Privacy Policy

Who we are

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When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

About us

In the absence of a printed daily newspaper, Siftings Herald veteran Joel Phelps founded The Arkadelphian in the summer of 2021 with the purpose of keeping the citizens of Arkadelphia and surrounding communities abreast of local current events. Posts on the website and/or social media platforms may be originally produced content or submitted news items. The Arkadelphian is a limited liability company.

Submitted news

Press releases and other announcements may be submitted via email to The Arkadelphian may edit news releases for grammar, spelling and/or to conform to the style of The Associated Press. Once a news release is published to the website, do not ask for it to be removed.


Death notices and obituaries posted to The Arkadelphian must come from a funeral home. 

Letters to the editor

Your opinion on local issues matters to The Arkadelphian, and we welcome all forms of letters to the editor, although we prefer them to be emailed to for inclusion on our Voices page. Submissions must be kept free of libel and be family-friendly.

Police reports (“Dispatch Desk”)

Officer narratives and names gathered for our recurring Dispatch Desk come from public records at the Arkadelphia Police Department, Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Clark County Detention Center. This is public information; asking us to withhold a name is akin to asking us to change your Social Security number — we cannot and will not do it.

Political announcements

The Arkadelphian will cover events hosted by political parties (e.g., Lincoln Day Dinner or Clinton Day Dinner) and will publish event announcements, free of charge, for each event. Flyers promoting a paid event may be included in the announcement, but only for the preliminary announcement; the flyers will be posted as paid advertisements after the first publication. If invited, The Arkadelphian may cover these events but only from the perspective of an objective courier of speakers’ messages.

Those running for political office on the local, state or federal level may make their announcement via The Arkadelphian for a fee.


Journalists/news reporters possess the gift of capturing life around them and presenting it in a creative, concise message through words and images. Believe it or not, journalists are just as human as everyone else. We make mistakes. We misspell names and sometimes, unfortunately, get our facts skewed. We detest our own mistakes and strive for accuracy and fairness. If we’ve made an error, do not hesitate to contact us via email at We cannot retract information once it’s been published (that’s impossible) but will update a post in a timely manner and note the correction.