Keeping Bent Tree in the Know
 ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌
Click here for web copy

Friday News

This week's photo submission is from: Lynn Conrad

Public Safety Updates:

Pickens Community Thrift Store- Grant Appreciation

Bent Tree Fire Rescue would like to extend its appreciation to the Pickens Community Thrift Store. The thrift store recently awarded our department a $1,000 grant to help purchase three 200-foot sections of life safety rope to outfit our primary response vehicles. As we all know, Bent Tree is a mountainous community with many risks and potential for a multitude of medical emergencies and rescue situations. We also have several trails traversed by horseback riders and hikers. When people have medical issues or get injured in some of those areas, our responders need to be able to safely access them to bring them to safety. Life safety rope is used to facilitate that.

The Pickens Community Thrift Store is staffed entirely by volunteers with the common goal of helping others. Proceeds from donations to the thrift store get returned to the Pickens County community through quarterly grants to non-profit groups to provide services and meet the needs of others. Our department is grateful to receive such a grant that will greatly assist us in providing life-saving services to the community.

Please click the following link to visit the Pickens Community Thrift Store website and find out how you can help:

Administration & Board Updates:

Board Meeting

The Bent Tree Board of Directors will be holding a Monthly Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 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 click here for the agenda.

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

Work Session Recording

Please find the recording of this week's work session below. 

Board Work Session, June 18, 2024

Community Mailboxes at Mail Center

The Community Mailboxes at the Mail Center have been reinstalled. 

If you find misplaced mail, please place it in the outgoing mail receptacle in the mail room. Do not hand it to the mail person, do not place it in the community mailboxes, and do not write on it. Also, please refrain from putting trash into the outgoing mail slot.

To maintain the cleanliness and efficiency of our community, we kindly request that all residents check these mailboxes regularly. By doing so, we can prevent an accumulation of old mail and ensure that everyone receives their important correspondence promptly.

News From the Courts Pro

Shout out to our grounds crew team for all their support in making The Courts at Bent Tree an even more amazing amenity. They’re always willing to help wherever needed! Thank You!

Congratulations to all the winners in this year's LGA Invitational. It was great to see so many Bent Tree names taking home the hardware in each flight! 96 Ladies competed on Tuesday, which happened to be filled up within a week of releasing the entry forms. 

A big thank you to Karen Sandell, Theresa Shattock, Lyn Fickes and all the volunteers who helped make this event such a huge success. To see so many ladies travel so far just to play in it is truly amazing and is a testament to how good the event is.   

Well done Ladies, looking forward to 2025!

A big congratulations to Bill Duncan & Randy Duncan who won this weekend's MGA Member/Guest. Bill Duncan (Mr. Saturday as he's well known) sank a 15 foot putt on the last playoff hole against Gary Pyott & John Papadakis, to seal the deal and finish the week in style! Even with the hot temperatures the last few days, the scoring was excellent and course held up extremely well.

A big shout out to John Leach and his crew for maintaining the course all week and getting it in tip top shape for both events this week. Thank you to the F&B staff and of course the Golf Operations staff for working long hours this week to make sure everyone had a fun event for both the Men's and the Women's events. 

See you all at the course soon!

Sunday Brunch at Club Tamarack

Join us for Sunday Brunch at Club Tamarack this Sunday, June 23rd.


  • Fresh Cut Fruit and Berries
  • Waldorf Salad
  • Mixed Greens Salad 
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Bagels
  • Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Smoked Kielbasa
  • Creamy Grits with Cheese
  • Sausage Gravy and Biscuits
  • Omelet Station
  • Beef Skirt Steak (carved to order served with tortillas, salsa, cheese and guacamole)
  • Jerked Chicken and Andouille Pasta with a Lemon and Herb Cream Sauce
  • Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
  • Braised Greens with Onion, Tomato and Okra
  • Sauteed Spring Vegetable Medley 
  • Chef's Selection of desserts

Hours: 10:30am-2:00pm

Pricing: Adults- $29

               Children 6-12- $15

               Under 5- Free

plus tax(gratuity not included)

News From Bent Tree Realty

189 Frost Pine Circle

1.61 acres

4 Bedrooms

3 Baths



News from The Stables

Stirrups are old. They were introduced before the common era from the Asian continent. The whole point of stirrups is to help the rider to have a stable seat in the saddle and provide the rider greater control on the mount. A good rider manages the horse’s direction through the legs, so if a rider’s legs just hang by the side of the horse, it is extremely difficult to communicate with the horse via leg controls and commands. The length of the stirrup will effect the quality of the ride also, so make sure they are adjusted for you. If stirrups are too short, your knee and hip may cramp and that is not how you want to sit for an hour or longer. When your legs hang loosely down the side of the horse, the bottom of your stirrup should be parallel to your ankle bone. Don’t be bashful about asking stable staff to adjust the stirrups so they are comfortable and supportive. The Trail rides are busiest Friday through Sunday, so for the best selection of dates and times call early or choose Monday through Thursday. Either way, call today to schedule your next ride: (706) 692-6322. See you on the trails!

News from the Activities Committee

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

Cart Parade

Get gassed/charged up!

Decorate your cart or vintage vehicle

Thursday, July 4th

Meet at the Tavern at 1:15 PM

Parade starts at 2:00

For more information: Click Here

Senior Activities

Get Ready to shout "Bingo"

Wednesday, July 10th

 Club Tamarack Rec Room

2:00 - 4:00

Info: Patrick McMorrow 770-710-1133 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 the Animal Shelter

Kitten season has started!!  These little white kittens and calico sister are just precious .
This beautiful boy is Icarus. He loves having his beautiful fur brushed.
Sweet Potato our shelter dog is still looking for her forever home.
Call or text 678-414-1047 to come visit our Bent Tree Shelter and meet these sweethearts.

News from Lake & Wildlife


There is no program on July 6th.

Looking ahead to August 3rd, we will hear from our favorite GA Adopt a Stream trainer Lori Forrester.

WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY on Facebook continues with another Bent Tree favorite songbird. It is also available here!

Partnering with BTCI Communications, these short articles highlight the connections between wildlife, their habitat, and our actions.

News from Outside the Gates

Come to your community theater on June 22 and join Robin and Dick Manley in their third annual fundraiser to support the National Ataxia Foundation.  

Email Marketing by ActiveCampaign