Author Archive: Taylor Bleakley

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Teen Writers – writing is its own reward

Teen Writers – writing is its own reward

Young writers all across the Pope County area came together, eager to tell their stories and unleash their creativity, as the Pope County Library Teen Writers program kicked off its second summer session in 2017 led by local author, Brandy Nacole. Originally from Dover, Brandy found her passion for writing at the young age of […]

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November 1, 2017 | By More
A life sculpted by art

A life sculpted by art

Vibrant oil paintings decorate the interior of the Lemley House Art Guild, one of the many art studios in the historic downtown district of Russellville. The musty scent of fresh oil paint stains the air. Shelves overflow with tubes and brushes. There is little surface that hasn’t been graced with paint. Within these canvas covered […]

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October 1, 2017 | By More
My Hometown: Atkins

My Hometown: Atkins

Beautifully crafted antique buildings of faded paint and cracked brick stand, built to last, in the once prosperous town square of Atkins, Arkansas, a city aged with 144 years’ worth of history and character. The wide streets lay mostly vacant apart from a collection of cars that line the road outside of Jose’s International Café. […]

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August 1, 2017 | By More