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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

Foreclosure Hearing Delayed Amid Possible Main Street Lofts Sale

A court hearing that would have kept the foreclosure train moving on the Main Street Lofts project was postponed Friday morning. read more >

Colony West Apartments Draw $6.3 Million Sale (Real Deals)

A 126-unit apartment complex in west Little Rock weighed in at $6.3 million, and a Heights retail project tipped the scales at $1.34 million. read more >

Verizon Arena On Track for Biggest Revenue Year Ever

From the outside looking in, 2016 is producing a bumper crop of crowd-drawing entertainment at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena. A banner-year-in-the-making forecast holds up to review by the ultimate arena insider. read more >

Multifamily Acreage Sells for $3.3 Million (Real Deals)

Richardson Properties LLC, led by Keith Richardson, purchased 69 acres in west Little Rock with apartments in mind. read more >

Chick-fil-A Site Rings Up $1.8 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

Chick-fil-A Inc. of Atlanta purchased the 2.34-acre site at the southwest corner of Bass Pro Drive and Interstate 30 Frontage Road from Bass Pro Outdoor World LLC of Springfield, Missouri. read more >

5 Arkansas Banks Tally 1Q Losses

Twenty-one Arkansas banks recorded a first-quarter profit of less than $200,000. Of that group, only five booked losses. read more >

Citizens Bank Branching Out to Cedarville

Citizens Bank & Trust Co. of Van Buren is working to entrench itself deeper in the Crawford County market. read more >

Gaylon Lawrence Jr. Inherits Ownership of Piggott State Bank

Call it a loose end in the estate of Gaylon Lawrence Sr. Ownership of the $83.8 million-asset Piggott State Bank in Clay County is passing to his son, Gaylon Lawrence Jr. of Memphis. read more >

Media Gateway Emerges From Soul of the South

Matthew Davidge was a client of SSN Media Gateway when he first visited the west Little Rock operation. Now he's an owner. read more >

Farmland Produces $4.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

Resicomm Properties LLC, led by Bryan and Sonja Glaze, bought the 1,145-acre farm in southeast Pulaski County, a mile southeast of Sweet Home along Fourche Creek and Harper Road. read more >