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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

After Fiscal Chaos, Arkansas Baptist Reverses 2016 Hire This article is available only in print.

During the 15 months Joseph Jones served as the 14th president of Little Rock's Arkansas Baptist College, operational conditions deteriorated from copacetic to crisis mode. read more >

Copper Run Acreage Assembled for $2.6M (Real Deals) This article is available only in print.

Layman Lane LLC, led by Graham Smith and Russell James, bought the more than 85 acres at 10601 Layman Road from Glenda C. Pehrson Family Ltd. read more >

Hospitality Land Visited By $3.4M Transaction (Real Deals)

Promenade Hospitality LLC bought the 4.86-acre site in west Little Rock from Deltic Timber Corp. of El Dorado. read more >

Small Arkansas Bank Headcount Dwindles

Crossett's First State Bank, the state's second-smallest bank, is on the path to becoming a part of Capital Bancorp Inc. read more >

One Bank, Heartland End 2017 with Loss

Little Rock's One Bank & Trust pushed its string of consecutive quarterly operational losses to 22 as of Dec. 31. Heartland Bank ended the year with a loss of more than $13.7 million. read more >

Little Rock Tech Park Making Its Mark On Main

A month shy of its first birthday, the Little Rock Technology Park has exceeded expectations for attracting startup-minded entrepreneurs and tech-related ventures. read more >

Entergy Property Generates $3.1M Sale (Real Deals)

Utility land in west Little Rock tipped the scales at $3.1 million. Entergy Arkansas Inc. bought its 10.08-acre location at 12209 W. Markham St. from Newkirk Lirock Ltd. of New York. read more >

Soul of the South Legal War Drags On

The legal battle over the broadcast license of KMYA-TV, Channel 49, is entering its 23rd month with resolution nowhere in sight. read more >

Little Rock Warehouse Draws $4.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

An affiliate of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. of San Diego, sold the Port Distribution Center at 6001 Lindsey Road to three buyers. read more >

WLR Courtyard by Marriott Visited By $7.3M Sale (Real Deals)

An affiliate of Toronto's Skyline Investments bought the 149-room Courtyard by Marriott at 10900 Financial Centre Parkway in west Little Rock. read more >