Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Stay Up To Date!

You can now stay up to date with every post to the HOA website.  Simply enter your email address in the Get Updates by Email box to the right.  Your email address will not be sold, given away, used for spam...it will only be used to automatically update you when our website is updated!

Happy Thanksgiving

May you and yours find many blessings for which to be grateful this Thanksgiving holiday.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Consider Parking Lights Only

If you are one who sits in the car line awaiting the arrival of the school bus in the mornings, you likely never thought about headlight intrusion.  We've heard from homeowners that light from vehicles in the car line shine into the front windows of homes, interrupting sleep for those fortunate enough to be able to sleep in.

As a courtesy, please make it a practice to switch to parking lights only while in that line.  Naturally, headlights are mandatory for moving vehicles during hours of darkness.

Sleepless neighbors thank you.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Mark Your Calendar!

The annual meeting of the Talatha Gardens Homeowners Association will occur on Thursday, November 12th, at H Odell Weeks Center, Room 1 from 7 to 9 PM.  The greater the turn-out the better the results.  Please plan to attend.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Common Area Cleanliness

There must be absolutely no dumping in common areas.  There will be fines of $100 for first violation, $200 for second violation, $300 for 3rd and so forth.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


We have had reports of valuables being stolen from vehicles overnight. We would love to think our neighborhood is immune from this sort of thing, but it isn't.

If we all lock the vehicles, and leave nothing worth stealing in them, it will make for a safer neighborhood.  Please do your part.

UPDATE:  Aiken Standard Story

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Your Homeowners Association Board

Board of Directors

President:  Carrie Wright
Vice President:  Jeremiah Otterbein
Treasurer:  Frances Smith
Secretary:  Mary Alice Otterbein

ACC Committee:  Woody Short

Breathing Space!

18 acres of forested common space with a trail in the Talatha Gardens subdivision, protected by a conservation easement donated by Mr. Otis Crowell in September, 2006.  Aerial photo showing lands protected by a conservation easement in the Talatha Gardens subdivision south of Aiken.

Account Summary

At the start of 2015, 9 homes were delinquent in paying their HOA dues, a few for several years.  Six of those home have liens  on them.

Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 28, 2015

As a service to our neighbors, Grace Fellowship, a ministry of Grace Church Aiken, will sponsor a Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt and puppet show on our grounds Saturday, March 28, 2015 and we invite you, as part of our community, to participate.

The grounds are located at 144 Talatha Church Road in Aiken. The event will begin at 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM with free donuts and coffee held inside the Grace Pavilion, followed by an outside Easter Egg Hunt and puppet show for the kids. Children of all ages are welcome, but MUST be accompanied by at least one parent or a guardian.

There is no charge for this event!

Grace Church
144 Talatha Church Road
For more information, please call Don at 803-292-1292

Those Pets are Adorable...

...unless they are running loose, getting into mischief, and barking incessantly.

Here is what the ordinance says:

§ 47-3-50. Allowing dogs or cats to run at large; penalty.

(A) It is unlawful in any county or municipality adopting penalty provisions pursuant to the provisions of this article for any dog or cat owner or other keeper of a dog or cat to:

(1) allow his dog to run at large off of property owned, rented, or controlled by him;

(2) keep a vicious or unruly dog unless under restraint by a fence, chain, or other means so that the dog cannot reach persons not on land owned, leased, or controlled by him;

(3) release or take out of impoundment or quarantine without proper authority any dog or cat or resist county or municipal shelter personnel engaging in the capture and impoundment or quarantine of a dog or quarantining of a cat.

(B) Any person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined fifty dollars for a first offense and not more than one hundred dollars for each subsequent offense.

For the safety of others and the safety of your dog, please follow the leash law!

Talatha Gardens Yard Sale

Our Neighborhood Yard Sale is Saturday, April 25, 2015 starting at 7:00am The HOA will provide advertisements – you just set up & sell your stuff at your house!

Mail Box Maintenance

Let's keep it neat.

Keep Vines Trimmed Down Below the Bottom of the Box!

Check your post, flag, mailbox and numbers.  Replace any worn or broken parts and paint post or mailbox if needed.

HOA Dues

Are now past due!  

If you have not yet paid the $150 for 2015, please add a $15 late fee and mail the check to 

Talatha Gardens Association, Inc.
PO Box 198
New Ellenton, SC 29809-0198

Paper - What a Waste!

Please email me your email address for communications without the need for, and cost of paper.

Waste Paper

What better way to get information fast and stay in communication with your neighbors.


Real Estate Update

Karen at Gold Ivy Realty sends this information about Talatha Gardens:

6 Homes Currently on the Market ranging from $137,510 - $185,000. Average Price per Square Foot is $80.99. Days on the Market range from 12 – 340.

6 Homes Sold in 2014 ranging from $154,500 - $199,900 at an average Price per Square Foot of $89.05.  The Average Days on the Market was 183
One home has sold in 2015 for $155,000 at $78.88/square foot.  317 Days on Market.
You can contact Karen Clayton at (803) 439-0733

Bright Idea!

You can help us keep the neighborhood safely lit.  If you notice a street light not working, just give a quick call to Aiken Electric Co-Op.  (803) 649-6245

TGHOA Website

Is built, posted, and maintained by Right Brainworks.


The neighborhood speed limit is 20 MPH.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


This is the official site of the Talatha Gardens Homeowners Association, Aiken, SC.