one thousand pounds will saunter over to you, hoping you have brought some kind of treat to eat, and that horse will put its head over the fence and nod knowingly at you. Before you realize it, you will reflexively put your hand out to pet the beast. STOP. JUST STOP! There are about 40 teeth in that mouth. Are all dogs friendly? Are all cats friendly? No. And one should be cautious approaching a strange animal, especially a big animal, no matter how sweet it looks, no matter how gentle it seems, no matter how soulful those big brown eyes are and especially no matter if you once rode it on the trail. There are signs posted for YOUR safety. No Feeding. Not Petting No Entry. Please read the signs to young people who have not yet learned to read. We love our animals and want to keep them and YOU safe. If you want to pet or feed the horses, call and speak to staff about how you can connect with the Bent Tree Stables safely. (706) 692-6322. See you at the stable!

News from the Animal Shelter

This very friendly boy was found last week on Quail Trot off Starcross . We are calling him Alpine and he is still wondering where his family is. He loves petting and is good with being held. Either he got lost from his home or someone “dumped” him because he was definitely a pet.
Sweet Potato is our 8 month old  spayed girl puppy . She loves every person she meets. She needs a home!
We have 2 little white kittens that can be pre-adopted but are too young to leave  their siblings. (calico is pre- adopted)
If you know Alpine , have interest in Sweet Potato  or are interested in meeting any of the cats / kittens please text or call 678-414-1047

News from Lake & Wildlife

June Partner Program June 1 – NASA Solar System Ambassador Stephen Rahn will open our program at 9:30. Presenting "Fascinating Facts about our Nearest Star" Stephen will share how animals use the stars for navigation and the impacts of light pollution, the impact of the Moon on the Earth, and how energy and light are formed deep inside the Sun's surface. Then head outside (weather permitting) to see the Sun using specially designed solar telescopes and binoculars with filters that allow you to view the Sun in a completely safe way. The program will conclude by 10:45 to prepare for the community town hall at 11.

Saturday June 1st 9:30 am lower level of Club Tamarack

9 am for coffee, donuts, and fellowship

News from the Activities Committee

Spring Fling Blast From the Past Photos - Click to View and Download:

Many thanks to our awesome photographers!

Backdrop Photos - Bruce Parker

Candid Shots - Jon Hoppe

Candid Shots - Kerry Chambers


3 Benefits of Water Aerobics

- Low Impact - Gentler on joints

-Balance and coordination

-Builds Community

Mon-Wed-Fri at 9 AM(weather permitting)

Upper Pool - $3 per Session

Contact to add 

your email address to receive 

cancellation notices due to weather.

For more information: Click Here

Men’s Thursday Morning Bible Study

Study Begins June 06, 2024

The Cottage

9:00 am to 10:00am

Quest 52

by Mark E. Moore

Bestselling author of CORE 52

For more information: Call Bryan George at 931-982-0978 or Click Here

Families & Children Activities

Family Pool Party

Upper Pool

Sunday, June 9th 3 - 5PM

FREE EVENT! - RSVP not required

For more information: call Kim Stahlman at 678-858-5073 or Click Here

Cast Call - The Art of Dining


Club Tamarack Dining Room

Saturday, June 8th 5-7 PM

Sunday, June 9th 5-7 PM

Call backs Monday, June 10, if necessary 5-7pm

Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Show up, read, leave. Just that easy!

For more information:  Click Here


Monday Night Picnic

Mountain Breeze Concert

Beach Pavilion

Monday, June 10th Music starts at 5:00


Picnic starts at 6:00

Bring a potluck dish to share, your beverages, plates & utensils

For more information:  Click Here

Newcomers Welcome  

Calling all Bent Tree Newcomers  

You are invited to be our guest at the June 10th Monday Night Picnic 

Beach Pavilion, 5:00-7:00.  

For additional information Click Here

RSVP email, Receive a special gift for your RSVP.

Beach Music

Beach Party!

Live Music on the Sand

Lake Tamarack Beach

Saturday, June 15th, 7 - 10 PM


Bring your chairs, beverages and edibles

For more information: or Click Here

Senior Activities

Sip & Paint a Birdhouse Party

The Tavern

Tuesday, June 18th at 1:00 pm

The workshop is scheduled for 2 ½ hours.

Cost varies based on the bird house you choose. 

2 tiers: $35 and $45

Bring cash or check to the event.  Advance registration is required since seating is limited.  Email  or call with questions 770-710-1133. For more information Click Here

Bent Tree Road Race
July 4, 2024
Registration Fee: $25 (includes awards)

Registration Information: Runners 2024: Bent Tree Road Race 2024 or registration form available at Admin
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!

Click to view

News from Outside the Gates

Thank you to Laura McGinn for sharing this article from the Progress so we can plan accordingly:

This wreck in May which caused Cove Road to be closed for most of a day, has "accelerated" plans to do work on the section commonly called the S Curves.

Watch for Cove Road closure June 4-6


                The city of Jasper announced at a work session Thursday they will be working on shoulders, retaining barriers and overhanging trees along the portion of Cove Road between the intersection of Still Hollow and Grandview Road June 4-6th. This will result in road closures between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

                  Mayor Kirk Raffield said a wreck in that section which brought crews there earlier this month had “accelerated” this project.

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