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George Waldon

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George Waldon joined Arkansas Business in 1985 as an associate editor and has covered a smorgasbord of topics during his tenure, ranging from weighty matters to the absurd. He grew up in Corning (Clay County), graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and worked as a general assignment reporter at the El Dorado News-Times before signing on with Arkansas Business.

Waldon edits Arkansas Business' Whispers column and writes the weekly Real Deals column on Arkansas real estate transactions. He's also one of the state's most experienced banking reporters.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Red Alert Media Matrix Makes New Offer for Rogers Archive

Red Alert Media Matrix Inc. asked for court approval to acquire the assets of embattled photo archivist and sports memorabilia dealer John Rogers. read more >

Acme Holding: No Dividends Weigh Heavily

Did creditors representing $9.5 million worth of debt convince U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Ben Barry that Acme Holding Co. is a lost cause? A ruling in their favor could result in the second auction of an Arkansas bank in three years. read more >

Pediatrics Plus Buy Tops $8.1M Mark (Real Deals)

The sale of a 32,518-SF special needs health and education facility in west Little Rock checked in at $8.19 million. read more >

Nonprofit Group Takes a Lick on Hanger Hill Properties

The proposed site for a nonprofit campus in downtown Little Rock was recycled in a $1.5 million transaction. read more >

Contractors See Construction Business Pick Up in 2014

In general, 2014 was a year of increase among the biggest general contractors in Arkansas. Eighteen out of 32 firms that reported updated revenue figures for the largest commercial contractors list recorded year-over-year gains. read more >

Markham Square Draws $11.1M Transaction (Real Deals)

A 125,000-SF retail project in west Little Rock rang up an $11.15 million transaction. A 16,380-SF microfilm facility in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.49 million. And a Dollar General Store in east Little Rock weighed in at $1.2 million. read more >

Judge Gives Georgia Company 30 Days to Buy John Rogers Assets

A would-be $59 million deal is back in play to buy the photo archive and sports memorabilia assets collected by John Rogers. read more >

Bridgeway Hospital Sells for $17.3 Million (Real Deals)

A North Little Rock psychiatric hospital weighed in at $17.3 million. A west Little Rock bowling project scored a $3.02 million transaction. And a 7,605-SF medical office building in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.6 million. read more >

Allied Bank Assets Undervalued — or Not

Among the Allied Bank assets discussed during Acme Holding's recent bankruptcy hearing were energy stocks valued at $3.8 million in a 2012-13 appraisal. read more >

Bankruptcy Judge Considers Allied Bank Auction

The continued ownership of Allied Bank by the Lex Golden family is under judicial review after a recent two-day bankruptcy hearing in Fayetteville. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ben Barry will decide in the coming weeks whether Acme Holding Co. should be liquidated, resulting in the sale of Allied, the $111 million-asset bank chartered in Crawford County. read more >

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