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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

NLR's West Scenic Apartments Tops $3.9 Million Mark (Real Deals) This article is available only in print.

West Scenic Partners LLC of St. Louis purchased Scenic Hill Apartments at 605 and 1207 W. Scenic Drive. The seller is Scenic Hill Properties Ltd., led by James Kincannon. read more >

Bank of the Ozarks Making Its Mark as Bank of the Nation This article is available only in print.

A seven-year string of top-performing bank accolades joins a history dominated by record quarterly earnings for Bank of the Ozarks. read more >

Bad Debtor Of One Bank Resurfaces

Theodore Roosevelt Malloch Jr.'s status as a historic footnote in One Bank & Trust's troubled loan portfolio has been upgraded in the months since the presidential election. read more >

First Financial Puts Future in Prospect

Over the years, the west side of the Prospect Building has served as a branch for financial institutions such as Little Rock's Union National Bank and Worthen National Bank of Arkansas. read more >

Epic I-30 Makeover Gearing to Go Through LR-NLR Urban Corridor

Widening a 6.7-mile section of Interstate 30 that runs through the middle of the state's largest metropolitan area alone represents a monumental task. read more >

Hall-Davidson Combo Brings in $2.3 Million (Real Deals)

The $2.3 million purchase of adjoining buildings set in motion a multproperty redevelopment in downtown Little Rock. read more >

Bank of the Ozarks 2Q Profit Up 66 Percent

Bank of the Ozarks of Little Rock announces record quarterly earnings of $90.5 million. The new high-water mark reflects a 66.2 percent increase from $54.5 million a year ago. read more >

Purchase Offer Calls on Allcorp Bankruptcy

A new investment group of Texans makes a $2.3M pitch to buy Community State Bank of Bradley (Lafayette County). read more >

RWL Investments Bankruptcy Winds Down

Sixteen months after filing for Chapter 11, RWL Investments LLC of Little Rock is about to conclude its trip to bankruptcy court. read more >

Westchase Plaza Visited By $4.8M Purchase (Real Deals)

Markham & Shackleford LLC, led by Leonard Hasson and Hank Kelley, purchased the 55,766-SF Westchase Plaza and Slim Chickens restaurant at 301 N. Shackleford Road. read more >

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