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Visitors to the Van Buren County Democrat website will notice something new, a log-in screen for access to website content. The paywall became active on Monday, Sept. 16.

Access to the website will be provided to all print subscribers at no additional cost. Subscribers with a registered e-mail and password, can log in by providing the requested information. Subscribers who have not previously established a password can register at or by clicking on the “subscribe” button located near the top, right corner of the Democrat home page

The Democrat now offers print subscriptions, which include online access, as well as online-only subscriptions. To subscribe, or to manage an existing subscription, go to or call (855) 774-6802.

Subscribers can now update their account information, schedule a vacation stop, report a delivery problem or pay their bill online. “This change makes it easier and more convenient for readers to manage their subscriptions,” according to General Manager Emily Billings. “Readers with access to the Internet now have 24/7 access to their accounts.”

Readers are asked to contact the customer service hotline with questions or problems with access to the website. Customer service hours are 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday and 6:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. The toll-free customer service telephone number is (855) 774.6802.

Bill Clinton

Oct. 3, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s historic dedication of Greers Ferry Dam. A celebration will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the JFK Overlook located just north of the dam near Heber Springs. Former President Clinton will speak from the same podium used 50 years ago by Kennedy. Admission is free.

The Van Buren County Democrat website is available only to print and digital subscribers. If you are already a subscriber, you can access the website at no additional charge.