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Pat Jarrett receives 2016 Armstrong Award

Pat Jarrett, dispatcher for Big Canoe Public Safety at Station 3, has been named the recipient of the Armstrong Award for 2016, presented by Len Walker, senior chaplain of Big Canoe Chapel. 

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Thank you for your service, John D’Antonio 

At the beginning of the dramatic final year of WWII, 17-year-old John D'Antonio left his Brooklyn home to join the Navy. He served as a radioman aboard a destroyer in the Pacific. It had a huge radar mast. The ship's assignment was to "picket" for a naval task force, to alert the rest of the ships of incoming kamikaze planes or other Japanese offensives.

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Water leads hot topics discussed at Community Coffee 

POA President Phil Anderson opened the Saturday, Feb. 11 Community Coffee, noting more than 160 seats had been set up but many more were needed for the larger than usual crowd.

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Men’s health issues topic of Anderson talk at Squires & Stags breakfast

Big Canoe resident and popular Smoke Signals columnist Dr. Bob Anderson spoke at the February Squires & Stags breakfast on the subject of “Treatment of Men’s Common Health Issues.”

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Vehicle wrecks on Wedgewood Drive

The work week ended early for Joaqin Trujillo Friday afternoon after making a mistake in his turning onto Wedgewood Drive in Big Canoe. Trujillo ended up driving off the road and crashing the front end of his vehicle into a tree. The only injury was the car, according to Big Canoe EMT Jeremy Grizzle. Georgia State Patrol was called in to work the accident. PHOTO BY JIM FRANCIS

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