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— Though the

online versions of the Gentry

Courier-Journal and the De

catur Herald will remain avail

able without charge, access to

content in daily papers in the

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

family at

will undergo changes Today

that will require those with no

subscription to the daily papers

to pay a fee for online access.

Though the change over has

temporarily made the Life in

Gentry Web log unavailable,

the site is again soon be avail

able without charge but at a

slightly different address:


Subscribes to any of the dai

ly newspapers involved in the

site - the Northwest

Arkansas Times, the Arkansas

Democrat-Gazette and The

Benton County Daily Record

- will receive free access to

the content on

by going through a one-time

registration process on the site.

Any print-edition subscriber who is already registered to read, the Democrat-Gazette's Web site for its central Arkansas and statewide editions, will automatically be registered for and can log in at either site.

Those who do not subscribe to a print edition can choose an online-only subscription for $5.95 per month. The online-only subscription covers access to and

Although is changing to a subscriptionbased site, some content will continue to be available to all site visitors, including blogs, breaking news and some special coverage of events.

The subscription approach applies to original newspaper content on an affiliated Web site that focuses on coverage of the Arkansas Razorbacks,;

however, the popular Slophouse blog will be available to all visitors at no charge. Other blogs, such as the TunedIn artsand entertainment blog, will remain freely accessible.

Print subscribers and nonsubscribers who want to register for an account may visit

Readers may also call (800) 482-1121 for assistance in setting up online access.

Starting today, only those registered customers who either have a paid print-edition subscription or a paid online subscription will be able to access the print-edition content on the Web.

Content for the nine weekly publications published by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in northwest Arkansas will continue to be available free online.

Those newspapers are The Weekly Vista in Bella Vista, the Decatur Herald, the Gentry Courier-Journal, the Gravette News Herald, the Rogers Hometown News, the Siloam Springs Herald-Leader, the Times of Northeast Benton County in Pea Ridge, the White River Valley News in Elkins and Noticias Libres, a Spanish newspaper serving the region.

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