April 22, 2010
Atkins (Pope County), which was incorporated on November 3, 1876, has long been identified as the pickle capital of Arkansas. Approximately eighteen years after the town’s incorporation, George L. Parker founded a weekly newspaper, the Atkins Chronicle. The paper has been in continuous publication since 1894, making it the oldest business in town. Shown here is the location of the newspaper’s office in 2009.