Local businessman enters into agreement to purchase Helena paper

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GateHouse Media, owner of The Helena-West Helena (Ark.) World, has entered into an agreement to sell the newspaper to local entrepreneur Chuck Davis.

"This change in ownership will allow The Helena-West Helena World to continue serving this great community, and we are delighted that closure is being avoided," said Matt Guthrie, GateHouse regional vice president.

Davis, a Helena-West Helena resident since 2014, has owned several businesses and is an Airbnb host with historic properties on Cherry Street. His decision to purchase The Helena-West Helena World is part of his overall investment in the economic viability of the area.

"We need to control our own destiny," Davis said. "Our investment group feels that the newspaper is an integral part of this concept."

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