I just recently started the process of moving
to Stewart County, Georgia and this is what
Between trying to build a home and
a small parcel of land, I spent my
between the two populated cities of
and Lumpkin. I really did not have
time to visit all the places I wanted
but I did get to shop for food, go
to a bank
and do wash.
I met more people from Florida doing
then the residents of Stewart County.
get to talk to a few residents in Richland
at the grocery store, Pic & Save,
some at the Department Store called
I learned a few things, from a few
I'll talk to you about them later.
Well itís later now----As I entered the Pic
& Save Grocery store in Richland, at
first I was taken back for a moment. Not
from anything directly inside the store,
but from the fact that I had made 3 prior
trips to Richland, and I had always turned
left to go downtown, except once at night
and I did not see a grocery store located
in the town. Silly me! As I walked into the
store and retrieved my grocery cart, I watched
and listened to the people that work there.
I went down the produce section and was slightly
overcome with content just knowing that I
could buy real food and we would not have
to make all of our purchases at a convenience
store during our visits to Stewart County.
The prices were comparable to all the other
grocery stores I have shopped at, which includes
Publix, Winn Dixie, Ingles, Giant, Albertsons,
Piggly Wiggly, Kash & Karry, Kroger,
BI-LO, and Super-Wal-Mart to name a few.
As I checked dates and rotation of all the
perishable goods and canned foods guess what
I found---everything was in code and the
dates were good.
Just knowing that I would not have
forty minutes to get to a grocery store
the fact that I could cook a normal
was very satisfying for me.
Let me also share with you what else
in the Pic and Save grocery store,
was working together as a team, the
were all working and the unison of
movements is something I rarely see
Retail work is hard, I know, and with
equipment, shelving and space these
have to work with they were able to
what every business owner thrives to
Thank you Pic & Save for being
Now let me also share with you what
I found while shopping at the time
visits. The most confusing issue for
the lack of customers. I know everyone
as silly as me, thinking that people
to travel to Dawson to find a regular
store. So I did a little research into
economics of Stewart County. On the
the County looks like any other struggling
Southern economically depressed area.
is what I found on answers.com , "
County in located in the State of Georgia,
It was create on December 23, 1830.
the year 2000 the population was 5252.
County Seat is Lumpkin." Now the
information I could find which was
with the U.S. Census Bureau , was that
the year 2000 to 2005, Stewart County
a decrease in population from 5252
to 4882 in the year 2005. This works
to about 7.2% less people living in
County. Then I continued my research
according to the US Census Bureau News
this was released December 22, 2005
The South and West Monopolized the
the fasted growing States. Between
2004 to July 1 2005. The list of the
ten States with an increase of population,
in order are as follows: Nevada, Arizona,,
Idaho, Florida, Utah, Georgia, Texas,
Carolina, Delaware and Oregon. "
with Georgia being listed 6th in the
as far as an increase of population,
is going on in Stewart County to post
of 7.2 in general population?. As we
information concerning Stewart County,
I will be posting the information as
presented to us. From first hand experience
I will be posting some interesting
concerning Stewart County, Georgia.
the cover page states here on StewartCounty.net
"Sometimes, The Truth Ain't Pretty.
If It Were, There Would Never Be A
Hide It In The Dark. True Facts Will
A Light On The Darkness In An Effort