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Friday News

This week's photo submission is from: Lynn Conrad

Public Safety Updates:


An initial review of Boat Ramp storage has revealed the following:

· A multitude of boats do not have current BT registration decals properly affixed to the left front of the vessel per our rules and regulations.

· Some boats are not being stored in the correct spaces.

· Many boat owners have not paid registration fees or storage fees for 2024, yet their boats are still present.

Bent Tree Public Safety will be conducting an official audit of the Boat Ramp beginning on Monday 4/15/24. During this audit, the following will occur:

· Boats being stored without payment for 2024 will be removed. At that point, a $150 delinquent storage fee will be due per boat.

· Citations will be issued to owners who have their boats stored in the wrong spaces and have not affixed current BT registration decals.

Please understand that minor things like a missing decal result in complaints to our department that cost us a great deal of time. So we ask that property owners please take time over the next week to ensure all of the above issues are corrected prior to the audit.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Administration Updates:


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. 

Learning Tree Sessions at The Tavern in May!

Get ready to dive into the world of Bent Tree's history, governance, operations, and finances with our upcoming Learning Tree sessions! Held on May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, these evening classes offer a unique opportunity to learn about various aspects of our community.

Don't miss the sneak peek of Jim Pryor's session. Just click on the video above.

Registration forms are available in the Administration Office, and a fee of $15 per person covers course materials. Enjoy a buffet and refreshments during the sessions as you delve into our community's rich history and operations.

Space is limited to 30 participants, so sign up today to secure your spot! For questions or more information, contact Mary Lou Weng at 770-894-9086 or See Friday News for additional details.


We want to ensure fair visibility for all our committees, so you may have noticed, we now rotate your placement in the Friday News. This ensures equal opportunity for each committee to showcase their initiatives and updates. Don't see your committee, start submitting. We'd love to have you!

New news! Each committee can submit one "key" flyer per week to be placed at the top of the newsletter. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to sharing your contributions with the community.

When submitting your Friday News, please know that I cannot use word documents with images imbedded, they must always be converted to a png before using. It is preferred to submit the text in the body of the email with any images to be used attached. You may also send exactly the way you'd like them placed. 

This week's featured flyer from our Committees comes from BTAC. To learn more about BTAC and what they do please click here

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

🎾 Important Announcement: Temporary Closure of Outdoor Hard Courts 🚧

Please be advised that the outdoor hard courts will be temporarily unavailable from April 1st to April 10th. During this time, we will be undergoing the exciting transformation to install six permanent Pickleball courts. While this upgrade is underway, our clay courts and indoor facilities will remain fully operational for your enjoyment.

We understand the inconvenience this may cause and sincerely apologize for any disruption to your tennis routines. Rest assured, we are working diligently to complete the conversion swiftly and efficiently, ensuring that our Pickleball enthusiasts have a top-notch facility to enjoy.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we strive to enhance your experience at The Courts at Bent Tree.

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.

Format: 2 person teams, selecting (1) Best Ball Net for 18 holes with 85% individual Handicap.

Entry Fee: $25 Entry fee, skins are an additional $5 per player. Not optional.

Skins: Will be determined per flight.

Course Conditions: Will be determined the evening before the event.

Flights: Based on Team handicaps. Players may select any set of tees they wish, Including “Green Tees”. Gross & Net payouts per flight.

Scoring: Will be on the Patio/Pavilion immediately following play. Any ties within a flight will be determined by a chip off.

Sign up in the golf shop or email

The Piledriver

Get Ready to Rumble at The Tavern!

Join us this Saturday for Wrestle Mania madness at The Tavern! Whether you're a die-hard wrestling fan or just looking for a fun night out, we've got you covered.

Reservations are encouraged for this action-packed event! While you're here, don't miss out on the incredible menu that Dom has put together just for you:

Smackdown Burger - $14 Back in the ring! Two 4oz patties pressed extra thin and griddled for maximum crisp, then topped with melted American cheese and LTO. Served with choice of side.

Philly Eggrolls - $9 Shaved steak, peppers, and onions are wrapped in an egg roll and fried crisp and served with sides of cheese and sweet chili sauce.

The Piledriver - $21 A slab of mac and cheese is deep fried to golden perfection, then piled high with pulled pork, bacon, jalapenos, and fried onions and drizzled with avocado ranch and our house made BBQ sauce. Garnished with 3 wings tossed in a hot slider sauce. Prepare to be out for the count!

Don't miss out on the excitement! Make your reservations now and get ready for a night of fun, food, and wrestling action at The Tavern!

We can't wait to see you there!

Upcoming Things for Your Calendar!

Please note that this month's Super Brunch will be held on April 21st (not the previously announced date of the 28th). 

Mark your calendars for our May Super Brunch, which will be held on Mother's Day. This special event will require reservations, so be sure to secure your spot early. We've had several sell-out events recently, including Easter brunch, so don't delay in making your reservations.

News From Bent Tree Realty

189 Frost Pine Circle

1.61 acres

4 Bedrooms  

3 Baths



News from The Stables

Thank you to all the people who attended the ribbon cutting for the new three stall run in shed for the horses in an upper paddock. Your support is greatly appreciated.

If you have extra time on your hands and would like to become more connected with Bent Tree Stables, there are many ways in which you can help. If you would like to give some of your time to the barn, we can always use an extra stable hand. What’s a stable hand you ask? Well, a job that is easy to learn. And you can come on a regular basis on an occasional basis, whatever suits you. YOU can come for one hour or several. It all depends on you.

A stable hand works at the stable/barn to assist staff feed and care for the horses. As a stable hand, your primary responsibilities include sticking to a the daily routine. Depending on your interests and the skills you have or want to develop, duties may include cleaning the stables and providing basic support to the Barn Manager. You may also maintain barn equipment and brush. Your will coordinate your schedule with the barn manager. This role is often filled by hobbyists, individuals looking to learn more about horses and retirees. Stable hand is always focused on safety first and understand the importance of self and surrounding awareness when dealing with large animals.

Typical Responsibilities and Duties are:

1.            Feed the horses

2.            Muck stalls

3.            Refresh and replace stall water buckets

4.            Fill water troughs

5.            Retrieve empty hay bags

6.            Fill hay bags

7.            Distribute hay bags and flakes

8.            Fill wheelbarrow with stall chips

9.            Distribute and spread stall chips/bedding

10.         Other duties in the barn as assigned

Space for camp registration is quickly nearing capacity. If you are still interested in reserving a spot for your child please respond immediately. Call the stables at 706-692-6322 to check for remaining availability.

News from the Animal Shelter

This beautiful , very sweet girl was found on Alpine. When we took her to be checked at the vet we found out she already spayed. She was someone’s kitty. Please share her picture in case her family sees this post. She is up for adoption if no family comes forward. We are calling her Tawny.

We adopted out 4 cats and one dog last week which was amazing, and we got several new cats in. Always lots happening at the Bent Tree Animal Shelter.

If your dog gets lost let Public Safety know and post on Next Door  and Facebook. If Public Safety has a resident bring your dog in, they will bring it to the shelter for care.

To visit, donate, volunteer, or if you have questions call or text 678-414-1047.

News from Lake & Wildlife

Make an old friend!

“To know a plant well you must sit with it for as long as it takes to draw its picture. The next time you see the plant in another place, you will encounter an old friend”.

This Saturday April 6th, 9:30 am lower level of Club Tamarack

9 am for coffee, donuts, and fellowship

Free of charge, all residents invited

Mark your calendars for the first of May!

News from the Activities Committee

Author's Spotlight - Tomorrow!

Tragedy and Triumph

by Christopher Feldt

 A Local History Talk and Book Signing

Fireside at Club Tamarack 

Saturday, April 6th

4:00 PM For more information: or click here

Bocce Ball League

Easy to play-Easy to learn

 Bocce Ball Court at the Beach

Season begins April 15th

2 person teams only $10

6 - 8 games at your own pace

 Free Instructional session held prior to matches 

For more or 

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Sunset Music

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

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Friday, April 26thOn the Decks at the Lower Pool

Concert starts at 6:30 PM

For  more information: or 

Click Here

Monday Night Picnics

at the Beach Pavilion

 Gather at 5:00

Picnic starts at 6:00

Bring a potluck dish to share

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
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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