Hometown, Arkansas: Full List

Altus Arkadelphia Batesville Berryville Camden Clarksville Conway Cotter DeWitt Dumas El Dorado Eureka Springs Fayetteville Fort Smith Hardy Heber Springs Helena-West Helena Hope Hot Springs Jasper Jonesboro Lake Village Leslie Magnolia Malvern Mena Monticello Morrilton Mountain Home Mountain View Murfreesboro Newport Paragould Paris Piggott Pine Bluff Pocahontas Rogers Russellville Searcy Siloam Springs Stuttgart Texarkana Van…

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Hometown, Arkansas: Northeast

Batesville Know what you want? What you need? Well, Batesville’s got it. The London Bach Choir’s just finished telling me I can’t always get what I want as I finally, thank goodness, get to some hills just outside Batesville. U.S. 167 North had been mind-numbingly flat for so long, the Stones were the only source…

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Hometown, Arkansas: Central

Conway Finding home at home Today, though, will be an interesting exercise, because my assignment is to explore my own newly adopted hometown: Conway. How on earth will anyone be able to show me the sights of a city I’ve already lived in for over a year and a half? A place where I buy…

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Hometown, Arkansas: Southeast

Dewitt Seeking out Lady Luck in the Delta We are greeted by two signs: “Population 3292” and “DeWitt—Home of the Dragons.” What a coincidence! we exclaim. With our nerdly love of Harry Potter and our weekends spent participating in preparations for the upcoming Hot Springs Renaissance Faire, we love dragons! This day will be a blessed one,…

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Hometown, Arkansas: Southwest

Arkadelphia From its new town hall to its plans to send every child to college, Arkadelphia is a small town with a big vision I’m surprised how quickly off Interstate 30 the sign for Arkadelphia, population 10,714, pops up. I didn’t have to travel very far at all off the beaten path to arrive at…

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Best of 2019: Out & About

Best Totally Appropriate Response to Conservation Of course Arkansas would have a specialized black operations team … for cleaning up waste in Arkansas’ waterways. Through missions with names the likes of The Giant Dumpster Adventure, the Arkansas Canoe Club Black Ops Advanced Trash Removal team goes on trips along what should be the most pristine…

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Best Of 2019: Arts & Culture

Best Story of a Bold Venture Early in George Takei’s graphic memoir They Called Us Enemy, a pen-and-ink version of the actor appears onstage at a TED Talk in Kyoto. “I am a veteran of the Starship Enterprise. I soared through the galaxy … to boldly go where no one has gone before,” he says.…

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Best of 2019: Style & Design

Best Styling Cache for Your Magnificent ’Stache Beard Tree Oils and Herbs owner Jayvein Brooks created his first products out of frustration at not being able to find satisfying products on the market for his own beard. But after a little bit of research, Jayvein was able to develop a line of all-natural beard-care products…

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Best Of 2019: Food & Drink

Best Dreams-Do-Come-True News We’ve got our list of Trader Joe’s nonperishables memorized: salsa verde, some Everything but the Bagel seasoning and all the Joe-Joe’s we can Tetris into the trunk. But soon we’ll be able to add things like mini mochi and a dozen different cheeses we never knew we needed to that list because…

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