April 21, 2017

OnlyInArk.com: Celebrating 3 Years

How incredible is the state of Arkansas? Incredible enough to generate 1,264 distinctly positive stories in three short years.

We are celebrating the 3rd anniversary of OnlyInArk.com today by thanking our 1 million+ users for your support. We couldn’t be happier that you love the state as much as we do and that you have read our stories and shared them with your friends. In celebration, we updated our site to provide a more contemporary feel and pleasant reading experience.

The top 15 most-read stories from the last year vary from nature to sports, history, business and travel. But there’s a common thread. They all tell stories of why we love to live here. As our home page reads:

There’s a lot to celebrate in Arkansas. It’s unique. Southern. Delightfully eccentric. Which is why we love every nook, cranny, cave and corner. In fact, some of our favorite things can’t be found anywhere else. They’re only in Arkansas. So we love them even more. The attractions we visit, the food we crave, the festivals we attend, the mountains we hike, the rivers we float, the stories we tell and the company we keep – it all adds up to one incredible state. And that familiar, meandering silhouette? Looks like home to us.

We feel the same way we did three years ago. We hope you do, too.

The Ozark Chinquapin Tree: Reviving a Native

Arkansas Pole Vaulter Lexi Weeks at Rio Olympics

American Greetings, Osceola, AR

Huntsville Coach Charles Berry

Shiloh: A Flood of Memories Under the Water

Hunting for Bargains Galore on 64

120 Foot Homemade Water Slide Entertains Family Year After Year

Arkansas Trees

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We will continue telling stories written for Arkansans by Arkansans. Special thanks to our content partners at Arkansas Women Bloggers, Fayetteville Flyer, The Design Group and more for the amazing work you have provided to our site.

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Again, thank you so much for reading and sharing.

Kristi Thurmon

Kristi was born and raised in the Natural State and has lived most of her life in Searcy. She enjoys traveling with her husband and son. She loves reading and learning about a wide variety of topics, drinking pumpkin spice lattes and watching her son play football. Otherwise, she is managing OnlyInArk.com and social media at First Security Bank.