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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

Medical Clinic Replaces Nichols Furniture After $3M Purchase (Real Deals)

PTCOA Shackleford Clinic LLC, led by Dr. Meraj Siddiqui and Dr. Ronald Tilley, bought the Nichols Furniture store at 108 N. Shackleford Road. read more >

Bear State Sets Annual Meeting Date, Discloses Salaries

The annual filing also disclosed that Bear State Financial Holdings LLC of Little Rock remained the largest shareholder with a 40.28 percent stake worth more than $141 million. read more >

Feds Ask To Sell One Bank & Trust

A change of ownership is in motion for Little Rock's One Bank & Trust. The U.S. government has asked for a court-ordered stock sale of controlling interest in the $305 million-asset bank. read more >

Dave & Buster's Draws $8.1M Transaction (Real Deals)

National Retail Properties Ltd. of Orlando, Florida, bought the 30,346-SF Dave & Buster's project at 10900 Bass Pro Parkway from Dave & Busters of Arkansas Inc. of Dallas. read more >

Ridge Road Village Draws $7M Transaction (Real Deals)

An affiliate of New York's Dwight Capital acquired Ridge Road Village Apartments in North Little Rock for $7.05 million. read more >

Acxiom Moves Toward Creative Corridor Offices

Acxiom Corp. signed a lease this week for 11,215 SF of office space in downtown Little Rock's Creative Corridor. read more >

Gateway Town Center Goes Westward

Commercial projects topping $21 million are beginning to come out of the ground at Little Rock's Gateway Town Center. read more >

Southern Bancorp Plans To Raise $20M

The ownership of Southern Bancorp Inc. recently underwent change to simplify its stock structure and create a more market-friendly organization. read more >

First Security Bank Muscles Into Russellville

Two Arkansas banks have added to their inventory of brick-and-mortar locations during the first quarter and two more have new branches in the works. read more >

Pair of Apartments Produce $60.6M Sale (Real Deals)

Affiliates of CLK Properties of Woodbury, New York, bought the 456-unit Chenal Lakes project for $38.1 million and the 256-unit Brightwaters project for $22.5 million. read more >