For decades now, small-town newspapers have traditionally served as sources of news for Arkansas citizens. Among the stories included in the local papers were items about politics, government, deaths, marriages, social occasions, church activities, business and economic development, advertisements, community news, and personal stories. Arkansas' first newspaper was the Arkansas Gazette, founded by William Woodruff at Arkansas Post in 1819. The Gazette served all of Arkansas Territory, and moved with the territorial capital at Arkansas Post to Little Rock in 1821. On the local level, Clark County has been served continuously by at least one newspaper since 1868. However, Arkadelphia's first paper began publication even earlier, in 1850
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