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Greg Oldham, Realtor

Businessmen & Entrepreneurs

For over a decade, Greg Oldham has been helping clients navigate the real estate market to find their dream home or successfully sell property. With his extensive knowledge of the local market and experience in both buying and selling homes in Columbia County, Greg has made it his mission to help clients achieve their real estate goals.

Greg prides himself in working closely with clients to fully understand their needs and to help find them a home that meets everything on their checklist. He will also work tirelessly to market your property listing to sell it quickly and get you the best value for your home. When you’re buying or selling a house, you want an experienced REALTOR® on your side who will work for you.

706-877-4000

See my website at GoGregOldham.com

Low & Slow Pulled Pork

Entrees
  • 4-pound bone-in pork butt (Boston butt)
  • Dry Rub:
  • 1/2 cup smoked paprika
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons chili pepper (chipotle)
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard

Combine rub ingredients; set aside. Rinse pork and pat dry with paper towels. Set on baking sheet and sprinkle all over with rub. Using hands, massage rub into meat. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate 4-8 hours or overnight (overnight is best). Remove from fridge and let sit (still wrapped) at room temperature for 1 hour.

To Grill:
Heat all grill burners on high for 10 minutes. Turn off all burners except far left. Reduce far left burner to low (to maintain 275 degrees). Remove plastic wrap and place pork on far right side of grill, fat cap up. Close grill and maintain 275 degrees about 8-10 hours or until internal temperature of pork reaches 200 degrees. Remove and place in pan. Cover with foil and let rest at least 30 minutes. Shred with forks and serve with sauce. Makes 12 servings.

To Bake:
Place oven rack in lower half of oven so pork will be in the middle of oven. Set oven to 250 degrees (no need to preheat). Place a cooking rack in a large-rimmed pan lined with foil and sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Place meat on rack fat cap up and cook about 8-9 hours or until internal temp is 200 degrees. Remove and place in pan. Cover with foil and let rest at least 30 minutes. Shred with forks and serve with sauce. Makes 12 servings.

Makes 8-12 servings.

Fishing

Lake Guide

Brimming with a large population of game fish, Clarks Hill Lake is a mecca for seasoned anglers and beginners alike

Ask any sport or recreational angler and they will tell you that Clarks Hill Lake offers some of the best fishing in the Southeast.

While the lake is known for its superb largemouth and striped bass fishing (Georgia and South Carolina Departments of Natural Resources stock the lake with more than 220,000 striped bass and 610,000 hybrid bass each year), there are plenty of other prominent species, too, including bluegill, crappie, white bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish and redear sunfish. Fishing for yellow perch also is popular below the dam.

Fishing is permitted in most areas of the lake except at boat ramps, courtesy docks and areas marked as restricted or prohibited access. In fact, many areas along the shore are marked specifically for fishing. Fishing piers are also located at several lake recreation areas.

Fishing Licenses
Georgia law requires anglers ages 16 to 64 to have a current Georgia fishing license in their possession while fishing in the state’s fresh or salt water.

Currently, Georgia and South Carolina have a reciprocal fishing license agreement that allows anglers to fish on border waters and shorelines with a valid fishing license from either state. Revised conditions will apply after July 1, so check with each state’s Department of Natural Resources for the latest information.

Licenses may be purchased online (georgiawildlife.com), by phone (1-800-366-2661) or at participating locations such as at select marinas, sporting goods stores, hardware stores and bait and tackle shops.

Georgia Basic Fishing License Fees
Residents 16-64: $15, annual license
Seniors 65 and up: $4, annual license
Seniors 65 and up: $35, lifetime license
Youth under 15: $10, optional multi-year license effective until 17th birthday
For additional information and licenses, visit georgiawildlife.com

New Free Fishing App
J. Strom Thurmond Fishing Map
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently launched the “J. Strom Thurmond Fishing Map,” a free app that maps out bank fishing options, fishing docks, boat ramps, special fishing areas and deep-water fish attractors to help pinpoint spots to catch fish. To get the link, visit sas.usace.army.mil and search “fishing app.”

Free Fishing Days
June 5 and 12
If you’ve ever wanted to try fishing or take the kids, these days are the perfect time to test Georgia waters — no fishing license is required either day. A license is normally required for ages 16 and up.

National Go Fishing Day
June 18
Observed annually on June 18, National Go Fishing Day encourages people to take a break from their everyday routine and go fish. Grab a rod and reel and get out there. Share pictures of your catch on social media with the hashtag #NationalGoFishingDay.

Free Fishing Tackle Loaner Program
First come, first served
Don’t have fishing gear? The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Fishing Tackle Loaner Program offers rods, reels and tackle box equipment free of charge for the day as long as the supply lasts. Mistletoe State Park in Appling is a participating park, and a list of 24 additional parks is available at georgiawildlife.com/Fishing/TackleLoaner.