Arkansas Backstories: Mosquitoes

“Ideal conditions are found in Arkansas for the development of some of the worst pest mosquitoes found in this country.” So wrote Stanley J. Carpenter, the Arkansas State Entomologist, in a 1941 book, The Mosquitoes of Arkansas, published by the Arkansas State Board of Health. Three-quarters of a century later, Mr. Carpenter’s assessment still rings…

Dr. Monty Heathman

Dr. Monty Heathman, a born and raised Arkansan, has been providing top-notch oral health care services for 18 years. In January of 2016, Heathman bought Dr. Gene Jines’ practice – now called Heathman Family Dental – at 12501 Cantrell Road in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he continues to serve patients Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday…

The State of Music

From local bars to national television, Arkansas artists make their mark The music of Arkansas is rich and extremely diverse. From Al Green to Johnny Cash to Evanescence, the history of entertainers in the Natural State runs deep and wide. But what about the people out there in the grind right now? Good news: The contemporary…

Wilson, Arkansas: A Slow Revival

By Josh Conley | Photography by Averell Mondie The quintessential company town, located midway between Memphis and Missouri along Arkansas’ scenic Highway 61, was founded in the late nineteenth century, first supporting a sawmill, then once the old growth forests were harvested and the swamplands drained, a vast cotton operation dependent on tenancy and sharecropping…

ROXing the State of Arkansas

By Kristy Alpert | Photography by Jamison Mosley They say family history has a way of repeating itself. Fortunately for Herren Hickingbotham, his family has a history of good taste. The Arkansas native was in his early 20s when his father famously made the trip to a Neiman Marcus store in Dallas where he was finally…