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Concerned citizens want to find a solution to Bastrop's problems

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BASTROP, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Citizens want to fix the problems in Bastrop before they get worse.

Rev. Henry Richardson of Bastrop is a man of prayer, he is also a man of strategy.

That's why he is behind the effort to make Bastrop better.

He organized a meeting of concerned citizens so they could hear local and state leaders answer these simple questions.

"Where we are, where we should be, how to get there," Richardson said.

Rev. Richardson says with the International Paper Company leaving Bastrop, the city has been searching for stability.

The company just didn't take jobs from the city, but hope as well.

Now due to the school system having it's share of problems in the past people are actually moving out of Bastrop heading down Hwy. 165 and going to Sterlington.

Within a year the Town of Sterlington has grown by 13%. The town's population is now right under two thousand.

Mayor Breland is very positive the town will continue to grow and reach city status by 2017.

Rev. Richardson just hopes Bastrop feeds off the success their neighbors are having.
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