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White peafowl spotted near bocce courts

Big Canoe is a bird watchers’ paradise. Jim Tanner’s photos of Big Canoe’s birds are consistent award winners in the Georgia Press Association’s annual photo contest. Last year Bert Loftman introduced the community to a bald eagle he spotted above Lake Petit. We ran the photo in Smoke Signals and it won an award, too.

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Disaster preparedness for your dog

As I am writing this article, Hurricane Harvey survivors are in recovery mode and Hurricane Irma is heading toward Florida and Georgia. Governors are executing disaster plans that have been put in place for just such emergencies.

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Pooches, French wine and gourmet delights to benefit BCAR

The date is Thursday, Sept. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Chimneys with catering support from Talk of the Town. This year 20 French wines from eight growing regions were specially selected for the tasting. The cost per ticket is $55 per person, and the goal is to sell 115 tickets by Sept. 15, 2017.

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Big Canoe Wine Group fundraiser to support Big Canoe Animal Rescue

Stop everything and circle Sept. 28 on your calendar. You don’t want to miss the Big Canoe Wine Group’s annual fundraiser to support the Big Canoe Animal Rescue (BCAR).

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Pickens County UGA Extension offers wild hog control seminar

A seminar on the control of wild hogs in our environment will be offered at the Pickens County UGA Extension Office, Thursday, June 15, 5:30 p.m., at 502 Stegall Drive, Jasper.

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