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Clay County convict escapes, caught within an hour

February 2, 2013

36 year-old Lorenzo Chandler managed to walk out of the Clay County jail on Saturday morning, but thanks to some heads-up law enforcement, deputies were able to apprehend him in about 45 minutes, according to the Sheriff's Department.
"He got away, but it was only for about 45 minutes," a source at the Clay County jail said at about 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. "He won't be getting away again."
According to the source, Chandler had been arrested for utility fraud, accused of cutting his way back into his electrical meter when his power was cut for now paying his bill.

Clay County native Davidson announces bid for District 36 House seat

February 2, 2013

Jimmy Davidson knows a little bit about family.
Along with his late wife Ruby, the West Point native raised seven children. Like many Clay County residents, Davidson also worked at Bryan Foods, which has since closed its doors along with many other companies in the area.
Family and work are the two main components in Davidson’s platform as he seeks the office of State Representative for District 36.

McClure Building to be new home for the arts

February 2, 2013

Only a handful of states remained in white, indicating no one from those borders had yet registered as a visitor to the Howlin’ Wolf Museum in West Point.
The map contained in Roger Pryor’s powerpoint presentation to the crowd at the 87th Annual Banquet for the community on Thursday night also had 14 foreign nations listed which have sent visitors to the heart of this city to pay tribute to Wolf.
Pryor, an architect and West Point native has helped to preserve numerous buildings in West Point, as a partner in the Pryor and Morrow architect firm.

Rep. Ellis to speak at legislative breakfast tomorrow

February 2, 2013

West Point and Clay County citizens will have an opportunity to address District 37 State Representative Tyrone Ellis tomorrow morning at City Hall.
The West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance will be hosting a Legislative Breakfast, and Ellis is slated to attend.
It is an informal event, intended to allow Ellis and other representatives in the House and State Senate an opportunity to address current issues that affect Clay County and the region.

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